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Moment of Goodness

It’s Complicated: Partners, Southland “God’s Work” 

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The most surprising moment of the episode has to be when Dewey dropped all his bullsh*t bravado and actually had a real moment with Lucy Liu‘s Jessica Tang. I really just never expected him to ever utter such words of wisdom. Tang already knows how bad she screwed up, but she’s spinning it – both to herself and to others – as something that will only make her a better cop. Cooper’s not having it, even though he doesn’t know what really happened. He can only go with his gut and it’s telling him something’s wrong.

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Even though I’m still very disappointed in Ben McKenzie‘s Ben Sherman, it is nice to see that he and Sammy are getting back on track. I knew Sammy would eventually forgive his partner for accusing him of planting evidence and apparently it was just in the nick of time. Sammy saw the warning signs and was there to save his partner when Ben really needed him. Part of me can’t be mad at Sherman for beating the crap out of that pimp. I know it wasn’t the right thing to do and ultimately it will probably just hurt the people he was trying to save. But it’s nice to see Sherman care about something other than one night stands. Maybe him trying to do right by this teenager will make up for Sherman punching the other teenage girl. Maybe.

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The case Lydia’s working hits a little too close to home. For the first time we hear the name of her baby’s father and discover why we have yet to meet him. He’s married and it’s complicated. It’s a little disappointing that Lydia’s sleeping with a married man. I don’t care how much history she has with him or that he wanted to make an honest woman out of her back in the day. Although her mother’s judging tone and words don’t help, she’s got a point. Lydia needs to tell Terrell she’s pregnant. And I want to meet him and see what kind of guy he is.

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The one and only thing that seems to be going right is that Cooper’s managing to stay clean. He’s got his sponsor on speed dial and someone to talk to about this whole Tang thing. Not only does he have questions about the shooting, now he’s upset about the way Tang coached that shooter. She shot a man in cold blood and what Tang said to her wasn’t appropriate. I hate that it’s all making Cooper think about relapsing, but I guess any amount of stress – big or small – would do that. I just hate that it’s Tang, considering how great their partnership used to be. I want things to go back to the way they were, but I can’t imagine Tang backing down or Cooper letting her off the hook. This is going to get even more complicated, isn’t it? Good. That’s just the way I like it.

Southland airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on TNT.

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