Series 4 - 7. Fallout

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Officer Tang is angry when her husband serves her with divorce papers, the catalyst for what turns out to be a very bad day indeed. By the end, Tang (Lucy Liu) and her partner Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) are glaring at one another across a vast emotional distance. And another duo on the beat has hit a rocky patch. After Ben Sherman wrongly doubted Sammy’s integrity, there’s ice between them. This is the kind of thing that Southland does so well; it pierces these friendships that aren’t just a fount of banter – they can be life-savers, too. As they’re fond of saying, “I’m here to watch your back, partner.”

About this programme

7/10. Tang's day goes from bad to worse when she is served legal papers in the morning and involved in a shooting in the evening. Sammy argues with Ben for not backing him up over drug evidence that may have been planted during an arrest, while Lydia tries to come to terms with the professional implications of her pregnancy. Guest starring Lucy Liu (Charlie's Angels).

Cast and crew


Officer John Cooper
Michael Cudlitz
Det Sammy Bryant
Shawn Hatosy
Det Lydia Adams
Regina King
Officer Ben Sherman
Benjamin McKenzie
Officer Jessica Tang
Lucy Liu
Det Ruben Robinson
Dorian Missick
Officer Jones
Bokeem Woodbine
Brenda Rainey
Sorel Carradine
Det Alicia Fernandez
Roxana Brusso


Allison Anders