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Southland - Episode 5.01 - 5.05 - Press Release

"Hats and Bats" – Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
In the season 5 premiere of Southland, Officer John Cooper clashes with his new boot, Gary Steele (guest star Derek Ray), a vet from Afghanistan. Lydia struggles to balance detective work and motherhood. Ben Sherman falls in with a sketchy crowd of cops (Chad Michael Murray guest stars), while Sammy Bryant is trapped in a hellish custody battle with Tammi (guest star Emily Bergl).

Directed by Christopher Chulack
Written by Jonathan Lisco
Created by Ann Biderman

"Heat" – Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
After Mendoza (guest star Chad Michael Murray) is injured in a drive-by, Ben takes it upon himself to solve the case, much to Sammy's dismay. Lydia regains her footing as a detective while investigating the murder of a female boxer's husband. Tensions between Cooper and Steele (guest star Derek Ray) finally come to a head during a traffic stop-gone-sideways.

Directed by Danny Sackheim
Written by Heather Zuhlke
Created by Ann Biderman

"Babel" – Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
A breakdown in the LAPD's dispatch system makes a difficult job even harder for the cops, all of whom are already grappling with communication issues. Lydia, in a moment of weakness, reaches out to her old flame, Terrell (guest star Michael Jace). John is assigned a new partner; Ben and Sammy's partnership is strained just as Ben makes a romantic connection on the job.

Directed by Jimmi Muro
Written By Aaron Thomas
Created by Anne Biderman

"Under the Big Top" – Wednesday, March 6, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Lydia and Reuben track the killer of a man whose body was slow cooked down to the bone. John and Lucero settle into their new friendship during a day filled with strange calls. Ben and Sammy respond to an insane bank robbery in which the suspects throw cash out into the streets as they make their escape in a getaway car.

Directed by Felix Alcala
Written By Sara Gran
Created by Anne Biderman

"Off Duty" – Wednesday, March 13, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
John is forced to think about what life will hold for him once he leaves the LAPD. Lydia connects with a man she sent to death row earlier in her career. Much to his chagrin, Sammy becomes a tabloid celebrity for the day after a very public act of heroism. Ben makes a dubious decision to get a drug dealer arrested. And a foot pursuit puts Dewey in danger.

Directed by Regina King
Written By Zack Whedon
Created by Anne Biderman

Source: TNT