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Season 1, Episode 1
Air date April 9, 2009
Written by Ann Biderman
Directed by Christopher Chulack
Episode Guide

Unknown Trouble is the first episode of Season One of Southland.


In the series premiere, seasoned police officer John Cooper and his rookie trainee Ben Sherman respond to a call that leaves Ben questioning whether or not he has what it takes to become a police officer. Meanwhile, homicide detectives Lydia Adams and Russell Clarke race against the clock in the search for a missing girl who may have been abducted. Gang-squad detectives Nate Moretta and Sammy Bryant hunt for a witness after an innocent victim is gunned down in a drive-by shooting. One of the witnesses seems unafraid to aid in their investigation. The information they obtain, leads to a raid by burned-out police officer Dewey and his partner, Chickie Brown.

Guest Cast[]

  • Raff Anoushian
  • Marshall Bell
  • Marina Benedict
  • Ronnie Gene Blevins
  • J.J. Boone
  • Brian Brophy
  • Scott Michael Campbell
  • Jim Cantafio
  • Eric Michael Cole
  • Alma Cova
  • Suzanne Cryer
  • Jamai Fisher
  • Kikeasha Fisher
  • Patrick Fishler
  • Andrew Galves
  • Juanita Guzman
  • Taylor Handley
  • Gregg Hinton
  • C. Thomas Howell
  • Del Hunter-White
  • Carla Jeffery
  • Brian Jones
  • Carlos Knight
  • Ludwid Manukian
  • Mariana Martinez
  • Lex Medlin
  • Anoush Nevart
  • Lalo Reyes
  • Shaun Sipos
  • J.R. Starr
  • Josh Stewart
  • David Storrs
  • Desean Terry
  • Lisa B. Tharps


  • "Fake Empire" by The National
  • "School" by Supertramp

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