Let's take a look at the latest episode of Southland:
- Josie and Lydia guard Naomi, a witness to a murder. After her testimony they all have dinner to celebrate. Naomi, a former actress, gets drunk and admits that she was playing a role on the stand. She didn’t actually witness the murder. Lydia arrests her for perjury.
- John doesn’t take his pain pills. Ben and other officers notice his surly mood and the effects of withdrawals.
- John and Ben find a nine years old runaway in the park. He’s a foster kid who has been missing for three weeks. He tells the Officers that he was kept in a magical cave. When no one else believes the boy, John keeps searching for answers.
- Between John, Ben, and another detective they find the magic cave. It is in the home of a known pedophile. The man commits suicide when he thinks he's going to be caught. The two boys he was holding are rescued.
- Sammy finds the man he believes killed Nate. He kidnaps him and makes him dig his own grave but can’t kill him and lets him go.
- Mariella decides to sell her and Nate’s house and move in with her parents in Texas, leaving Sammy behind.