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EXCLUSIVE Photos: 'Southland' Gets Wild With 'The Winds'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Feb 1st 2011 11:00AM
Back in December, I was lucky enough to get to play on the set of 'Southland.' Little did I know at the time that they were shooting the episode after last week's shocker, but even now, I'd definitely call this week's 'The Winds' action-packed.

'Southland,' Ben McKenzie & Michael Cudlitz
We've got two exclusive photos from tonight's episode (Tuesday, Feb. 1, 10PM ET on TNT), both featuring a very special guest star: a huge snake. When Officers Cooper and Sherman get called to a home, they arrive to find a small dog being strangled by someone's python. To make matters even worse, the two neighbors who own the pets are fighting, throwing F-bombs and totally freaking out.

Sounds pretty wild, huh? Everyone was on tiptoes around the live snake -- just look at star Ben McKenzie's face here as Michael Cudlitz manhandles it:

'Southland' - 'The Winds'

But between takes, Ben had no problem holding the rubber stand-in:

'Southland'  - 'The Winds' behind the scenes
Here's TNT's synopsis, with teases for the rest of the episode:
Lydia and Josie catch a complicated rape case on the Westside. John bonds with an abandoned teenager while also having to deal with testifying at his own father's parole hearing.

And here's my interview with Michael Cudlitz and Ben McKenzie from that day, in case you missed it:

Thoughts? Are you still reeling from last week? I know I am ...

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