*Spoilers for the latest episode, 'Legacy'*
"I got a lot of problems kid, being gay isn't one of them."
Over the past four seasons Officer John Cooper has been
Southland’s most intriguingly guarded character. Every other character has had
their personal lives delved into directly either in the form of story-lines such as Sammy’s
marriage falling apart or the scenes that involve Lydia and her mother. But
John was always more of an enigma and one that Ben Sherman, his trainee, tried
to illuminate for himself and for viewers. It wasn’t until the show began its
new life on TNT that we really got the chance to get down and dirty with who
John Cooper really was.