Southland is the best cop show on TV right now, and its dozens of viewers wish more people knew that. Guys, it’s about real human characters! They are so flawed, yet so worthy of love. Last night’s episode — the eighth in a ten-episode season — set up a gang retaliation, brought back a character we hadn’t seen in years (Tom Everett Scott!), and finally showed the ennui-laden John Cooper experience a moment of actual happiness. Oh, also, Shaquille O’Neal guest-starred. Here is his scene. Enjoy.