03/01/2012 01:07 pm ET

'Southland': Ben McKenzie Previews The Final 3 Episodes Of Season 4 (VIDEO)

"Southland" star Ben McKenzie stopped by "Live! With Kelly" (weekdays on ABC) to preview the final three episodes of the gritty cop show's fourth season. "The last three episodes, I get personally involved in a mother and her daughter ... the mother is a prostitute and her daughter is potentially going into that life, and I'm trying to save the daughter from that life. It gets very hairy and very intense," he said.

McKenzie also talked about his character Ben Sherman's growth as a police officer. "I was a rookie for three seasons," he quipped. "But this season ... I get to decide what kind of cop I want to be. I can chose someone like my partner, Shawn Hatosy's character, who's a really terrific cop, or I can choose some of the other characters on the show, who are, quite frankly, burnouts ... It's just trying to figure out where that line is, and every cop has to figure that out for themselves. You have to figure out who you want to be."

In a recent interview with HuffPost TV, Lucy Liu echoed similar themes in previewing what was in store for her character, Officer Jessica Tang. "I think you're going to start seeing a complexity of judgment in the next few episodes coming up. There's a situation that occurs that creates a bit of tension between her and her partner, and it's about choice. It's about how everyone judges things from very different perspectives, and how that kind of climaxes into the season finale, essentially. I know that's vague, but I don't want to give anything away -- it'll be better and more fun not knowing.

"Southland" airs Tuesdays, 10 p.m. EST on TNT.

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