Lethal Weapon: (S01E07) “Fashion Police”


The episode starts with a seemingly normal family on vacation. The father of the family is actually a drug lord or assassin for a drug lord. I forget. He kills a guy in his hotel room and then dumps the body. 

Cut to Riggs and Murtaugh. 

Riggs is dreaming about his wife and she’s calling out to him to come join her. He is awakened by a scruffy looking stray dog peeing in his trailer. 

Murtaugh is prepping for a bender weekend because his wife and two older kids are out of town visiting colleges. He has to take his youngest into work when the babysitter calls in with food poisoning. 

Riggs is opening up more to his psychologist but he’s also spending a great deal of time sleeping on her couch because he’s having trouble sleeping. 

Long story short on the crime: They run into a DEA agent because they’re treading all over her case. She poses a challenge for Riggs because she matches him, wit to wit. They solve the crime and catch the bad guy. She learns about Riggs’ dead wife via Murtaugh and asks him out at the end of the episode. She provides some words of wisdom since she is kind of in the same boat…but the divorce version. 

Murtaugh never got his bender because his friends canceled on him but Riggs did show up to drink with him. He brought the dog, who peed on the carpet while the two slept on the couch. 

This was kind of a Riggs centered episode but he’s showing some growth. He admits to his shrink that ‘it’s not getting easier’. He said, “I saw her again. She almost had me.” His shrink gave some wise words. She told him it’s not about making it easier because time is cruel; it’s about finding a way to make it hurt less and human interaction may help. 

Hope he takes her advice. 

Buss laugh moment of this episode: When The DEA agent just kept ripping the heads off the drug bunnies to make a point. 

Punched in the feels moment of this episode:  When the murderer pointed a gun at Riggs and Riggs just said kill me. He wants to die because he misses his wife so much. I’m guessing he doesn’t want to commit suicide because that’s now what his wife would want, but death while working, is another story. 

Made me ponder for a sec moment of this episode:  Is peso dealer a real thing and are my purse purchases a small part of some drug ring? (Not so much ponder as a random thought.)  

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