“Surf N Turf” was the title of the episode this week, and it stayed true to the action and hype level we had seen in the previous episode. Eventually I hope we will move on from Riggs being in his grieving mode, of which again played a role in the plot this week. We however cannot deny how his grief is still fueling his disturbed and dangerous behaviour after he found out his home back in Texas was for sale.
Once again the case of the week did not matter at all, though it was interesting to have a pregnant woman help Riggs with his ever changing emotions. Which in the end proved to improve the relationship between Riggs and Murtaugh. Clayne Crawford is still playing the character of Riggs brilliantly; his grief and subsequent insanity because of it is not overplayed at all. At least not yet. One cannot deny however, that it is a true joy watching the character of Riggs develop so far.
They are still problems with the show however- the dialogue still at times feels out of place and forced. Yes this is Lethal Weapon, yes this is not meant for the Oscar viewing audience, however for these characters, the banter must be filled with more personality.
Like I mentioned before, the storyline from this week was for the most part forgettable. A cocktail waitress who’s knocked up with an arms dealer’s baby is saved from a sniper bullet by Riggs- then to find out later in the episode that the agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, is the very arms dealer that got the woman pregnant. This then leads Riggs and Murtaugh to a rescue situation in a fireworks factory after the agent kidnaps her. You can pretty much guess what happens next- EXPLOSIONS!
Overall the episode this week was passable; however more needs to be done to the script in order to keep us as the viewers interested in action filled buddy cop show.