Lethal Weapon Season 1 Episode 10 Review: Homebodies

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There was a song way back called "One" made popular by the band Three Dog Night. It was a song about loneliness and talked about how even if you're surrounded by people, you could be as lonely as if you were by yourself.

There were lots of things that struck a cord with me on Lethal Weapon Season 1 Episode 10, but the thing that struck me most was that final scene with Riggs sitting on the floor at the Silent Disco. 

Even though he was surrounded by people, he was still alone.

It Was This Big - Lethal Weapon Season 1 Episode 10

And that brings up an interesting point.

Is our social world as "social" as we think it is? We sit behind computers and talk to people via Facebook or Twitter or with other apps. We talk to our friends via text instead of talking on the phone. We can get our groceries without ever going to the store. 

We can basically live our life interacting with people while not really "interacting" at all.

Owlsly didn't leave her loft for five years or something like that, and she wasn't what we'd think of when we think of "hermit."

And those people at the Silent Disco seemed pretty content to be with people, even though they weren't really with them at all.

This is why I don't leave my loft. Hypothesis proven. People suck.

Owlsly

I had to laugh at Murtaugh's reaction to RJ asking a girl to a dance via text. I don't get it either. Why not just ask her out in person?

I'm actually surprised RJ took his dad's advice, and asked the girl out in person. Though he was turned down, he impressed some other girls for being "different."

Yes. Actually talking to people makes you different. 

Party City - Lethal Weapon Season 1 Episode 10

Riggs can't help who he is. For him, his whole world was destroyed when Miranda died. And, we have to give him a break, because after all, it's only been a year.

He needs time to process it all. And, he seems to be coming around quite nicely.

Although he didn't like the whole idea of Trish trying to set him up, it's only because it's still too new, and he's not ready. But, he's going to be, and it almost seemed when he brought Trish that apology bottle of wine, that he was starting to warm up to the idea.

Riggs: I'm sorry about last night, you know, not being sociable with your friend.
Trish: I appreciate that, but I shouldn't have pushed. I was out of line.
Riggs: No, you weren't. Look, Trish. At some point, I'm going to need a little push.

Which brings us back to the Silent Disco. He had been spending weekends alone in his ratty trailer, but now he's found something else. And, even though he's not socializing, per se, he's put himself out with other people. 

It's a start.

Maybe after a while, there'll be another chance for him to get together with Kate (Trish's coworker). I thought it was funny, maybe even a little strange, that she looked a little bit like Dr. Cahill. Could this be a foreshadowing of a future relationship between Riggs and the doc?

Still, I felt sorry for Kate. It was an awkward situation, especially having to witness the argument between Riggs and Murtaugh. But, is Riggs really that dense that it took him the entire dinner before figuring out he was being set up?

And if Murtaugh was a good partner, like how he wants Riggs to be, wouldn't he have warned Riggs about this "set up" beforehand? 

Riggs and Murtaugh really need to go back for some couples therapy. They understand each other, but they really don't understand each other.

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One of the best parts of the hour was when Captain Avery told Murtaugh why he put him and Riggs together.  Despite all of the frustration Murtaugh has felt towards Riggs, Avery telling him what he did really hit home.

Captain Avery: Do you know what a centerboard is?
Murtaugh: A centerboard? No.
Avery: It's part of a sailboat you can't see, but it keeps the boat upright and allows it to be steered. That's you, my friend. That's why I put you with Riggs. It wasn't an accident.

You have to wonder if Avery knew what was going to happen when he put Det. Cho on the case. Did he know Riggs would use it as an opportunity to work alone? Did he know that Det. Cho would actually bring Riggs and Murtaugh closer?

Murtuagh might have thought the grass was greener on the other side, but he quickly realized there was no replacing Riggs. 

In reality, Cho was just a mirror image of Murtaugh. He might have been a perfect fit if he'd never been partnered up with Riggs, but, as we know, Riggs adds life to Murtaugh's life. 

I loved the scene in the restaurant when Cho was being cautious and wanted to wait for backup. That was Murtaugh before he met Riggs, but when Cho said it, it took a few seconds for Murtaugh to digest what Cho said. 

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He's never had to wait for backup with Riggs. The argument that ensued after Riggs showed up was hilarious. I'm just surprised that Cho didn't go back to Avery and tell him to get him the hell out of that threesome.

Instead, I got the feeling that Cho wanted Murtaugh to dump Riggs. He actually seemed a little disappointed when Murtaugh said no in so many words.

If I abandon this ship, there's no one there to keep him afloat.

Murtaugh

Can you imagine Riggs and Murtaugh with anyone else other than each other? It just wouldn't work. They're relationship just keeps getting better and better, despite all their bickering.

They are the perfect odd couple.

Lethal Weapon did not disappoint in the action department. While the restaurant shootout was a lot of fun, the best action of the hour was Riggs high as a kite on top of the blue car trying to save Owlsly. Him walking down the street was pretty hilarious, too.

Even better was when he was inside the car trying to stick his head out the window to shoot out the bad guy's tires.

I loved how Murtaugh took over Riggs' role as the crazy one when he told Cho to take the wheel. Who'd ever thought that Murtaugh would do something like that?

Riggs and Murtaugh are rubbing off on each other, and they're doing it in the best ways possible.

So, what did you think about "Homebodies"? What made you laugh out loud the most this hour? What tugged at your heartstrings? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Homebodies Review

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Lethal Weapon Season 1 Episode 10 Quotes

DJ Girl: It's a silent disco.
Riggs: Yeah. My favorite kind of disco.

Riggs: What's with the hi-tech ...
Det. Bailey: ...wireless headphones?
Riggs: Yeah.
Det. Bailey: Came with the corpse.
Riggs: Maybe he's from the future.
Det. Bailey: Maybe he hasn't been living under a rock for the past five years.