Lethal Weapon Season 1 Episode 12 Review: Brotherly Love

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Dear Lethal Weapon: Please don't scare us like that again!

Murtaugh had some serious chest pains and Riggs almost drowned on Lethal Weapon Season 1 Episode 12, but nothing was as scary as seeing Trish in the courtroom!

Queen of Fashion - Lethal Weapon Season 1 Episode 12

Wow! That woman can kick some ass!

It was hilarious watching Murtaugh and Riggs interactions with Trish. They were pretty serious about bringing down Dino, but it wasn't going to be easy with Trish around.

Riggs really thought he had a chance against her, especially when she flashed that big smile and invited him over for dinner before entering the courtroom. He really believed she was going to go easy on him.

Boy, was he wrong. 

She was intense, and she wasn't going to let him go until she got the answer she wanted. Riggs tried really hard not to tell her what had happened earlier, but he really had no choice.

Disagreement - Lethal Weapon Season 1 Episode 12

Trish may have been a hard ass, but it wasn't going to slow down Murtaugh. He wanted to close the case and even his badass lawyer wife wasn't going to stop him.

And despite being on opposite sides of the fence, Trish and Roger's relationship never wavered. They truly are the epitome of a perfect relationship.

I hope people see in them what healthy relationships look like. It's not anything near perfect. They argue. They argue in front of their kids (and the car saleswoman). Yet, they love each other unconditionally. It's refreshing.

Best Couple - Lethal Weapon Season 1 Episode 9

And let's not forget the chemistry. I know I've said this before, but the chemistry between everyone in this cast is beautiful to watch. I can't imagine anyone else playing any of these characters other than who is presently playing them.

Even though it was scary, the car chase scene was fantastic. Watching Riggs' face drop from crazy happy to super serious when he realized Murtaugh wasn't being over dramatic was amazing.

How do you get that big 'ole heart into that tiny little perfect body?

Murtaugh

The "Brotherly Love" between these two is real. If something happened to Murtaugh, Riggs wouldn't be able to deal with it. Him keeping it a secret from Trish was exactly what a brother would do.

I wonder too if maybe he kept it secret because he didn't want to worry Trish. He was not happy having to tell her about the incident on the stand. It really wasn't the right place to do it, but he had no choice.

The same could be said for Murtaugh. He would not be able to deal if something happened to Riggs.  Though, I had my doubts that he was going to get to Riggs in time.

Thankfully, Riggs was able to pull himself out of trouble, but that didn't stop Murtaugh from jumping in the water to save his brother.

It was hard watching Riggs lose his ring. Dr. Cahill may look at it as something holding him back from moving on, but it's more than that.

Disagreement - Lethal Weapon Season 1 Episode 12

It's not just a ring, it's a piece of your heart. Sure, you have memories, but sometimes you need something solid to keep the memories alive. Not that they'll ever disappear, but it's like if you get rid of the ring, you get rid of the connection.

And it's way too soon for Riggs to be getting rid of the connection. Remember, it's only been a year since his wife's been gone.

I was really surprised at how nonchalant he was when he was telling Dr. Cahill about it in the elevator, but it was just a ruse. He still needs that connection which is why he went and bought a replacement ring at the pawn shop.

Sure it's not the original ring, but it doesn't matter. He needs the ring. He still needs to heal.

I shed some tears when Riggs was at the pawn shop, but this hour the tears belonged Captain Avery when he told Murtaugh how important he was. The poor guy was so worried that he was the center of office gossip, but Avery eased his mind, and he did it perfectly.

There's something you need to know. There is not a person in this division, hell in the entire PD, that thinks you're damaged goods, so get that out of your head.

Avery

Avery is such a good guy. He loves Murtaugh like a brother, too. And probably Riggs as well. He's so incredibly tolerant of those two.

There were so many times this hour that had me roaring with laughter, but the best had to be Scorese's smart ass response to Murtaugh about hair or lack of:

Murtaugh: Hey, why don't you write something about a coroner with a big ass afro who keeps looking for love in all the dead places? [Riggs and Murtaugh laugh]
Scorsese: It's always the bald guys with the hair jokes. It's all you have left.
Murtaugh: Look, that's your future. [points at his bald head] Look into the crystal ball.

We need more screen time with Scorsese. He's a funtastical gem!

As usual, Lethal Weapon gave us another A+ hour of television. Just in case I haven't made it clear in any of these reviews I've done, let me lay it out for you: I LOVE THIS SHOW! And I know I'm not the only one.

So, what's the holdup FOX? When are you going to give us a renewal?

Now it's your turn. Do you love this show? What was your favorite part of "Brotherly Love"? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Brotherly Love Review

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Lethal Weapon Season 1 Episode 12 Quotes

Isn't the statute of limitations on a grudge up like after 15 years?

Murtaugh

Murtaugh: Hey, why don't you write something about a coroner with a big ass afro who keeps looking for love in all the dead places? [Riggs and Murtaugh laugh]
Scorsese: It's always the bald guys with the hair jokes. It's all you have left.
Murtaugh: Look, that's your future. [points at his bald head] Look into the crystal ball.