‘Lethal Weapon’ Episode Guide (Oct. 5): Riggs and Murtaugh Investigate a Drug Cartel

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‘Lethal Weapon’ Episode Guide (Oct. 5): Riggs and Murtaugh Investigate a Drug Cartel

“Best Buds” (10/05/16) – Riggs and Murtaugh follow a violent case involving a drug cartel, theft, two killings and, unfortunately, Murtaugh’s old T.O., Ned Brower (guest star Ted Levine). As the case unfolds, it turns out that Ned is more involved than just driving the cash, which leaves Murtaugh with an inevitably dangerous decision to make.

Looking for back-up, the duo turns to Cruz (guest star Richard Cabral) for help. In the midst of all the chaos, Riggs continues to depend on outside vices, rather than face the reality of Miranda’s death, while Murtaugh and Trish struggle to find alone time in an all-new episode of “Lethal Weapon” airing Wednesday, Oct. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Guest starring in this episode are Tony Plana as Ronnie Delgado, Ted Levine as Ned Brower, Richard Cabral as Cruz, Floriana Lima as Miranda Riggs, Michelle Mitchenor as Det. Sonya Bailey, Christopher T. Wood as Atkins, Alex Weed as Lonnie, Derek Mio as Donnie, Luis Moncada as Paco, and Ellen Hollman as Angela Carlson.

Combining action and drama with ride-or-die friendship and humor, “Lethal Weapon” reimagines the hit movie franchise, as it follows classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, who work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles.

Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford, “Rectify”) moves to California to “start over” at the LAPD. He’s paired up with Roger Murtaugh (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, “My Wife and Kids,” “In Living Color”), who’s just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs’ penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh’s prudent, by-the-book technique.

When Captain Brooks Avery (Kevin Rahm, “Mad Men”) assigns them their first case together, Riggs drags Murtaugh into a high-speed chase culminating inside the Long Beach Grand Prix and a seaport shootout with drug dealers – and despite his protests, the older cop feels more alive than he has in years. Meanwhile, Riggs gets a glimpse of why Murtaugh is so determined to get home safely at the end of each day – he’s got a wife, Trish (Keesha Sharp, “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”), teenagers Roger, Jr. (Dante Brown, “Mr. Robinson”) and Riana (newcomer Chandler Kinney) and a newborn baby.

Riggs’ life-on-the-edge attitude makes him a priority case for the department’s psychologist, Dr. Maureen “Mo” Cahill (Jordana Brewster, “Furious 7”). Rounding out the precinct is Scorsese (Johnathan Fernandez, “Girls,” “Younger”), a pathologist with the LAPD who got his nickname after a stint in film school, which no one will let him forget.

By the time their first investigation ends, Riggs realizes he may have found something worth living for – a partner and friend, Murtaugh. And even Murtaugh figures this arrangement might just work out after all. If only Riggs doesn’t get them killed first…

“Lethal Weapon” is a production of Warner Bros. Television in association with Lin Pictures and Good Session Productions. Matt Miller (“Forever,” “The 100”), Dan Lin (“The LEGO Movie,” “Sherlock Holmes”), Jennifer Gwartz (“Forever,” “Veronica Mars”) and McG (“The Mysteries of Laura,” “The O.C.,” “Charlie’s Angels”) serve as executive producers.

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