THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST WEIGH ON RIGGS IN LETHAL WEAPON’S “JINGLE BELL GLOCK”
Jingle Bell Glock — The whole precinct’s holiday celebrations are cut short when they’re called to examine a ruthless homicide linked to Eddie Flores (guest star Raul Casso, Fear the Walking Dead), the deranged nephew of a notable drug lord who has a previous history with Riggs.
The holiday season weighs heavily on Riggs, who flashes back to past Christmases with his former wife, Miranda.
Murtaugh is also a little preoccupied with his neighbor’s obnoxious holiday decorations.
Cast: Damon Wayans, Sr. as Roger Murtaugh, Clayne Crawford as Martin Riggs, Kevin Rahm as Capt. Brooks Avery, Jordana Brewster as Dr. Maureen “Mo” Cahill, Keesha Sharp as Trish Murtaugh, Johnathan Fernandez as Scorsese, Dante Brown as Roger Murtaugh Jr., Chandler Kinney as Riana Murtaugh
Guest Cast: Michelle Mitchenor as Sonya Bailey, Floriana Lima as Miranda Riggs, Tony Plana as Ronnie Delgado, Danny Mora as Tito, Raul Casso as Eddie, Alyssa Diaz as Hannah, Marco Rodriguez as Alberto.
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…
The “Jingle Bell Glock” episode of Lethal Weapon airs Air Date: Wednesday, Dec. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.