While the first season was a great interpretation and reinvention of one of my favorite movie franchises, Lethal Weapon season 2 goes beyond that.
In a quick review that will have some spoilers I must say that season 2 makes a very emotional connection with the audience. I’ve found myself invested in the characters and really enjoying the story telling. The mixture of action, humor, and ongoing plot points continues to reel me in.
Then I heard that co-lead actor Clayne Crawford would not be returning as Martin Riggs after being fired. Originally I was mortified that this was true. How could you have Lethal Weapon without Riggs and Murtaugh? Well while we don’t have definitive answers short of Seann William Scott replacing Crawford as a lead, I think the finale of season 2 gives us a hint of what we will have. Perhaps there will be a new Riggs coming aboard, related to the main character and in a tasteful and hopefully non-forced sort of way. We can only hope there will be chemistry between him and Wayons (who continues to be outstanding in his role). I’m assuming Murtaugh will not take the Captain position in order to solve the murder of his former partner?
For season 2 I give it 5 out of 5 sCrypt ratings. What did you think of the show and where do you think they can and will go from here?