The BEST Episodes of Lethal Weapon

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 2, 2019

Network: FOX

Grief-stricken ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs moves to California to “start over” at the LAPD. He’s paired up with Roger Murtaugh, 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. 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…


#1 - Commencement

Season 1 - Episode 18

In the season one finale, Riggs makes a shocking discovery about Miranda's death that leads him back to the cartel in a desperate search for answers.

star 8.15
3,744 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Matt Miller, Kyle Warren
A Problem Like Maria

#2 - A Problem Like Maria

Season 1 - Episode 17

Riggs, Murtaugh and Palmer gain inside knowledge of dangerous new cartel operations, but Riggs' attachment to Palmer worries Avery and Delgado. In other events, Trish contemplates a new career opportunity.

star 7.99
3,675 votes
Directors: Rob Bailey
Writers: Alex Taub
One Day More

#3 - One Day More

Season 2 - Episode 22

The squad is on high alert after an apparent threat is made on Riggs' life. With Murtaugh taking on more responsibility at work, he and Riggs have to deal with their changing relationship. Meanwhile, Trish gets caught up in some trouble and Molly asks Riggs to make a big decision about their future.

star 7.96
1,610 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Matt Miller, Katie Varney
The Spy Who Loved Me

#4 - The Spy Who Loved Me

Season 3 - Episode 15

When Cole is investigated by the FBI, Murtaugh is forced to question his loyalty to his own partner. Meanwhile, Cole works a case that puts Natalie's fiancé, Andrew, into the crosshairs right before their wedding day.

star 7.96
914 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Eileen Jones, Matt Miller
The Murtaugh File

#5 - The Murtaugh File

Season 1 - Episode 14

A brutal car crash reveals that Cahill is the target of a murderous stalker, causing Riggs and Murtaugh to turn the tables and start asking her questions for a change. Meanwhile, after finding Murtaugh's file in Cahill's office, Riggs becomes obsessed with finding out about his past as Roger and Trish reel over their daughter's newfound fake ID.

star 7.96
3,734 votes
Directors: Matt Barber
Writers: Seamus Kevin Fahey
As Good As It Getz

#6 - As Good As It Getz

Season 1 - Episode 15

Riggs and Murtaugh are forced to work with DEA agent Karen Palmer again, to protect Leo Getz, an ambulance-chasing attorney who was linked to the Cartel. As the three delve further into the case, they begin to realize that Leo may not be the only one with a target on his back. In the meantime, Riggs begins to view Agent Palmer in a new light while Murtaugh is left worried after Trish makes a spontaneous decision

star 7.94
3,633 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Rob Wright
Wreck the Halls

#7 - Wreck the Halls

Season 2 - Episode 10

It's Christmas time and the Murtaugh family is headed to Hawaii. However, Murtaugh's vacation is put on hold when he and Riggs are called to a homicide and the victim is an old friend. Meanwhile, Riggs gets a surprise phone call from a relative just in time for Christmas.

star 7.94
2,160 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Katie Varney
Spilt Milk

#8 - Spilt Milk

Season 1 - Episode 5

Murtaugh delves deep into the psyche of a former navy seal who is wanted for criminal activity, and draws parallels between him and his partner, Riggs, who also served in the military. Riggs' connection to the suspect threatens to interfere with the case, but it also forces him to open up to Murtaugh.

star 7.90
4,217 votes
Directors: Larry Teng
Writers: Seamus Kevin Fahey
El Gringo Loco

#9 - El Gringo Loco

Season 2 - Episode 1

Murtaugh follows Riggs down to Mexico, where he plans to avenge his wife's death and finish off Tito Flores once and for all. Once back in the States, they have a few people to answer to during the ongoing investigation around Flores, including Murtaugh's family. Meanwhile, Avery is questioned by Internal Affairs about the integrity of his department.

star 7.90
3,138 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Matt Miller, Kyle Warren
Surf N Turf

#10 - Surf N Turf

Season 1 - Episode 2

A noise complaint at a boxer's home leads Riggs and Murtaugh to a case involving illegal gun runners and Riggs becomes personally invested in the outcome when one of their targets reminds him of his late wife. Meanwhile, Trish worries about Murtaugh's health.

star 7.88
4,798 votes
Directors: McG
Writers: Matt Miller
Jingle Bell Glock

#11 - Jingle Bell Glock

Season 1 - Episode 9

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), 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.

star 7.87
3,963 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Joe Smith
Dancing in September

#12 - Dancing in September

Season 2 - Episode 2

Riggs and Murtaugh respond to the death of a plastic surgeon, drawing them into a case involving an illegal drug ring run out of a wellness clinic. Things heat up when Palmer from the DEA and Riggs compete to solve the case first. Meanwhile, Trish and Murtaugh face the emotional challenges of sending their first son, RJ, off to college

star 7.87
2,913 votes
Directors: Rob Bailey
Writers: Alex Taub
Can I Get a Witness?

#13 - Can I Get a Witness?

Season 1 - Episode 8

When a million dollar casino heist takes a deadly turn, Riggs befriends the only credible witness, an eight-year-old boy, and takes him into his care. Murtaugh pulls some dangerous stunts in an attempt to prove to everyone that he can be a motorcycle guy. Riggs contemplates what to do with the money he received from selling his home in Texas.

star 7.84
3,971 votes
Directors: Jason Ensler
Writers: Amanda Green
Dial M for Murtaugh

#14 - Dial M for Murtaugh

Season 3 - Episode 11

Murtaugh takes a family vacation, but is pulled back into work when he witnesses an alleged abduction. Cole is left to investigate a murder himself, but the two cases begin to intersect. Meanwhile, Erica's mother, Senator Malick, comes to town and stirs things up between Erica, Cole and the case at hand.

star 7.83
1,059 votes
Writers: Kyle Warren
There Goes the Neighborhood

#15 - There Goes the Neighborhood

Season 1 - Episode 4

A string of burglaries hits close to home for Murtaugh when one occurs in his own neighborhood, and it gets just as personal for Riggs when another break-in ends in a casualty. Meanwhile, Roger Junior connects with an old friend who might be twisted up in some criminal action of his own.

star 7.83
4,312 votes
Directors: Jason Ensler
Writers: Adele Lim
Gold Rush

#16 - Gold Rush

Season 2 - Episode 6

Riggs is reunited with childhood friends and comes to realize they might be mixed up in the robbery-homicide case he and Murtaugh are investigating. Meanwhile, Murtaugh finds a joint stashed in his kitchen that he brings to Scorsese for testing in effort to bust one of his kids

star 7.82
2,441 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Terence Paul Winter
Double Shot of Baileys

#17 - Double Shot of Baileys

Season 2 - Episode 14

When Detective Bailey's sister, Jess, runs into trouble with the law, Bailey must decide how far she's willing to go to protect her family. Meanwhile, with Trish away on a company retreat, Murtaugh is left to help Riana navigate boy problems, and Riggs deals with the fallout of a night of heavy drinking.

star 7.81
1,949 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Stacy A. Littlejohn

#18 - Lawmen

Season 1 - Episode 11

Murtaugh and Riggs square off with the L.A. Sheriff's department when their investigation into the death of a Texas Ranger leads them to a possible misuse of power. The case also surfaces a dark secret from Capt. Avery's past.

star 7.81
3,733 votes
Directors: Sylvain White
Writers: Andy Callahan
Flight Risk

#19 - Flight Risk

Season 2 - Episode 4

Murtaugh and Riggs respond to a robbery that took place 20,000 feet in the air. The investigation turns into an ongoing hunt for an unreliable father, with his daughter being their main witness. Meanwhile, Murtaugh faces hostility from his own daughter, Riana, as he tries to connect with her.

star 7.81
2,732 votes
Directors: Omar Madha
Writers: Seamus Kevin Fahey
The Seal Is Broken

#20 - The Seal Is Broken

Season 1 - Episode 13

A series of violent crimes targeting members of the same church is investigated. Riggs, meanwhile, faces a moral dilemma when the one-year anniversary of Miranda's death sends him to a new low; and Trish and Roger disagree with RJ about his future.

star 7.80
3,669 votes
Directors: Nathan Hope
Writers: Adele Lim, Gene Hong

#21 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.

star 7.80
5,509 votes
Directors: McG
Writers: Matt Miller, Shane Black
Fashion Police

#22 - Fashion Police

Season 1 - Episode 7

Riggs and Murtaugh look into the murder of one of L.A.'s fashion expeditors and discover an underground DEA operation. In other events, with Trish and the kids away, Murtaugh goes on a "bender"; and Riggs has all-too-real dreams of Miranda.

star 7.80
4,116 votes
Directors: Rob Seidenglanz
Writers: Kyle Warren
Brotherly Love

#23 - Brotherly Love

Season 1 - Episode 12

When a car containing massive amounts of cocaine is stolen from an impound lot, Riggs and Murtaugh become embroiled in a notorious car theft ring. Meanwhile, Murtaugh experiences some frightening chest pains. If Riggs' driving isn't enough of a trigger, the lead defense attorney on the case is none other than the terrifyingly brilliant Trish Murtaug.

star 7.80
3,522 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Stacy A. Littlejohn
Ties That Bind

#24 - Ties That Bind

Season 1 - Episode 6

When Riggs and Murtaugh investigate a high-profile case surrounding the murder of a young model, they uncover a vicious secret behind the locked mansion gates of one of LA's wealthiest families. Riggs gets a jolt from his past when he discovers that an old friend of his wife has ties to the case. Murtaugh is shocked to hear that his daughter is sending promiscuous photos to her new boyfriend.

star 7.80
4,186 votes
Directors: Antonio Negret
Writers: Erik Mountain
Unnecessary Roughness

#25 - Unnecessary Roughness

Season 1 - Episode 16

A murder involving a high school football star draws Riggs and Murtaugh into the lucrative and corrupt world of college football recruiting; Murtaugh considers a change in his professional life; Riggs spends more time with Karen Palmer.

star 7.80
3,682 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley