The Best Episodes of Lethal Weapon

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2018

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 8.16
3,664 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Matt Miller, Kyle Warren
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One Day More

#2 - 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 8.00
1,475 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Matt Miller, Katie Varney
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A Problem Like Maria

#3 - 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
3,593 votes
Directors: Rob Bailey
Writers: Alex Taub
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The Murtaugh File

#4 - 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
3,652 votes
Directors: Matt Barber
Writers: Seamus Kevin Fahey
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Wreck the Halls

#5 - 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
2,057 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Katie Varney
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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
3,556 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Rob Wright
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Spilt Milk

#7 - 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
4,113 votes
Directors: Larry Teng
Writers: Seamus Kevin Fahey
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El Gringo Loco

#8 - 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 7.89
3,030 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Matt Miller, Kyle Warren
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Surf N Turf

#9 - 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 7.89
4,681 votes
Directors: McG
Writers: Matt Miller
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#10 - Bali

Season 3 - Episode 7

Murtaugh turns to Cole's former mentor, Tom Barnes, for help on a high-stakes cartel case. Meanwhile, Murtaugh and Trish meet Natalie and Maya for the first time, and tensions mount between Bailey and "The Gute", as the new partners begin to work together.

star 7.87
463 votes
Directors: Rob Bailey
Writers: Katie Varney, Eileen Jones
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Dancing in September

#11 - 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
2,811 votes
Directors: Rob Bailey
Writers: Alex Taub
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Jingle Bell Glock

#12 - 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
3,887 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Joe Smith
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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
3,883 votes
Directors: Jason Ensler
Writers: Amanda Green
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There Goes the Neighborhood

#14 - 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
4,198 votes
Directors: Jason Ensler
Writers: Adele Lim
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Double Shot of Baileys

#15 - 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 7.83
1,836 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Stacy A. Littlejohn
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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
2,346 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Terence Paul Winter
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Flight Risk

#17 - 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
2,629 votes
Directors: Omar Madha
Writers: Seamus Kevin Fahey
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#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
3,650 votes
Directors: Sylvain White
Writers: Andy Callahan
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#19 - 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
5,381 votes
Directors: McG
Writers: Matt Miller, Shane Black
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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
3,590 votes
Directors: Nathan Hope
Writers: Adele Lim, Gene Hong
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Brotherly Love

#21 - 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
3,433 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Stacy A. Littlejohn
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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
4,024 votes
Writers: Kyle Warren
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Ties That Bind

#23 - 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
4,088 votes
Directors: Antonio Negret
Writers: Erik Mountain
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Unnecessary Roughness

#24 - 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
3,595 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley
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The Odd Couple

#25 - The Odd Couple

Season 2 - Episode 17

After the fatal end to an argument on a construction site, the squad works to untangle facts about the incident. Meanwhile, Riggs struggles to rekindle his relationship with Molly, Trish's job is on the line as she tries to close a big deal at work, and Murtaugh gets one last chance to make it right at home.

star 7.79
1,727 votes
Directors: Larry Teng
Writers: Elizabeth Davis Beall, Eileen Jones
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