Lethal Weapon Sneak Peek: Riggs Has a Smart Mouth (and a Glass Jaw)

Most people would have the good sense not to entice a professional boxer to punch them in the face.

Lethal Weapon‘s Martin Riggs is not most people.

In this exclusive sneak peek at Wednesday’s episode (8/7c), the smart-mouthed detective needles a former Golden Gloves boxer so much that the retired pugilist takes a swing at him. And man, does that swing connect.

The episode, titled “Unnecessary Roughness,” finds Murtaugh and his talkative partner investigating a murder of a high school football star, which draws them into the shady world of college recruiting. Elsewhere in the episode, Murtaugh thinks about switching things up professionally, and Riggs gets even closer to the lovely Agent Palmer.

But before that can happen, he’s probably going to want to see a dentist. Because no one wants to kiss a bloody mouth.

Hit PLAY on the video above to watch the clip, then sound off in the comments: Anyone else suspect Riggs was gunning to get hit for investigative reasons?

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Katherine215 says:

    Love this show! I’m happy they’ve slowly started to have Riggs move on. They’ve done a really great job portraying his grief but I was starting to worry he’d spend multiple seasons at the bottom of a bottle and that’s not enjoyable to watch. The relationship with Palmer is a good step – they have great chemistry!! I hope she’s their Lorna Cole.

    • kenpez says:

      Agreed! Now, if they would just do something with Riggs’ hair ….

      • Katherine215 says:

        Hah! I have mixed feelings about his hair. When it’s falling all over the place and in his eyes, I hate it and am reaching for a scissors (or a headband). But when it’s sort of holding in place (somehow), I don’t think it looks bad at all. It just never *stays* though.

      • Barbara Krystyniak says:

        I LOVE his hair!

    • Iris says:

      Yes! Last week’s episode was one of the best. Loved Leo, loved Palmer, I hope they’ll both stay with the show on a more permanent basis. Really looking forward to tonight’s episode.

  2. Brody77 says:

    Enjoy the show, but they seem to have Riggs constantly just be reckless & a bit daft – despite being near suicidal in his grief, he is still supposed to be a – yep – “Lethal Weapon”.
    Unless there’s more to him letting the guy slug him?
    Even though they’re separate entities in many ways, I’d love to see an unleashed proper take no prisoners Riggs at some point.
    I think the closest they’ve gotten might be when that biker mob came after the kid?

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Am I the only one who wishes Riggs would get together with his therapist?

    • sarah t says:

      No, I think that’s actually end game given the episode a couple of weeks ago but I’m guessing they’ll draw that out and they’ll both have other love interests in the interim.

    • Katherine215 says:

      I’m sure you aren’t, but I hate the idea. It’s pretty inappropriate from a therapy perspective, and I just think she’s meant to help him rather than be a love interest. He’s been a wounded animal for her, and while I think they have a deep bond, I don’t think there’s the right balance of power between them because she’s been his doctor. I don’t know, I’m not explaining it right, but I like them as they are.

    • Tracy Wood says:

      No, I hate the thought of him with Palmer.