– [Spoiler Alert: Only read ahead if you’ve watched “Born to Run,” the Oct. 10 episode of Lethal Weapon. Spoilers are discussed below.]
The crime in Tuesday’s episode of Lethal Weapon was the attempts made on the life of rock star Shaye (played by real-life singer JoJo), but there was also much development in the relationship between Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and DEA Agent Karen Palmer (Hilarie Burton), who returned in last week’s episode.
However, as often happens with any relationships—even one as casual as Riggs and Palmer’s—questions start arising and feelings are expressed, and viewers are left to watch with bated breath whether the pair will stick together or come apart.
Here’s what Burton had to say about the events in the “Born to Run” episode, and whether we’ll be seeing Palmer again in the near future to continue (or maybe not continue) her relationship with Riggs.
SCREEN ANARCHY – The 19th annual Sidewalk Film Festival kicked off last night in Birmingham, Alabama. It’s an annual celebration of independent cinema, and we have an exclusive clip from an upcoming screening that provides an example of that spirit.
The Weight will enjoy its world premiere on Saturday, August 26 at 9:50 p.m. at ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day. What’s it about? “A divorcee’s love for her missing ex-husband pulls her into a small town crime ring when the sheriff refuses to search for him,” according to the official verbiage.
The film is loosely based on life events of director/producer Thomas Rennier. Clayne Crawford (TV’s Lethal Weapon), M.J. Brackin and Heather Roop star.
We have a small, noir-ish taste of what’s to come in our exclusive clip, which is certainly intriguing, as it demonstrates one man struggling with his conscience — for very good reason. Watch it below.
TV INSIDER – Fox crime drama Lethal Weapon, which rebooted the popular film franchise last year into series form, may have shifted from Wednesdays to Tuesdays for Season 2, but as you can see from the just-released key art below, it’s the same lethally fun show.
In the series, Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids) takes on the role of Detective Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover in the films) while Clayne Crawford (Rectify) puts his own spin on the role of Detective Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson). In their police partnership, Murtaugh is a little more by the book and Riggs likes to push the envelope (which may or may not help with his personal demons), but despite their differences, the pair’s track record for bringing down the bad guys is pretty darn good. The series also stars Jordana Brewster, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm and Johnathan Fernandez.
Earlier this week at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, series creator Matt Miller said Riggs’ personal demons—much of which have to do with the death of his wife at the start of the series—won’t go away in the second season.
“We never really want a healthy Riggs,” he said. “What happens [in season 2] is he gets over the loss of his wife but what we come to realize is that the problems with this guy run much deeper. So we start to get deep, deep, deep in his backstory that has made him the kind of broken guy that he is today.”
And for those hoping Riggs will find love again, Hilarie Burton, who was a love interest for Riggs in Season 1, returns as DEA Agent Karen Palmer. Michelle Hurd has also been cast as the new precinct boss.