'Lethal Weapon' Season 3: Erica and Cole's budding relationship helps love conquer show's missteps

Despite its troubled past, 'Lethal Weapon' has shown us that it still is the funny buddy cop show we once loved and adored

'Lethal Weapon' Season 3: Erica and Cole's budding relationship helps love conquer show's missteps

'Lethal Weapon' is making a buzz on social media again and, this time, for all the right reasons. The most recent twist on the show appears to have soothed many hearts that were aching from the loss of Clayne Crawford last season in the best way possible.

While there are fans out there who are still upset about Crawford's exit — and the circumstances that led to it still remain murky — the last episode of the buddy cop drama has brought a new ray of hope for the show and made us want to get behind 'Lethal Weapon' once again — all thanks to Erica and Cole. The two finally "leaned in" and expressed their feelings for each other giving someone other than Roger Murtaugh a shot at love on the show.

This romantic plot line is making us pretty mushy and, for the very first time since April last year, we are looking beyond the accusations against Damon Wayans, Crawford and Wayans' social media spat, and the absense of Martin Riggs on 'Lethal Weapon'.

Erica and Cole's relationship came at the best possible time in the form of a cleverly written arc just as we were beginning to worry if the show is going to come back or if it would leave us holding on to a number of loose ends. We had wanted this for Riggs for the longest time and, while that wasn't meant to be, our prayers for him were answered through Cole.

It was pretty interesting to see Cole hit the ground running as he joined the show amid all the chaos. Some of you may have noticed that while Team Clayne has been slamming the show and the network, they haven't directed much negativity at Seann William Scott or Wesley Cole. There is just one explanation for this: He's really good and, deep down, even the ones who dislike the show know that, with him as lead, the show has a potentially bright future.

So, giving this likable guy an equally fantastic girl after an entire season of breaking his heart over and over again is the best thing that could have happened to the show. 

The positive response this episode has received is proof that not everyone wants to hold on to the past. There are those who genuinely love the show and will enjoy it as long as it gives them some great action, a nice love story and a bunch of really funny writing.

Despite its troubled past, 'Lethal Weapon' has shown us that it still is the funny buddy cop show we once loved and adored.

Watch Erica and Cole's love story go a step further in episode 12 of 'Lethal Weapon' that airs on Tuesday, January 15 at 8 pm ET/PT on FOX.

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