'Lethal Weapon' season 3 episode 14: Is Cole going back to his CIA roots?
While the show's future is still undecided, there's one thing that's certain - the last two episodes of the season will follow one storyline that will be split up in two parts.
'Lethal Weapon' season 3 is well on its way to the season finale. While the show's future is still up in the air, there's one thing that the show has made pretty clear - the last two episodes of the season will follow one storyline that will be split up in two parts. With the latest sneak peek from showrunner Matt Miller just a couple of days ago and the official synopsis released for episode 14, we can definitely say that this season finale will be nothing like we've ever seen before on the show.
Episode 14 circles back to Wesley Cole's CIA past. There's a case that involves the help of Cole's former CIA mentor Tom Barnes (Mykelti Williamson). Although Roger Murtaugh feels that they could probably find a way out without leaving themselves vulnerable to Barnes, Cole reaches out to him anyway. Now if you remember Cole and Barnes' last encounter, you know that this could go downhill pretty fast.
Not much is known about the case other than the fact that it hits close to home. Perhaps it involves the one person Cole wouldn't mind risking everything over, his daughter Maya. There's another reason why the case could involve Maya - Shay Rudolph, who plays the character doesn't appear on the show but appears in the finale. Maggie Lawson, who plays her mum Natalie Flynn, however, does star - hinting that this case perhaps involves a possible kidnapping. The show has been known to put the main characters of the show in harm's way in the finale episodes who often turn out to be family members of the detectives. Trish Murtaugh and ex-lead Martin Riggs' love interest Molly were in considerable danger last season.
After Cole reaches out to Barnes, Murtaugh and his partnership start feeling the strain. These two have been through a great number of perils this season and have emerged, every single time, as the savior of the other. They've not only had each other's backs on cases, but the two also owe their lives to each other. Remember when Cole got buried in the desert? If it hadn't been for Murtaugh, we wouldn't have Cole anymore. Although their partnership began in an unstable fashion, they've become pretty solid through the season.
Possibly, this case too will see the duo ace the situation, but something could definitely change with the two. If it does, it would fit perfectly with Murtaugh going off to the next phase of his life with Trish already running for District Attorney. This episode will also show a pretty busy and frantic Trish, trying to get her campaign for the office right. Erica Malick also makes an appearance in the episode so we will see some more of the fan favorite couple. The Gute also makes a comeback - looks like it's all hands on deck for this particular case.
Catch 'Lethal Weapon' season 3 episode 14 on February 12 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.