'Lethal Weapon' season 3: Is Cole going back to Nat after breaking up with Erica?
Some fans on Twitter have been claiming that things don't work out between Erica and Cole in episode 14 and that he decides to go back to his ex Natalie Flynn.
It's going to be a while till 'Lethal Weapon' comes back with a brand new episode and we finally figure out where this budding romance between ADA Erica Malick and detective Wesley Cole ends up but the rumor is that the couple may be heading to splitsville. Some fans on Twitter have been claiming that things don't work out between Erica and Cole in episode 14, which is the second last episode of the season and he decides to go back to his ex Natalie Flynn. Although unconfirmed officially, let's take a look at the possibility of this being true, shall we?
Cole and Erica's relationship has in many ways roped back in many fans who were initially not too keen on the show this season because of the Clayne Crawford fiasco that happened last year. However, their love story appeared to seal the old wounds to an extent - and why wouldn't it? The two are absolutely adorable together and it was the very first time that the show's writers had actually allowed a co-lead, who wasn't Roger Murtaugh, to experience a love arc that didn't head into self-destruction. Erica's character complements Cole's and the two appear to understand each other's baggage, moods, and needs. What's more, they are also willing to work towards letting their guard down. With all of the relationships that the show has given co-leads in the past, the willingness had been missing, to be honest.
With Natalie and Cole, there's definitely 12 years worth of history and affection. Not to mention they have a daughter together who would very much like to see him all the time. However, Nat has moved on with Andrew and seems to be really happy. Maya, their daughter too, is happy about Cole's relationship with Erica as we saw in the last episode. If the rumors are true, it would mean that Cole and Nat would try to get back together again after she specifically told him that he's not what she's looking for. Judging by both Cole and Nat's characters, it seems highly unlikely that the two would just drop everything and get back together, especially since they have worked so hard to be where they are now.
In one of the previous episodes, Erica has said that she sees her relationship with Cole as a temporary thing that has an expiration date but in the same episode, Cole talks about changing things. He was planning to buy a place in LA to become the father Maya deserved and to stay close to his daughter. Now that may seem like a good opportunity for Nat to come back into his life but it is worth noting that it was Erica who actually made him realize that he had to patch things with Maya.
While this split could potentially provide the shock value for a finale, it seems highly unlikely that they would destroy the goodwill they've finally been able to create with this beautiful love story. It could be something they would explore in the next season if there's one but if they do it now, it will definitely be heartbreaking.
Catch 'Lethal Weapon's episode, 'Coyote Ugly', when it returns with its 13th episode of the season on Tuesday, February 5 at 8/7c on Fox.