Fork-Getta-Bout-It

Series 2 - Episode 8 Fork-Getta-Bout-It

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Review

The New York mafia are in town, as announced via a sparky pre-credits sequence based on the old mob-drama motif of gangsters never losing their impeccable peripheral vision if there’s danger about. The show tackles its trek into Sopranos territory with the usual flippant aplomb, fitting in plenty of whackings, shootings and restaurant tables with chequered tablecloths as Riggs and Murtaugh untangle a case of hitmen hitting each other.

The knowing irony’s jacked up by some nice comedy scenes with dorky forensics guy Scorsese, whose latest script involves cops chasing mobsters. Murtaugh’s up in arms, though: the screenplay portrays him as a safe, by-the-book plodder! He’s the only one taking it seriously as another comfortingly undemanding episode speeds past.

Summary

Riggs and Murtaugh investigate a murder inside a hospital of a prominent figure from the mob. Their main suspect is a doctor who supposedly died five years earlier, but who it now seems may have been in hiding from hoodlums since faking his demise. On a personal level, Murtaugh learns that his daughter Riana is secretly dating the son of his neighbour and nemesis Jim McNeile. Plus, Riggs spends more time with his childhood friend, Molly, and Scorsese's real name is revealed. Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans star.

Cast & Crew

Roger Murtaugh Damon Wayans
Martin Riggs Clayne Crawford
Maureen Cahill Jordana Brewster
Trish Murtaugh Keesha Sharp
Brooks Avery Kevin Rahm
Bernard Scorsese Johnathan Fernandez
Riana Murtaugh Chandler Kinney
Molly Hendricks Kristen Gutoskie
Adriana Stabilito Kristianna Loken
Jerry Johnson Todd Grinnell
Jim McNeile Andrew Patrick Ralston
Bryan Graves Michael Beach
Director Matt Barber
Executive Producer Matt Miller
Executive Producer McG
Executive Producer Jennifer Gwartz
Executive Producer Dan Lin
Producer Joshua Levy
Producer Marc David Alpert
Writer Michael C Martin
Writer Joe Smith
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