Better Living Through Chemistry

Series 2 - Episode 13 Better Living Through Chemistry

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Review

The great thing about this series is how it can be a very blunt instrument one minute, bludgeoning us with heavy-handed storylines, then a delicate scalpel the next, cutting to the heart of its characters. Both sides are on show here in a story that also delivers a couple of moments of gorgeous comic timing worthy of a sitcom.

The main plotline (and the cases-of-the-week increasingly feel like distractions) has Riggs and Murtaugh visiting yet another hostile bar full of bikers and thugs. “Why can’t we ever get sent into, like, a petting zoo?” wonders Murtaugh, reasonably enough. And for connoisseurs of Riggs’s messed-up psyche, there’s a whopping revelation on the source of his anger.

Summary

Riggs and Murtaugh respond to the murder of an escaped patient of Dr Cahill's, and the question of the medic's competency is brought into question. However, the investigation brings to light a hidden scheme far bigger than they imagined. Meanwhile, Riggs' anger gets the better of him once again, causing Avery to consider whether or not he is fit to serve. Family tensions run high between Murtaugh and Trish, who need to make some big decisions. 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
Roger Murtaugh Jr Dante Brown
Sonya Bailey Michelle Mitchenor
Zach Bowman Andrew Creer
Gina Santos Michelle Hurd
Dr Samuels Matt Malloy
Peggy Kelly Coffield Park
Carl Edwards Craig Gellis
Alan George Ketsios
Stanley Oliver Luis Jose Lopez
Nathan Riggs Rex Linn
Director Rob Bailey
Executive Producer Matt Miller
Executive Producer McG
Executive Producer Jennifer Gwartz
Executive Producer Dan Lin
Producer Marc David Alpert
Producer Joshua Levey
Producer Frank Waldeck
Writer Zev Borow
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