Ruthless

Series 2 - Episode 16 Ruthless

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Review

This is the kind of show that hurls paint at the canvas in great dollops. Sometimes it ends up an ugly mess, other times it comes together. But you can’t fault it for being timid.

So we hear big, sloppy helpings of 60s classic The Weight by the Band (“Take a load off Annie…”) on the soundtrack over scenes where Riggs is bonding with his mother-substitute Ruthie. It’s shameless but it gets to you: these two are made for each other, in an odd way, but it can’t last.

Elsewhere, there’s a corny-but-well-worked marital tiff storyline between Roger and Trish. On the plus side, he’s riding his Harley again; on the minus side, he’s sleeping on the sofa.

Summary

The city's gun buy-back programme is robbed, and the team goes on a hunt for those responsible, while Murtaugh walks on thin ice with Trish, Riggs finds an unlikely friend in Ruthie, and Captain Avery is reunited with a college 'frenemy' who has key information about the case.

Cast & Crew

Roger Murtaugh Damon Wayans
Martin Riggs Clayne Crawford
Trish Murtaugh Keesha Sharp
Brooks Avery Kevin Rahm
Bernard Scorsese Johnathan Fernandez
Riana Murtaugh Chandler Kinney
Zach Bowman Andrew Creer
Booker Sheaun McKinney
Charlie Blum Wallace Langham
Luther Strickland Adam Lazarre-White
Toya Taja V Simpson
Teddy Malkin Danny Jacobs
Ruthie Krumholz Swoosie Kurtz
Knobs Owen Saxon
Director Silver Tree
Executive Producer McG
Executive Producer Matt Miller
Executive Producer Jennifer Gwartz
Executive Producer Dan Lin
Producer Joshua Levey
Producer Marc David Alpert
Producer Frank Waldeck
Writer Carlos Jacott
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