Get ready for an explosive ride with Riggs and Murtaugh as they take on their toughest adversary yet.
Riggs and Murtaugh had been through hell together. Their mission to clean up the streets of Los Angeles had brought them closer than they ever could have imagined. They had faced off against drug lords, corrupt politicians, and even a rogue ex-cop who had gone off the deep end. But none of that could prepare them for what was to come.
It started with a tip from an old informant of theirs. He had heard whispers of a new player in town, a black market weapons dealer who was selling everything from handguns to military-grade weaponry. Riggs and Murtaugh knew they had to act fast before the streets of LA were flooded with even more deadly weapons.
But as they soon discovered, this dealer wasn’t just some small-time crook. He was a former LAPD lieutenant with connections throughout the department. He had the resources to stay one step ahead of Riggs and Murtaugh at every turn.
Chapter 1: The Chase Begins
Riggs and Murtaugh sat in their unmarked sedan, watching as the weapon dealer’s car pulled out of a discreet warehouse in the industrial district. They had been staking out the place for days, waiting for their chance to strike.
“Let’s go,” Riggs said, starting the car and following the dealer’s car out onto the street. “This guy’s not getting away from us.”
The chase was on. The dealer’s car sped down the highway, weaving in and out of traffic like a serpent. Riggs and Murtaugh followed closely behind, keeping their focus on the target.
As they entered a narrow alley, the dealer’s car suddenly swerved to the left, crashing through a chain-link fence and barreling down a deserted side street. Riggs and Murtaugh followed, their own car bouncing over rough terrain as they struggled to keep up.
The dealer’s car skidded to a stop in a deserted parking lot, and the driver jumped out, brandishing a gun. Riggs and Murtaugh did the same, stepping out of their car and training their weapons on the dealer.
“Drop the gun,” Riggs shouted, his heart pounding in his chest. “You’re under arrest.”
But the dealer just laughed, his eyes glinting with malice. “You can’t touch me, boys,” he taunted. “I’ve got friends in high places.”
With that, he took off running, disappearing into the night. Riggs and Murtaugh pursued him on foot, their adrenaline pumping as they chased him through the darkened alleys of the city.
They cornered the dealer in an abandoned warehouse, their guns trained on him as he backed up against a wall. But just when they thought they had him, the dealer pulled out a grenade and tossed it at them.
Riggs and Murtaugh dove for cover as the explosion rocked the building, the force of it throwing them across the room. When they came to, the dealer was nowhere to be seen.
“Dammit,” Murtaugh muttered, shaking his head. “This guy’s good.”
“We’ll get him,” Riggs said, his eyes blazing with determination. “One way or another.”
As they left the warehouse and got back into their car, they knew this was only the beginning. The black market weapons dealer was still out there, and they were determined to bring him down.
Chapter 2: Old Friend, New Foe
Riggs couldn’t take his eyes off the stunning Lorna Cole. With her sharp features and intense gaze, she commanded attention in every room she entered. He had heard about her reputation as an Internal Affairs sergeant, and he knew that she was not someone to be messed with. But something about her intrigued him, and he found himself drawn to her.
As he watched her walk away, he felt Murtaugh’s hand on his shoulder. “Come on, partner, we’ve got work to do.”
Riggs tore his gaze away from Lorna and followed Murtaugh to the car. As they drove to their next lead, he couldn’t stop thinking about her.
“Hey, Riggs, you okay?” Murtaugh asked, noticing his partner’s distracted state.
Riggs shook his head, trying to clear his thoughts. “Yeah, I’m fine. Just thinking.”
“About Lorna Cole?”
Riggs blushed, caught off guard by Murtaugh’s perceptiveness. “What makes you say that?”
Murtaugh chuckled. “I’ve known you long enough, Riggs. I can read you like a book.”
Riggs sighed. “Yeah, I guess you’re right. There’s just something about her.”
Murtaugh smiled knowingly. “Don’t get any ideas, partner. She’s Internal Affairs, remember? We don’t want to get on her bad side.”
Riggs nodded, knowing that Murtaugh was right. But he couldn’t shake the feeling that there was more to Lorna Cole than met the eye.
As they arrived at their next lead, the duo was greeted by an old friend of Murtaugh’s. Jack Travis was a former cop who had turned to a life of crime, and Murtaugh had been the one to arrest him years ago. But now, Travis was in danger, and he needed their help.
“Hey, guys, thanks for coming,” Travis said, greeting them with a smile.
“Anything for an old friend,” Murtaugh replied.
Travis explained that he had gotten involved with the black market weapons dealer, hoping to use the money to pay off his debts. But now, he realized that he had made a mistake. He wanted out, but the dealer wouldn’t let him go.
“I know I messed up, guys. But I’m trying to make things right. I need your help,” Travis pleaded.
Riggs and Murtaugh agreed to help him and set up a plan to protect him from the dealer’s men. But things quickly spiraled out of control when the dealer’s men attacked them at Travis’s house.
“Get down!” Riggs yelled, pulling Travis to the ground as bullets flew past them.
Murtaugh fired back, taking out two of the attackers. But they were outnumbered, and they knew that they had to get out of there.
“Come on, Travis, we’ve got to go!” Murtaugh shouted, grabbing his old friend’s arm.
But before they could make it to the car, Travis was hit by a stray bullet. He fell to the ground, blood pouring from his chest.
“Travis!” Murtaugh screamed, rushing to his friend’s side.
Riggs covered them, taking out the remaining attackers. But it was too late for Travis. He was gone.
As they drove away from the scene, Riggs and Murtaugh were both silent, lost in their own thoughts.
“I’m sorry, Murtaugh,” Riggs said finally. “I know how much he meant to you.”
Murtaugh shook his head. “It’s not your fault, Riggs. We did everything we could.”
Riggs nodded, feeling a weight on his shoulders. He had come to LA to start fresh, to leave his past behind. But now, he was reminded once again of the danger of his job and the toll it took on the people around him.
As they pulled up to the station, Riggs saw Lorna Cole waiting for them. He felt a mix of emotions – excitement, nervousness, and a hint of fear.
“Hey, Cole,” he said, trying to sound casual.
“Riggs,” she replied, her voice cool and professional.
Murtaugh looked between them, sensing the tension. “Come on, guys, let’s go inside. We’ve got work to do.”
Chapter 3: A Deadly Game
The sun was setting over Los Angeles as Riggs and Murtaugh made their way to the dealer’s next target. As they drove through the busy streets, they couldn’t help but feel a sense of unease. They knew that the dealer was a dangerous man, and they had already seen what he was capable of.
When they arrived at the location, they found themselves in an abandoned warehouse on the outskirts of the city. The building was dark, and the only sound was the distant hum of traffic. Riggs and Murtaugh cautiously entered the building, their guns drawn.
As they made their way through the empty corridors, they suddenly heard a loud click. They froze, realizing that they had stepped on a pressure plate that had triggered a trap. The ground beneath their feet began to shake, and they heard the sound of metal bars clanking shut.
They were trapped.
As they looked around, they saw that they were in a small room with no windows and only one door. They tried to open the door, but it wouldn’t budge. They were sealed in, with no way out.
Suddenly, a loudspeaker crackled to life. It was the dealer’s voice.
“Welcome to my little game, gentlemen. I hope you’re ready to play.”
Riggs and Murtaugh exchanged a worried glance. They knew that this wouldn’t be easy.
The dealer’s voice continued, “You see, I’ve set up a little challenge for you. You have exactly one hour to find your way out of that room. If you don’t, well…let’s just say that things won’t end well for you.”
Riggs and Murtaugh looked around frantically, searching for any way to escape. But the room was bare, with no hidden doors or windows.
As the clock ticked down, they tried everything they could think of. They searched for hidden panels, tried to pry the door open, and even attempted to break through the walls. But nothing worked.
With only a few minutes left, they were starting to lose hope. They knew that they were running out of time, and they couldn’t come up with a way out.
Just when they thought it was all over, they heard a faint clicking sound coming from the door. They rushed over, and to their relief, the lock had been disengaged.
They pushed the door open and found themselves in another room, filled with weapons and explosives.
“This is your next challenge,” the dealer’s voice boomed over the loudspeaker. “You have five minutes to defuse the bomb in that room. If you fail, well…you know what happens.”
Riggs and Murtaugh quickly got to work, examining the bomb and trying to figure out how to disarm it. They worked together, their hands shaking as they struggled to find the right wires to cut.
With only seconds to spare, they finally managed to defuse the bomb. They breathed a sigh of relief, but they knew that there was still more to come.
The next challenge was a series of obstacles, designed to test their physical strength and agility. They had to climb walls, dodge traps, and navigate through a maze of lasers.
But no matter how hard they tried, they couldn’t seem to get ahead. The dealer was always one step ahead of them, setting up new challenges that were even more difficult than the last.
As they approached the final room, they knew that this was it. The showdown with the dealer was about to begin.
They burst into the room, guns drawn. But to their surprise, the dealer wasn’t there. Instead, they found a video message on a computer screen.
“Congratulations, gentlemen. You’ve made it this far. But the game isn’t over yet. You have one final challenge. Find me and take me down.”
Riggs and Murtaugh knew that this was it. They had to find the dealer and bring him to justice.
As they raced through the city, they could feel the tension mounting. They knew that the dealer was dangerous, and that this could be their toughest challenge yet.
Finally, they found him. He was in an abandoned warehouse, surrounded by his loyal henchmen.
The showdown was brutal and intense, with gunfire and explosions rocking the building. Riggs and Murtaugh fought with everything they had, determined to bring the dealer down.
In the end, they emerged victorious. They had captured the black market weapons dealer, and justice had been served.
As they made their way back to the precinct, Riggs and Murtaugh couldn’t help but feel a sense of relief. They had survived the dealer’s deadly game, and they had emerged stronger than ever.
But they knew that there would always be another challenge, another mission. The life of a cop was never easy, but they were ready to face whatever came next.
Chapter 4: The Betrayal
Murtaugh’s heart sank as he realized that his old friend was working with the weapons dealer. It had been a long time since they had seen each other, but he had always believed he could trust him. Now, he had put not only their lives in danger but also his own morals and integrity. Riggs was equally shocked and disappointed.
“How could he do this to us?” Riggs questioned, as they drove towards the next location where the dealer was supposed to make his next move. Murtaugh was quiet, lost in thought. He couldn’t believe that his friend had betrayed him like this.
When they arrived at the location, they found that the dealer had already set up an ambush for them. Riggs and Murtaugh managed to fight off the attackers, but not before the dealer got away. They found a piece of paper with some numbers on it that they figured out led to a warehouse on the outskirts of town.
As they made their way to the warehouse, Murtaugh couldn’t help but think about his friend. He had always been a good cop, but now it seemed like his greed had taken over. Murtaugh knew that he had to stop him, but he didn’t know if he could do it.
When they got to the warehouse, they found their old friend waiting for them. He had a gun in his hand and a look of determination on his face. Murtaugh tried to reason with him, but he wouldn’t listen.
“You don’t understand,” he said. “This is my chance to finally make some real money. I can’t just let it go.”
Riggs stepped forward. “This isn’t about money,” he said. “It’s about doing what’s right. You know that.”
Their friend hesitated for a moment, but then he raised his gun and fired. The bullet missed its target, and Riggs and Murtaugh returned fire. In the chaos that ensued, the dealer managed to slip away.
They found their friend lying on the ground, bleeding. Murtaugh tried to save him, but it was too late. He died in his arms, a look of regret on his face.
Murtaugh and Riggs were shaken. They had lost not only a friend but also their faith in the system. They knew that they needed to bring the weapons dealer to justice, but they also realized that they couldn’t do it alone.
As they headed back to the police station, they were met by Lorna Cole. She could see the pain in their eyes, and she knew that something had gone wrong.
“What happened?” she asked.
Murtaugh took a deep breath. “We were betrayed,” he said. “By someone we thought we could trust.”
Lorna looked at them with sympathy. “I’m sorry,” she said. “But we still have a job to do. We have to catch this guy.”
Riggs nodded. “We know.”
As they walked into the station, they knew that they had a long road ahead of them. They had lost a friend, but they still had each other. And with Lorna by their side, they had hope that they could bring the weapons dealer to justice and restore their faith in the system.
Chapter 5: California Wildfire
Riggs and Murtaugh had been chasing the black market weapons dealer for weeks. They had followed him through the city streets and into the desert, but they had still not been able to catch him. As they chased him through the blazing wildfire, they knew that this would be their last chance to put an end to his nefarious activities.
The duo had never seen a wildfire this devastating before. The flames seemed to dance and glow, spreading across the dry scrub and trees like a living thing. The heat was intense, making the air hard to breathe. The sound of explosions could be heard in the distance, and the sky was a sickly orange.
Riggs and Murtaugh’s car sped through the winding roads, dodging burning debris and fallen branches. They could see the dealer’s car up ahead, weaving through the flames. They had to catch up with him before it was too late.
Suddenly, their car hit a fallen tree, spinning out of control. Murtaugh struggled to regain control, but they were stopped in their tracks. The dealer’s car was getting further and further away, and there was no way they could catch up with him on foot.
But then, Riggs had an idea. He remembered seeing a fire truck parked on the edge of town earlier that day. If they could find it, they could use the hose to slow down the dealer’s car and catch up to him.
They ran through the smoke, their eyes burning and their lungs screaming for air. It was like running through a nightmare, with the heat and the smoke and the deafening noise of the flames.
But finally, they saw the fire truck up ahead. They sprinted towards it, jumping in the cab and turning on the engine. Riggs grabbed the hose and aimed it at the road ahead, dousing the flames and creating a wall of water that forced the dealer’s car to slow down.
Murtaugh drove the fire truck, navigating the burning terrain with precision. The dealer’s car was getting closer and closer, but they still had a chance to catch him.
As they closed in, Riggs jumped out of the fire truck and onto the dealer’s car, smashing the windshield with his foot. The dealer swerved, but Riggs held on tight, refusing to let go.
He climbed onto the hood of the car, pulling out his gun and aiming it at the dealer. The dealer tried to shake him off, but Riggs was like a wildcat, holding on with all his strength.
Murtaugh pulled up beside them, opening the passenger door and shouting at Riggs to jump in. Riggs hesitated for a moment, then finally let go of the car and landed in the fire truck.
They sped away from the flames, leaving the dealer behind. It was over. They had caught him. The fire burned on, consuming everything in its path, but Riggs and Murtaugh had emerged victorious.
As they drove away from the flames, they couldn’t help but think about all the lives that had been lost in the fire. They knew that their job was never easy, but sometimes it was hard to reconcile the danger and the loss with the satisfaction of a job well done.
But for now, they were just glad to be alive. They had faced the flames and come out on top, and that was all that mattered. The dealer was in custody, and they had saved countless lives by stopping him. It was a hard-won victory, but it was also a triumph.
Chapter 6: The Final Showdown
The air was thick with tension as Riggs and the black market weapons dealer faced off in a deserted warehouse. The dealer was armed to the teeth, brandishing a deadly array of weapons, but Riggs was undeterred. He had faced down danger before and come out on top.
The dealer sneered, “You’re too late, Riggs. The bomb is already set to go off. There’s nothing you can do to stop it.”
Riggs gritted his teeth. He knew there was no time to waste. He had to take down the dealer before it was too late.
The two men circled each other warily, each looking for an opening. Suddenly, the dealer made his move, firing his gun with deadly accuracy. Riggs dodged and weaved, narrowly avoiding the hail of bullets.
He returned fire, but the dealer was too quick, ducking and weaving like a seasoned pro. Riggs knew he had to get in close if he was going to have any chance of taking down the dealer.
He charged forward, his fists clenched. The dealer smirked, confident in his own abilities. But Riggs was a force to be reckoned with, and he delivered a series of blistering blows that sent the dealer staggering backward.
But the dealer was far from defeated. He pulled out a grenade and tossed it in Riggs’s direction. Riggs dove for cover, narrowly avoiding the explosion.
The dealer took advantage of Riggs’s moment of weakness, raining bullets down upon him. Riggs was hit in the shoulder, but he refused to go down.
He drew on every ounce of strength he had, channeling his rage and pain into a fierce determination to take down the dealer once and for all.
With a primal roar, he charged the dealer again, catching him off guard. They grappled, each trying to gain the upper hand. It was a brutal fight, with no quarter given or asked.
Finally, Riggs managed to disarm the dealer, sending his weapons flying across the room. The dealer was defenseless, and Riggs had him at his mercy.
But Riggs was not a killer. He knew that justice had to be served, but he also knew that taking a life was not the answer.
He handcuffed the dealer and called for backup. The bomb was defused, and the day was saved.
As the dust settled, Riggs looked around at the wreckage of the warehouse. He was battered and bruised, but he had emerged victorious.
But the victory was bittersweet. He knew that this was just another battle in an endless war. There would always be someone else out there, ready to take the dealer’s place.
He thought of Murtaugh and Lorna, and the toll that this job had taken on their lives. He wondered if it was worth it.
But he knew that he had made a difference, that he had saved lives and kept the city safe. And that was enough for now.
As he walked away from the warehouse, the sun rising in the distance, he knew that he was ready for whatever challenges lay ahead. He was a cop, and he was damn good at his job.
Chapter 7: Resolutions
Riggs and Murtaugh had closed the case on the black-market weapons dealer. But it came at a cost. The duo had seen a lot of action during their careers, and this case had left them shaken.
As they sat in their office at the LAPD, they finally had a chance to catch their breath and reflect on what had happened. Murtaugh leaned back in his chair and let out a deep sigh. “I don’t know about you, Riggs, but this one really took it out of me.”
Riggs looked at him and nodded. “Yeah, it was a tough one, Murtaugh. But we got through it together.”
They sat in silence for a few moments until Murtaugh spoke up again. “You know, Riggs, I’ve been thinking. Maybe it’s time for me to retire.”
Riggs’s eyebrows shot up in surprise. “Retire? Murtaugh, you’re not serious, are you?”
Murtaugh leaned forward, his elbows on his knees. “I am serious, Riggs. I’ve been thinking about it for a while now. It’s just…I’m tired, you know? Tired of all the violence and the danger. I want to spend more time with my family and enjoy my retirement.”
Riggs sighed, knowing that Murtaugh had a point. “I understand, Murtaugh. But what am I going to do without my partner in crime?”
Murtaugh chuckled. “Don’t worry, Riggs. You’ll find someone new to drive crazy in no time.”
Riggs laughed and shook his head. “I don’t think anyone could ever replace you, Murtaugh. You’re one of a kind.”
They sat in silence again, lost in their own thoughts. Riggs couldn’t help but think about his own life and what the future held for him. He was getting older, and he didn’t know how much longer he could keep up with the fast-paced life of a cop.
He looked over at Lorna Cole, who was sitting at her desk, typing away. She caught his eye and smiled at him. Riggs felt a flicker of something in his chest and realized that he had feelings for her.
He didn’t know if it was the adrenaline from the case or if it was something more, but he knew he had to talk to her. He got up from his chair and walked over to her desk.
“Lorna,” he said, “can I talk to you for a minute?”
Lorna looked up at him, her dark eyes sparkling. “Sure, Riggs. What’s up?”
Riggs took a deep breath. “Look, I know this might sound crazy, but I think I have feelings for you. I don’t know if it’s just because we went through this case together, but I wanted to tell you how I feel.”
Lorna’s expression softened. “Riggs, I had a feeling you might feel that way. And I have to admit, I feel the same way.”
Riggs felt his heart swell with happiness. He couldn’t believe that someone as beautiful and tough as Lorna could have feelings for him. He reached out and took her hand, feeling a jolt of electricity pass between them.
It was then that Murtaugh cleared his throat loudly, interrupting them. “Hey, lovebirds, we’ve still got work to do, you know.”
Riggs and Lorna laughed, feeling relieved to be back to the familiar banter between partners. They knew that no matter what, they would always have each other’s backs.
As the three of them got back to work, Riggs couldn’t help but think about what the future held for him. He didn’t know what was going to happen, but he knew that whatever it was, he was ready for it. He had his partner, his friends, and the love of his life by his side. And that was all he needed to face whatever was coming his way.
As the sun began to set over Los Angeles, Riggs, Murtaugh, and Lorna left the LAPD station and walked out into the city. They didn’t know what was going to happen next, but they knew that they were ready for it. Together.
Some scenes from the movie Lethal Weapon 3 written by A.I.
– Martin Riggs: a reckless yet skilled detective
– Roger Murtaugh: a seasoned detective close to retirement
– Lorna Cole: an internal affairs sergeant, Riggs’s love interest
– Jack Travis: a former LAPD lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer
The story takes place in present-day Los Angeles, with the action taking place in various parts of the city. The film opens with a car chase scene along the 110 freeway.
Scene 1 – The Chase Begins:
EXT. LOS ANGELES FREEWAY – DAY
MARTIN RIGGS and ROGER MURTAUGH are driving in a patrol car, chasing a black SUV driven by JACK TRAVIS, a former LAPD lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer.
Riggs is behind the wheel, driving recklessly and narrowly avoiding collisions with other cars on the road. Murtaugh is in the passenger seat, nervously checking his gun.
You ready for this, partner?
(eying the SUV)
As I’ll ever be.
The SUV weaves in and out of traffic, trying to lose the detectives. But Riggs is determined to catch him.
This is Riggs, we’re in pursuit of the black SUV, heading north on the 110.
CONTINUE CHASE – CUT TO:
EXT. LOS ANGELES STREETS – DAY
The SUV races through the streets of LA, with Riggs and Murtaugh hot on its tail. The chase is high-speed and dangerous, with the cars weaving in and out of traffic and narrowly avoiding collisions.
Goddammit, Riggs! Slow down!
What’s the matter, Murtaugh? Getting too old for this?
I’m not too old to lose my lunch, Riggs!
The SUV takes a sharp turn down an alleyway, with Riggs and Murtaugh following closely behind. They emerge on the other side, guns drawn.
You keep following me, you’ll end up dead!
Riggs and Murtaugh take cover and start firing at Travis. But he manages to evade them and drives off.
(shaking his head)
Dammit. We almost had him.
We’ll get him next time.
– Martin Riggs, a reckless yet effective cop with a tragic past
– Roger Murtaugh, a seasoned cop nearing retirement who is cautious and family-oriented
– Lorna Cole, a hard-nosed internal affairs sergeant who catches Riggs’s eye
– Jack Travis, a former LAPD lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer and the main antagonist
Setting: Los Angeles, California
INT. POLICE DEPARTMENT – DAY
Riggs walks into the building and spots Lorna Cole sitting at a desk. He approaches her with a smirk.
Riggs: “Hey there, beautiful. You checking up on me?”
Lorna: “No, Riggs. I’m here on official business.”
Riggs: “Well, can’t blame a guy for trying.”
Lorna: “Save your charm for someone who’s interested. I need to talk to you and Murtaugh about the Travis case.”
Riggs: “Of course, anything for you.”
Lorna rolls her eyes and leads him to Murtaugh’s office.
INT. MURTAUGH’S OFFICE – DAY
Murtaugh is sorting through paperwork when Riggs and Lorna enter. He looks up, surprised to see her.
Murtaugh: “Lorna, what brings you here?”
Lorna: “I wanted to update you on the Travis case. We have reason to believe he’s targeting someone close to you.”
Murtaugh’s expression turns serious.
Lorna: “I can’t say at the moment, but we need to be extra vigilant.”
Riggs: “So, what’s our next move?”
Lorna hands them both a file.
Lorna: “We’ve identified one of Travis’s suppliers. We think he might lead us to him.”
Murtaugh: “Alright, let’s bring him in then.”
Lorna: “I was hoping Riggs could take the lead on this one.”
Riggs: “Happy to oblige.”
Murtaugh eyes him warily.
Murtaugh: “Don’t do anything reckless, Riggs.”
Riggs: “Who, me?”
He winks and heads out of the office.
Lorna turns to Murtaugh.
Lorna: “He’s a handful, but he gets results.”
Murtaugh: “Just make sure he comes back in one piece.”
Lorna smiles and exits the office.
Murtaugh sighs and returns to his paperwork.
– Martin Riggs (Main character, cop)
– Roger Murtaugh (Main character, cop)
– Lorna Cole (Internal Affairs Sergeant)
– Jack Travis (Black market weapons dealer)
Setting: Los Angeles, California
EXT. ABANDONED FACTORY – NIGHT
Riggs and Murtaugh cautiously move through the dark, abandoned factory. It’s clear that the black market weapons dealer, Jack Travis, is inside. They hear a noise and quickly take cover behind some machinery.
You hear that?
Yeah, sounds like someone’s coming.
As they prepare for a fight, Lorna Cole appears from the shadows.
Travis is inside. He’s expecting you.
What do you mean?
He’s set up a game. He’ll give you a head start, then hunt you down like prey.
Sounds like a trap.
It is. But you didn’t come here to play it safe, did you?
Murtaugh nods in agreement as they move forward, ready for whatever comes their way.
INT. ABANDONED FACTORY – CONTINUOUS
Riggs and Murtaugh step into an open area. Travis is waiting for them, holding two guns.
Welcome to my game, boys.
What do you want?
I want to see how good you really are. You have ten minutes to hide. Then, I’ll come find you.
With that, Travis takes off after them. Riggs and Murtaugh split up, each taking a different route.
Riggs hides behind a large stack of crates, waiting for Travis to come into view. He hears footsteps approaching and readies his gun.
As Travis rounds the corner, Riggs jumps out from behind the crates and a firefight ensues. Travis manages to get away.
Meanwhile, Murtaugh hides in a nearby office, waiting for Travis to come to him. He hears a noise and turns to face the door.
As the door bursts open, Murtaugh quickly fires his gun. He sees Travis fall to the ground, but realizes it was just a decoy.
Travis sneaks up behind Murtaugh and puts him in a headlock.
Nice try, old man.
With Travis holding Murtaugh hostage, Riggs comes in with his gun drawn.
Let him go.
Why don’t you put down your gun and we can talk about it?
Riggs hesitates for a moment, then throws his gun aside.
As Travis approaches Riggs, he pulls out a knife and lunges towards him. Riggs manages to dodge the attack and disarm Travis.
In the scuffle, Travis falls to the ground, knocking himself out.
Riggs and Murtaugh take a moment to catch their breath.
I’m too old for this.
Never too old, partner.
EXT. A PARK – DAY
Riggs and Murtaugh sit on a bench, watching kids play on the playground. Riggs is lost in thought, staring off into the distance.
Hey, Riggs. You okay?
(sighs) Just thinking about everything that’s happened.
Yeah, me too. It’s a tough one.
You know, Murtaugh, I never expected to find myself in this position. Betrayed by someone I thought was a friend.
I know, I know. But we can’t dwell on it. We’ve got to figure out our next move.
I’ve been doing some digging, and I think I’ve found a way to turn the tables on him.
Alright, let’s hear it.
Riggs pulls out a file.
I found some evidence that connects our suspect to a recent string of bank robberies. If we can get him on those charges, we might be able to get him to flip on our former friend.
Murtaugh nods thoughtfully.
It’s worth a shot. Let’s get to work.
INT. THE POLICE STATION – DAY
Riggs and Murtaugh sit across from the suspect, who looks nervous.
What is this about? I don’t know anything about any bank robberies.
Oh, we believe you do. And we also know you’ve been working with our former friend, here.
The suspect looks panicked.
I can’t talk about that.
You know, we did some digging of our own. We found out that our friend has been playing you. He’s been taking all the profits from your weapons deals, and leaving you with nothing.
The suspect looks angry.
That son of a bitch. I’ll help you take him down.
Riggs and Murtaugh exchange a satisfied look.
INT. A WAREHOUSE – NIGHT
Riggs and Murtaugh, along with a team of officers, raid the warehouse where their former friend and the remaining weapons are located. A tense shootout ensues, with the team taking down the enemy one by one.
Finally, they approach the last door, where their former friend is holed up. Riggs kicks the door down, gun at the ready.
It’s over. You’re under arrest.
Their former friend sneers.
You think you’ve won? You have no idea who you’re dealing with.
Suddenly, the room explodes in a bright flash of light, and Riggs and Murtaugh are thrown back by the force of the blast.
EXT. THE WAREHOUSE – NIGHT
Riggs and Murtaugh lie on the ground, battered and bruised. Behind them, the warehouse crumbles in flames.
(sighs) Looks like we won’t be getting a confession out of him.
(smiling) He didn’t need to. I already had enough evidence to take him down.
(grinning) Good work, partner.
The two stand up, glancing at each other with a sense of camaraderie that only comes from being through the toughest of situations together.
EXT. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE – DAY
The wildfire rages on, making it difficult for Riggs and Murtaugh to pursue the black market weapons dealer through the burning landscape.
MURTAUGH: (coughing) We can’t keep this up, Riggs. We need to find him before it’s too late.
RIGGS: (determined) We will. Keep moving.
As they weave through the flames, they spot the dealer’s car up ahead.
RIGGS: There he is.
MURTAUGH: (pointing) And there’s the shipment. Let’s take him down.
They sprint towards the car, dodging falling debris and struggling to breathe in the thick smoke.
The dealer emerges from the car, his gun drawn.
DEALER: You got lucky before, but you won’t be so lucky this time.
Riggs and Murtaugh take cover behind a nearby tree as the dealer fires at them.
RIGGS: (calling out) We need backup!
Suddenly, the ground shakes and a loud explosion rocks the area.
MURTAUGH: (alarmed) What the hell was that?
RIGGS: (urgently) We need to get out of here. Now.
They scramble to their feet and race back towards their car, jumping over the flames and debris.
As they drive away, they see the source of the explosion – a bomb planted by the dealer, which has now caused the wildfire to intensify and spread.
RIGGS: (frustrated) He got away again.
MURTAUGH: (defeated) And now we have a whole new disaster to deal with.
RIGGS: (determined) We’ll catch him. But right now, we need to focus on stopping this wildfire before it destroys everything.