Clayne Crawford as Riggs
“Lethal Weapon” executive producer Matt Miller said that Riggs (Clayne Crawford) won’t be able to move on from Miranda’s (Floriana Lima) death anytime soon. Darren Michaels/FOX

Riggs (Clayne Crawford) is going to need more time before he can completely move on from his wife’s death.

In a recent interview with TVLine, “Lethal Weapon” executive producer Matt Miller suggested that Riggs will ultimately overcome Miranda’s (Floriana Lima) passing, but that won’t happen in the near future. “We want to drag Riggs a little bit through the mud before he gets better,” Miller told the website. “But then there are going to be moments within our back half of the season where he is better, and you feel like this guy has improved.”

But before Riggs starts to get better, Miller said that people around him are going to ask themselves whether the former Navy SEAL can still be saved from the devastation caused by his wife and their unborn child’s deaths. “That is a little bit of a question that we’re going to ask throughout the course of [the winter premiere]: the circumstances surrounding Miranda’s death, but more importantly, can Riggs let go?” the exec producer said. “That seems to be the anchor around his neck, and it’s definitely a thing that drags him down.”

Miller added that in Season 1, episode 10, titled “Homebodies,” viewers will find Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) asking himself if he can live with Riggs “who doesn’t seem to be getting better, but seems to be getting worse and worse.”

According to the synopsis for the winter premiere, Riggs and Murtaugh find themselves in a violent turf war between a new generation of drug dealers and a Koreatown gang after investigating the murder of a millennial “designer drug” dealer. For some reason, Murtaugh gets a temporary new partner and finds some comfort while Riggs is away.

Elsewhere in the episode, Trish (Keesha Sharp) tries to set up Riggs with her co-worker.

“Lethal Weapon” Season 1, episode 10 airs on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. EST on FOX.