The scorching-hot chemistry between Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (Morris Chestnut) and detective Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz) in the Miami-set show’s premiere may have left viewers craving more from this telegenic twosome, but it looks like any possibility of a romance is about to come to an abrupt halt with an appearance by Rosewood’s girlfriend in episode 2.
That’s right: though Rosewood didn’t exactly give off “I’m taken” vibes during the first episode of the dramedy series, it seems that he’s in a relationship with girlfriend Kat (played by guest star Nicole Ari Parker).
In an exclusive sneak peek at Wednesday’s episode, Rosewood — whom Kat affectionately calls “Rosie” — proves himself the perfect BF as he prepares a meal and even croons some R&B for his ladylove of a few weeks. And it seems like Kat is really into him — enough, anyway, to question the arsenal of prescription meds that Rosewood has littered on his kitchen counter.
“I know we’re only a few weeks into this thing, but how bad is it?” asks Kat, hinting that Rosewood’s health-related secret might be somewhat serious.
Check out the clip above to see Rosewood’s response (and to see him put the moves on Kat).
In the role of Rosewood — a brainy private pathologist who helps the Miami police department crack their toughest cases — Chestnut displays equal parts exuberance and a tongue-in-cheek comedic sensibility, a combination the 46-year-old says he’s thrilled to showcase in his first lead part on the small screen.
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“I think what it allows me to do is show an aspect of my personality people haven’t seen in a couple of decades,” Chestnut told EW earlier this fall. “With Rosewood, I’m having fun, telling jokes and being witty in a way people haven’t seen [from me] in a long time.”
Rosewood airs Wednesdays on Fox at 8 p.m. ET.