by morgan india
We finally find out who shot Malcolm, and one pairing get the smoochies on.
They finally give Linda Martin something to do and for some reason, Lucifer takes her advice to mean that he needs to have sex with Chloe to get over his jealousy regarding her relationship with Dan. Oh, Lucifer. But Chloe has faaaar more on her plate at the moment with the miraculous (ha!) return of Malcolm. How did the precinct accept that he came back from pretty much being dead with what appears to be an almost full bill of health? Sure, he was in a wheelchair, but still… Oh, right. This is Lucifer and Malcolm was literally touched by an angel.
The most that this week’s case brought about was the changing relationships between the primary characters, with a spotlight on Linda Martin. Lucifer is adamant that Martin help him break up Chloe and Dan for good, which, thankfully Martin had no interest in doing. It was great seeing Martin out in the field and interacting with the different parts of Lucifer’s life outside of their hourly sessions in her office. One thing I want for season two is for more scenes between Martin and Maze. Thankfully, while Martin blurted out that she’s been sleeping with Lucifer, but also said that she was going to end the relationship. Yay, Martin!
Lucifer’s jealousy was really frustrating to watch. Not that it matters anyway, as Chloe seems more interested in working on her marriage with Dan than hopping into bed with Lucifer. But how long will Dan and Chloe be happy before Chloe finds out that Dan was the one who shot Malcolm? That confrontation between Chloe and Malcolm was interesting, as while being rather sketchy and sleazy, Malcolm is rather convincing when it came to his innocence, while planting more seeds of doubt in Chloe’s mind. That being said, while Dan was the one to shoot Malcolm, I don’t necessarily believe that Dan is the “bad guy” in this scenario. Maybe that’s just my belief in Chloe and Dan talking, but there is definitely more than meets the eye when it comes to Malcolm.
Dan’s behaviour in the previous few episodes makes a lot more sense after the revelation that he was the one who shot Malcolm. His repeated suggestions that Chloe drop the case entirely, or obstructing the investigation through any means just scream of guilty behaviour looking back. Dan’s involvement and Malcolm returning from the dead are going to have major consequences in the future for not only Dan, but Chloe and Trixie. As soon as the kiss between Dan and Chloe happened, TV tropes indicated that Dan was either going to be killed (I see you, Ugly Betty, and I will never forgive you) or be the ‘bad’ guy. I wonder which one Lucifer would prefer?
Lucifer has now cottoned on to the fact that Maze and Amenadiel are working together against him and boy, is Lucifer pissed off. He pretty much cut ties with Maze when he confronted her at Lux. Was he right when he said that she was really looking out for herself by directing Amenadiel to Martin, or is Maze correct when she told him that she’s doing it all for him? Part of me thinks it’s about 50/50, but I can’t see these two making up within the next episode or two.
Bits and pieces
- Chloe finding Malcolm in her house was just creepy.
- Whiskey with a pickle juice chased just sounds… disgusting.
- Oops, sorry to see you go, Lochlyn Munro. Something is seriously wrong with Malcolm for him to kill his old partner and make it look like a suicide.
- Also, hello Jim Rash. Even though it was basically for only one scene, Richard and Lucifer made for interesting company up on that roof. Poor, lonely, loser Richard and his dead parrot.
- Lucifer at the group therapy meeting really irritated me. I really just wanted that scene to be over.
Dan: Some of us work for a living.
Lucifer: Well, that’s your bad luck, isn’t it.
Lucifer: Doctor Canaan… how biblical.
Chloe: You don’t save a marriage by sleeping with other people.
Lucifer: Can’t hurt to try.
Chloe: You? You're really in therapy?
Lucifer: Why is that so surprising?
Chloe: You're the least reflective person I know.
Lucifer: I have layers. I'm like an onion. An irresistible one.
Martin: So that’s Dan?
Lucifer: Yes. Numbingly average, isn’t he?
Martin: I wouldn’t say that.
Lucifer: Wha-? You’re supposed to be on my side, you know.
Three and a half out of five dead parrots.
Morgan India, who really can't think of anything funny to put in here today.