Lucifer: Stewardess Interruptus

"This is all feeling a bit masturbatory. Even for me."

So Lucifer did the thing that usually makes me rage quit TV shows, especially if they’re even remotely procedural. So why am I sticking with this show?

Namely, the characters, the writing and the uniqueness of the whole premise. I honestly hate it when procedural shows make the two lead characters get romantically involved, and it usually kills the show shortly afterwards. How do you think shows like Law and Order have lasted 15+ seasons? I am hoping and wishing and praying that the scene between Lucifer and Chloe will be revealed next week to be all a dream.

Urgh. Anyway.

Perhaps it was my general annoyance at the whole episode, but I found it rather hard to concentrate on what I liked about the episode. Maze continued to be the shining light of the show, and I picked up on a lot of vibes between Maze and Dan. It would certainly be juicier and less cringe-worthy than the whole Dan/Charlotte debacle. Which everyone knows about now. Do the writers just hate Dan and are determined to assassinate his character by making him seem really simple and idiotic in comparison to the other male characters on this show? Lucifer has some amazing characters, both new and old, but they seem to hate on Dan a lot.

Most of the episode seemed to deal with the after effects of Chloe and Lucifer’s date, rather than having a case of the week. Chloe becoming increasingly jealous over dealing with Lucifer's lovers (during the last eight weeks; if we were dealing with his entire lifespan, we'd finally be in 2020 with Kanye running for POTUS.) but visibly showing signs of relief that almost the entire group simply saw their sexual trysts with Lucifer as meaningless, made me rather conflicted as to what I feel about Chloe. I want Chloe to be happy, but do I want her only options to be her ex-husband who is banging the Devil's mother, or the Devil himself? Can we just give Chloe a nice, normal, run-of-the-mill human guy who won't wind up disappointing both Chloe and Trixie?

I wish we'd seen a bit more of Amenadiel and Charlotte this week, especially considering the bomb that was dropped in the last episode regarding Chloe's origin. A literal miracle baby. Does Charlotte genuinely want Lucifer and Chloe to be happy together, or is she still playing the slow con? My money is on the slow con.

I'm hoping we get a lot more answers in the coming weeks before the next mini-hiatus, as well as more Maze being aMAZ(E)ing (geddit, geddit!?), more Charlotte and Amenadiel scheming, and the beginning of Dan's long, slow path to redemption.

Bits and pieces
  • I did really like how Lucifer’s list of lovers consisted of both women and men. I wasn’t expecting that to be honest, but in hindsight, I can definitely see it.
  • Dan and Chloe were married and have a child together; Chloe is becoming romantically involved with Lucifer, whose mother Charlotte has done the nasty multiple times with Dan. Yeesh. Poor Trixie is going to need a lot of sessions with Linda when she’s older, I reckon.
  • I'm not saying this is me whenever the whole Dan/Charlotte thing comes up, but I'm also not saying that it's not me re: Dan's stuff-up:

Quotes

Chloe: A list of everyone you've slept with in the past eight weeks.
Lucfier: Right. You'll need a much bigger notepad.

Sookie: You're like porn, stuffed crust pizza and a Hello Kitty blanket all rolled into one.

Dr. Linda: Actually, I think you're more human than a lot of people I know.
Maze: Take that back.

1.5 out of 5 Elementary-esque walls of weird.

Morgan India, who has never felt more like Tyra Banks in her life right now.

4 comments:

Billie Doux said...

A very amusing review, Morgan. :) Honestly, I don't always ship who I'm supposed to ship, but I like Lucifer and Chloe together. And I think you're right that the writers hate Dan.

Mallena said...

I don't think that Chloe and Lucifer will be together that long. This is a supernatural show, after all, anything could happen. There is news about a certain actor playing God, possibly. That sounds good. I'd like more heavenly beings on this show.

mazephoenix said...

I don't much like Chloe/Lucifer either and agree with you. I think we've seen him in bed with a guy briefly so that wasn't so surprising.
Poor Dan indeed, he's usually so decent. Charlotte's playing a long game for sure.
Your review was very funny. LOL at the Tyra gif.

Thomas Ijon Tichy said...

I just got absolutely infuriated by last episode, when they first showed the almost-kiss in the trailer, then actually used it as the cliffhanger. Then, of course, they snatched it away in the opening seconds of this episode.

For me, it's a case of Chekov's gun. The entire show - the entire show - has been about Lucifer and Chloe's mutual attraction and her strange obliviousness to his identity. I prefer them to make good on it. The curtain has to fall.