by morgan india
Perhaps it's because this episode came after "A Priest Walks Into a Bar," but this episode really did not resonate with me as much as it could have.
I will give Lucifer props for not taking a drunken Chloe to bed, despite his lusting after her for the entirety of the season, but excluding that and the Trixie/Maze scenes, I finished the episode feeling rather hollow. I think it's because Problematic Mother episodes hit a little too close to home for me and it just sucked all the enjoyment out of the episode. I should have been able to watch Penelope Decker get a majority of the characters into a scene for a dinner party, and enjoy the chaos that it ensued. Trixie was really, really adorable in her outfit, and I can personally say that I have done the exact same thing (except with less professionally put on makeup and nice clothes) when one of my parents had a dinner party. Trixie, Maze and Linda saved the episode for me, and for that, I won't give the episode a harsh rating.
Lucifer is definitely beginning to change, and his character redemption is one of the things I love about this show. Consider where he was in the pilot to where he is now. He has a relatively supportive circle around him, he has a purpose in working alongside Chloe, and his friendship with Chloe is a massive part in how he has been changing. Which is why I really liked when he took the high road and didn't have sex with Chloe at the end of the episode. While I may not be anywhere near the Lucifer/Chloe ship and most likely never will be, I can appreciate these moments and most of the moments between them as friends.
Outside of the Dinner Party from Hell, we did get some movement on the main story line for the season, which is the Palmetto case (my brain automatically keeps calling it Pollo Alto, which then leads into a tangent of thinking about Italians and chicken). I'm really done with this plot and I can't wait for Malcolm to finally get what is coming to him. He's on borrowed time, and he's slowly losing the plot. While I usually like the crazy characters in television (coughRamsay Boltoncough), I feel like this could have been neatly wrapped up by now. I was expecting a gun to be pulled, but I didn't see Dan getting taken out. Or maybe I did. As soon as things start lining up personally for a character, in their relationships, life, etc. you know it's going to be blown to Hell at some point soon. Plus, Malcolm is nuts.
Bits and pieces
- Maze was so happy that she had made a friend. I'm so happy that Maze made a friend. More friends for Maze!
- I would have killed for a sparkly dress like Trixie's when I was little. I'd kill for one now, let's be honest.
- No Amenadiel this week.
- Maze's scene with Trixie is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Of course, Maze thinks to give an child an alcoholic drink and put a glazed cherry in it to make it kid friendly. Never change, Maze. Never change.
Lucifer: So you're kissing now? Right. Maybe that explains why you won't have sex with me.
Dan: Okay, Monkey. Surprise. You get to eat chocolate cake in bed tonight.
Dan: Does it matter?
Dan: You don't care who you piss off, do you?
Lucifer: Not in the slightest, no.
Maze: I'm stuck in a place I don't belong, and I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. I need to figure out how to be more normal.
Two out of five sparkly dresses.
Morgan India, who would volunteer to be Maze's friend any day.