Lucifer: Candy Morningstar

“I miss Lucifer. He was the best hugger. All squirmy on the outside but warm and fuzzy on the inside.” - Ella

Who hasn't come back from a sudden break-up having married a stripper in Las Vegas?

Welcome back to the mid-season premiere of Lucifer, season two! No matter what the writers put the gang through this season, it is still monumentally better than the first season. And we're also being given some pretty awesome new characters. Meet Candy Morningstar, the stripper who Lucifer married after running away from his romantic problems and daddy issues in the last episode. I'm not going to lie, I loved Candy, and even though I doubt we'll see her again, I'm going to remain foolishly optimistic about her return. Besides, I'm personally all for the writers increasing the barriers between Chloe and Lucifer for the time being. Don't @ me, shippers, I already know what you're going to say to me.

Snarky introduction aside, I didn't realise how much I missed this show until it came back on my computer screen. While there wasn't a whole lot of movement on the bigger, arching storylines this week, we did have a few moments of realisation. Dan, slowly worming his way back into my good books since he wormed his way onto Charlotte, realised that there is no possibility of him reuniting romantically with Chloe, and took a step back from the Case of the Week so that Lucifer could come back in. I have to say that I'm really hoping that the writers have stopped screwing around with Dan's character.

Chloe was justifiably pissed with Lucifer, he having dumped her after that kiss and coming back with Candy on his arm. Her anger also affected her work, which helped Dan realise just how much Lucifer's actions had upset Chloe. While the separation between Lucifer and Chloe is a temporary one, I'm hoping that it doesn't suddenly resolve itself next week. We've only got a few episodes left of the season, but I can definitely see them properly reuniting by the season finale.

In what was possibly my favourite moment of the episode, Charlotte tried to get one up over Candy in order to get information out of her. Charlotte, like most people, believed that Candy was a bit of a dope. That is the stereotype, after all. But my main girl Candy managed to hoodwink Charlotte, which I just found completely awesome. Also, turns out the marriage was just some big ruse between Lucifer and Candy. They weren't actually married, and they'd managed to fool pretty much everyone. I doubt anyone would be overly happy to find out they'd been played, but not a lot of people seem to be happy with Lucifer since he left at the end of the first half of the season.

Now that Lucifer is back in California, here's hoping that we get some more answers to some of the overarching questions; such as ... Just what was God's plan for Chloe, placing her in Lucifer's life? How does Chloe maintain her amazing eyebrows? Why can't I be Maze when I grow up?

Bits and pieces

- So, everyone is suddenly on the Chloe/Lucifer ship? Can someone explain to me what it is that I’m just not seeing with these two?

- I loved that Candy wasn’t really the typical bleached blonde stripper stereotype. I’m also glad that she and Lucifer weren’t really married.

Quotes

Charlotte: Lucifer, don't be rude. Who is your top-heavy friend?

Charlotte: Here I thought this "Candy" was an insipid dullard but she may be my most formidable opponent yet.

Lucifer: Everything I felt about her was all smoke and mirrors courtesy of good old dad.

Chloe: You can't just grab what you want when you want.

Strong return to the season. Five out of five strippers named Candy Morningstar.

Morgan India, who would sell her soul to Lucifer if he could fix her computer problems.

7 comments:

Billie Doux said...

For me, the two best scenes in this episode were Chloe masquerading as Candy right down to the pink hair, and Mom commenting on Amenadiel's media-related slang.

An Honest Fangirl said...

I went into this episode expecting to hate Candy and everything that she stood for, and I was completely blown away by just how awesome she was. Most of my favorite scenes this episode involved her, with her tricking Charlotte being a particular highlight.

I also really liked Chloe and Lucifer going together undercover. I ship them pretty hard, and my heart just melted when Lucifer told Chloe that her dying was his worst fear.

This was a very good episode for Lucifer. It seemed like everyone got their chance to shine.

Patrick said...

I was wonderfully surprised with how much I liked Candy, even before the reveal at the end. I'm not sure how they'd be able to bring her back, but I wouldn't mind one bit if we saw her again.

Billie, I also love Tricia Helfer's "confused" slash "had it up to here" expressions. She reminds me a little of Andrea Parker back on The Pretender back in the day. :)

migmit said...

This comment about Candy being the most formidable opponent seemed funny at first. In hindsight, however, it's totally mind-blowing.

Maze, studying Candy's behind, and then cleavage, and not even attempting to hide this — that was so Maze!

Mallena said...

Nope, not amused by the Slowing Down a Relationship by Marrying a Stripper Trope. Turned off the episode half-way through. Think I am done with this show.

migmit said...

2Mallena: well, you're certainly missing some great stuff.

Mallena said...

I'm probably going to just read these reviews and if things get better, I might watch again, maybe. Since there was a twist at the end that I didn't see, maybe the plot will get better. IDK, I like the cop and her daughter, plus Lucifer's Mom, but all the sexy times that Lucifer has on this show with too many various women is off-putting for me.

I'll probably watch the episode that Luci's Dad shows up, though. I like the actor that is going to portray him.