Lucifer: Trip to Stabby Town

Lucifer has some really great episode titles. They're usually funny, or at least irreverent, but they're always fun. If Lucifer is one thing, it's fun.

We took a bit of a breather from the emotional heartbreak that had been a hallmark of the past few episodes. There were still heavy moments, but they were toned down. Almost all of them were undercut by comedy. (The selfie, the enactment at the crime scene, Dan screaming about Lucifer eating his pudding.) It worked for Lucifer. The show has always had its own off-beat sense of humor, and they use it to full effect here. I mean, who would have thought that pudding would have been so important?

I think that this was Lucifer's highest body count to date. The first murder was incredibly violent and brutal. I loved the idea of Azrael's blade being out in the general populace. It makes sense why Lucifer wouldn't necessarily want Chloe to be involved with the case, but you would think that he would know better than to try to keep her entirely out of it by now. But that did allow this episode to focus on a partnership that I never thought that I would really like.

I haven't been shy about the fact that Ella isn't my favorite character. She's fine in small doses, but I was wary about her having a larger role in this episode. I shouldn't have worried at all. Tom Ellis could probably have chemistry with a broom, but he and Aimee Garcia handled both the comedic and serious scenes with ease. I laughed out loud when Lucifer and Ella reenacted how the yoga class murders took place. (I mean, the picture at the top says it all.) But then there was also the scene in Lux. Ella had just caught Lucifer in a rather big lie, but she still decided to have faith in him. It was a rather sweet, understated moment.

Of course, Lucifer and Ella's interactions sparked some jealousy in Chloe. She denied that that was what was happening, sure, but it was pretty clear that she was jealous. She didn't even want to think about the idea that Lucifer and Ella might have a serious relationship going on. I loved that Dan was able to tease her about that without it being too weird. They might be in the middle of a divorce, but the reminders that they do care about each other are human beings are incredibly important.

Apparently, Dan has incredible strength of will. He was able to take responsibility for everything that's gone wrong in his life instead of blaming it all on Lucifer. If it wasn't for all of the development that he got these past few episodes, I wouldn't have bought it. I can't tell you how excited I am to see that Dan as a character is getting more attention from the writers. He was one of the weaker parts of Season 1, but he's quickly becoming one of my favorites.

I wonder if Lucifer would have used Azrael's blade on his mom if their argument at the end had continued. That's why Charlotte conceded defeat, right? She saw the blade start to sing and give off some sort of vapor. I don't believe for a second that she's actually going to let Lucifer peacefully stay on Earth. Lucifer said that Earth was his home, and it made sense why he would feel that way. He has friends on Earth, people who like and respect him, and who he likes and respects. Charlotte doesn't see it that way. She's been clearly positioned as a "villain" this episode and the last. It looks like Uriel might have been right about her after all.

Does Amenadiel want to go back to Heaven? I mean, the answer should be obvious. There's no reason for him to go back to Hell, and he clearly doesn't feel like he (or any celestial being for that matter) belongs on Earth. Heaven is the only other option. I just can't help but feel like Charlotte is manipulating him into feeling that way. We haven't really gotten a good look at Amenadiel's desires and dreams. I want to know what they are.

Random Thoughts

The blade did kind of look like a movie prop.

Man, Lux must have a revolving door.

I kept expecting the Angel of Death herself to show up. Why did Lucifer just pray to her? "Hey, sis, I got your blade down here. Come pick it up before something cataclysmic happens. Thanks." Seems easier than burying it in Uriel's grave.

I just found out that there's a theory going around that Ella is Azrael. I don't know if I buy it.

This has happened over the course of the past few episodes, but I don't think that I've mentioned it yet: I love how comfortable the Chloe/Lucifer banter has gotten. Before, Chloe used to just be annoyed at it. But now she's smiles and banters back.

Lucifer in a church. Oh, Ella, you should have known better.

Maze and Amenadiel were adorable this episode. Absolutely adorable.

Linda spent the episode working her way through the realization that Lucifer was telling the absolute truth. I loved the moment when she realized that she had sex with the Devil. I'm glad that the writers didn't drag her getting back to normal out. Lucifer needs his therapist.


Has Lucifer had a bad episode yet this season?

9.0 out of 10

~An Honest Fangirl
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Originally posted at Reviews From An Honest Fangirl.

3 comments:

Billie Doux said...

From the very beginning, I really enjoyed the progression of Lucifer's relationship with Linda. Her realization of exactly who she was having casual sex with was so funny.

Migmit, every time there's a scene with Ella, I think about her being the grown-up Trixie. :)

migmit said...

> Ella is Azrael

Um... I have no idea where it is coming from, but, apparently, there are people out there even crazier than me. It's unsettling.

An Honest Fangirl said...

Migmit, I would have to look up the Reddit thread again. But the basis of the theory is that Ella is always pushing Lucifer back towards faith and his family. And that Azrael = El = Ella.