Lucifer: Vegas With Some Radishes

"Marry me."

When Detective Douche is making this face, you know that you're in for what is sure to be a fun time. Okay, why did that sound vaguely dirty?

I've been trying to think of a word to sum up this episode, and I keep coming back to "wholesome." This was just a very cute, wholesome episode whose enjoyability, I think, will depend on how excited you are about the Lucifer/Chloe romance. I'm all for it, so I was all for this episode.

There were just so many scenes that I enjoyed. The Linda and Dan Safecracking Duo were a hoot. I am so proud of Dan's character development since the first episode. We've gotten to a place where he can hang out with Linda and Chloe and try to drunkenly break into Lucifer's safe. I can't say enough how glad I am that the writers decided to keep Dan and Chloe friends after their divorce. The show is so much more the better for it.

Lucifer and Candy discussing their issues over wine and ice cream was also fantastic. I could see why they hit it off so well. I only wish that we could have seen more of the former Mrs. Morningstar. It's a great character and actress who definitely deserved to be revisited, even if the material given to her was a little weak.

Yes, I'm aware that this wasn't really the best episode. The actual murder plot was very weak. It didn't necessarily make sense, and the killer was obvious as soon as we saw the bartender a second time. The musical number arguably went on for a bit too long, and some of the humor fell flat, especially at the crime scene. I can admit to that. But then I also have to tell you that I didn't particularly care.

If you've read my previous Lucifer reviews, then you know that I am a diehard shipper. This entire episode was essentially a showcase of how Lucifer and Chloe are still romantically interested in each other, even thought they're refusing to act on it for various reasons. Chloe was scared that Lucifer had disappeared again to the point where she didn't even want to go to the penthouse alone. She doesn't want to get hurt again, and it's perfectly understandable. Lucifer knows that too, and it seems like he finally understands that his "bluffs" have been doing just that.

I could probably write pages and pages about how beautiful and perfect his bullet necklace was as both a present and a peace offering for the future, but I shall restrain myself. Essentially, it's a memento from the first time that Chloe made him vulnerable and the first time that Chloe truly suspected that something wasn't quite right with Lucifer. It's a symbol of just how much of an effect she has had on him, and how it's changed him for the better. And that is rather beautiful.

Random Thoughts

Linda had the episode title this time.

Lucifer sang! Finally!

Still no Amenadiel. Or Maze. Man, Maze would have been great in this episode.

Ella has a bit of a gambling issue. Somehow, this doesn't surprise me.

But she also mentioned something about "the voices," and I currently have at least three theories as to what that could refer to.

And yes, she did look ravishing in that dress. Tom Ellis looked particularly ravishing this episode as well.

Quotes:

Lucifer: They teach lock picking in forensics class?
Ella: No, middle school.
Lucifer: Ms. Lopez, you are an enigma, wrapped in a hoodie, under a jaunty ponytail.

Chloe: Ugh, 666 isn't it either.
Linda: Oh, try 8008.
Chloe: 8008?
Linda: It spells "boob."
Did anyone catch what his code actually was?

Lucifer: I thought since I'll likely never penetrate you, I'd commemorate the one time that you penetrated me.

I'm curious to hear how non-shippers viewed this episode. I loved it, but I suspect that I may be an outlier.
---
An Honest Fangirl loves superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, and really bad horror movies. And sometimes she writes about them. She really needs to start writing about them again.

3 comments:

migmit said...

Um... Sorry, but do you think breaking into the safe of an actual Devil is not such a great idea? Even if he is your patient. And even if you're a bit drunk.

And also, breaking into someone's safe might not be a great idea if you're a cop. Especially if you are trying to make amends for being a dirty cop in the past.

Hearing about counting cards makes me sick. I mean, punishing someone for actually using his or her brain? It's basically 1984.

I agree, not enough Candy. She's great.

Billie Doux said...

Oh, I don't know. Lucifer was really amused that they'd tried to get into his safe and I had expected him to react that way. And Fangirl, I also loved the necklace. How incredibly romantic. I do pretty much ship Lucifer and Chloe, although part of that is mostly impatience that they've been stringing us along for so long.

Ella is such an interesting character. I have absolutely no idea what they're doing with her. I don't think she has a gambling problem as such. I'm guessing that she simply has a deep interest in money?

Thomas Ijon Tichy said...

Show listened to my prayers and gave me more Ella. Yay for Ella.

I still would like Lucifer better with her than with Chloe, but I'm an incurable crackshipper.