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Lucifer: Manly Whatnots

Review by An Honest Fangirl

starts to move a little bit away from the Case of the Week format. I can't wait until they do away with it completely.

Lucifer's desire to sleep with Chloe is not his most endearing quality. In fact, it's rather annoying. Chloe's growing exasperation and annoyance mirrored my own. Lucifer crossed the line more times than I could count. So I spent most of the episode wishing that Lucifer would grow up, or that he would just stop for five minutes. And I was right. When he did stop, we got some of the best moments of the series so far.

Lucifer's demeanor changes instantly the moment Chloe showed concern and worry over his scars. He looked completely vulnerable, something that we haven't seen before. Plenty of people must have seen them, but Lucifer didn't want Chloe to look at them. Didn't want her to touch them. For a moment, we saw someone beneath all of the swagger and charm.

We saw that someone again in the car when Lucifer asked if Chloe was scared of him. He looked rather pleased when she said no. Here's someone who acknowledged that Lucifer might be telling the truth, and yet she still didn't fear him. I can't imagine that that reaction is very common. But then again, when Chloe saw a glimpse of Lucifer's true face, she looked more than a little freaked out.

Was that what pushed her to finally shoot Lucifer? I'm not sure who was more surprised when Lucifer actually started bleeding, her or him. Especially considering that we've already seen Lucifer take six bullets already. It's one hell of a shock for the audience. The first time I watched this episode, my jaw dropped. But, again speaking as someone who has watched all of the episodes, it feels a little contradictory. I don't know. Little things tend to bug me when they shouldn't. It's a character flaw.

Amenadiel is back after a one episode absence. I love it whenever he's paired up with Maze. As I've said before, they're on two completely opposite ends of the divine spectrum, but they both want the same thing: for Lucifer to return to Hell. Is Lucifer getting injured enough to push Maze into an alliance with Amenadiel? She definitely looked like she was considering it at the end. Lesley-Ann Brandt might just be Lucifer's secret weapon. She always lights up the screen, no matter what she's doing. But the chemistry that she has with D.B. Woodside is insane. Amenadiel was definitely affected by her licking him. I have a feeling that they're going to get together a hell of a lot sooner than Lucifer and Chloe will.

I am curious about Maze's relationship with Lucifer, though. It's obvious that he trusts her. He had her cut off his wings, and she's the one demon that he brought out of Hell with him. Or did she consciously decide to follow him? Regardless of how or why she left, it's obvious that she wants to go home. And more than that, she doesn't like this new, nicer Lucifer. If he turns too human, will Maze's loyalty to him start to fade away?

Random Thoughts

"You shot someone. Again?" Again?

Chloe had a scar on her shoulder from being shot in the Pilot. Good continuity there.

Okay, I actually liked the Dr. Linda scenes this episode. I giggled when it was revealed that she was with another client.

The scars were beautiful and really well done.

Chloe believes in Good and Evil, but none of that "Bible stuff."

Lucifer does not have horns or a tail. Apparently, TV and movies made that all up.

I really felt for Dan in this episode. His line about not wanting Chloe to spend more time with Lucifer felt very real and genuine to me.

I did like that Lucifer immediately told Dan that no, he and Chloe did not sleep together.

Lucifer doesn't lie, but he's okay with not telling the whole truth.

I love a good fight scene. And the fight between Maze and Amenadiel was very good.

Despite Lucifer's aggravating behavior throughout most of the episode, this is probably Lucifer's best episode so far.

8.9 out of 10

~An Honest Fangirl


  1. The episode that made me fall in love with the show.
    After two rather nondescript episodes, this one is the one by which the show at last really begins; the first to be really good.
    Until then, Lucifer was only intrigued by Chloe. But now that sex is put on the table, everything becomes funnier and more exciting.
    Certain to seduce Chloe and unable to understand why he doesn't manage to, Lucifer is as much ridiculous as charming. That makes him all the more endearing.
    However, Lucifer shows us here that it can be not only funny: the funniest scene turns out to be the most moving one, when Lucifer flaunts his naked body and what Chloe sees is his scars; the pain and sadness behind his sass.
    Hundreds of women must have slept with him without noticing them, and only Chloe did bother about them. By the end of this episode, Lucifer may well have shown his beauty, his strength, his determination, no possible doubt that he is the devil, all that she sees now is the sad and afraid abused little boy he is inside of himself...

  2. Camille B, I thought this one was a step up, too. Lucifer is one of those shows that keeps getting better, btw.

  3. More than a few times up to now, this show has reminded me of early Castle. In a good way, but I felt a bit as if I had seen all of this before. Until this episode. It feels as though it is moving forward on its own merits now and not copying what has gone before.

    It struck me that what is working especially well is that the writers have taken a procedural trope -- main character has a huge secret that s/he goes out of his/her way to hide -- and completely subverts it. Lucifer is telling Chloe the unvarnished truth. Always.

    And now I am hooked. How is Chloe immune? How is she able to hurt him? Interesting questions that I am looking forward to the answers for.

    Until this morning, I had never heard of this show. I was listening to a podcast in which Tom Welling was raving about it. If it's good enough for Clark Kent... :-)

  4. This is as good a place as any for me to plug Neil Strauss's book The Game, about the pick-up artist community right before it got big. It is one of the most horrifying-yet-fascinating things I've ever read.

  5. That was a great book and I recently re-read it. That stuff that went on in the last days of Project Hollywood... the Real Social Dynamics stuff, with that canuck freak Tyler Durden. I've learned about some of the strangest things from it (and no, not about PUA techniques, I forgot all of that). Humans - I mean fellow humans, of course hehe - are so interesting.
    'The Truth' was pretty good too

  6. I didn't even know The Truth existed! Thank you!

  7. No no, thank YOU for your gratitude *smile smile*
    But seriously it was cool to see that book mentioned, never thought it'd be here of all spots. I've been the only person I know (both IRL and online) who's read it, people just immediately jump to that meme/mindgame about 'the game (which you just lost)' whenever I mention it and forget I made a book recommendation at all. *Points finger back and forth from my shirt to yours* Good taste
    Not that there's anything about it I really want to dissect, even on the 2nd read it all just kind of blurred into a second-hand experience for me. But neat coincidence, I didn't even have any business reading Lucifer reviews. Well, bye!


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