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Lucifer: St. Lucifer

Review by An Honest Fangirl

Chloe had the episode title this time around. St. Lucifer sounds like an oxymoron, and I suppose that it technically is. But if this episode showed anything, it was that Lucifer was not without his beneficent urges.

Lucifer spent the episode on a charitable high, much to Chloe's chagrin. Lucifer actually had some subtlety in showing Lucifer's mental and emotional state. He only got the endorphin rush when he was helping Chloe. Those were the only times when the kindness came from somewhere other than his own self-interest. Chloe, for whatever reason, brings out the best in him. And if her speech at the end is any indication, he brings out the best in her as well.

Granted, when Chloe told Lucifer that he made her vulnerable, she wasn't speaking literally. Lucifer was. His new mortality is only in effect around Chloe. Otherwise, he can take a handful of bullets to the chest, no problem. Obviously, this ties into her being immune to his powers of persuasion as well. There's something special about Chloe, specifically, that makes Lucifer almost human.

I did not expect Malcolm to confront Lucifer so soon. I thought for sure that they were going to drag that out for another episode or two. Well, I guess technically they did. Malcolm now has Lucifer's pentecostal coin. Hands up, who thinks that it was a very bad idea for Lucifer to give it to Malcolm? Sure, he didn't really have a lot of options at the time, but still. I honestly thought that Malcolm was going to shoot Lucifer after taking the coin anyway. I can't imagine that Amenadiel will be all too happy that another plan has failed. There's almost certainly going to be consequences for this.

There's certainly going to be consequences for Maze as well. She's playing a very dangerous game. While I am glad that the writers didn't drag out the secret of her sleeping with Amenadiel, this can't possibly end well. For anyone. Is Maze truly a double/triple agent, or did she sleep with Amenadiel for an entirely different reason altogether? I don't want Maze and Lucifer to lose each other. Their relationship is one of the highlights of the show.

Dan is also going to have to face the consequences of his actions soon. He got some serious brownie points this episode between getting himself out of captivity and immediately running to warn Lucifer. The real question is: what will Dan do next? Will he try to turn Malcolm in? Will that even work? And what the hell is he going to say to Chloe? Last we left her, she was furious with him. Even if she accepts that Malcolm sent that text instead of Dan, that kind of anger doesn't just go away like nothing happened. It's still going to linger. Not to mention any new anger that pops up as a result of learning the truth about Palmetto.

Random Thoughts

Poor LAPD Forensic tech having to listen to Lucifer and Chloe bicker. Again.

I don't know what Lucifer is paying Dr. Linda, but that woman is a saint and deserves more.

As does Chloe. I laughed out loud when she muttered "And now he's singing."

I thought that I was going to have to yell at Lucifer about continuity with Lucifer's scars on his back. But they were there. Less dramatic, maybe, but there.

Only Lucifer could be threatened by two different gunmen in the span of a few minutes.

Malcolm described Hell as a very individualized place. He was starved. Of everything. Guess that's why he's always eating.

Chloe looked very pretty in her charity ball dress.

How much you liked this episode is probably going to depend on how entertaining you found Lucifer's antics. I, personally, thought that they were rather amusing.

8.0 out of 10

~An Honest Fangirl

1 comment:

  1. I'm trying to see a parallel between the case of the week (lies, wanting to steal money, running away) and Malcom getting the coin. I feel like the potential for a parallel is there but they got distracted by the whole "Lucifer philanthropist" thing.

    Very good episode nonetheless.


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