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Lucifer: #TeamLucifer

Review by An Honest Fangirl

It only took us 12 episodes, but we got a case centering around devil worship and Satanists. You knew that they had to do it eventually. The set up for it is just too good.

If only they had actually acted on it. No, that's unfair. We got an awesome look into Lucifer and how he sees himself versus the popular conception of him. He's mentioned before that he doesn't make people do anything, that it isn't his fault that people do bad things. Having someone murder in his name is the exact opposite of everything that Lucifer stands for.

I just wish that Malcolm wasn't the killer. Don't get me wrong, Kevin Rankin is obviously having a blast with this character. And I loved Lucifer's complete and utter distaste for him. But he's just too crazy. And he's not an endearing, fun crazy either. He's just annoying, and I'm looking forward to when he inevitably returns to Hell where he belongs.

Will Amenadiel join him down there? I mentioned this in a previous review, but Amenadiel is doing some really bad things. Even ignoring the fact that he's regularly sleeping with Maze and that Malcolm is actually murdering innocent people, he's just full of rage and pride. How close is he to falling?

Can Dan join both of them? That sounds harsh, yes, but has he legitimately done nothing since he escaped Malcolm? It's been three weeks! He knows that Malcolm is crazy and dangerous. What happened to his resolve to turn Malcolm in, no matter the consequences to himself? Dan lost all of the brownie points that he earned over the last few episodes.

Is this review sounding too negative? Because I really, really enjoyed this episode. It was so much fun, and the interactions between Lucifer and Chloe were just perfect. Lucifer really ran the gamut of emotions with Chloe. He went from avoiding her at all costs to simply accepting that she is a pawn that's being used against him. Chloe, of course, thought that all of this was just a freak out due to their conversation about vulnerability. She honestly wasn't that far off the mark. She just thought that they were talking about emotional vulnerability as opposed to physical mortality.

She may not understand what was going on, but Chloe still did her best to help him. I'm not sure if she would have humored him with letting him look at her back when they first started working together. My heart broke for Lucifer when he admitted that she was the one person that he trusted. Not Maze, but Chloe, a woman that he had only known for a relatively minuscule amount of time. Only for her to immediately turn around and try to arrest him for a murder that he almost certainly did not commit. The look on his face was one of pure shock and heartbreak. It was an awful image the leave the episode on. And by awful, I mean awesome. I can't wait to watch the next one.

Random Thoughts

Malcolm had the episode title this time around. It was as bad as it sounds.

The preacher first made his appearance in "Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil." Lucifer revealed his true face to the preacher, and apparently turned him into a true believer.

That first scene where Maze is trying to hurt Lucifer is hilarious.

Trixie is still adorable. Cash is much better than chocolate cake. Knowing Lucifer, he'll actually give you a lot of cash.

Detective Douche and Detective Stashe. Say what you will about Lucifer, he has good nicknames.

Where is God in all of this? There's been so many mentions, He's becoming conspicuously absent.

Those hell forged demon daggers seem important. Good rule of thumb: if an important, magical weapon is introduced in the penultimate episode, it will be used in some way, shape, or form in the finale.

Even when Lucifer thought that Chloe was sent to destroy him, he still didn't want her to see him in his devilish form, even if it was just his eyes.

Watching the episode again with knowledge of the ending, Lucifer's monologue about how he feels when people blame him for the evil in the world kinda sounds like a confession.

This was Lucifer's penultimate episode. It's only going to get more insane from here.

9.0 out of 10

~An Honest Fangirl

1 comment:

  1. There I was, leisurely watching this episode on my phone, congratulating myself on finding a show that hit the sweet spot between interesting and (relatively) mindless. And then the last scene happened, and the look on Chloe's face when she thought Lucifer was a murderer, combined with the look on Lucifer's face, broke my heart a bit.


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