Lucifans, if there’s one thing I can say about this season is that there is no ceiling for this show to hit, because they’ve already sped past it with “Monsters” (airing on Halloween of all days) The writing this season has been one of the most compelling and well done storytelling I’ve seen in a long time and I know they’ll just keep climbing upward every week.
Starting off however, is an episode of pain, grief and one jaw dropping revelation that I did not see coming. Without further ado…
The beginning dives right into Lucifer partying into his hedonistic lifestyle to escape anything he’s feeling regarding his brother Uriel, and it’s made even more apparent by his trying to hit on Linda, who comes in to check on him. As not surprised as I was at how he was handling everything that happened, it was still hard to see him completely unhinged, and baffle Chloe with his even more out of control behavior at the crime scene.
Despite all the weird deaths I’ve seen up to this point on Lucifer, a murder at a zombie themed wedding takes the cake. Lucifer showing up unkempt, and acting more inappropriate than usual (and that’s a lot for him) instantly has Chloe suspicious on what’s going on with him.
Dan tries to play it off like it’s just him being his usual self, but she knows when something’s off with our favorite Devil in a suit. (Between his suit and hair being mussed off just screams bad with Lucifer)
The lighter moments (and stories) this week delve into Maze being talked into taking Trixie trick or treating, and Mom being there for Amenadiel since Lucifer’s off on his party binge. I’ll admit to cracking up when Chloe walked in on Trixie swinging on Maze’s, ahem, sex-swing but the best scenes had to been when Trixie was sad Maze didn’t have a costume. Maze’s relieved laugh after Trixie lit up at the sight of her “costume” stands out as the sweetest moment to date between the two, even when Chloe comes home to find them asleep on the couch.
Mom, however raised my suspicions even more, when she comforted Amenadiel and took him out to Uriel’s grave where Lucifer buried him. (That small detail about killed me, but moving on). As supportive and loving as she is of her children, and I know she truly loves them, doesn’t make me miss the fact that she used this bonding moment as an opportunity to convince him that he should be “rewarded” and not punished for his actions.
I love Amenadiel, but becoming a fallen angel after everything he did last season was not a coincidence and renouncing his father I’m afraid will take him down a road he’ll end up regretting. I can’t say for certain, but the puzzle pieces are starting to be moved into place and it won’t be long before we see the whole picture.
Following along Lucifer’s spiral, we move through the investigation, watching his behavior get more and more out of control. After locking himself in the interrogation room with a suspect and scaring him into a confession she makes it clear he steps out of line one more time and he’s benched. He’s on the edge of not giving a damn and finally steps over it when after he “lifts” records they need, loses his temper and punches Dan right in the face.
Chloe, having enough with no explanation on his part, sends him off and Lucifer retreats to the one place that he feels comfortable expressing himself at: his piano. This scene, honestly is beyond words, but the closest I can come to is to say no matter what Lucifer has been through, this instrument is the one place he can sit down at, put his hands on and just play his heart out. Everything he couldn’t say, or admit to, was in that song, and his sadness, drove him to show up at where the murderer was hunting down his next victim and begged him to shoot him instead.
I felt like I ran into a brick wall, watching him beg for death (since he full well knew Chloe was in the vicinity) and it became real when Chloe confronted him over what he did. As much as he believes he’s evil, a monster, she knows the truth. She may not believe he’s the Devil, but she’s knows his heart, and even if he won’t talk to her (the voice breaking did me in) begs him to talk to someone, anyone.
Her request leads to him back to Linda’s office where he finally discusses what happened to spur on his spiraling behavior. She knew his brother had died, but after he goes into detail (like always) Linda, and I can’t blame her, finally puts her foot down on his “metaphors.” She wants to know who he is, truth and all.
Lucifer lets that sink in and to his credit asks her once more if she’s sure. Rachael Harris has always been phenomenal since the pilot, but her acting hit the roof for me at the subtle, yet somehow completely obvious change at the sight of Lucifer’s, for lack of a better word, Devil face.
He leaves her be, understanding and respecting, but make no mistake this is a permanent game changer. She’ll need time to process and probably will be talking to Maze about it, but there’s no going back – she knows the truth now and I can’t wait to see the fallout of Lucifer trusting her with it.
Lucifer airs on Mondays 9/8c on Fox.