We’re here one more day, Lucifans! Lucifer 6×03 “Yabba Dabba Do Me” is the episode where everything starts to take shape and to turn crazy, but the kind of crazy we love. The episode has humor, unforgettable scenes, dream sequences and surprises, many surprises, some that we like more … and others much less. Time to review! Ready?
Here we go!
If one word defines Lucifer 6×03 “Yabba Dabba Do Me” it’s nostalgia. In a way, this episode revisits the beginning of this exciting story. After all, Linda brings Lucifer back to life with his first case and his first meeting with Chloe… along with the first murderer they caught together, Jimmy Barnes. Later, we relive moments of that episode… it is enchanting and magical to see how the circle is closing in front of our eyes.
Also, Lucifer 6×03 “Yabba Dabba Do Me” has moments straight out of our favorite Lucifer fanfics because who didn’t dream about Chloe flying in Lucifer’s arms? These were scenes, moments the fandom truly wanted to see, and we love that they gave them to us.
And if we add to that the scene with Lucifer being super protective and not wanting Chloe to accompany him to hell because he feels that her soul is too pure to be there, well, let’s say that this Lucifan will sleep very well tonight.
The only thing I don’t quite like about this is Chloe’s lack of reaction to Lucifer’s confession that in his hellish loop he was stabbing his brother over and over again. It’s strange and not at all like Chloe not to inquire.
Lucifer sometimes do this. They drop a bomb like this, in which Lucifer confesses some of the things he did for Chloe over the years and that at that moment she was unable to know and understand but they don’t give continuity, we don’t see Lucifer confess everything and we don’t see Chloe take an interest in what he says. It passes without pain or glory, as if it were nothing. As if Chloe is destined to never know the depth of the sacrifices Lucifer made for her, how much he loved her from the beginning.
And this gets on my nerves.
To calm these nerves, I repeat one Deckerstar scene in a loop. Chloe sees Lucifer’s throne, so high, so cold, so harsh, so… lonely. It is like an ivory tower in which Lucifer was trapped, protecting himself from the world, isolated. Now Chloe understands… she understands how Lucifer felt all his life: alone, rejected, as if he deserved nothing more than that. Now she understands him in a way she never had before.
This wonderful and damaged man broken into a thousand pieces, who is hers… completely hers.
Lucifer takes her hands, looks directly into her eyes … “it was.” Here Lucifer is acknowledging what Chloe has just understood, Lucifer knows that she knows it and he wants her to, he loves being able to share this with her, these intimate and deep feelings that for a long time he was not even able to accept himself. But he is also telling her that he knows that he is not alone, not anymore. Thanks to her. She is his partner, whatever happens … until the end.
Chloe continues to feel dependent on Amenadiel’s pendant. At the beginning of Lucifer 6×03 “Yabba Dabba Do Me” she intended to return it because an alarm is sounding inside her and she knows that things are becoming too dangerous, too addictive. However, when Lucifer raises the problem about her journey to hell and attempts to retrieve her pendant, she refuses, almost violently, and clings to it.
She has created a relationship of dependency with the pendant, so much so that it makes her feel strong, invincible and euphoric whenever she achieves something that would be physically impossible without it. That is the power of the pendant, to make you invincible, but the bad thing is that her Chloe begins to feel that she needs that pendant to be strong and to be able to kick ass in a world full of angels and demons. And the more she wears that pendant… the more she feels like that.
And now let’s talk about the cartoon moment in Lucifer 6×03 “Yabba Dabba Do Me.” It was something that I didn’t expect and that surprised me the first time I watched it. I appreciate that it was not a long time and that it was interspersed with other scenes so that it did not become heavy but … I don’t think it fits the spirit or the tone of the show.
Yes, of course it was fun but… it didn’t quite fit in with me and I’m a big fan of animation – seriously, put any animated movie on TV and I’m in – but I don’t think it would be ideal to introduce it in Lucifer.
However, I did like the explanation of why Jimmy took refuge in those cartoons, it is an explanation that fits my heart and I also really liked how Lucifer helped Jimmy. He found the root of his guilt, of his suffering, the root of his bad decisions.
The abandonment of his mother was something that inevitably marked him and he fought not to be abandoned again, he focused on what others wanted, to provide it for them so that they would not leave him, but also pushed them away so as not to suffer their abandonment.
The help Lucifer gives to this tortured soul, his compassion, I think it is the key to many things … also, it is curious that one of Jimmy’s conflicts was to focus on what others wanted or needed from him and not what he wanted. We think Lucifer is doing the same with his decision to be God, so he says he feels ready because if he helps Jimmy he can help anyone, but we don’t think he feels that way … because he really doesn’t want to be God.
Amenadiel begins his life as a cop in Lucifer 6×03 “Yabba Dabba Do Me” and Maze has his back. Always. And even more so when she learns that his instructor has a reputation for devouring her recruits like candy. She protects him … in her way … which brings even more problems that make us laugh out loud because this is so Maze …
She can hide and try to deceive others but the reality is that Amenadiel is her friend, she doesn’t want him to fail and she will do everything in her power to help him. In a crazy and overly enthusiastic way, yes, but that’s Maze. She is capable of killing and dying for those she loves, literally. Of course, she also wants to make fun of him because that’s what true friends are for, to make you laugh at yourself.
This is a big step in Amenadiel’s life and Maze wasn’t going to leave him alone. And she has a hard time showing her feelings about it. At times, she has been so surly in the past, trying to alienate everyone or hide what she felt, that the facade that Maze put on became too real and somehow no one expects Maze to say what she really feels.
But now, Maze has grown a lot emotionally and is able, with effort, to lower her walls, her defenses, and trust the people she loves, to show them that part of herself that she always kept hidden for fear of rejection.
As for Amenadiel’s new instructor, she looks tough but we also think she tries to detect the police who really want to be there and who will be good on the streets, that’s why she has been putting Amenadiel to the test. She is demanding but fair and good. We like her.
On the other hand, in Lucifer 6×03 “Yabba Dabba Do Me” Dan manages to reach earth thanks to that mysterious angel and our trust in him is rewarded when the first thing he does is try to warn Lucifer that this girl wants to kill him. But Dan tries to beat the teacher at his own game. She also had an ace up her sleeve: Dan is on Earth but… he’s a ghost.
This is why Lucifer had not told Dan about this possibility. It’s just an illusion, it’s not real … and it would only make him suffer more. It would be cruel if Dan could see all the people he loves but they couldn’t. A friend would never do something like that to another.
And think about where we started with these two … and now we even see Dan defend Lucifer, trying to convince that avenging angel that the path of revenge is not the right one. It is the same that he followed and only led him to pain, suffering, guilt … he did not help anyone, much less himself. Dan is a good man… if he can help someone, he will and that is what he is doing with this angel now. Or he tries at least.
But she doesn’t listen to reason and she is still determined to kill Lucifer … with her wings. Apart from being super cool, they are blades and we did not expect that … but much less we expected what happens next. She manages to corner Lucifer and is about to consummate her revenge and kill him when she tells him that she is his daughter.
WTF?! When did this happen? Who is her mother? And most of all, what did Lucifer do that she wants to kill him? That is, we know that Lucifer can be stubborn, selfish and self-centered at times, that he understands things backwards most of the time, and that sometimes it makes you want to kill him, but really kill him? This sounds very serious … what are your guesses?
As a last note, it is quite interesting that Lucifer has lost control of hell for a moment, does it have something to do with his doubts about being God or is it something else? On the other hand, we must not lose sight of Ella who feels that something serious is happening … and she is going to investigate the frog that fell from the sky, she may be quite close to discovering the truth.
And here ends our Lucifer 6×03 “Yabba Dabba Do Me” review. We will be back tomorrow with a new one!