Lucifer is changing he isn’t just about punishing the bad guys; he now wants to seek justice for the good ones. The Devil is always portrayed as evil, but on the show, not so much. Yes, he enjoyed making people suffer, but it had a purpose. He was punishing the bad guys; it wasn’t random and evil for the sake of evil. It’s an interesting and compelling new way to look at the devil.
The show starts with Chloe in the shower. It’s a simple unadorned scene starting with a shot of the water coming out of the shower head, I liked the way this worked, and it was elegant. While she’s in the shower, she is having flashbacks to the things that have happened with Lucifer that don’t make sense. She begins to feel a bit spooked, and then she hears a sound in her house and is alarmed. She wraps the towel around herself and grabs her gun. Lucifer is in her kitchen making some “brekkie” and clearly enjoys seeing her naked body when the towel falls. “You’ve really kept things up since Hot Tub High School, Ding Dong!” is Lucifer’s observation, and it is, as usual, hilarious.
Chloe’s ex, walks right in the house with Trixie. I must note, without knocking, which seems wrong since they are not together. Detective Douche, fits. Our adorable Trixie strikes again, running up to Lucifer and hugging his legs. As usual, he is appalled. He grabs a piece of bacon and dangles it over her head to make her go away, “here have a snack child”. While they are talking, Lucifer says that he doesn’t understand why she is kicking him out again. “I’ve never been thrown out of anywhere in my life, except for heaven of course.” Of course! To prove his “douche-iness” Dan tells Chloe that he is disappointed in her, since he thinks she slept with Lucifer. Who the hell does he think he is?! Wasn’t his infidelity the reason they are not together?
Dan (Det. Douche) shows up at Chloe’s house again, this time with a new case that he needs her help with. A girl disappears at a sleazy players club meeting. Apparently high end night club owners are on the guest list, so Chloe has a way in with Lucifer. It’s clear that she is not thrilled with having to ask him for a favor.
While this is happening, Lucifer finds his way to Dr. Linda to discuss his confusion with Chloe continuing to reject him. He points to himself and says “I mean, is this thing on?” She fervently confirms that yes, yes, yes it’s on. She is always just barely able to keep from jumping him, and despite that, she seems to be able to give him insightful advice. She explains to him that it’s not that he doesn’t have power over Chloe, or that Chloe has power over him, neither one is true. People don’t have power over us, we give the power away. He needs to demystify her by bringing her off the pedestal he has her on. This is an important and thoughtful message for all of us. I think we should all listen carefully to Dr. Linda’s advice; she’s constantly horny around Lucifer, but she clearly knows what she is talking about!
Lucifer wastes no time telling Chloe that he is planning to have sex with her. Her confusing (to him) response is that she’ll sleep with him when hell freezes over. Lucifer has a typical answer for that, “I can arrange that, actually”.
In the meantime Maze and Amenadiel have a confrontation. He wants Maze to help him get Lucifer back to hell. She tells him that she won’t help him. Amenadiel threatens her, and her response is, “you forget, I love pain”. A badass fight ensues. At one point he tells her, “I’m an angel, you can’t best me little demon”. We’ll see about that. He finally gets her up against the wall and says, “We both want the same thing.” Her response is a sexy “Oh do we? Let’s see”. She then licks him.
This is a telling moment, it really throws him off. She is very sexual, and it seems to me that he is supposed to be asexual, his response clearly confuses him. He wants to work with her to get Lucifer back to hell and asks her to “provide me with a weak spot, some insight.” This worries me, I’m afraid Amenadiel will decide that Chloe is his weak spot.
This scene caused a lot of excitement on twitter. People are referring to Amenadiel as the Chocolate Angel. Then there are some serious shippers for Maze and Amenadiel to get together. #Mazadiel was the ship name that came about. I think some Mazadiel moments will be fun to see, I’m looking forward to more.
Back at Lucifer’s place, we see Chloe walk in calling to Lucifer. We hear his voice in the background. He walks out completely stark naked. She has a very hard time (and doesn’t really succeed) hiding her appreciation of what she’s seeing. He tells her that he thought it was only fair since he saw her naked. “Tit for tat.” He then turns in a circle to make sure Chloe gets a good look at all that is him. A truly enjoyable sight for all of us. Chloe notices two marks on his back and wants to look at them more closely. He tells her that’s where he cut his wings off, or that actually Maze did. She tries to touch is back. He turns suddenly and aggressively to stop her. He has a pleading, pained look on his face and begs her “don’t, please”. He seems confused at his response and the fact that he said please. The devil doesn’t have to say please to anyone.
It is time for the players club meeting after party where Chloe and Lucifer hope to find someone who was there the week before when Lindsey disappeared. Carver Cruz (the player’s club leader) is upset when he sees them; he was told that they would kill Lindsey if he brought the cops into it. Lucifer makes a deal to make an exchange of money for the girl at an abandoned factory. These scenes are always in abandoned factories or warehouses, never at Starbucks, too hard to have violent drama at a Starbucks! The kidnapper finally shows up demanding the money. Lucifer gives him the money, and the kidnapper (who turns out to be Lindsey’s brother) tells them that he won’t be giving them Lindsey. We hear a shot, and it turns out that Lindsey and Carver had history and she is very angry with him for his thoughtlessness and wants to kill him. This angers Lucifer and he cannot understand why humans think its ok to rectify one evil with another. He begins aggressively walking towards her showing her his devil face which of course scares her. It seems to be a much stronger response than usual for him. Chloe sees the reflection of this creepy evil face. She is terrified.
“Who are you? What are you?” His response is an impatient, “Come on detective I’ve been telling you, I’m the devil!” He tries to further convince her by goading her into shooting him; she does and grazes his thigh. It really hurts and he is shocked at the pain, then he sees that he is bleeding saying “I don’t bleed”. He looks so confused and baffled asking her, “What’s this mean?” And “What’s happening to me?”
There have been many small changes in Lucifer so far, but this one is the biggest and potentially the most dangerous to Lucifer. If Amenadiel doesn’t use Chloe, maybe he’ll take advantage of this definite weakness to get him back to hell. When Maze finds out about this, she is very worried and concerned and wants Lucifer to go back to hell because she knows how dangerous it is. Lucifer disagrees, “the fun has just begun”!
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