Is Lucifer Back More Damaged Than Before?

The fun and addictive Lucifer is back tonight. With the biblical underpinning of Dominion or Constantine and the charm of Moonlighting, this show hits a peculiarly enjoyable note. The premise isn’t revelatory. God’s son is a fallen angel who revels in sex, wine and music until he finds hope in a Los Angeles detective. The A story is Lucifer’s redemption. The B story is the episode’s case which are usually benign. The performances push this typical show up a couple notches. The core cast is phenomenal, from the fallen angel to his mother, love interest, therapist, warrior side-kick and his future step-daughter.   Even typical guest characters are intriguing. This week it is Candy the stripper who balances air-head and trojan horse beautifully.

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When we last saw him, he was about to confess his feelings to Chloe at a romantic dinner. Of course his mother squelches the relationship telling him that his father set-up the relationship. Of course this wasn’t done for Lucifer!

As the spring season opens, we learn that Lucifer has disappeared from the lives of all who know him. His mother mourns him as she dances on a young hunk, Chloe Decker (Lauren Graham) buries herself in work, Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) is protecting Chloe from afar and Mazikeen (Lesley-Ann Brandt) is busy baby-sitting Trixie (Scarlett Estevez). When Lucifer shows-up at the police station, Chloe is surprised but happy until she meets his new wife, Candy an exotic dancer. Guess Vegas is where you go to figure things out… The devil man-child Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) is working through his issues with his parents, God and the Goddess Charlotte (Tricia Helfer).

While Lucifer and Chloe individually work their case, his mother and brother, do some of their own online snooping. They find out he has married. Charlotte automatically assumes he is planning something and takes her new daughter-in-law shopping. She becomes irate when she isn’t able to unearth any information from Candy. In the meantime, Lucifer does his best to follow his therapist Linda Martin (Rachael Harris) and Mazikeen’s advice but Chloe really does not want to work with him any longer. When Mazikeen suggests that Chloe and Lucifer get a mediator, we are expecting a scene with Linda, instead we get Lucifer and Chloe dressed as Candy at a suspect’s office. Chloe nails Candy’s persona and they start talking about their feelings, her mistrust and his problems of late. Back on the case, she propositions the lawyer but Lucifer abruptly puts an end to it out of jealously and competitiveness.

Lucifer is attracted to Chloe’s goodness and he wants to be around her. He fears his proximity to her will put her in danger, so he is willing to work with her but not delve into an intimate relationship. Lucifer understands how manipulative his mother is and how naïve his brother is. When he finally sees his brother, he is confronted with his truth. He thinks he is protecting Chloe and his heart, but he is harming himself. With the help of Candy, he is able to sort out some of his mother’s motives. In the end we see how useful Candy was in throwing Charlotte off her game but this war is far from over…

 

 

 

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