Lucifer Season 2 Episode 6: “Monster” Review

This weeks episode was a lot more serious than any other so far this season. We knew after last weeks episode that this one wouldn’t be as lighthearted as usual. That’s not to say the episode didn’t have its funny moments, but for the most part, we were dealing with the sorrow that was expected after the previous episode.

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The episode picks up with the crime of the week which involves a bride being shot and killed on her wedding day, a wedding that is zombie themed and takes place in a cemetery. It was a nice little head tilt to the fact that this episode aired on Halloween in the States. It was just a nice way to open the episode in general, and I thought it was interesting that the final shot was of the bride lying dead and that segued into Lucifer trying to get drunk at his club in an attempt to forget or deal with what he had done.

The way the club scene were filmed with the cameras constantly moving around and that it had a slight slow-motion to it did a lot to put you in the moment, to make you feel light and almost carefree like Lucifer. I thought it was interesting that when it started to all slow down it was Linda that tried to stop him, to check up on him. This obviously makes sense because later on she’s the one that Lucifer chooses to reveal his true self to. Their relationship has always been more than professional, but the fact that she came looking for him, and despite the way he acted towards her, still chose to offer her help, shows just how much she cares. It goes beyond more than just a person who takes their job seriously.

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Lucifer Season 2 Episode 5: “Weaponizer” Review

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Every time I think about this week’s episode of Lucifer I realise that the things I would change are nothing compared to all the good things that happened.

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From the end of episode 4 and the promo for this episode (if you watched it), it was clear that Chloe was going to be in some kind of danger, and Lucifer was going to do what he needed to to protect her. One thing I’m glad that happened was that yes, Lucifer was protective, he stayed by Chloe’s side for the most part and spent the whole episode trying to figure out how to keep her alive and keep his mum on Earth, but the writer’s never went down the route of “poor defenceless little Chloe”. They’ve always done a good job of creating this strong character and keeping her as such. Although ultimately it was Lucifer who kept her safe (for now) in the end, it was Chloe’s speech that stopped her from being blown away by a shotgun. It could have easily been written in as Lucifer jumping in and saving the day, but instead Chloe saved herself.

Speaking of Chloe and Lucifer, their scenes in this episode felt like the good old days. There were moments in the previous episode too, but this was a really good one. We had them teasing each other, Lucifer showing a vulnerability for her, and just a lot of moments where it’s just the two of them. Despite having scenes with them together this season, the ones in this episode gave off a vibe of familiarity. It only adds to my feelings that something big is going to happen between them this season. Maybe not a relationship or them admitting/discovering their feelings, but perhaps her finding out the truth. With the former, I’m all for slow burning relationships so long as it doesn’t feel like it’s being dragged out.

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Lucifer Season 2 Episode 4: “Lady Parts” Review

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So this week, 90% of the reason why the episode was so good, is down to the ladies. Chloe has understandably been distracted and weighed down by the reveal that Dan wants to get a divorce, so naturally the episode leads towards a ladies night (involving Chloe, Maze, Linda, and Ella). What started off as a bet between Lucifer and Maze to get Chloe out and have some fun, slowly turns into a genuine girl power night. There’s getting drunk, trusting each other with secrets, and literally getting into a fight to defend and support each other.

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There are some great lines that come out of those scenes, the best by far being Linda’s “or maybe she’s just a raging bitch” line. Seeing these women defend themselves and each other was a great experience, and a large part of this episode is based around them in some way, either individually, as a group, or in pairs. It was a lot of fun and this episode seems to have paved the way for more female/female relationships to blossom (platonic, but also maybe romantically!)

Of course every upside has its downside and it was upsetting to see Chloe’s reaction to finding out about Lucifer and Maze’s bet. Seeing her doubt herself and the friends she thought she’d made was interesting, and it says a lot about Chloe and how trusting she is. It’s nice that it all worked out in the end, and I can’t wait to see her moving in with Maze. However, I feel like this is only the beginning of some decent character development for all of our ladies.

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Lucifer Season 2 Episode 3: “Sin Eater” Review

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I know I say this every week, but this weeks episode was so good! I feel like this is why I’ll always struggle to have a favourite episode of Lucifer. It’s that show that never disappoints me.

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I actually really liked the case they were working on in this episode. Although it was admittedly a little obvious who the killer was going to be, the case felt different from anything they’ve done before and it was still very interesting to watch. Admittedly I laughed a little at the jokes Lucifer (and Ella) were making about how the first victim died. Honestly, I feel like it’s hard not to laugh at this show.

Talking about laughing, I was seriously not expecting the “mum” character to be so funny. As I’ve stated in previous posts I expected her to be the big bad, but she’s not, at least not at this present moment. In fact it’s a lot of fun to see her trying to cope with being in a human body and stuck on Earth. Speaking of which I feel like now that Lucifer has punished her by making her stay on Earth and live Charlotte’s life, we’ll start to see the big bad in her come to the surface. Or maybe she never will be the big bad, maybe she’s genuine, but something about her realising she’s strong (and possibly has powers) at the end of the episode tells me she’s most likely to be on the bad side sooner or later.

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Lucifer Season 2 Episode 2: “Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire” Review

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After a weeks absence I was more than a little excited to have a new episode of Lucifer to watch! I can honestly say at this point the only thing that bothers me is the amount of time that has passed between the two seasons. The show gives off this vibe that more than two days have passed, maybe it’s because I thought it would be more, or maybe it’s not just me. Everything about the show seems slightly different, slightly evolved, and it gives the impression that at least a couple of months has passed. For now I can live with the unsettling feeling it gives me, but sooner or later it’s going to bug me too much and I’m sure other people.

Or maybe I’m alone in that. There are a lot of things that happen on Lucifer that I’m sure if you like others will hate, and vice versa, it’s just that kind of show. Lucifer is too good and too fun at this point, so hopefully something as small and honestly insignificant as this won’t ruin it.

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Overall though, the episode was a pretty good one. The little details about how vessels worked was something I’d been hoping for for a while, and I have to assume it works the same for all of them. Seeing that the mother seemed to only jump into recently deceased people’s bodies, but was then thrown out when they were killed again, was a nice little detail. This was also interesting because Lucifer can’t be killed, even in his human body (except when he’s around Chloe of course), but this could just as well be a Lucifer thing, something special to him. In that case, does this mean only the mother has issue staying in one body? Or if someone was to shoot Maze in the head, or Amenadiel, would they be thrown from their bodies and thrust into another one? I have to admit, with big questions like this Lucifer never seems to answer them quickly. I mean, we still don’t know why Chloe makes Lucifer vulnerable.

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Lucifer Season 2 Episode 1: “Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer” Review

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I will say right off the bat that the one thing I couldn’t fully wrap my head around was the amount of time that passed between last season and this first episode. If you’re unaware, it’s two days. That’s it.

For the most part there’s nothing too unsettling or unrealistic about it, but a lot does happen. Lucifer and Amenadiel have successfully checked off all possible vessels for their mum, Maze has gone completely off the grid, a new character has even come on the scene, and more. It does seem doable in two days, I just guess I was expecting much more of a time jump or none at all.

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Once you get passed that oddity Lucifer returns with the warmth of familiarity. I can almost 100% guarantee that at least one thing you liked from the previous season was in this first episode. “Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer” has all the things I love about the show and then some. It honestly felt like no time had passed at all.

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