This little known DC release, Lucifer, is a spin off from the very popular title The Sandman – written by Neil Gaiman. The comic series, which is under the Vertigo imprint, continues this character’s story arc within the wider DC universe – even meeting with John Constantine once! Here are my thoughts…
*SPOILERS IN BIG FLASHING LIGHTS*
This second helping of the disastrous duo felt like the start of something awesome, the episode opens with Lucifer getting back to his wicked ways, or so he tells himself anyway. He is reluctant to believe he is now changing, finding humanity, despite both his loyal demon Mazikeen and his new found therapist’s insistence.
It seems Lucifer isn’t the only one in denial, with Detective Decker using her medical leave to keep tabs on him at his club to find out his identity. Seems she’s done research and he didn’t exist until around 5 years ago. Despite him keeping with the (literal) gospel truth, seems she still thinking there is something amiss (aside from the obvious!). Whilst there, Decker receives a phonecall to which she reacts strongly and Lucifer in his quest to discover more about the human who seems impervious to him, follows her.
Cut to a crime scene in which a hapless son of a movie star has been run off the road by a paparazzo and died. Resulting in the confession and arrest of a character from Chloe’s past… sleazy mediahound Nick (whom Lucifer refers to as ‘dung beetle’).
We discover Chloe herself is the daughter of a rather successful Sci-fi actress, Nick crashed her father’s funeral, leading to a salacious photo of her punching the lens of his camera. Lucifer interrogates Nick in his own special way and discovers that he has been frantically trying to make amends and is only covering for his protegee. The protegee Josh is a seemingly maladjusted individual, obsessed with being first to any scene, to the point of beginning to engineer his own, from suicides to running people off the road.
Meanwhile Amenadiel and Mazikeen continue to encourage Lucifer to return to his former hellish ways, seeing his change as a troubling development. He pushes back and decides to rectify the situation by taking on the punishment of Nick and Josh in his inimitable style, pitching them against each other to see who will be ‘first’ to shoot the other. Luckily (or not depending on your stance), Chloe arrives after sussing out his plan, but not before Nick pulls the trigger.
Our devilishly handsome…er…devil has something of an epiphany and decides to embrace his changing personality, snatching the bullet from the air and irking his angel brethren in the meantime. Chloe has her own epiphany when she finds Lucifer behind her after the time slow down, she visits Jimmy (from the pilot) who we find is now institutionalised. She asks him about Lucifer and he proceeds to go hysterical screaming ‘He’s the devil!’ over and over. Needless to say she’s becoming convinced…
P.S Mazikeen is a badass and I might be a little in love with her.
Lucifer is scheduled to air Mondays on Fox (9/8c).
Betakitten is a Classics student who fangirls when she should be studying. A lifelong DC, Sci-Fi and Horror fan. After writing for blogs about TV shows she ended up here with The Collective to add a little Devilry to the mix.
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