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…
The fun begins at a fashion show where Lucifer has his eye on one of the shoe models and quickly disappears backstage with her. Unfortunately while there a shooter begins to fire into the crowd, causing the accidental death of a young girl crushed in the chaos. Back the the police station Chloe assures Dan she’s not seeing Lucifer again, only to find him on her desk! Turns out he’s here to join the investigation into the death and strikes a deal with Chloe’s boss to become a civillian consultant to the department.
Lucifer has a connection with the host of the fashion show Benny, in that he made a deal with him a while ago to get him free of a jail sentence. Using his IOU to gain further information from him about his suspicions, they find out two notorious gang members were making a scene outside earlier in the evening.
Meanwhile, Maze and Amenadiel have arranged to meet up to unite in their efforts to get the devil back into hell. Maze seeing the situation as getting out of hand now that Lucifer can be hurt. She gives up the psychiatrist to him in the hope of gaining more information on how to force Lucifer to return.
Amenadiel then poses as a new psychiatrist in the office opposite Dr Linda’s, she seems quite taken with him and he manages to wriggle into her circle of trust by offering to lend an ear about any difficult cases she has.
Chloe and Lucifer go to question the couple suspected of causing the mayhem at the show, but it turns out the killed young woman was the cousin of the male. Appearing distraught about the whole matter, it seems he let her go in his stead as she wanted to be a fashion designer. The fuss they caused was just arguing about being refused entry themselves.
They return to Benny when he rings to call in the death of his beloved pet pig. After a quick chat they ascertain that he has a rival recently released from prison ‘Yellow Viper’, a fellow artist and former best friend who went to prison in Benny’s stead.
Viper is found at the community centre teaching an art class to some kids. Lucifer is then confronted by Chloe about his part in this mess, saying if Lucifer hadn’t done Benny a favour, then Viper wouldn’t have been wrongfully imprisoned and the girl would be alive. Lucifer takes offence to this stating he is not responsible for what happens after the favour. But Chloe says he just enjoys the chaos and the power of giving favours, blaming his ‘God complex’.
The gang couple turn up to seek vengeance for the girl with an entourage all toting guns, Lucifer manages to distract them enough to let the kids and Viper get away. Then all hell breaks loose as the lights go out and Maze uses her awesome fighting skills to disarm/disable all the crew members, the last one being punched in the face by Chloe.
The police find out the Viper was carrying the same type of gun used in the shooting. But he protests his innocence stating if he wanted Benny dead he wouldn’t have missed. Chloe then has a gut feeling that the shooting was a little too clean since nobody got shot. They return to Benny with Viper and find out that the whole situation is due to jealousy. Benny setup Viper to go to prison in the first instance to get him out of the way and allow him success. Now he’s trying to get him back into prison by faking a shooting using his assistant. The assistant confesses to all saying he did not want to be part of it and he was manipulated.
Back at Lux after the situation has blown over, Maze and Lucifer have a heart to heart about her always being there to protect him. Maze then promises to protect him even from the threats he doesn’t see coming, then later is seen staring over a sleeping Chloe Decker…
Things we learned this episode:
Amenadiel is useless with picking up on social cues
Maze sees Chloe as a major threat to Lucifer
Lucifer might be realizing his actions have lasting consequences
MAZE IS A TERRIFYING BADASS
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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