“24,” The O.C.,” “Bones,” “Fringe,” “Glee,” and “Empire” all benefited from the “Idol” bump, either at the beginning of their runs or on their own respective ascents. And you could make the argument that shows like “Til Death,” “Lie to Me,” and even “Human Target” — shows that didn’t have mammoth success — still stayed on the air longer than they would have, were it
In a move that feels a long time coming this season on Lucifer, ‘Orange is the New Maze’ focuses on everyone’s favourite prickly demon, who is feeling desperately sad – and a sad Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) is an angry Maze. Having stormed out of Chloe’s (Lauren German) place last episode, and upset Trixie (Scarlett Estevez), Maze is seen on security camera footage with her hand around the handle of a knife that’s firmly wedged into a murder victim’s chest. This damning evidence, however, seems suspicious to Lucifer (Tom Ellis), Chloe and Ella (Aimee Garcia) – despite Maze’s current behaviour and willingness to take responsibility for the crime – and so they begin to investigate.
This episode’s California-ness is represented by an upmarket winery, which is where the deceased worked as a picker. After interviewing key employees there, the
‘The Last Heartbreak’ is another episode that justifies Tom Welling’s decision to appear in Lucifer as Pierce, taking on such an apparently ‘beige’ character at the beginning of the season – a character that has since been revealed to have plenty of torment to tackle now his true identity as Cain, the first murderer, has been divulged.
It’s interesting to explore Pierce’s past a little – especially when he’s been around for centuries – and to see how he’s always struggled to form relationships. It seems he’s been attracted to atoning for his sins for a fair old while now, having been working in the Lapd during the 1950s, which is where and when the episode opens. His backstory feeds nicely into this week’s case as a copycat is on a murdering spree inspired by the
While Lucifer could never be called a particularly original show, it does at least embrace the clichés it peddles, selling them wholeheartedly. Set-ups may be quite predictable, and follow storylines we expect, but with its playful tone and knowing glances it almost doesn’t matter.
‘Let Pinhead Sing!’ has the age-old scenario of the attempted murder of a wildly popular celebrity: Singer Axara (Skye Townsend) is targeted by a firework at her Hollywood Bowl concert where, due to a last-minute swap in with a backing singer, the diva narrowly dodges her fate. As a star, there are plenty of suspects on the table – from obsessed fans to the staff who have to deal with her every day – and despite the danger of further assassination attempts, Axara is insistent that she will carry on with her tour. As our first encounter
This episode of Lucifer sees us getting back to the meat of the season: attempting to remove the curse on the long-suffering Cain. Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Pierce/Cain (Tom Welling) have teamed up to break his curse because Pierce is fed up of the torture of being an immortal mortal on earth and Lucifer… well, he just likes any excuse to provoke/possibly beat his Father. Lucifer’s brainwave at the end of last episode about “rewriting” history turns out to be plucking Abel’s soul out of Hell and putting it in the nearest, recently-vacated body – because apparently he can do that. And apparently Abel is the mainstay of Hell because, as Pierce indignantly points out, he was always “the asshat”. Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) even had fun practising all of her torture techniques on him as her first
Another episode walking on the lighter, more flippant side of Lucifer (if you couldn’t tell already from the title’s inclusion of an incredibly Lucifer-esque word – which means ‘nonsense’, for the confused non-Brits), ‘High School Poppycock’ delves into the world of teenage drama and romance through the much-maligned but often-mined genre of young adult fiction.
When a hugely successful Ya author is found with her head bashed in on the eve of delivering the concluding part of her dystopian teen fiction series (obviously) to her author, both Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Chloe (Lauren German) get particularly drawn into the case. Chloe is looking to capture that seminal high school experience that she finds within the pages of the author’s novels, and which she never had as a working child actor, and Lucifer is obsessed with finding out how
Yes, it's the little things that bother me, and the timing of that high school reunion during Lucifer Season 3 Episode 15 was bizarre. There are five, ten, 15, 20, etc., but I've never heard of a reunion at the 16-year mark.
And while I'm picking the nit, Julie Gonzalo from the recent revival of Dallas was utterly underutilized.
What I'm really doing here is wasting time because there isn't a lot of ground to cover from "High School Poppycock."
Lucifer was still trying to determine a way to pull one over on Dad, but Devil's Block was keeping him from coming up with the perfect plan. Luckily for him, the case of the week provided him with something to keep his mind otherwise occupied and a rabbit at the end of the stick.
The case was more of a focal point for Chloe. First, Lucifer connected
The Lucifer actress, 50, revealed the happy news on Thursday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, which has been broadcasting from Atlantis, Paradise Island, in the Bahamas all week.
After sharing a picture of her and her adorable 18-month-old son Henry, Harris announced that she had some “breaking news.”
“Myself and my violinist husband Christian Hebel are expecting baby No. 2,” she excitedly announced.
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After an episode off and half a season to emerge as one of Lucifer‘s most likeable supporting characters, ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ gives forensics’ finest Ella Lopez (Aimee Garcia) her moment in the spotlight.
When her diamond-certifying brother Jay (Rey Valentin) goes unexpectedly Awol, Ella calls on the first-rate bounty hunting services of Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) to track him down. This same demon Maze is also now apparently Chloe’s (Lauren German) roommate – anyone else not remember that happening? Still, it provides the demon with the opportunity to teach her tiny gal pal Trixie (Scarlett Estevez) some wicked-sharp blade skills. With Maze and Ella’s search leading pretty quickly to a body and a crime scene at a known dodgy diamond dealer’s den, Chloe and Dan (Kevin Alejandro) launch an official investigation while Ella sets off on a
As we settle back into what is – hopefully – a regularly scheduled pattern for Lucifer, so ‘’Til Death Do Us Part’ proves to be an episode that really channels the fun of Lucifer without becoming too silly. It brings more of the saucy and flippant mood that suits not only the series as a whole but also Tom Ellis’ performance as Lucifer.
Now it has become clear exactly why Tom Welling joined the show as such a seemingly bland and beige character, and now he’s had an episode in his newly-revealed status as Cain and opportunity to brood and rail at the universe, he can truly get suck in. It certainly brings a welcome further dimension to his character and his acting, now he is in cahoots with Lucifer and spending more time with him. The relief of being truly
‘All About Her’ draws us back into the rhythm of this season’s ‘Sinnerman’ storyline, left on a bit of a cliffhanger after the Lucifer mid-season finale and a weird seasonal break that paused for an Amenadiel-heavy, one-off flashback episode.
Chloe (Lauren German), still being rather ruffled by Lucifer’s (Tom Ellis) interference and under-cutting during the Sinnerman case, has finally come around to realising how egomaniacal Lucifer is, amongst other things. It’s surprising that it’s taken Chloe quite so long to realise. Lucifer, however, wants to win her friendship back and, after misinterpreting Linda’s (Rachael Harris) advice in therapy to his own advantage (naturally), decides he must make it “all about her” for a while so that they can then return to the natural state of “all about Lucifer”. His motives are, unsurprisingly, obvious. One attempt
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*Spoiler alert* It’s a bit of a tangled web to negotiate this episode as the writers plan to deceive over the true identity of criminal the Sinnerman (Kevin Carroll) right until the final few moments of Lucifer’s mid-season finale.
In lighter relief, Dan (Kevin Alejandro) and new D.A. lawyer Charlotte (Tricia Helfer) grow close again with the help of a mischievous Trixie (Scarlett Estevez) (or “the best wingman ever”, as her father puts it). Forensic scientist Ella (Aimee Garcia) also gets carried away with supporting her boss, Lieutenant Pierce (Tom Welling), when she learns of his brother’s murder at the hands of the Sinnerman through Chloe (Lauren German) – her excitement at aiding a tragic soul is palpable and endearing.
With the Sinnerman in custody and Lucifer (Tom Ellis) itching to cross-examine him, it all seems a
After a rather drawn-out process, season three’s ninth episode of Lucifer finally wends its way back to pick up the important plot thread of the season: finding (and besting) the Sinnerman (Kevin Carroll). Although frustrating at times, the meandering of Lucifer into some more inconsequential sub-plots this season has served to ratchet up the tension (and expectation) when it comes to this ‘Big Bad’. He has stolen Lucifer’s (Tom Ellis) devil face and forcibly re-attached his wings, which demonstrates his knowledge of this fallen angel’s true identity and power – if not a similar celestial/demonic status for himself, too. Now he’s killing people and placing the bodies in positions reminiscent of the favour Lucifer has granted to each in the past (e.g. mob status, entrepreneurial success in hair care etc.), to taunt him.
‘The Sinnerman’ also
With the return of Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), more Linda (Rachael Harris) and even Charlotte (Tricia Helfer) hanging around again, there are a greater number of characters to juggle this week than in an average episode of Lucifer. ‘Chloe Does Lucifer’ is a gentle, rather procedural outing – especially in the face of last episode’s brazen (and successful!) break from the formula with a guest character’s arc and viewpoint shaping the episode’s entirety.
This week’s episode is more conventional, being built around a reasonably straightforward (but not uninteresting) homicide case rather than character backstory. The case has its usual link with the culture of Los Angeles, this time being all about the shallowness and vanity of judging exclusively by good looks and a bright, shiny exterior. The crime’s solving also teaches Lucifer (Tom Ellis) the lesson of the
‘Off the Record’ represents the best episode of Lucifer season 3 so far, with a neat and thought-provoking plot told almost-exclusively from the point of view of guest character Reese (Better Call Saul’s Patrick Fabian). He provides a nice link to Lucifer (Tom Ellis) when it is revealed that the wife he’s attempting to win back is none other than Lucifer’s beloved therapist Dr. Linda Martin (Rachael Harris), which also shines a brighter light on Harris’ regularly excellent, low-key work as the sanest-character-in-the-room foil. There’s also a deliciously entertaining irony in Reese assuming Linda is sleeping with Lucifer, rather than her acting as his therapist, and storming into Lux with the intention of confronting him, only for Lucifer to leap in before his confession and offer consolation and motivation in seeking brutal revenge on – unknowingly – himself.
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