Lucifer (2015– )
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A Priest Walks Into a Bar 

A priest seeks out Lucifer's help when he suspects an underground drug operation has set up shop at a neighborhood youth center. Meanwhile, Malcolm manipulates a way to keep an eye on Dan.


David Frazee


Tom Kapinos (developed by), Chris Rafferty | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Ellis ... Lucifer Morningstar
Lauren German ... Chloe Decker
Kevin Alejandro ... Dan Espinoza
D.B. Woodside ... Amenadiel (as DB Woodside)
Lesley-Ann Brandt ... Mazikeen
Scarlett Estevez ... Trixie (credit only)
Kevin Rankin ... Malcolm Graham
Rachael Harris ... Linda Martin
Colman Domingo ... Father Frank Lawrence
Adam Bartley ... Erik Doyle
Harrison Thomas ... Connor
Lisseth Chavez ... Nikki
Catherine Kresge ... Mrs. Madison
Claire Fenech Claire Fenech ... Brittanie #3
Donnie MacNeil ... Pizza Guy


Lucifer feels a void, which his psychologist highlights as "loneliness". Soon enough this void is filled with anger when a priest seeks his help to save a young boy from drug related issues. What starts as an attempt from Lucifer to expose the priest as a hypocrite ends up with Lucifer discovering that he was wrong, and with both the priest and Lucifer sharing experiences, and empathizing with one another.

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Crime | Drama | Fantasy


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Release Date:

21 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The songs Lucifer are playing at the end on the piano are Knockin On Heavens Door and Heart and Soul See more »


When Lucifer (Tom Ellis) leaves the church near the end of the episode, he has blood stains on the front of his shirt near the shoulders and also on the bottom and the sleeves. When he walks out to his balcony, the blood on the bottom side of the shirt and the sleeves is there, but the stains on the upper part of the shirt are gone. See more »


Father Frank Lawrence: We all have demons inside.
Lucifer Morningstar: My demon tends the bar.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


Mess Around
Written by Ahmet Ertegun
Performed by Tom Ellis
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Satan is a good caring person with a golden heart.
23 March 2016 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

For me it was obvious from the beginning what kind of show Lucifer is.

After the pilot episode IMDb's board was full of supporters (even actual satanists believers) of Lucifer who attacked and insult Christianity and religion in general. At the opposite side Christians and "organizations" like one-million-moms were attacking the show trying desperately to get it off the air.

Even after a few episodes, where the premise and purpose of the show became more obvious, both sides were keep insisting on pushing their initial belief.

For the more reasonable and objective viewers though, it was evident that Lucifer is just a light buddy cop series. The story of a "special" unorthodox (pun intended also!) consultant for the police. Maybe even like "Monk" or "The mentalist".

This is the 9th episode and still every episode is pretty much the same. Luci curses his almighty dad. Makes puns and cute comments constantly, and he keeps telling to everyone that he is the devil.

Now is also clear that Satan is a really nice guy. A caring person. His empathy is very strong. Far more than the average human if you ask me. Satan has a golden heart.

There are numerous buddy cop series out there following that formula: An officer of the law and a "special consultant". The problem with Lucifer is that it doesn't seems to have evolved in any way, which might hit you as a surprise if you consider the countless possibilities.

Other similar shows have done it though, like "Second Chance", another buddy cop/special consultant series that overpassed my concerns and evolved to something better. Too bad "Second Chance" is going to be canceled, as I'm reading. Lucifer might stay, but honestly doesn't worth it. It's not bad. I would say it is probably good in the sense that...if Satan himself can be a humanist and a good person then maybe there is a hope out there for all of us.

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