Lucifer (2016– )
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Lucifer and Chloe investigate a teacher's murder. Meanwhile, Lucifer goes to extremes to convince Eve to dump him, and Amenadiel mentors a teen.

Director:

Claudia Yarmy

Writers:

Neil Gaiman (based on characters created by: for Vertigo), Sam Kieth (based on characters created by: for Vertigo) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

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
Aimee Garcia ... Ella Lopez
Scarlett Estevez ... Trixie Espinoza
Inbar Lavi ... Eve
Rachael Harris ... Linda Martin
Denny Love ... Caleb Mayfield
Antwon Tanner ... Tahir
Michael Provost ... Nate Mifflin
Anna Grace Barlow ... Lexy Shaw
Anisha Adusumilli ... Mirror Maze
Howard Chan ... Dr. Chan Ahn
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Storyline

Lucifer and Chloe investigate a teacher's murder. Meanwhile, Lucifer goes to extremes to convince Eve to dump him, and Amenadiel mentors a teen.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Fantasy

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Trivia

Lucifer finally hangs a lampshade on the elevator. "Lampshade hanging" is when attention is drawn to something within a plot that is implausible enough to almost break an audience's willing suspension of disbelief, and is sometimes done to acknowledge the writers are also aware of the oddness of the situation, and/or to add humor to a scene before then moving on to the substance of the story (here it's both). E.g., Lux is said to have top-notch security, yet throughout the series, surprise visitors - friends, family, strangers, and even dangerous enemies - are regularly able to access Lucifer's penthouse through the elevator. See more »

Goofs

When Chloe calls Lucifer near the end of the episode, he answers but his screen still shows the accept/decline screen. See more »

Quotes

Lucifer Morningstar: You have a light inside of you that brightens the world, and a smile so infectious that it captures the heart of anyone lucky enough to see it.
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Thinking
Performed by Noroy
Eve and Maze talking in LUX, Dan confronts Maze
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Netflix got woke, and nearly broke Lucifer
26 May 2019 | by RogerBorgSee all my reviews

The joy of Lucifer has been that it ignores, subverts or joyously mocks police procedural and social justice tropes.

So what happened here?

This is a straight "hand up, don't shoot" blue-on-black identity politics plot. It lampshades the issue, but offers nothing wise or witty or insightful by way of a solution. Worse, it pisses on the character of Amenadiel by making him into a passive victim who himself needs rescuing by a (mostly) White Saviour.

This is tedious and lazy and clearly done only so that their new owners Netflix can signal their woke virtue. It feels like an episode written for a different, duller show entirely.

The rest of it is also weak and forgettable as it lacks enough Lucifer, and also plays him as passive and dithering. Granted it's not as execrable as Boo Normal, but it's a long fall from Devil of my Word.

I guarantee that none of the those viewers scrabbling to sing a paean to it will be rushing to re-watch it. As with Boo Normal, this episode could and should have been cut out of the season altogether, and it would have been all the stronger for it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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