There Are Some Spoilers In Our What Would Lucifer Do? Review
In this week’s episode we see Lucifer and Chloe investigate a new murder, while Amenadiel struggles with what his purpose is supposed to be right now. At the same time as continuing with the case, Lucifer starts to embrace more of his darker side and hedonistic traits.
It was great to see the show move back to the main characters after last week’s mostly Maze based episode. In this one, while the case does get a lot of attention, there’s a lot in here about Lucifer’s current identity crisis. It seems now that the show is in its third season, we’ve had quite the change to the Lucifer character. Lucifer getting back his wings in episode 1 of this season to me means that he’s becoming ‘good’ because of what he’s done. But of course, he can’t really become ‘good’ as he’s the devil after all and I think this realisation has made him a bit uncomfortable. In an effort to resist it, Lucifer becomes increasingly hedonistic and we see him in the beginning of the episode fooling around with the wife of some judge, it’s all in good fun though and is a little funny.
In an effort to understand his purpose, Amenadiel talks to Lucifer about better understanding his behaviour as he believes that their father has put him (Amenadiel) on Earth to be with Lucifer. We get a couple of funny scenes with Amenadiel trying to be like Lucifer, we see him go to the club and things turn out to be a complete and total disaster for him. Unfortunately he isn’t the devil and has no power of temptation over anyone to uncover their desires like Lucifer does, so doesn’t really get anywhere with his project. But in the end, Amenadiel does come through and comes to Lucifer’s help and stops him from doing something he might regret, as Lucifer seemed like he was about to kill the suspect in the case. Although Lucifer does continue to push him away, it seems more to do with not wanting to change into someone ‘good’, he’s resisting this change.
The case for the most part did feature the episode’s theme of change all throughout it. The detective and Lucifer did debate throughout the episode if someone who was once bad, could actually become reformed and change or if they stay the same. “People don’t change” Lucifer says and the case kind of follows the change theme, we see various characters who are bad, were once bad and are bad and wonder if they’re good or not. Eventually the case is solved, but not without Chloe and Marcus getting in some significant danger, Marcus gets very injured. Due to Lucifer not being there, he does sort of lose his temper as he’s protective of Chloe and this leads to the ending with Amenadiel coming to save him that I mentioned.
As the episode does have such a strong theme of ‘change’ I do wonder how the events in this one might impact Lucifer and his character going forward. I imagine he’s going to continue to resist changing, but where could this lead him in future episodes?
Overall this was a good one for the show and had some funny moments as well. The episode did a lot to go more into what’s going on with Lucifer at the moment and it seems that the big change that the wings represented in episode 1, will continue to be explored in later episodes. Will Lucifer ever embrace his wings or will he continue to reject them?