Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lucifer - Deceptive Little Parasite

With the pressure of his Mum (Tricia Helfer) and Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) to ignite the flaming sword, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) throws himself into his latest case at a private school which boasts of their program to help students control their emotions. Hoping for a little insight, Lucifer enlists the help of Trixie (Scarlett Estevez) to take a look into just what the school teaches. Although he's ultimately disappointed in the results, the set-up not only allows the pair to spend some time together (while providing the episode with its title), but it also has the added effect of putting Chloe (Lauren German) and Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) together as Trixie's two mommies for the dual purpose of catching a killer and possibly getting the girl into the prestigious school.

Trixie hasn't played much of a role this season. I'm glad to see the show get back to exploring her relationship with her mother's partner (sadly she doesn't have any scenes with Maze). Trixie's complete acceptance of Lucifer goes a long way to helping Chloe forgive her partner's bad behavior as well as inform her opinion of Lucifer. Trixie's involvement in the case also forces the detective to take a hard look at her life and how it is impacting her daughter leading to a sweet moment between the pair at the end of the episode. As for Lucifer, he may find the secret to igniting the blade, but that's far from being able to use it to re-enter heaven. I'm guessing next week's guest-star may have something to say about what Mum is planning.

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