Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lucifer - The Would-Be Prince of Darkness

After a raucous party, where Lucifer (Tom Ellis) learns someone has been impersonating him and ruining his "good" name, Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) arrests a star quarterback for the dead woman who turns up floating in his pool the morning after. Convincing the detective to both consider other suspects, and allow him to help, Lucifer searches for the true guilty party and dispense his punishment. After an attack on the quarterback's crazy ex-girlfriend (Sofia Vassilieva) the two storylines combine as Lucifer "improves" the police sting by hiring the leading suspect in the murder case, a fixer named Ronnie (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe), to find his impersonator and incriminate herself at the same time.

Lucifer's guilt about corrupting the quarteback and ensaring him into such a mess is noticed and remarked upon by both Chloe and Linda (Rachael Harris). We do see a bit of the more hardcore devil show up to take out some vengeance on the real murderer, but as has been teased in previous episodes it appears that a devil can indeed change his spots. As Linda suggests, Lucifer appears to be enjoying helping the innocent as much as punishing the guilty these days, a trend neither Heaven nor Hell is pleased with. The ease which he pushes the killer through a window does raise the suspicions of Chloe who at last begins to believe there might be far more to her new "friend" than meets the eye.

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