Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lucifer - Quid Pro Ho

I loved this episode. The trial of the man who murdered Chloe's (Lauren German) father begins, and when the star witness turns up dead Lucifer (Tom Ellis) takes the stand. Although hugely entertaining, his testimony does open a hole in the prosecution's case. Things are complicated by 1) The fallout from Lucifer standing up Chloe on their date, 2) Lucifer's Mum (Tricia Helfer) defending the man who killed Chloe's father, and 3) Detective Douche (Kevin Alejandro) sleeping with Lucifer's mother and unintentionally providing ammunition for the defense. In the end Chloe must choose to sacrifice Lucifer to get justice or stand-up for her partner and allow the man responsible for her father's death to go free.

With the trial underway the episode brings back Rebecca De Mornay as Chloe's mother Penelope. A chance encounter with Penelope, while attempting to make amends to Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt), shocks Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) into understanding the truth about Chloe, and her connection to his brother, as the show offers the show's biggest reveal to date. Now that we know (at least part of) the truth about Chloe, I'll be curious to see where the season chooses to go when the show returns following its winter break. The knowledge seems to have spared the detective from the goddess, but what twisted plan does Lucifer's Mum now have in mind? And just what is God's grand plan concerning his devilish son?

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