Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Lucifer - The Sinnerman

"The Sinnerman" plays on four themes of Lucifer's Third Season. The first, which gives the episode its name, involves the Sinnerman (Kevin Carroll) upping his game by murdering those whom Lucifer (Tom Ellis) has given favors to, and temporary kidnapping Lucifer (for a purpose that seems to support an alternate identity for out season's big bad), eventually leading to the criminal's capture and face-to-face with the Devil himself. Is this really the Sinnerman, or has the real villain yet to show his face? Tied into this storyline is the growing sexual tension between Decker (Lauren German) and Pierce (Tom Welling), which even Lucifer begins to pick up on as the episode comes to a close.

The episode marks the well-overdue return of Mazikeen (Lesley-Ann Brandt) which also gives the show reason to finally push Linda (Rachael Harris) and Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) together, which has been teased for multiple episodes, but of course the demon's return complicates the situation. The show has missed Maze, and the lengths she goes to in order to talk to Lucifer about her feelings remind us why. And finally, Charlotte (Tricia Helfer) continues to struggle as a prosecutor but her criminal connections do help lead the capture of the criminal.. even if he goes to drastic measures to keep his secrets from the Devil.

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