Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Lucifer - High School Poppycock

The murder of an author who based her sci-fi series off her own high school experiences leads Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Chloe (Lauren German) to a high school reunion in search of a killer and the missing manuscript of the series' finale (which Lucifer hopes may hold the key to solve his own writers block). Getting wrapped up in the soapish sci-fi novels, "High School Poppycock" allows Chloe to be a bit more of the out-of-control fangirl while leaving Lucifer to eventually whittle away all their suspects. The episode's B-story involving Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) torturing Linda (Rachael Harris) and Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) for their secret relationship ties in when she sets the doctor up with one of the murder suspects in an awkward blind date.

The murder of the week has some nice twists and turns before revealing the person and motive behind the author's book. However, the episode's best moment are almost all separate from the crime itself. From Lucifer's nightmare which opens the episode to him delivering the detective the high school prom she never received, the show seems to moving back towards possible romance between the partners. We also get more of Maze and Trixie (Scarlett Estevez), the cute scene of Ella (Aimee Garcia) attempting to get Chloe out on the town, the understated reminder of Dan (Kevin Alejandro) and Charlotte's (Tricia Helfer) relationship, Lucifer's various attempts to solve his writer's block, and finally Chloe giving Lucifer an idea on how to make good on his promise to kill Pierce (Tom Welling).

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