Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Lucifer - Infernal Guinea Pig

Whoever coined the phrase "the devil is in the details" obviously never met Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis). While there is a murder of the week to solve and some lingering drama between Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) and her friends, the main focus of "Infernal Guinea Pig" is Lucifer's latest attempt to defy his father and help Pierce (Tom Welling) find a way to die. This week that involves returning to Hell, grabbing Abel's soul, and putting it in a recently deceased body on Earth (thus negating the murder that caused Cain's curse). While one of Lucifer's better plans involving the immortal police captain, things go quickly awry when Lucifer puts Abel not in and elderly black man but a vivacious young woman (Lauren Lapkus) who they immediately lose.

The episode ties in Charlotte's (Tricia Helfer) own memories of Hell to the Abel story as we discover the details of how both were punished. Believing himself/herself still in Hell, Abel goes through the normal routine expecting Cain to show up and kill him yet again. His/her attempts to kill her brother are unsuccessful, and once again put Chloe (Lauren German) in danger, leaving Lucifer out of ideas and unwilling to go any further. What will the consequences for the Devil in breaking his word for the first time.

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