Thursday, April 26, 2018

Lucifer - Anything Pierce Can Do I Can Do Better

It's been a common theme of Lucifer that people, angels, demons, immortal cursed beings, and devils don't always make the best choices. After discovering he is mortal but no longer wants to die, Pierce (Tom Welling) decides to try and win back Chloe (Lauren German) which pushes Lucifer (Tom Ellis) to try and out-do Pierce at every turn. Attempting not to win Chloe's heart but instead belittle her other suitor at every turn, the result leads to only making Chloe more frustrated and ultimately making a rather rash decision concerning the man who first chooses to open his heart up to her.

It looks like Lucifer's inability to admit his true feelings about the detective to both Chloe and himself has cost him dearly, despite the efforts of the unlikely duo of Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) and Charlotte (Tricia Helfer) working together in hopes of helping Lucifer back to the path of God's plan (and both earning a little recognition from the omnipotent one along the way). Discovering that Pierce no longer wants to die and she can't frame Lucifer for his murder in order to force him to return both of them to Hell (really, that was her plan?), leaves Maze's (Lesley-Ann Brandt) at wit's end to come up with another (likely idiotic and bloody) plan.

While you certainly fault bad decisions all around, including Chloe's willingness to accept a proposal from a man she wasn't all that interested in having dinner with five-minutes prior, the episode does delve a bit into the Lucifer/Chloe dynamic to offer a reason for his effect on him. If Pierce's hypothesis is correct, and it appears to be so given the loss of his mark, Chloe's love instills a vulnerability upon those she cares for. Her love makes Lucifer mortal, and now that it is also shared with Pierce, that same love has apparently made him mortal. I'm not sure why her effect on Lucifer is limited to area of interaction and her effect on Pierce appears to be more permanent, but I am curious to see what action the Devil may take next.

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