Thursday, August 22, 2019

Lucifer - All About Eve

"All About Eve" offers a proper introduction to Eve (Inbar Lavi) when the second human being in all of creation shows in Los Angeles in need of Lucifer's (Tom Ellis) help. When the man who flew her to Los Angeles turns up dead with his priceless necklace missing, the Devil sets out to protect Eve from both the mob and the police. Having fled Heaven to enjoy life on Earth, it isn't until the end of the episode that Eve reveals her true interest is Lucifer (whom she is able to accept for all that he is, unlike a certain police detective). Chloe (Lauren German) seems finally able to make an effort to accept Lucifer, Devilnes and all, but has she missed her chance? And is Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) correct to worry that Eve is exactly the wrong kind of influence Lucifer needs as she may push him back in bad habits?

Chloe and Dan (Kevin Alejandro) are on the case of the murder, with Chloe even cashing in one of Lucifer's favors and stiffing him on the necklace after he and Eve help solve the case. The murder of the week, other than Eve's involvement in things, isn't of much interest, but it does set-up an immediate need for Lucifer's help and a reason to keep the pair together throughout the episode. Setting up Eve as the party girl looking for a good time, and with some unresolved feelings towards Lucifer, helps explain her return to Earth but there certainly feels like there is more going on with the character than simply picking up with an old lover. While the episode doesn't do much to help the state of Lucifer and Chloe's partnership, it's far from over as pair will soon reunite for "one, last, case."

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