Monday, August 12, 2019

Lucifer - Somebody's Been Reading Dante's Inferno

As Chloe (Lauren German) and Lucifer (Tom Ellis) investigate murder on a reality-TV series and plan their first date, more of Chloe's time with Father Kinley (Graham McTavish) is revealed. Having found the detective in Rome, the preacher has enlisted her help to force Lucifer back to Hell. While McKinley speaks only of reestablishing the status quo and preventing the Devil from having any bad influence on the world, the father also secretly hopes to prevent a dark prophecy from coming to pass (never questioning the possibility that his actions may be leading directly into it becoming an reality).

Chloe's internal struggle is evident throughout the episode, even to Lucifer, but by the end she comes to accept her own experience with Lucifer, especially after learning about how she makes him vulnerable and still puts her safety above his own, over the father's fears of what might happen. The Devil leaves out the important bit about God's hand her existence, leaving the second shoe to drop sometime later in the series. This, of course, leads the father to try Plan B. Elsewhere, Dan (Kevin Alejandro) continues to be douche, and Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) struggles to find purpose after deciding to remain on Earth and gets an unexpected surprise when Linda (Rachael Harris) discovers she's pregnant. Just what may this half-angel/half-human baby mean for the world?

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