Of course, she also says Lucifer was clearly desperate to have reached to Maze for comfort, which… solid burn, lady! Okay, Chloe had better be playing all of them at this point because I have to believe she's too mature to refer to sex as "the next level" under any normal circumstance.
Anyway, she executes her next-level plan by trying to seduce Michael-fer with close talking, gentle touches, and charged looks over coffee, telling him she's ready to evolve with this new version of Lucifer. Catching sight of their reflection in the vending machine glass so romantic! Ella finds Mars Project footage with a reflection showing an inferior oxygen tube setup compared to the Red 2 project. When Chloe murmurs that change should be considered an improvement, they're off to talk to mission control employee Sam Chavez, who participated in Red 1 with an older model suit.
Sam says he also knew the Mars Project was all a publicity stunt and assumed Brody was the murderer, but twist! His co-worker Mandy confesses that she killed Judy out of jealousy.
Mandy and Sam are in love, but when he got back from the isolation of Mars 1, he was so different that she worried he didn't love her anymore. Sam assures her that whether he's on earth, the moon, or Mars, his feelings for her are the same, which is lovely but also very sad because she's about to be tried for murder.
Speaking of people we'd all like to murder, Michael-fer gets a talking-to from Dr. Linda about his lying and his abandonment of hell.
After all, the last time that happened, the demons kidnapped her baby. Michael-fer hits Linda with the fear whammy and tells her she has good reason to worry that she'll be a bad mother. After all that, Michael decides he's going to slip right into Lucifer's life, and into Chloe's bed while he's at it, even if he has to choke out Maze to do it.
She had a change of heart about hurting Lucifer by hurting Chloe because deep down Maze is a good person — er, demon. When Chloe rolls into the penthouse, Michael-fer tells her he loves her, fakes recognizing the bullet necklace, and gets ready for some Chloe-loving. But she has a different idea and shoots him to prove he's not the devil she knows. She knew something was off from the first kiss, and seeing him with Maze clinched that he wasn't the man she loves. She swears she'll never lose faith in Lucifer.
Then Michael tells one actual truth: Chloe is a gift, made explicitly for Lucifer by God himself. She claims not to believe him but is clearly shaken. By the end of the episode, Chloe's lost in thought, Maze is awake and angry, and Linda's gazing sadly at an old Polaroid that looks an awful lot like herself holding a baby in Amenadiel approaches Michael in Lux and orders him back to heaven, but the worst angel threatens to tell Remy about Charlie. Remember, Remiel isn't a big fan of unsanctioned celestials.
Amenadiel merely gloats that Lucifer is and always has been better than Michael, which Michael seems to take as a personal challenge, and Amenadiel heads straight to hell to tell Lucifer that he's needed topside.
Lucifans, can you believe it took the show this long to do a Hollywood-spoof-of- Lucifer episode? We also get the reunion we've been waiting for when Lucifer returns to earth, and it takes approximately 30 seconds in the presence of his vanity and his desire whammy to convince Chloe that he's really back. She greets him with a hug instead of a kiss this time watch Tom Ellis' face soften as he melts into her arms — swoon! Lucifer assures her that it doesn't change how much he loves her, but Chloe's world is understandably rocked.
If Lucifer's the only reason she's on earth, where is her free will? Is her whole life a lie? Don't you worry — the case of the episode's going to drive this point home! Lucifer is, of course, delighted by the fictional homage of a detective who comes up with wild theories based on people's yearnings, other than the fact that the Diablo actor uses hot cinnamon vape cartridges. But Chloe's horrified at the oversexed way her character is portrayed and asks the actress if it bothered her that she has no say in what her character does.
Dancer replies earnestly, "There are strippers out there considering becoming detectives now. You can't be what you don't see. Their next visit is with Matt's No. At the motel, the actors playing Diablo and Dancer bust in, certain they've just cracked the case thanks to a motel matchbook Diablo stole from the crime scene. Lucifer's pleased at this on-brand action. But they quickly determine that Matt was at the motel not to score drugs, but to write in a place where he found inspiration early in his career.
At this point, Chloe's had enough and kicks out all actors and kings of hell so she can focus on her job. A hot cinnamon vape cartridge found at the crime scene sends them to question the actor playing Diablo, but alas, he's dead in his trailer, killed by a prop knife.
And where do they find that bloody knife stashed? In second-in-command Keri Belwood's office. Chloe swiftly slaps on the cuffs. Meanwhile, Maze and Dr. Maze is suuuper into her depiction as a huge, buff bald man who makes out with a sexpot Dr. Linda is far less pleased with her portrayal. Side note: I'm enjoying this tiny little meta-commentary on how too many shows and movies dial up women's sex appeal far beyond reason while limiting the ways they can be physically tough.
This is obviously exaggerated to prove a point, but dang if it's not still highly recognizable as a frustrating entertainment industry trope. Anyway, Maze is also up in her feels about how everyone just comes and goes in her life, including Linda, whom she predicts will drop dead in five years. Linda tries to joke that at least they'll be able to hang out in hell, and then she digs into Maze's fears of abandonment.
At first Maze says all she has are her blades and they never let her down, but by the end of the episode she's had too much to drink and tearfully asks why Lucifer, Chloe, and especially Eve all left her. Oh, these two. They're my favorite powerhouse duo on the show! Also, can we talk really quickly about the good doctor's belief that she's going to hell?
Linda, baby, no! Okay, let's solve this case. Dancer drops her positive attitude about the show and admits she hates saying those insipid lines and wearing those tacky clothes. Around the time that Dancer's waxing poetic about a tiny indie film she wants to do, Chloe has figured out that Dancer wanted her freedom from the show, so she killed Matt, framed Keri, and killed Diablo when he "deduced her yearning" in real life.
This leaves Lucifer free for a wing-off with Michael, who calls him Samael and gloats that he incepted Lucifer into rebelling against God, tempting Eve, and taking this walkabout on Earth. It launches a fight that's both fierce and hilariously undignified as they grapple in the piano wreckage like two brothers fighting over who fragged whom in Call of Duty. But the battle ends with Lucifer grabbing one of Maze's blades and slicing it across Michael's face.
Identical twins no more. A battered, bloody Lucifer shows up at Chloe's, but Chloe's not super-sympathetic to hear that Michael's been manipulating him since the dawn of time. Chloe shoots back that this situation doesn't compare in the least. He's a celestial being, and she's a human who was created to fall in love with the Devil.
Boo hoo that his brother's a jerk sometimes. It's safe to say this isn't the reunion Lucifer spent thousands of years in hell imagining. Then again, Chloe's feeling something similar. UGGHHH, I get it, the show wants to keep them apart some more, and as conflicts go this one is resonant and true to both characters. But… let them kissssssssss already.
In the final minutes of the episode, Maze rolls into Chloe's place and finds someone she thinks is Lucifer. She starts to apologize and says he wasn't the one she was upset with when she attacked him.
Then Michael reveals the nasty knife wound to the face and stops Maze from hurting him further with the promise of a secret Lucifer's been keeping from Maze. Hmm, curious…. Who's ready for a clever, gimmicky episode that lets the actors stretch their wings while also moving the plot forward a hop or two?
Lucifer's disappointed when Trixie arrives without Chloe for game night, and when she rightfully points out that Monopoly is terrible to play with two people or any number of people, really , he agrees to tell her a story.
Her topic of choice: the origin of his ring. From here, the action jumps to New York, rendered in gorgeously lush black and white. Decked out in a natty suit and hat, Lucifer strolls into the Garden Club to hear the best chanteuse in the city perform.
After the performance, Lilith — going by Lily Rose here — takes Lucifer to her dressing room, where she changes behind a picture-perfect backlit dressing screen. She's upset because her ring, the only item in the universe of value to her, has been stolen, and she requests Lucifer's help getting it back. It's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard," he muses. His first stop is P.
Jack Monroe, and when Trixie interjects that she wants some gender equity in this story, Lucifer switches his narrative to cast Chloe in the role, complete with suit and hat. For purposes of the story, though, let's stick with a male pronoun. Linda, sporting charming cat-eye glasses gives them some intel: A handsome, beefy, strong-jawed, eye-patched man named Lucky Larry was hanging around Lily's dressing room the night the ring disappeared.
A nearby patron invites Jack to meet him in the alley, where they're set on by toughs. Fisticuffs ensue until a shadow dramatically appears at the end of the alley, holding a gun.
The shadow belongs to Garden Club's owner, Tommy Stompanato Ella in a mustache, having a marvelous time. Lily is Stompanato's girl, and Stompanato doesn't want them poking around the club anymore. That night, we follow Jack home and witness his strained marriage to Shirley Charlotte!
So good to see Tricia Helfer again! Poor sweet Shirley tries to keep up a conversation over dinner, but Jack is surly and unpleasant. Then Lucky Larry shows up to expire on their doorstep with a knife in his back. Cue the s music crescendo! Amusingly, Gertie the bartender serves a similar function to Dr. Linda in that she listens to Lilith discuss why the missing ring is so important to her. The stone is the only thing she took with her when her marriage to Adam ended and she was cast out of the Garden of Eden.
She was glad to be exiled, but "I sure did love that garden. In return, Gertie shares that her husband, Bill, was wounded in Guadalcanal, and the doctors have warned her that he's not likely to recover, so she treasures every day they have left together. While they drive, Jack explains the cold war between him and Shirley: She's a call girl Jack's captain procured him to roust him out of his postwar shell shock.
Lucifer congratulates Jack on marrying an experienced woman, but Jack can't shake the knowledge that their marriage is based on a lie. We see you, parallels. Willy's a pompous rich man played by Dan, naturally who proudly serves his guests mini-sausages, causing Lucifer to quip, "My dear friend Sigmund would've had a field day with you.
Willy, a collector of war memorabilia who ducked out of serving in WWII, admits to buying questionably procured items from Larry in the past but denies killing him. He does provide Larry's address, and in that depressing hovel even Lucifer's shook, and he's seen Kafka's hell loop , Lucifer and Jack find an expensive cigar stub favored by Stompanato.
Off they go to Stompanato's mansion, where he's been murdered, his heart cut out of his chest, a mask on his face, and a hieroglyph symbol drawn on one eye. Lucifer recognizes the Eye of Horus, which sends them to a secret occult shop overseen by Melvin the Magnificent a jocular Amenadiel.
When they ask him about any Egyptian heart-removal ceremonies, he offers them a variety of packages on a sliding cost scale. The economy option includes a presacrificed chicken heart and the mask from Stompanato's murder scene.
Melvin denies having anything to do with Stompanato's death and says he'd love to sell Lilith's ring of immortality, but he's never gotten his hands on it. So that ends the trail. Lucifer breaks the news to Lilith, and then we get my favorite scene in the episode: Not only are we reminded that Lucifer's grateful she sent him her children to be his army and his only companions, but she explains how her ring became linked to immortality.
Naturally she survived, but her escapades were recorded on a stone tablet, and the legend began. When she wishes she could see the thief's face when he realizes her ring doesn't convey immortality, she and Lucifer hatch a plan. She'll make a big show of hinting that a big gaudy bracelet is necessarily in activating the ring's immortality, then Shirley dressed as a cigarette girl will stash it in her dressing room.
Jack will lie in wait to catch the person who tries to steal it. That night, Shirley tells Jack that after this is over, she's moving back home to Des Moines. Lilith watches them talk and asks Lucifer if he's ever made an emotional connection with a human. He shudders and says it'd take a literal miracle. We see you, winking reference to the present!
Then he seats himself at the piano to accompany Lilith on "Someone to Watch Over Me," and it's absolutely lovely. The plan works like a charm, and Jack catches Willy trying to use the bracelet to activate the ring. But twist! It was Gertie who hired Larry to steal the ring to save her beloved husband's life. Lilith doesn't understand what drove Gertie to these lengths, and she explains that she'd rather die trying to save Bill's life than live forever without him.
When the police arrive, Jack gently suggests that Lilith skip mentioning Gertie's involvement, and she agrees to leave let her stay with Bill. Then Jack asks Shirley if he can travel with her to Des Moines so they can talk things out, and their subsequent kiss hints that they just might make a go of the marriage after all.
All the human goings-on have made Lilith reflective, and she decides that knowing life comes to an end is what makes the rest of it count. With that, she places her immortality into her ring and gives it to Lucifer.
He offers to bring her children up to say goodbye, but she doesn't want her perfect, unbreakable offspring to unlearn their lessons from hell. Because of how they were raised, they can never be banished or abandoned or cast out of the garden. Then she walks off to start the process of aging and dying.
Back in the present, Trixie is pleased to hear that Jack and Shirley moved to Des Moines and thanks Lucifer for the story. But once she's on the elevator, she's greeted by Maze, who hands her a wad of cash and asks to hear the story she just extracted.
Clever, clever, clever. This leads Maze to Reno, where she finds an aged Lilith. When Maze asks why Lilith abandoned her children, she says she wanted to make her children strong, and it worked. Maze is unmoved by this answer, and I'm excited to see what comes next for hell's head torturer. Hey, how about a little character growth this hour? Good growth. Deckerstar growth. But let's start with Maze, who seeks out Linda after finding "the bitch," a.
Linda's defense of Lilith raises Maze's hackles, and Linda confirms what we've all been suspecting: She gave up a baby when she was 17 by simply slipping out of the hospital when she realized she couldn't raise her daughter.
Maze is disgusted and correctly guesses it's why Linda assumes she's going to hell. Then Maze shocks her by announcing that she knows exactly where her daughter, Adriana, is.
The two women drop by an open house hosted by the blond, bespectacled realtor, who's unfailingly friendly as Linda struggles to string a single sentence together and Maze aggressively grills her about her abandonment issues.
Afterward Maze calls Linda a coward, and Linda snaps that Maze needs to back off and let Adriana decide if she's ready to meet her biological mother. Sadly, it's too late for Maze, who arrives back in Reno to learn that Lily Rose died a couple of days ago. No chance to say, "I hate you. But it gives Maze some clarity, and she returns to Linda's with an apology in the form of a release form for bio parents who'd like to meet their children.
The women hug, and wow, these two are both really going through it this season. Okay, now let's hit the crime of the episode. Chloe hair check: back to messy bangs! Alas, the murder victim is nun-in-training Victoria Reynard. She's found dead of blunt-force trauma at her nunnery, with bruising on her neck that doesn't match the cross necklace found with the body. When Chloe has a small meltdown about God sending her nuns, she realizes she needs backup and calls in… Amenadiel!
He's available because he left hell after he heard his father's voice telling him he was no longer needed as its warden. Lucifer isn't exactly happy that he was on guard duty for millennia, while Amenadiel gets sprung after one sleepover. Chloe's crossing her fingers that he'll have a gift similar to Lucifer's desire mojo.
He assures her he doesn't, but as they speak, they become aware that all the nuns have gathered around them in a smiling circle, all eager to talk to the beautiful angel.
With very little effort, Amenadiel gets the nuns to reveal that their mother superior, Angelica, committed a murder years ago and ran away to join the convent. Then she gives Chloe a pep talk about faith and free will.
Lucifer, meanwhile, isn't thrilled to see Amenadiel taking his place with Chloe. Worse, he ends up paired with Dan doing the grunt work of background checks and witness statements. Wanting to speed up the conclusion of Chloe's case so they can resolve their issues before he has to return to hell, Lucifer suggests they just seduce the truth out of the 30 nuns.
But Dan reverently describes his portion of the investigation as putting together a giant puzzle with no corner pieces or picture for reference, and once you find that one important piece, the whole thing clicks together. Show of hands if you've been doing lots of puzzles during lockdown and this metaphor worked unexpectedly well for you in …. Anyway, Dan's work pays off when they find that Victoria received tons of calls from pop star Destiny Page, who was upset when the nuns refused to sell her their convent.
Amenadiel's a secret Destiny Page fan — "please don't tell Lucifer," he begs Chloe — and confirms that her recent albums are all about her newfound faith. Chloe then overhears Lucifer ask if Amenadiel feels guilty for being the one who "laid a blessing" on Chloe's parents, and she hauls them both into interrogation.
Second, does she have any cool powers like laser beam hands? Again, no, she's just the perfect Mrs. I'm just a thing, created for someone else.
So, uh, things aren't going well there, although Amenadiel does apologize for not having Chloe's sense of curiosity. If he'd asked a few more questions when he was God's right hand, perhaps he'd have the answers she's looking for. With that, they're off to interview Destiny, but bodyguard Hank stops Chloe from interrupting Destiny's prayer time. Amenadiel appears in Destiny's dressing room under the assumption that a woman of faith will be drawn to talk to him. Instead, she shrieks for help.
Yep, her faith is all an act, and Victoria was her assistant, sent in to gather intel to help her purchase the property. But Victoria fell in love with the life and planned to join for real. As for her alibi, Destiny says she's newly sober and received her one-month chip the night of the murder. She can't prove it, though, because she was dressed in disguise for AA and went to goat yoga afterward, where the chip fell out of her pocket and got eaten by a goat.
Based on what I know of goats, this all tracks. Guess who ends up going through goat poop? Dan, of course! Lucifer spends his time canvassing the attractive yoga witnesses, and he makes Dan proud by actually reading the transcripts Chloe sent over. Because of that work, he was able to recognize a description of Destiny's disguise. He noticed an engagement ring on a chain around one witnesses' neck, which is the missing piece they need: the bruising on Victoria's neck could've come from a ring, as if she were hiding an engagement as a novitiate.
They get an answer when Sister Francine shows up to talk to Amenadiel and plants a kiss on him. She's thoroughly confused about what she's feeling, and Amenadiel eventually pieces together that he reflects her own love of God back at her. Weird that he hasn't noticed this before with other people of faith whom he's surely encountered on earth, but eh , let's push forward.
He was disgusted that Victoria would choose this "made-up nonsense" over marrying him, and their argument culminated in her murder. Then Amenadiel has one of his most badass moments of the entire series by stepping in front of Chloe to protect her from the bullets Hank unloads in her direction. He then unfurls his wings to show Hank just how real Victoria's faith was and delivers a powerful angel clap that knocks Hank unconscious.
In the end, Amenadiel was happy to break his "no letting on that you're an angel" rule because Hank sucked and deserved the comeuppance. More important, he figured some things out: If he reflects people's faith back to them, then perhaps Lucifer reflects people's greatest desires.
Chloe says she's never seen her desire in Lucifer, which means that she isn't the gift. The gift is that she's the one mortal who sees Lucifer for who he truly is. By that logic, everything they shared is real. She heads straight to the penthouse to tell Lucifer and offer Amenadiel's second revelation: Lucifer chooses to be vulnerable around her.
She sits next to him on the piano bench and declares that if so, she chooses to be vulnerable around him too. They kiss, and it's tentative and lovely, and then it's deeper and passionate, and the camera lifts up to show their embrace reflected in the ceiling. Because I had to pace around in a circle for a bit before I could settle down and recap for you fine people. This episode's murder victim is DJ Matt Pexxa, whose sabotaged headphones electrocuted him in the middle of a rave. Head Heritage Ltd.
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Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Trixie Espinoza : This dagger. Has it ever killed anyone? Lucifer Morningstar : Not yet, no. Trixie Espinoza : [Holds up handcuffs] Do these work? Lucifer Morningstar : Uh Lilith : My children are perfect. They can't be banished, because they have no home.
Can't be abandoned, because they have no family. Lucifer Morningstar : They'll never be cast out of the proverbial garden. Lilith : You can never tell them what I've done today, Lucifer. Not if they are going to be unbreakable. Trixie Espinoza : What happened to Jack and Shirley? Did they live happily ever after? Lucifer Morningstar : Well, they moved to Des Moines, so Jack : You get a description?
Gertie : Sure, sure. Kind of beefy. Short-haired, strong jaw. Usually wears a plain blue suit. And an eye patch. Lucifer Morningstar : Well, you might have led with that. Lucifer Morningstar : Since it very well be my last night on Earth, let's go to the bar. Trixie Espinoza : My parents wouldn't like that. Lucifer Morningstar : Wouldn't they?
Sounds like grown-up problems to me. Lucifer Morningstar : Quite a unique fellow, aren't you? William McKinnon : Mm. Lucifer Morningstar : There's a word to describe you, but I can't quite put my finger on it. It's like a shower, but French. Oh, I'm sure it'll come to me. Paddy : Warmed them up for you, Mr. Tommy Stomponato : Thanks, boys. Trixie Espinoza : [Interrupts the story] Wait, hold it!
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