Lucifer: The Murder of Lucifer Morningstar
September 11, 2021 1:00 PM - Season 6, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Not believing that he could have [spoilered] his [spoiler spoiler], Lucifer sets out to prove an alternate theory: He must have been murdered.

Den of Geek recap: Lucifer focuses on Rory's integration into her family and the veracity behind her story. - "One note before moving on concerns Brianna Hildebrand who is absolutely killing it as Lucifer and Chloe’s daughter Aurora, and the ice cream scene with her mom epitomizes the ease with which she’s joined the cast and integrated onto Team Lucifer. “It’s complicated, mom.” Actually, not so much. Interestingly, Rory self-actualized the ability to time travel through the intense anger she feels towards Lucifer for abandoning her as a small child, and though we still haven’t worked out the chronological details, as Chloe notes, she may already be pregnant in the present. It’s probably best not to get caught up in time travel intricacies and keep focus on the story at hand – what causes Lucifer to disappear from Chloe and Rory’s lives?"

*At the apartment, Chloe realizes that Rory (short for Aurora) must be telling the truth about being her daughter from the future, as that was what she'd name a daughter if she ever had another.

*At the station, Amenadiel attempts to study in the conference room, while invisible-to-everyone-else-Dan tries to hang out with him. Ella stops by, and tells Amenadiel she thinks there are signs the apocalypse is nigh, but Amenadiel tries to reassure her by saying he'd sense it if it was.

*Chloe brings Rory to the penthouse, and she tells Lucifer that she was going through something rough in the future, and her rage at Lucifer's abandonment self-actualized her angelic ability to time-travel her back to confront him. Lucifer insists that there's no way he would have abandoned a child after how God abandoned him, and that he must have been murdered, but Rory says that Chloe always told her that he just disappeared from her sight after turning a corner in Van Nuys on August 4th, only 3 weeks from the present.

*Chloe and Lucifer go to Van Nuys to investigate the 'case' of his murder, the red herrings of which lead to Lucifer opening the penthouse safe to see if the dentist's receptionist/cheating husband will attempt to kill him with Azreal's blade, only to find the blade gone. Lucifer thinks Rory must have taken it, since she was the only one besides himself and Chloe who had access. They go to Dr. Linda for family therapy, but Rory bails when she realizes it's really an interrogation. Back at the penthouse, Chloe confesses to Lucifer that she took the blade from the safe, claiming she did it to protect him, but Lucifer realizes that the power of the blade with Amenadiel's necklace is too much for her and will "drive her to Stabby Town" like it has for any mortal too long in its presence, and after a knockdown brawl where Chloe nearly stabs him, she breaks down and allows him to take it from her.

*Rory meets Maze, Eve, and Amenadiel at Lux. She implies that something goes wrong in the future for Eve and Maze's wedding, and doesn't recognize Amenadiel, but Maze realizes that she's just psyching them out to torture them for fun, because she takes after 'Aunt Maze' that way. But Amenadiel is troubled to realize that he never sensed her presence as a new angel on Earth. He goes to Ella's lab to apologize for doubting her earlier, and Ella says that she was wrong, and there was a non-supernatural explanation for all the 'signs' she noticed, but after he leaves she opens a hidden conspiracy whiteboard on Lucifer being the real devil and Amenadiel possibly being in the know on it.

*At Chloe's, Lucifer brings Dan over to see if the power of the blade will let her see him before he returns it to heaven. It does, and they have a heart to heart, until he becomes invisible to her again.
posted by oh yeah! (2 comments total)
Aw, the Dan/Chloe reunion was sweet.

I have no idea which way the plot is going with the mystery of Lucifer's future disappearance (noble stupidity? celestial intrigue? time travel paradox?), which is exciting.

And I have neglected the suit praise this season, but, they've been lovely every episode.
posted by oh yeah! at 1:14 PM on September 11, 2021 [1 favorite]

I concur that Lucifer wouldn't have willingly abandoned a kid. Also seems weird that he just...disappeared on a street corner or something?

"Self-actualization" is a pretty weird concept anyway, but does that mean for angels they just...leveled up, gave themselves another power, or what? I guess?
posted by jenfullmoon at 5:56 PM on December 19, 2021

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