Lucifer: Pops
March 29, 2016 5:26 AM - Season 1, Episode 10 - Subscribe

Lucifer and Chloe suspect a restaurateur's son played a part in his death; the return of Chloe's mother sends her life into upheaval.
posted by oh yeah! (9 comments total)
This episode felt a lot less solid compared to the last couple of episodes. Way too much thrown into the soup. I'm still not sure if I'm a fan of Lucifer becoming more mortal and being injured.

I did like Maze going to the counselor, though.

When they showed next week's preview, did you notice the "Only three more episodes" line? Not "Only three more episodes before the series finale" or "Only three more episodes before the season finale." FOX hasn't made their decision on renewal yet. Everything I see says the show's fate is leaning toward renewal.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:53 AM on March 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

moooore Lucifer wearing cheerful novelty T-shirts please
posted by nicebookrack at 12:46 PM on March 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

Trixie and Maze are my favorite things.
posted by nicebookrack at 12:48 PM on March 29, 2016 [5 favorites]

"Is it a Shirley Temple?"
"... Sure."

Yeah, Maze was the best this episode.
posted by mon-ma-tron at 5:54 PM on March 29, 2016 [4 favorites]

"What are we, in high school?"
"Well, we're certainly drinking like we are."
posted by ODiV at 7:32 PM on March 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

There are layers of hilarity to the contrast between Lucifer and Maze in therapy. This was a great illustration of how alien Maze is, even compared to Lucifer. And yet, even within her is a kernal of something that responds to the innocent curiosity of an eight year old. I love it that Maze pours Trixie a shot of bourbon, and just by happenstance Trixie doesn't try it and nothing ever comes of it. It's just something Maze would do because, well, her current role is bartender, right? It's not because she's like, evil or something.

I missed the first few episodes because the reviews were meh but I started watching after Gotham rebooted and it just happened to be on next. I recently watched the pilot online and I can see that the characterizations seem to be getting deeper as the season progresses. Lucifer is flip unserious and Maze is sullen serious and Amenadiel is fucking terrifying violently serious and it seems to me that a lot of thought has gone into the way these characters, and maybe even "Dad," are rolling with the situation. It's easy to blow it off as cheap fun but there's actually some pretty deep thought behind these scripts, even if they don't let it get in the way of the laughs and action.
posted by Bringer Tom at 7:56 PM on March 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

I must admit I'm So Over the procedural aspects, though. Come on show. Please abandon them, like Hannibal, as a "we only set it up like this to get it on the air but we know its bullshit and are gonna do what we want" misdirect. Please?
posted by Justinian at 8:03 PM on March 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

I don't think they've been overplaying the procedural stuff. It's clear from the pilot that Lucifer didn't come here to become a cop, and he is attracted to Chloe by a combination of her immunity to his charms and the access her job provides to actual on-the-ground human evil, the stuff he's been punishing from afar since his fall from grace. I still have to see eps 2-4 but I think the direction they're taking has a lot of promise. I think (or at least hope) they might do a very Hannibal like breakout thing if they get another season.
posted by Bringer Tom at 8:10 PM on March 29, 2016

Lucifer renewed for S2 (yay!)
posted by oh yeah! at 5:57 PM on April 7, 2016

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