Lucifer “Chloe Does Lucifer” Review
After a surprising episode showing us again that you can have an episode without it being all about the devil, it seems we are back to something familiar this week. New case, different problems, and other developments in-between. I only hope that this far into the season we aren’t losing focus on the threat behind the scenes. It goes without saying that by now some of us would have thought we’d hear more of this Sinner Man, or seen a bit more of the new lieutenant.
For the case this week, you had to wonder what would be distinct compared to the others before. Most of the time they can can be fun, they can be intense, but at the same time you always hope for a little more. That of course being straying away from Lucifer making it too much about himself, or there not being enough focus on what Chloe has to offer as the actual detective. The theme of celebrity dating apps is definitely what you consider thinking outside the box since you don’t see much of Lucifer or Chloe dealing with anything involving social media. Both are direct individuals, so they don’t have that kind of footprint. This brings us to the title of this episode that didn’t take long for us to get into. I enjoyed seeing Chloe once again stepping outside of her comfort zone to be outgoing. When the case calls for it, she adapts without question. She struggles, but she wouldn’t be who she is if there wasn’t the need to get the job done without compromising her character fully.
Amenadiel helping Linda cope with the death of her ex-husband was a solid transition from the episode before. It wouldn’t have done a character like Linda much justice if she was left to deal with her issues behind the scenes. With each passing week her importance and relevance grow stronger, and that comes with seeing more of her beyond just the role as therapist. What came of her dealing with her ex-husband’s death was probably one of the better developments of her character so far. Linda has the unique position in understanding that everything about Hell and Heaven is real. However, what this truth does to her perception of life itself was something you were surprised it took this long to get into. It’s easy to suffer being normal when you are Lucifer or Amenadiel, but what about coming to terms with how small you are as a regular person? That’s not a perspective we have explored till now and the impact was strong for who this came from.
I was pretty shocked that there would be an interaction between Ella and Charlotte. I did say that I hoped to see more of Ella beyond that her spotlight episode, though you weren’t quite expecting a run in with Charlotte of all people. Especially when she knew as much as someone like Dan about who she really was when Lucifer’s mom was in Charlotte’s body. Nonetheless you appreciate the fact that neither of them are going to be easily shoved to the background too much anymore. With that said, these two were a source of humor that was a treat. You didn’t need to take what was going on between them seriously, only the entertainment of someone trying so hard to fight a dark nature.
Smaller moments in this episode are worth exploring for some of these characters. Whether it is Amenadiel trying to appeal to Lucifer’s redeemable side, Lucifer trying to be a better friend, or all the other stuff in-between, these characters are proving to be more than their labels.
Lucifer “Chloe Does Lucifer” had a lot of moving pieces that made this hour a good time. Characters go through quite the experience fighting their nature, habits, crossing paths in new and interesting ways. This episode doesn’t take us anywhere in the grand scheme of things, but for now you can overlook the lack of progress since they are giving us consistency in entertainment value. Not to say that there aren’t loose ends to be addressed still.