Lucifer “Infernal Guinea Pig” Review


LUCIFER: L-R: Tom Welling and Tom Ellis in the “Infernal Guinea Pig” episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, March 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Last week was a fun episode for anyone who has wanted to see Chloe get out of her shell a bit with a case. A case can be more fun when she isn’t limiting herself to a single role, the same way that Lucifer shakes things up when he realizes that it won’t hurt him to recognize the good he can do for others. That was jut a few things on top of some other fun developments, though the hope for this week is that we can begin to get back to some of the more crucial storylines.

Speaking of crucial storylines, that meant getting back to this ongoing scheme by Lucifer and Pierce. The best thing that this story has had going for it was how unexpected it would have to be for these two to pull of the impossible. It would take some thinking outside of the box to work their way around the rules. Especially when it comes to their latest plan that was pushing it quite a bit. Personally I loved this idea of theirs because it is appreciated anytime that they are willing to get into some supernatural elements. This felt like the perfect opportunity to jump into some means to an end that would need to be extraordinary. Of course, this also meant that you were looking for what ways this could blow up in their faces. While I’m sure some would want Cain to free himself, this plan would come too easily for him.

Now involving Amenadiel and Maze was where this got a little crazy, for the best. Starting with Maze we learned quite a bit that was unexpected about the way Hell ran, and the way they can sort of create a monster through their torturing methods. It only wasn’t too surprising the reason she would drop everything to help Pierce. She only redeemed herself through the spice she added to the shocking moments that came following her brief time with Pierce. Her inability to take things seriously outside of her own needs can be gold with the proper execution. Amenadiel on the other hand shook things up since you knew this was not a time where he would sit idly by while Lucifer and Pierce continue to act with reckless intent.

We are introduced to a new character here who had a fun little exploration of the living world. I couldn’t help but laugh because this person’s experience was more cringeworthy than when Lucifer’s mother was walking the Earth.

LUCIFER: DB Woodside in the “Infernal Guinea Pig” episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, March 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

With the focus placed back on Lucifer and Pierce trying to lift the curse, one had to wonder what that would mean for this week’s case. Would it be relevant? Would someone other than Lucifer help out? Can Chloe carry this on her own and keep things interesting? What actually came of this was the best case scenario considering stories would have to cross over to avoid being pulled in too many directions. What I liked a bit more was that Dan found himself more involved in this case working with Chloe. At this point they can do this without worrying about how one feels about the other. Not to mention Dan is with little effort one of the most entertaining of the cast. It helped that this was another case that was up his alley in things that gave him an edge to connect with the case. With that said, this was a standout case for the threat-level in contrast to others. Admittedly we haven’t felt a true danger to Chloe or anyone else till now. It put a number of things in perspective, especially when it comes to how Lucifer and herself view each other and their actions.

One of the big things to come of this episode was finding out what makes this new Charlotte tick. The next step for her was getting help, and was this forced her to admit was a tear-jerker. The cliche for a character like her would be that she simply goes crazy, but it is so much engaging having someone like her who is willing to move mountains to avoid the same experience that’s tearing her apart.

Lucifer “Infernal Guinea Pig” had a lot of things going for it. Excellent character developments, moments, and some key revelations. This was a time to take things seriously moving forward and that is exactly what they did. Fun episodes are fun, though we have some things to focus on before the next.

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