Lucifer “Let Pinhead Sing!” Review
After a big storyline episode, there tends to be two expectations for what follows the week after. When it comes to Lucifer, they will either push a bit harder with said storylines, or they will take a step back for the entertainment in what the next case has to offer. That or how Lucifer will use said case to make everything about him. Nonetheless it is hard at this point to truly assume what will come next in this show which is a good thing considering it doesn’t hurt to be caught off guard.
This week’s case was quick to shake things up when the scene was entertaining, and not only that but also not the kind of murder you were expecting to see. It goes without saying as well that not every week will we also have the opportunity to actually see how said person becomes a victim right away. In general it was a big step forward that this time around they are working to protect someone. They are still looking for a murderer, though the target is someone they are running against the clock to make sure is safe.
The aftermath of the last case had a strong impact on Lucifer’s actions moving forward. If there’s one thing about Lucifer that we needed less of, it’s the idea that nothing can slow him down. He may be for the most part invincible, but the same can’t be said for Chloe or anything else that he can’t truly protect. His shenanigans were shockingly less flashy as they normally would be as well. Seeing this part of him that was hesitant to poke the bear was refreshing. I mean depending on the viewer, they might actually want Lucifer to keep poking. Its more in character for Lucifer to damn the consequences, though he also has grown to a point where every now and then he has to think about the backlash that comes with his actions. Learning that the hard way through a stranger was welcomed as well. The way he interacted with this superstar singer was exciting for the challenge she created for him.
Pierce also had some emotions to sort through after yet another failed attempt to lift his curse. Failed might even be an understatement when his brother is back in the world of the living and so far has no way of helping him lift the curse either. My only disappointment with this episode is that this plot took a backseat when Pierce could easily be doing something on his own. I wouldn’t say he always needs Lucifer to make something happen. With that said, it was intriguing to see who they decided needed to approach Pierce in his current state of mind. One was the best character who is adored for always being thrown into the most uncomfortable situations for himself. The other was someone you knew would stop at nothing to put his defiance to a halt.
The sidestory that is Linda trying to repair her friendship with Maze was a nice development and change of pace from everything else going on. It was sad to see a good relationship crumble, but it makes a big difference that friendships forged like Linda’s with Maze have the endurance to survive the necessity for love interests. Charlotte trying to help Linda and Maze repair their friendship wasn’t something that you would prepare yourself for, but this was another step for her to be able to prove that she is all in towards doing good deeds. For how rough the process played out, the things expressed from Linda and Maze hit hard. They had something real together, and it is relatable how everything could fall apart and leave nothing but aggression.
For about half the episode I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Lucifer “Let Pinhead Sing!”. When the wheels finally began turning, this evolved into one of the more sincere episodes this season. Sometimes you really do need a break from the norm to be able to embrace the heart that is shared between this cast. No one person acts without influencing another, and everything is a part of a grander scheme at the end of the day.