Lucifer “My Brother’s Keeper” Review
After last week’s episode, I don’t know where these shenanigans will lead for Lucifer to find a way to kill Pierce, but man have they made every attempt so far count. They found a brilliant balance of their mission, along with working out some problems that these two divine beings struggle to admit to themselves in the process. Before the discovery that Pierce was Kane, I probably wouldn’t have blinked twice if he were gone the next week, but this development for him has quickly made him a favorite for his contrasting attitude.
An attitude might I say that makes every interaction between them gold. I mean it takes a special kind of person for Lucifer to be so clingy and Pierce is just not the person who accept that invasion of his personal space. After last week’s episode it was at least good to see some growth come out of them finding an understanding of one another. Maybe not a perfect understanding, but close enough as you would get for entities such as themselves.Who Lucifer turned to for help was interesting for the fact that it was Amenadiel. It was a necessary exchange between them considering there are two different perspectives to take on the situation. It goes without saying that you would have already known what Amenadiel would say to Lucifer before that scene even began. However, it was the emotional weight of this engagement that mattered more. Particularly for Lucifer who is showing that whether this is possible or not, his word has to mean something when undertaking such a bold move against God. It’s not easy to get that kind of genuine attitude out of Lucifer, so right now they are nailing this storyline.
Despite what we knew about Pierce, it was shocking to come to terms with a different side of him when confronted with a new opportunity. It probably wasn’t the kind that would have gotten him any closer to escaping this hell, but it was the kind that would give him a moment of reprieve from suffering. The fight he got himself into was one I do hope we were all waiting for. You would have to wonder what he is capable of with years on Earth, and that did not disappoint. The best action sequence this season, and I didn’t think they could top Lucifer fighting Amenadiel.
This episode focusing on Ella was a nice surprise. I appreciate any time that they take to make her the center of attention. Mainly because this gives Ella the opportunity to show that her relevance doesn’t stop at being quirky and full of optimism. It helped that the case would involve her as well. This investigation into the murder of a diamond thief pointing to her brother as the main suspect was the best way to challenge how far that hop and faith could take her. With unlikely help, it was different from most investigations we would follow. It shakes things up for the best that she’s not working by the book, and has more at stake. The further exploration of her family didn’t hurt either since this ordeal was a reality check towards the things she thinks she knows about her siblings.
The way that this week’s episode influenced Lucifer was different from other times. It was different when this wasn’t a time where he needed to be proven right or wrong. He just needed to be a good friend, partner, more than the guy who wants to be the center of attention. The best thing going for Lucifer in this episode was finding that one moment where he can show some hint of humanity or growth from those around him.
Each week Charlotte has been facing down the consequences of the life lived in her place while Lucifer’s mother was on Earth. Time after time she experiences the pain of accepting that there are many people she has crossed with no memory of the interactions. One person she definitely hurt more than anyone else, quite literally, and that was Linda. It was only a matter of time before they would cross paths and the way they approached this moment was perfect for the indirect confrontation. The scene itself came with the proper reaction from Linda. It was contrasting how she reacted as someone who is more vulnerable from the others who encountered Charlotte when she wasn’t Charlotte.
Lucifer “My Brother’s Keeper” was more exciting than I originally thought it would be. I was expecting things to get a bit sentimental dealing with another bad seed in Ella’s family, but the addition of these other moments of escalation was very much welcomed. Everyone seems to be rubbing off on one another this week, and different interactions between characters is good for keeping this story fresh.