Lucifer “Quintessential Deckerstar” Review


LUCIFER: Tom Ellis in the “Quintessential Deckerstar” episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, May 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Erik Voake/FOX

What has unfolded so far has changed the course of this story and the direction of these characters. Love hurts, and it seems no one is immune to that experience. The true question is what you decide to do with that pain. This week is one to anticipate when some will act with the ability to manage these emotions, while some others might have darker intentions for how to cope. All in all, just another day in LA, right?

For Lucifer and Chloe, the case this week was a test of what the future holds for them as a team. From the start of their time together you could tell that nothing could ever truly be the same after everything that happened. Not when Lucifer spent too much time trying to force the idea that things could go back to the way they used to be, instead of focusing on how to make a sour situation better. That aside, the case this week was given a bit more relevancy than the average case. This time around you definitely wanted to see how this one played out when finding the murderer is also important for someone else who is connected. The fact that it wasn’t Lucifer finding that connection for himself was refreshing from the usual.

There was only a bit of a cringe when it came to Lucifer’s over-the-top shenanigans. He seemed to for the most part be in the way rather than genuinely help those closest to him. When simply the idea of letting people be is too hard, he tries to force change that in the act manages to make things awkward. You could say that this is just Lucifer being Lucifer, but again he is found stuck in this cycle where he just can’t break out of habit that is masked as something else.

The strength of this episode for me came from the new plan unraveling between Pierce and Maze. What I looked forward to most was where these two ended up next now that neither got what they wanted. Their new plan I felt had more thought put into it. What came before was too much of “It worked for Lucifer, it should work for me”. This was exactly the kind of plan that they could come up with, and one that should rightfully shake things up since as I said last week, new enemies have been made. Regardless, there was still the question of if they had it in them to see this new plan through. I wasn’t too shocked to see that there was some hesitation on one end which made sense. Both have come a long way and are far from the two who could have crossed that line so easily without thinking of the consequences.

LUCIFER: L-R: Tom Ellis and Tricia Helfer in the “Quintessential Deckerstar” episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, May 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Erik Voake/FOX

Charlotte’s story took a big twist when remembering her hell loop just may be the push she needs to either save herself or redeem herself. Quite convenient that she could actually have an opportunity to run into a familiar face from her nightmares, though honestly this was progress that needed to happen. If she kept going on with these random to desperate deeds, that would get old pretty fast if it hasn’t already for some viewers out there. Having a direct action to take to save herself just seemed necessary at this point. As for Amenadiel, he has made development proper for someone who has also been stuck in a cycle since losing his wings. I’m glad that he was able to finally start asking the right questions. Being an angel, there’s more expectation for him to act a certain way, and for once that wasn’t a problem at all. Especially when he really started thinking like someone who knows that the only limitations he has are those he gives himself.

Right now I can’t believe that it is even in question that Lucifer needs a push to be renewed, it deserves to be renewed after this week in particular. Lucifer “Quintessential Deckerstar” was a good transition from the events of the past few weeks. Strong character writing, a surprising action scene, and this episode was not without tragedy. It wasn’t just the tragic phone call Lucifer gets that changes everything, it was a string of actions and reactions that have led to where we are now and how all of this comes down to choice. Tonight was beautiful for where the episode ended rather than everything else in-between. Heartbreaking, yet beautiful.

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