Lucifer “The One With the Baby Carrot” Review
Like I said last week, this is going to be a darker season with the potential to explore a place you didn’t think we would get to in the series. Someone is messing with the devil and you don’t know whether this Sinner Man is the guy to fear, or Lucifer if he snaps trying to find this guy. The crazy thing is that this is only one of many things this season set up through that premiere. There is going to be a lot for us to explore and experience long with this cast of characters.
It was a big question of how we would progress finding this Sinner Man. Understanding what makes the guy who he is added a sense of urgency to the story then what we got before. Sure there was that scene teasing what Lucifer and Chloe will stumble upon later on, but that isn’t what’s going on between the end of last episode and the start of this one. Having a personal mission is just what someone like Lucifer needs. Any other case he can be his usual self about, though this one called for his undivided attention. Especially when he takes a turn back to doing what he’s best at by the end of the episode. This new case was interesting, yet convenient at the same time when one that Lucifer would easily connect with. Not a problem of course when the best you get out of him is either when he’s reluctant or trying to solve it for some personal gratification. Now you were looking for that one thing about this case that would shake things up, and that had everything to do with the suspect they have to deal with. Not someone you would want to spend any more time with than you have to. This was the first person to really challenge Lucifer to do something dumb. That pushed the lengths Lucifer would go to in order to prove that a situation like the victim found himself in is like his own.
It’s never that easy being Detective Dan. He had his troubles in the first season, then he had his heart-broken by Charlotte, and now he has Lieutenant Pierce who’s just not making him feel valuable for his past mistake. Lets not forget adding Lucifer who turns everything about him into a joke. It really stings following a guy like him who just can’t seem to catch a break. For this very episode I don’t think anyone could ever been thrown out of their comfort zone, but at the end of the day Dan owns this role of his. You sympathize with him 24/7, yet at the same time love him because he’ll find some way to bounce back. Even if just for a moment.
For this second episode, Linda takes on a stronger importance to the story when Lucifer couldn’t be in a greater state of distress. There’s much more appreciation to what she has to say about these events unfolding when unlike Chloe she has actually been opened to this other world. While her interactions with Lucifer have been more serious, I enjoy that she can find something more genuine talking to someone like Amenadiel. These two together at least can agree that things aren’t right when it comes to Lucifer and the way he is handling his sudden developments. You see the concern, the frustration, and the confusion towards what they are seeing yet can’t make sense of. The best to ask for between any two characters is when they can help each other through trying times.
Revealing some of Lieutenant Pierce’s past was probably the best way of getting to know him. Again, the guy made one heck of an impression rubbing everyone the wrong way. When we were first introduced to the guy, you would think he might just be a pain in their necks through simple forms of disrespect. What he actually brings to the table for better or worse is better than the atmosphere he was stirring up. Overall it was good to know that there is a reason for the attitude he carries or why he would be so problematic after understanding what Lucifer was getting himself into. With Chloe even avoiding this Sinner Man case, there had to be someone to give us that kick through the door. Pierce’s actions were a step in the right direction. I’m sure that some viewers will want him to be cracked open so they can sympathize with him, but for right now we do need someone serious and blunt about their job. Even if that means putting a distance between himself and everyone else.
Lucifer “The One With the Baby Carrot” opens Pandora’s Box when the devil realizes what he needs to do in order to take this fight to the boogeyman. He was warned twice against this, and one of those times by the least likely of characters. Regardless it is good to actually experience Lucifer going back to basics. Other characters here also have their moments which starts us off great in terms of character development this season. Particularly Lieutenant Pierce who is much more than what we see on the surface.