A temporary resurrection for Lucifer makes another strong case for more stories

“Boo Normal” is a strange episode of Lucifer. It exists both within and outside the series’ universe, though in a different way from the episode that follows it. It also exists as an episode where Lucifer is truly a supporting character. In fact, this is an episode about Ella, through Ella’s eyes. It even begins with…

With its series finale, Lucifer opens itself up to a world of possibilities

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It’s surreal watching a finale where most of the characters are crying or on the verge of tears almost non-stop, knowing that the episode is now the series finale instead of the season finale. Especially when that’s how the episode begins—the baseline is despair and hopelessness, and when you factor in that also…

Lucifer’s “Quintessential Deckerstar” strolls down memory lane & crashes into an uncertain future

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Don’t let the ship portmanteau in the title fool you: “Quintessential Deckerstar” is quite an excellent episode of Lucifer. That’s on multiple levels too, as an episode that builds off everything that came before it, as an emotional character-driven piece, as a procedural, as a humorous forty-plus minutes of…

Booze and buddy cop shenanigans leave Lucifer with an "All Hands On Decker" situation

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In a way, “All Hands On Decker” is a pretty special episode of Lucifer. It provides the audience with two of the series’ sure-fire (but sparingly used) dynamics in the form of a Lucifer/Dan team-up and the whole Lucifer lady squad. Both of these dynamics guarantee a fun episode, and that’s what Lucifer delivers.…

As promised, sins come back to haunt the “Prisoners” of Riverdale

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After “Chapter Thirty-One”’s killer cliffhanger, “Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners” unfortunately isn’t a deep dive into just what happened to Midge backstage at Carrie: The Musical. Sure, there is a taste of it, in the short-but-sweet (and beautifully-directed) scene of Sheriff Keller questioning Jughead, Ethel, Moose,…

In “The Angel Of San Bernardino,” Lucifer fully embraces its DevilCop roots

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I’ve said it before, I’ll most likely say it again: Despite its classification as a procedural, that aspect of the show is the thing Lucifer cares least about. That’s technically a good thing, as the show’s more concerned with character development and interactions—as well as arcs and mythology—than the whole cop show…

With “Orange Is The New Maze,” Lucifer’s favorite demon lets it all out

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“Orange Is The New Maze” takes a simple procedural concept: One of the show’s main characters (Maze) has been wrongfully accused of murder, and it’s up to them (and friends) to try to prove their innocence. Well, there’s the part of the episode where Maze actively admits her guilt, but it’s all just a ploy for her…

On Lucifer, it takes three to tango (and solve crime or whatever)

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After dealing with the rather stressful Cain and Abel saga in “Infernal Guinea Pig,” Lucifer naturally chooses to follow that up with a much lighter episode in the form of “Let Pinhead Sing!” Even Pierce’s mourning—which, to be clear, is mourning another failed attempt at death, not his brother dying again—in this…

With “Infernal Guinea Pig,” Lucifer brings up a special guest

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Let’s just get this out of the way now: The case-of-the-week in “Infernal Guinea Pig” is laughably underdeveloped and not integral to the actual point of this week’s episode at all. A South American cartel is the larger focus for the entire case, yet it manages to be such a small potatoes story compared to something…

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