Lucifer Recap and Review: “Anything Pierce Can Do I Can Do Better
Last night on the latest episode of Lucifer, Charlotte and Amenadiel work together to take down Pierce, Lucifer relates to the feelings of the killer of a prima ballerina, and Pierce beats Lucifer out in winning Chloe’s affection.
This week, the LAPD work on a case involving the murder of a prima ballerina while Pierce does everything he can to win Chloe back. In terms of Pierce’s mark disappearing, he has a theory: it’s Chloe’s love that makes him vulnerable, the same way it makes Lucifer vulnerable. It’s a strange theory that in a lot of ways doesn’t really make much sense; I thought Lucifer’s because she was literally created by his father as a miracle child to manipulate Lucifer, as he puts it anyway. So why would Chloe be the reasoning behind Pierce’s mark disappearing? But holes in this theory aside, they go along with it anyway.
In retaliation of Pierce going back on his word, Lucifer decides to compete against him so that Chloe won’t forgive Pierce. The biggest gesture of them all Lucifer tries to one-up him by giving her a vintage car, but neither of these attempts really convinces her to pick one or the other. It really just makes her that much more confused about whether or not she can really trust Pierce or not after what happened in last week’s episode.
Meanwhile, Amenadiel goes to Charlotte for help after Lucifer mentions the fact that Pierce had a hand in the whole Sinnerman debacle, which means that they could actually get him behind bars. Amenadiel goes to Charlotte for legal advice, who is still sulking over what will be her inevitable trip back to hell, and she agrees to help after she convinces herself that helping Amenadiel will consequently be helping him fulfill God’s wishes. Which in turn, will help her chances into getting into heaven.
They follow Pierce meeting with a known criminal associate after Charlotte gets someone to hack his phone. Then when he leaves, Charlotte follows him by stealing someone else’s motorcycle. All while looking like a complete badass with her leather jacket, sunglasses, and the blue motorcycle and helmet to complete the look. And later on, her and Amenadiel also end up breaking into Pierce’s house to figure out what’s in this yellow envelope that he gets from his contact, but they come up empty-handed when they find that it’s empty. But in her defense, she did all of these illegal things to fulfill God’s task so it all evens out, right? Charlotte even had the guts to try to seduce Pierce after he catches her following him. It doesn’t work, obviously, but it was still a nice, and hilarious effort.
The murder investigation ends up leading Lucifer to realize that he should have just told Chloe how he feels about her rather than just trying to keep her away from Pierce. Especially because Chloe asks Lucifer why he’s doing all of these grand gestures and instead of telling her he loves her, he tells her that he’s done of this to prove that Pierce doesn’t deserve her.
At this point, Lucifer’s vulnerability around Chloe mixed with his feelings about his father continually manipulating him has definitely taken its toll on him. But after Dr. Linda talks to him, Lucifer finally decides to tell Chloe how he feels but comes right as Pierce proposes to Chloe. And she says yes.
With the whole Pierce and Chloe thing, I’m still pretty conflicted about it. On one hand, Chloe hasn’t actually been with anyone since her divorce, not really anyway, and it’s nice to see her happy with someone. Even though it started for all the wrong reasons. On the other hand, I’m a strong #Deckerstar fan and if anything, this show’s built up that relationship since the very beginning of the show. And because of that, I know that this whole Pierce situation will all blow over eventually.
But regardless, Chloe and Pierce’s relationship escalated pretty quickly: they went from going on their first date to getting engaged, all within 5 episodes. And then the promo for next week’s episode already somehow gets us to Chloe’s bachelorette party. But on the bright side, it looks like Charlotte’s still trying to help out Amenadiel and Lucifer by getting into her head by mentioning things like divorce rates. So at least there’s hope for #Deckerstar to rise again.
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