Lucifer Recap and Review: “High School Poppycock”
On Monday night’s episode of Lucifer, Chloe and Lucifer investigate the murder of a YA novelist which takes them to the victim’s high school reunion, where Chloe realizes that she didn’t have much of a high school experience.
The episode starts with what we find out later is Lucifer’s nightmare where he can’t control his wings and Chloe sees it, freaks out and falls off the balcony with Lucifer flying down to try to catch her. From that, he realizes that he has some type of writer’s block in trying to figure out how to kill Pierce in addition to spiteing his father in the process.
Then he and Chloe start investigating the victim, where they find out that all of the characters from her books are based on her high school classmates and all of their drama, which makes all of those people potential suspects. But because of Lucifer’s current mental block, he’s motivated in finding the author’s afterword, where she apparently writes about getting over her own writer’s block.
Then they find out that there’s a high school reunion coming up and, with a little help from Charlotte, devise a plan for Lucifer to go undercover by illegally getting Maze to bounty hunt one of the attendees, who also happens to have zero social media presence. It’s also hilarious that Charlotte comes up with an illegal solution to their problem, especially considering that she’s the ADA.
Something is also definitely still going on between Dan and Charlotte but I’m guessing Dan’s still waiting for Charlotte to figure things out. Plus, apparently Colin Egglesfield is apparently coming back for an upcoming episode of the show, who, if you don’t remember, Charlotte was having an affair with before Mum took over her body. He also plays Ben Wheeler, AKA the Wheeler half of Richards and Wheeler, her law firm. But for now, I’m still rooting for Dan and Charlotte and coining the hashtag #Darlotte for the meantime considering that they don’t seem to have a ship name just yet.
Moving on from that, Lucifer and Chloe go to this high school reunion (after Chloe obsessively reads the victim’s book series) and they figure out that all of the suspects have the same alibi because they apparently all snuck into the school pool the night of the victim’s murder. All except a certain Todd Cornwell, who also happens to be Lucifer’s cover.
On the other side of the story, Linda and Amenadiel are definitely still together but are struggling with their guilt from keeping their relationship a secret from everyone, or more specifically, from Maze. What they don’t know is that Maze already knows so Maze, with a little help from Trixie, devises a plan to torture them by setting Linda on a blind date with Todd, AKA the guy she bounty hunted, and having the four of them go on a blind date.
But when Linda and Amenadiel finally figure it all out, Linda goes off on her about how she’s always been the person who just listens to Maze and everyone else’s problems and that she’s finally doing something for herself. But Maze still calls her selfish and is still hurt by the fact that she went behind her back. But despite this monologue she gives, Linda goes back on it later and ends up agreeing with Maze and breaks things off with Amenadiel (again) because she doesn’t want to be that kind of person, which makes sense because Maze is also her best friend.
I’m still here waiting for Linda and Maze to become a thing to be completely honest and Rachael Harris and Lesley-Ann Brandt also want it too so if the writers could just give us that pairing, that’d be great (#Laze).
Going back to the investigation, it turns out that the only person who looked to gain anything from killing her was her editor because the ending to her book series was boring compared to the rest of her books. It also turns out that he burned the ending, AKA Lucifer’s motivation in solving the case.
But not all was lost because all that the victim said in her afterword was that to get over her writer’s block, all she had to do was realize that she couldn’t go back and change the past which Lucifer doesn’t understand at all at first but after Chloe says it (while they’re slow dancing at Lucifer’s prom that he throws for Chloe, who never got to go to her prom might I add), Lucifer realizes that all he has to do is go back in time and change the past. How he’ll do that is still unknown so we’ll just have to wait till next week’s episode to find out.
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