‘Lucifer’ Recap and Review: “The Sin Bin”
Coming off of last week, this episode of Lucifer reveals more about The Sinnerman and there’s a shock at the end that uncharacteristically relates to the show’s comic book source material. Spoilers ahead for episode ten, “The Sin Bin”.
The episode starts with someone running from who we discover is the Sinnerman’s accomplice, as Lucifer celebrates the arrest of The Sinnerman. Lucifer, of course, wants to interrogate The Sinnerman first. Chloe goes into to question Simmerman as he and Pierce argue. Ella rushes into the room to announce that The Sinnerman’s phone is ringing which shows the woman from the beginning, who we learn is, Maggie Cole. She is trapped in a reservoir that is filling with water. The Sinnerman wants to get out of prison and says that the only way that they can save the girl is if they let her out.
Chloe and Lucifer go to investigate Maggie to see if they can figure out where she is without letting The Sinnerman out. They go to a roller derby place and find Maggie’s car in the free parking lot across the street. Her car turns out to be rigged with a grenade.
The investigation proves to be useless so Chloe and Lucifer decide to bust The Sinnerman out of jail. Their plan turns out to be successful, but not enough to hide it from Pierce, who finds out and goes with them to save the victim. But it turns out, it was all a setup: Maggie kidnapped herself after she made a deal with The Sinnerman which means that there was no accomplice after all.
In addition to that, Lucifer kidnaps The Sinnerman and enlists the help of Maze to try to torture him, but he won’t break so he decides that he wants to kill him which in turn would solve all of his problems. But, it seems that Lucifer doesn’t have what it takes and learns that he doesn’t desire freedom but he wants to die.
As Lucifer is questioning him, Pierce and Chloe come in and Pierce shoots The Sinnerman before he has a chance to really answer him. Lucifer wanted to know why he wanted him to kill him, but I’m personally wondering why he wanted to die in the first place? And who is he anyway (Because, spoiler: he’s not The Sinnerman, he’s the accomplice). But I guess that’s an answer that I probably will never get the answer to.
In the end, Pierce was The Sinnerman the whole time; he’s the one who gave him his wings back and took away his devil face. I think the first thing that seemed suspicious about him was the fact that he seems unfazed after he caught The Sinnerman, or whoever the guy was. Second, he said that no one was going to interrogate the guy except for him, which is strange given that this was obviously a big case because he was supposedly a crime boss in other states.
So it turns out that Pierce is actually Cain, the first man born from Adam and Eve as well as the world’s first murderer. This is definitely a change in what’s previously been done in the series as the writers are possibly using some of the storylines from the comics. What he’s doing on earth and what he wants from Lucifer, at least in the show, is still unknown. But according to some online research, Cain is sent to Earth to warn Lucifer that Dream, who is apparently the Prince of Stories, would be entering and possibly invading his realm.
It looks like we’re going to have to wait a while before we find out more, not only because there’s a 3-week holiday hiatus, but also because it looks like the next episode will be a flashback of Lucifer first coming to earth. Given that Lucifer isn’t necessarily an accurate interpretation of its comic counterpart, it’ll be interesting to see how the writers are going to rewrite this story.
Lucifer returns on January 1st
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