Lucifer Recap and Review: “Til Death Do Us Part”
Last night on Lucifer, a case about one gruesome murder related to a drug operation, Lucifer and Pierce pose as a fake married couple, and Dan and Charlotte go on their first official date.
The episode starts with Lucifer trying to help Pierce die via going off a list of ridiculous possible deaths; all of which Pierce has apparently already tried, including trying to literally cut himself in half. With no luck there, Lucifer enlists the help of Maze who is more than happy to present her wide collection of blades that were forged in Hell, only to be disappointed when Lucifer tells her it won’t work anyway. Then Maze tells him to try to figure out what Pierce’s Chloe is, AKA what makes him vulnerable.
On the more procedural side of things, Chloe, Dan, Lucifer, and Pierce investigate a victim who was murdered via a woodcutter, which was cruel but it turned out to kind of be a bit of an accident from a jealous wife. Basically this victim was someone who apparently cooked ecstasy and sold it to people in the neighborhood, including the killer’s husband. Turns out she thought that her husband was cheating on him with the victim and killed her on accident when after she denied the accusations.
But to get to that conclusion, they found evidence of “Kpop” formulas, which was a type of drug in this episode and not Korean pop music. But that didn’t stop the writers from playing a Kpop song during a badass fight scene between Lucifer and some drug henchmen. Then they found some threatening notes from an overbearing neighbor so Lucifer and Pierce go undercover as a married couple to try to find out more. Then they find out who the killer is after the husband tries to stop her from signing her name into a party guestbook.
But despite the success of solving the case, Pierce and Lucifer’s short lived fake marriage didn’t go without a few bumps in the road. They get into their first big fight in front of the whole neighborhood at the party they’re throwing but they hilariously make up with a little makeout session. But the more interesting part of this whole case is that we learn a little bit more about Pierce: he doesn’t want to die because he’s already done everything there is to be done, it’s because he doesn’t want to be alone anymore, which is also why Pierce pushes Chloe away later on in the episode.
But on a lighter note, Maze meets the new Charlotte Richards and is instantly attracted to her because she apparently reeks of Hell, but she doesn’t realize that until later on in the episode. But this awkward but hilarious misunderstanding gets even funnier when Maze crashes Charlotte and Dan’s first official date. She basically offers up having a threesome and it gets awkward for everyone except for Maze who’s just turned on by all of it.
When Charlotte gets a minute alone, Maze goes to her and discovers why she’s so attracted to her and backs off, thus abruptly ending Charlotte and Dan’s first date. Later, Charlotte goes to tell Dan that she’s just not ready to get into a relationship considering that she’s still trying to figure things out after her missing time. Dan, sweetly, tells her that he’ll wait for her.
It honestly would’ve been a very interesting turn of events if Maze and Charlotte got together, especially because they both have the same goal in mind; they’re both trying to reinvent themselves. Plus, it’d be funny to see Lucifer and Amenadiel feel very disturbed seeing the two together. But as interesting as that would be, it’s become clear that the writers are carrying over the Dan and Charlotte romance which I’m personally okay with because Dan is regardless a really sweet guy and after last week’s episode, I’m really liking the new Charlotte.
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