Lucifer Recap & Review: “The Last Heartbreak”
On last night’s episode of Lucifer, the case of the week involves a copycat serial killer that’s related to one of Pierce’s old cases from the 50s, Maze continues to lash out in response to the Linda situation, Amenadiel confronts Charlotte sans Mom, and Lucifer gets very jealous as Chloe and Pierce get closer.
Oddly enough, the LAPD investigate a murder involving what turns out to be a copycat serial killer while simultaneously serving us flashbacks of Pierce as a detective from the 50s. Apparently, he was looking into a killer called the Broken Hearts Killer, who targeted and proceeded to kill cheating partners and their mistresses. In the modern day, they find murders consisting of the same MO and figure that it’s a copycat killer because the original killer recently died in prison.
Pierce ends up helping Chloe solve the case because he “knows the history” of the Broken Hearts Killer while simultaneously threatening (at least in Lucifer’s mind) Chloe and Lucifer’s partnership. For the first time in a long time, the killer wasn’t the first suspect as it has been in the majority of the series, making the case of the week a lot more interesting than it has been in a while.
To be completely honest, the procedural part of the show has, in recent episodes, become a little dull, because the killer, as it’s been pointed out to me, is almost always the first person to appear during the case (not including our main cast). The killer ended up being the guy living at the previous serial killer’s house; not what I expected, especially considering the fact that I didn’t even recognize him at first and had to keep watching to be reminded of who he was. The fact that it was a serial killer and the episode played with the timeline a little with the short flashbacks was a nice change in pace and I personally would love to see more of this when pertaining to the more procedural part of the story.
In other news, Maze lashes out by going back to her old ways via partying and having meaningless sex, regardless of the fact that she now lives with a child, AKA poor Trixie. And I only say poor because she ends up overhearing Maze call Trixie a stupid little brat during her lash out at Dan. This scene of the camera panning to little Trixie crying and running out the door kinda broke my heart because if there’s anything I can really say about Maze and Trixie’s relationship, it’s that they’re the purest relationship on the show. Which has now been crushed, all because Maze is still angry at Linda and Amenadiel.
But on the Pierce and Chloe front, Pierce basically gets Chloe to go on a second date with him (the first being the Azara concert) during a successful attempt to draw the killer out. But as nice as it is to see Pierce opening up a little, it seems like he’s only doing it to get to Lucifer, or as he puts it, to finally get what he wants. Either he means love, which he never really experienced (at least not to my knowledge so far) or finally getting to die is still unclear, which means that he’s either starting to embrace life by falling in love or he’s just trying to get Lucifer to help him with killing himself again. But my bet’s on it being the latter because I don’t think the writers would add that line in at the end of the episode for nothing. Plus, he’s Cain; the world’s first murderer. He’s got to have at least a little evil in him, right?
Meanwhile, Amenadiel sees Charlotte at a coffee shop and immediately thinks his mom is back and takes no precaution when approaching her. She very obviously doesn’t recognize him and is completely confused by all of it, especially since he called her Mom. Apparently no one told Amenadiel that Charlotte was alive, or that she’s the actual Charlotte Richards now. But despite her confusion, she still wants to know what the hell is going on, and I don’t blame her. I’d be pretty confused and a little disgruntled if I was missing months of time in my memory.
He then goes to Linda to tell her about Charlotte and once he realizes that literally everyone else already knew about her, Linda tells him to let her go because she’s fragile. Regardless, Amenadiel continues to follow Charlotte and she notices because he’s just not very good at following her and she, again, asks for answers. Amenadiel ends up giving in a little and says that she was his mother. And that’s what we’re left with. No sense of whether or not he’s going to explain all things celestial or not.
It’d honestly be really interesting if Amenadiel actually tells her everything. As crazy as it’ll all sound, it makes at least at least a semblance of sense, especially since Charlotte already knows she’s gone to hell and back. It’d also be great for Linda to have someone else to confide in who isn’t a celestial being and isn’t currently angry at her. Plus, it’s the least Amenadiel (and subsequently Lucifer) can do considering Mum took over her body without her knowledge while she was sent to hell. But even if she does find out about it all, who’s to say she’ll actually believe anything he says? It’s not like Amenadiel has any way to prove it to her unless he can get Lucifer to show her his wings.
Samantha Nguyen covers entertainment news for MFST. You can follow her on Twitter @sngyenthai