Lucifer Season 1 Episode 2 Review: Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil

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Lucifer's dark side is showing and it's all thanks to Chloe Decker.

Of course, we all know Lucifer is dark 24/7, but since he's met Chloe, he's been showing a lighter side, and in Lucifer Season 1 Episode 2, his fascination with the detective is bordering on obsession.

The new case he's helping Chloe with taunts him with the possibility of finding answers to how she resists him, but the answers aren't there.

And Chloe is looking for her own answers about the mysterious man in black, but is coming up empty-handed as well.

Still, it doesn't stop these two from dancing together to find a murderer, even though each has a different motive for wanting to work together.

I admit I was not a big fan of Lucifer Season 1 Episode 1, but as one reader suggested, I took off my "concrete glasses" and decided to look at Lucifer a different way.

This hour wasn't as "fun" as that first one. This time around there was a much darker tone. Gone was the non-stop one-liners and the continuous gazing into people's eyes for truths. Lucifer settled down and there was a purpose to Chloe's actions. I like this hour much better.

Lucifer is still having a grand time being in L.A., and he's still as honest as ever. While walking down a street, enjoying L.A. sights, he comes across a preacher talking about how "the devil walks among us."

Lucifer, of course, loves being the center of attention and delights in engaging with the street preacher. But when he learns that the guy is just a "charlatan", it causes him to lose his cool and show his dark side, fully revealing his true self.

It was an exciting moment. Sure, Lucifer is becoming more human, but his devilish side is still in full force, and I'm not talking about his humorous charm.

But as much as Lucifer wants to fluff off the changes happening to him, deep down it scares him. Even Dr. Martin thinks so, though she calls it "insecurities." Amenadiel sees it, too.

And when Maze taunts him, he shows a full rage that almost makes her think that the devil she knows and loves is back, until Chloe shows up and that rage disappears.

He is in full conflict with himself. She is as much a conundrum to him as he is to her. She has the ability to not only bring out his bad side (which he takes out on those he loves), but also his playful side.

Like smoking pot from Nick's car at the murder scene, or barging into Chloe's apartment and throwing Trixie's doll down the hallway, hoping she'll chase it like a dog.

I'm not sure if he does these things thinking she'll divulge the big secret, or if he's so smitten with her, he can't help himself. 

There's something deep going on here, and I really don't think it's a romance. At least I hope not. But the unraveling of whatever it might be is quite fascinating.

I'm really enjoying how everything is intertwined. This isn't a simple case-of-the-week. There's substance behind this story.

Nick, the paparazzo who is suspected of killing Robbie Russell, Jr. has ties to Chloe back to when she was the star of "Hot Tub High School". She could easily let him take the blame, but her sense of justice won't allow her, even though she and Nick have bad blood between them.

Lucifer doesn't quite understand this yet. His focus is only on trying to find out as much information as he can about Chloe. He thinks Nick has the answers to her past, and he does, it's just not what Lucifer expected. Chloe is truly an innocent which makes her existence even more enraging, confusing, and fascinating to him.

He's also learning something from her. He's learning about reason. For him to have stopped the punishment he thought Josh deserved by praying for Amenadiel to come down so that he could grab the bullet, was one more step towards Lucifer's humanity.

And how about that praying? Not something I ever expected to see the devil do. But there was a means to an end...and that is truly a devil move.

But the bigger issue is that he let justice be served instead of serving justice himself. It's one of the biggest steps Lucifer can take. He's seeing that not everything is black and white.

But should the devil really care? And what will the repercussions be as he travels down this path? 

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Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil Review

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Lucifer Season 1 Episode 2 Quotes

Dr. Martin: Sometimes it's easier to make intimate issues about something bigger than yourself.
Lucifer: Well, there are a few things bigger than myself.
Dr. Martin: I'm well aware.

You see, what I hate more than anything is a liar. A charlatan. Someone who doesn't believe in what they say.

Lucifer