Lucifer Season 1 Episode 5 Review: Sweet Kicks

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If there's one thing to be said about Lucifer, it sure plays some awesome music.

Aside from that, Lucifer Season 1 Episode 5 continued its march towards police procedural hell. Unlike Lucifer Season 1 Episode 4, the case of the week didn't take a backseat, but took center stage instead.

Sure, the dynamics of Chloe and Lucifer's relationship continued to develop, and there were intriguing moments between Amenadiel and Maze and Amenadiel and Dr. Martin, but how long are we going to have to deal with Chloe's ignorance?

I can't decide if Chloe is fascinating or irritating. Part of me thinks she's the stupidest cop on the face of the earth and wonders how she even made it to detective.

The other part of me thinks her ignorance may just be a put on, and she knows exactly what's going on; that perhaps she is some sort of angel sent by God to teach Lucifer some sort of lesson.

But in following that train of thought, the big question would be why? And if that is the case, why send Amenadiel down to convince Lucifer to return to Hell and set things right?

It doesn't make any sense, so I'm going to have to go with the idea that Chloe is the stupidest cop on the face of the earth. I'm even going to add Dan to the mix, because why is he so accepting of Lucifer and everything he's doing?

It was brought up once before by Chloe, but don't any of these cops think it's strange that Lucifer is always around when these crimes are happening? And it's always someone that Lucifer has done a favor for?

This time around, it's a shoe designer named Benny Cho who is having a fashion show when shots ring out, panic ensues, and a woman gets trampled to death.

We quickly learn that Lucifer helped Cho with his first show, so we already know within the first 10 minutes of the episode that Cho is the guilty party.

Like every single episode before, someone is threatened by someone, that someone is initially deemed guilty and arrested, but Chloe with her amazing detective abilities, and a little help from Lucifer, quickly determines that this someone is not guilty.

So Lucifer and Chloe confront the original someone, Lucifer shows him his evil face, and justice is served.

Ho hum.

Even Lucifer thinks these cases are boring, which makes you wonder why he decided to pursue becoming a civilian consultant for the LAPD in the first place. Yes, I know it's so he can pursue his fascination with Chloe and find the answers to how she resists his charms.

But he's Lucifer. Can't he figure it out some other supernatural way? Like maybe sending Maze after her for the answers? I'm sure Maze would love a go at Lucifer's little pet.

Back to reality. 

Lucifer learns more about Chloe's past when they go to a cop bar for a drink. Chloe doesn't want to go, but Lucifer holds the "she shot me" incident over her head, so she gives in. I guess this is the only "charm" he has over her, and for the short term, it seems to be working.

At the bar, Lucifer tells her about deals with the devil, which she is genuinely amazed at which just makes her character even more idiotic. It's almost unbelievable how dense she is. After another cop calls her a bitch, Chloe shares information about the infamous Palmetto case. 

Lucifer admires Chloe's ability to trust her gut, and in act of chivalry, approaches the cop and punches him in the face for disrespecting her. It's a true eye-rolling moment, and probably one more step towards mortality for the King of Hell.

Hopefully, Maze and Amenadiel can work their magic and get Lucifer back to being Lucifer, because Lucifer's evil face reveals to the guilty party from the case of the week have become almost laughable. He can't have it both ways. The soft, vulnerable Lucifer is getting boring...fast.

I'm also having a hard time believing that one mortal woman can have that much effect on a guy who's been ruling Hell for centuries. And this goes back to the idea that there's something more to Chloe than her just being an idiot cop. But this may only be hopeful thinking.

The best part of the episode was, once again, the forays into the supernatural. This time between Maze and Amenadiel, and I'm looking forward to how their scheming will play out. 

Other Thoughts:

  • Though Dr. Martin is an enjoyable character, it was nice not to have to hear more psychoanalysis of the main character. Her dealings with Amenadiel will be much more intriguing to the story than her sex for therapy with Lucifer.
  • If Lucifer can change, why can't Maze? When she threatens to stop protecting him, he tells her she can't change who she is, because she was created just for that purpose. I appreciate his arrogance, but his logic is skewed.
  • Why didn't time slow at the coffee shop when Maze and Amenadiel met? 
  • Maze was amazing with her Batman Begins-like action against the gang members.
  • Pig Diddy. Enough said.

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Sweet Kicks Review

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Lucifer Season 1 Episode 5 Quotes

Chloe: Please tell me I'm hallucinating.
Lucifer: Well, I am dreamy, but try to contain yourself.

The danger of getting hurt is positively thrilling.

Lucifer