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Lucifer: ‘The Sinnerman’ Recap & Review

Recently, I’ve started the Fox show, Lucifer. I’m finally caught up and they’re now on the ninth episode of their third season. Up to this point, Lucifer and the LAPD have been chasing the Sinnerman: a seemingly notorious serial killer. In this episode, they finally come face to face with the criminal and put him behind bars.

Full Recap

Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis)

The two most recent victims of the Sinnerman have one thing in common: Lucifer. Apparently, he gave them both favors. Ultimately, it seems that the Sinnerman is sending Lucifer a message by killing them. But Lucifer gets trapped in a storage room trying to find the guy as Chloe and Pierce come face to face with him. In the end, they arrest the Sinnerman after a shooting match but he makes sure Lucifer can’t use his party trick on him. Before Lucifer gets to him, the Sinnerman gauges his eyes out so Lucifer can’t ask him what he truly desires.

Meanwhile, Charlotte starts her first day as a prosecutor in the DA’s office. However, she’s not perceived very well by the rest of the group given their history with her. But in her defense, Lucifer’s mother previously took over her body without her knowledge. But of course, no one knows that. With this new role reversal, Charlotte has good intentions but as Dan puts it, it’s hard to be the good guy. With this episode, there is not one but two possibly budding romances: Linda and Amenadiel, and Chloe and Pierce (the LAPD’s new lieutenant played by Tom Welling). I still don’t know how I feel about either but at the very least, they all deserve to be happy.

Final Thoughts

Chloe (played by Lauren German) and Ella (played by Aimee Garcia)

Overall, the Sinnerman was the most interesting part of the episode. Even though he got arrested, it’s still unclear if he’s connected to the celestial world. He clearly knows Lucifer is the actual devil and that he has the power to bring out someone’s greatest desires. And he knew that before he’d ever met him. So it’ll be interesting to see what the writers have planned there.

It’s still the beginning of the season but it already looks like they’re setting up the Sinnerman as the big bad of the season. However, things are never as they seem on Lucifer so we’ll have to wait to see how the rest of the season unfolds.

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