Lucifer’s first episode back (besides that standalone episode from the beginning of the year) picks up right after we find out Pierce’s real identity. If you missed it, we found out at the end of last year that he’s actually Cain, as in the world’s first murderer. In this week’s episode, we find out more about why Cain’s really here and what he wants from Lucifer.
First, we find out that despite the fact that Pierce is immortal, he still feels just as much pain as if he weren’t. He still bleeds and feels the pain, he just doesn’t die after getting injured. Not only that but it turns out he’s the Sinnerman and the guy they arrested is just Pierce’s right-hand man. Or at least he was until he went rogue. But even though Pierce kidnapped Lucifer, it actually has nothing to do with Lucifer’s wings coming back and his devil face disappearing. But he still wants Lucifer’s help to give him his “deepest desire”, which is to die. In the end, we find out Lucifer’s father (AKA God) gave him back his wings to get back at Pierce.
Apparently, Pierce came to LA after he found out that Chloe makes Lucifer bleed. But with God giving Lucifer his wings back, it stopped Pierce from dying. Even with Chloe. As a result, Pierce makes a literal deal with the devil to get back at God. They’re both angry at God so Lucifer agrees to help Pierce.
Linda and Amenadiel
As for Linda and Amenadiel, they’ve apparently been sneaking around for a while. But Amenadiel goes to the doctor’s office thinking he might have a cold or flu, which is weird because he’s immortal. But he finds out he has chlamydia. Or so we thought because later his doctor calls to tell him it was actually a false positive.
The chlamydia scare isn’t just hilarious but it brings back the Linda, Amenadiel, and Maze love triangle. At the end of the episode, Maze finally finds out about them after she sees them kissing at a restaurant. In my opinion, if there’s a romance to be had here, it should be between Linda and Maze. And it looks like I’m not the only person who thinks that because Lucifer fans online also agree. As do Rachael Harris (who plays Linda) and Lesley-Ann Brandt (who plays Maze) surprisingly.
Charlotte Defends Ella
The last few scenes between Charlotte, Ella, and Pierce were my personal favorites from this episode. Before the standalone episode, Pierce snapped at Ella and told her she talks too much. It turns out Pierce is one of Ella’s idols so it really hurt her feelings. So for most of this episode, she isn’t the cheery talkative Ella we’ve all come to love. After hearing what happened, Charlotte tells her to stand up for herself because “nobody’s going to do it for you”.
But even after she says that she confronts Pierce. She calls him a bully and it’s enough to get Pierce to apologize to Ella in the end. It didn’t really have much to do with the overall plot of the episode, but seeing two women stand up to a bully is always nice to see. Plus, this could be the start of a beautiful friendship between Charlotte and Ella. Especially after Ella tried to get away from her after she asked for help becoming a better person (given her recent trip to Hell).
On the more procedural side of things, Chloe gets help from Dan on a new case. The LAPD find a dead pro surfer named Manny on a privately owned beach. Pierce, however, tries to transfer out of this precinct but Chloe convinces him to stay. But she doesn’t give away the fact that he should stay because she wants him to stay. Chloe also decides to leave Lucifer out of the investigation this week because she’s still mad at him for kidnapping the Sinnerman. So, Lucifer decides it’s “Detective Day”, which basically consists of Lucifer trying to get back into Chloe’s good graces. Thankfully, he does later on in the episode.
After investigating Manny’s surfing nemesis as well as a surfing gang (however I’m not even sure if these really exist), they discover that none of them are the killer. Instead, it’s actually the woman that owns the private beach. Except she doesn’t actually own the beach. She paid for the land and thinks she owns the beach but she actually doesn’t. But her being the killer was honestly my first instinct so there wasn’t much of a surprise there.
Overall, Chloe subtly trying to convince Pierce to stay was adorable because it’s been a long time since she’s been with anyone. But as nice as this love triangle between Chloe, Lucifer, and Pierce is, I think we all know that Lucifer and Chloe will be clear winners in the end. Additionally, I’m excited to see how Lucifer and Pierce’s relationship changes. They both (essentially) want the same thing: to get back at Lucifer’s dad. But I’m guessing it’ll be quite the journey trying to kill Pierce.