Lucifer Recap Chloe Kiss

Lucifer Recap: Self-Worth the Wait

Fox’s Lucifer resumed Season 2 with an episode all about self-worth — spurred on in part by a staggering parade of the title character’s lovers from just the past eight weeks.

But hey, I’m just a writer, not the slut police.

Setting things in motion was the interruption of Lucifer and Chloe’s moment-over-burgers by Jana, a stewardess anxious for rack up more miles with, apparently, the world’s most super-satisfying lover. (Pays to know everyone’s desires, eh!) After an irked Chloe excuses herself from the near-kiss and leaves, Lucifer informs Jana their tryst has been grounded. But the next day, Jana turns up dead.

Worse for Lucifer, Jana’s colleague, Raj — whom Lucifer also once bedded — is killed, pointing to a pattern. That is when Chloe suggests they interview all of Lucifer’s recent lovers, teeing up the aforementioned assembly of beautiful people, female and male. And as hilarious as 1) their tales of unprecedented satisfaction, 2) by what means, 3) how they make Chloe blush and 4) how they impress Dan are, Lucifer’s swagger is stymied by his realization that it was “just sex” for each and every one of his conquests, that none felt any emotional intimacy — and certainly not the kind that spurs a guy to surprise you with burgers and fries, Chloe selfishly deduces.

As they proceed to investigate the case — attempting to use “sexy stewardess” Maze to draw out the drug dealer who was using Jana as a mule — Chloe gets one kind of advice from Charlotte, who (for her own reasons) asserts that Lucifer is better for being with her, and deserves someone as worthy as the detective, while Lucifer himself lucifer-chloe-kiss-beacheventually tells Chloe that he will be seeking no more “moments” for them, having deemed himself subpar.

“You deserve someone better, because you are selfless,” he concedes. “You’re special, but I’m not worth it.” To which Chloe responds, “Yeah, you’re probably right…,” before going in for the first kiss that dodged them in the cold open. Detective!

Elsewhere in the episode:

* Also speaking to the theme of self-worth, Maze — when not steering Trixie away from a balanced breakfast — sought a consult from Dr. Linda (during the shrink’s lunch break!), after Chloe didn’t seem to appreciate that John Decker’s killer, Perry Smith, had met his maker (more or less at her and Dan’s hand). There, Dr. Linda said that self-worth “comes from within,” that Maze needs to declare herself “awesome” and not have someone else say it.

* Charlotte seemed poised to tell Lucifer about Chloe’s “miracle baby” origin, but instead simple sang the detective’s praises, then urged her son to prove himself to his worthy partner. Amenadiel, despite having some initial reservations about pushing Lucifer and Chloe together to further his and Mom’s “home” agenda, similarly suggested to his brother that he is underestimating himself when it comes to Chloe.

* How hilarious was Suki, the Luci-stalker with a Carrie Mathison-like wall of clues??

* During the sting operation with Maze Dan, Dan Maze blurted out into everyone’s comms that he bedded Charlotte — astounding Chloe and grossing out Lucifer.

* The penultimate scene of this episode officially kicked off a three-episode procedural arc, as the douchey guy who actually was in possession of the package Burt sought delivered it to a mysterious man. Inside the box, it turns out, are vials of something — and douchey Andy was fretting he got some of it on him, and thus wasn’t feeling so good. The man in the hat and trench coat proceeds to choke Andy to death, then walk away with the vials….

What did you think of Lucifer‘s midseason return?

 

 

 

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32 Comments
  1. Butch says:

    Since we only get one more episode before another big break, I guess the final to the 3 episode arc will not be until sometime in the spring. This scheduling is foolish on Fox’s part and will only serve to piss viewers off.

  2. Then networks wonder why people wait for full seasons or just don’t watch network shows as much. This schedule for Lucifer and Gotham is ridiculous.

  3. Does man whore still apply if you aren’t technically a man?

  4. YestoKylie says:

    Awesome episode, loved Suki the stalker..I hope we get to see more of her. Loved how the show did not make a big deal out of the fact that Lucifer’s lovers were both men and women.
    Much like everyone else I’m pretty annoyed at FOX’s scheduling. So bitter-sweet, only 2 episodes left.

  5. Joey Padron says:

    New episode was so good. Glad Chloe kissed Lucifer at the end. Sad there are only 2 more episodes left until another long break.

  6. DarkDefender says:

    Still loving this show.

  7. Temperance says:

    That episode was SO GOOD. Seriously… it’s got a 79% ‘A’ rating at the moment. I barely laugh at so-called comedies, I broke out laughing twice, and then ended up tearing up. We even had a tiny moment of horror in there. Spectacular writing and acting. And Maze!!! Seriously… she need consideration for actor of the week.

    • Iris says:

      I agree that Lucifer is way funnier (outrageously and cleverly so) than pure “comedies”. Even better, its emotional moments are never sappy.

  8. Liza says:

    I love this show, but like everyone else, I am annoyed that it just returned from a long break, will have three episodes, and then another break. Stupid move, FOX!

  9. KCC says:

    Lucifer is still the most enjoyable network show I watch. Great dialog and characters. The stories are the weakest part of the show. I don’t see how getting Lucifer and Chloe together is going to help Charlotte and Amenadiel get back home. “Father” is playing a long game (in human terms) and you have to doubt that Charlotte and Amenadiel can out wit him, you know, his being all seeing, all knowing and all powerful. He has to be light years ahead of them.
    Lucifer is so much more enjoyable than so much of the schlock on network TV, I can live with another break after only three episodes, as long as there isn’t a cliffhanger. People have to get used to the idea that TV scheduling is not going back to continuous weekly episodes for 23 straight weeks any time soon, if ever. TV execs have to prove to themselves how “smart” they are by being “creative” with the schedules. Maybe sometime in the future one of them will come up with the bright idea to have shows run on consecutive weeks during an entire season and call it an “innovative” and “groundbreaking” move.

    • Alichat says:

      Yeah, I’m not sure I understand Charlotte and Amenadiel’s plan. Especially knowing Chloe’s extra special origin story now. How will getting Chloe and Lucifer together actualize a trip home? On another note, as much as I love the banter and chemistry between Chloe and Lucifer, I am a little worried at them bringing the two together so soon. I expected perhaps a season 3 connection.

      • french5851 says:

        A season 3 connection would be about right, that is if Chloe lives through whatever is in the vials… her being special doesn’t make her not human. She dies, Lucifer may want to go back to hell.

    • tigersmurfette says:

      there shouldnt be a cliffhanger. the remaining episodes are stand alone. so no season cliffhanger either.

  10. ernestine12 says:

    Love the show, keep’em coming guys!

  11. GraceM says:

    Correction, Maze blurred out Dan slept with Charlotte. Dan tried to shut her up.

  12. BB says:

    Love it love it love it

  13. GraceM says:

    Wny does this article still day Fan blurted out he slept with Charlotte? Maze told eveyone while Dan was worried about what she was going to say.

  14. edyn says:

    When they do have a serious relationship, what will happen to Lucifer? Now that we know she is a miracle baby by “dear old dad”, she does something to his abilities by being near him. If he finds out and thinks she is plotting to destroy him, it will hurt. They should have waited or kiss and end it for now until we know about chloe. I think it would be more worth while. He may see that he is good for her after all.

  15. mick25117 says:

    I love this tv show so much

  16. Carmen Benitez-Wilson says:

    This one of my favorite shows in a long time. I’d heartbroken if it’s cancelled😢😭

  17. Carmen Benitez-Wilson says:

    So heartbroken I can’t even use grammar correctly…😂

  18. john says:

    In s2e11 just before cloe kisses lucifer, is that a dorcil fin of a “lucifer shark” circling in the water directly in back of lucifer?