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Lucifer TV Review

Lucifer is a TV Show based off characters by Neil Gaiman. It follows Lucifer, an original fallen angel, who has become dissatisfied with his life in hell. After abandoning his throne and making his retirement to Los Angeles, Lucifer indulges in his favourite pleasures (wine, women and song)-until a murder takes place outside of the upscale nightclub.


For the first time in billions of years, the murder awakens something unfamiliar in Lucifer’s soul that is very similar to compassion and sympathy. Lucifer is faced with another surprise when he meets Chloe- an intriguing homicide detective who appears to possess an inherent goodness compared to the worst of humanity which he is generally accustomed to. Suddenly for the first time Lucifer began to wonder if there is hope for his soul.


Chloe and Lucifer’s relationship


One of the many reasons we love Netflix fantasy drama Lucifer is its unconventional romance between the eponymous Lord of Hell and an LAPD detective named Chloe Decker.


Fans simply can't get enough of seeing Tom Ellis and Lauren German share the screen but it's taken a long time for their characters to embrace their true feelings – and there are further challenges to overcome in the episodes ahead.


As we wait (im)patiently for the second half of season five to be released, now seems as good a time as any to look back on the rollercoaster ride that Lucifer and "the detective" have been on.


Lucifer and Chloe's relationship Timeline


S1 E1: 'Pilot' - First meeting


Lucifer and Chloe first cross paths when the LAPD drops by his nightclub, Lux, after a pop star is murdered just outside the premises. Lucifer had been friends with the victim and so takes a personal interest in seeing her killer brought to justice, despite Chloe demanding he stay out of police business. Lucifer finds himself infatuated with Chloe as his God-given powers of seduction are ineffective on her.


S1 E4: Manly Whatnots - Lucifer discovers that Chloe weakens him


Despite his consistent assertions that he is indeed the Lord of Hell, Chloe still refuses to believe Lucifer is the devil. Frustrated by this, he encourages her to shoot him in the leg and assures her he will not feel a thing. As he piles on pressure, eventually she obliges, but Lucifer is shocked to find that the shot is actually very painful and causes a serious bleeding wound. Prior to this moment, he had thought himself invulnerable. Lucifer concludes that Chloe weakens him but is unsure why.


S1 E5: Sweet Kicks - Lucifer becomes Chloe's official LAPD partner


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Realising that he wouldn't be able to worm his way into Chloe's criminal investigations indefinitely, Lucifer pulls some strings at the LAPD to become her official civilian consultant – giving him legitimate access to crime scenes and more time to uncover the secret behind her enigmatic ways.


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S1 E13: Take Me Back to Hell - Lucifer sacrifices his life for Chloe


When Chloe gets on the wrong side of corrupt cop Malcolm Graham, he kidnaps her daughter, Trixie, and tells her to meet him at an abandoned air hangar with a sizeable pay-off. Lucifer gets wind of this and follows her to the drop-off spot but is shot in the chest upon confronting Malcolm. Due to Chloe's close proximity, the injury is fatal and he bleeds out on the floor. With his dying breath, he begs his father, God, to give him a second chance of life. The wish is granted and after being resurrected, Lucifer kills Malcolm, rescuing Chloe and Trixie from his evil plot.


S2 E11: Stewardess Interruptus - Lucifer and Chloe's first kiss


Lucifer – Tom Ellis and Lauren German


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Working on a murder investigation involving two of his former lovers, Lucifer's self-esteem takes a knock and he concludes that he isn't good enough for Chloe. After closing the case, Lucifer and Chloe have a heartfelt chat where he tells her the realisation he's had but she finds the gesture so moving that she ends up kissing him for the first time.



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S2 E14: Candy Morningstar - Lucifer 'marries' Candy


After their romantic kiss, the relationship between Lucifer and Chloe seems poised to finally go further than platonic friendship – but then, things take a turn for the worse. Our crime-solving devil discovers that Chloe was only born because God sent Amenadiel to Earth decades earlier to bless her parents, who were having difficulty conceiving a child. Lucifer is outraged about his father's meddling in the only loving relationship he has ever had, feeling manipulated by his grand plan.


As a result, he acts out in a very elaborate manner, disappearing for two weeks and returning with a stripper he claims to be his wife: Candy Morningstar. Needless to say, Chloe is hurt by this shock move, which stops their budding romance in its tracks. However, it's revealed at the end of the episode that this was a deliberate move by Lucifer to put distance between them, as he feels the need to protect her from his father's machinations. Candy is revealed to be an actress who owed the devil a favour, but the two never actually married – it was all an act.


S3 E22: All Hands on Decker - Pierce and Chloe almost get married


Season three sees the introduction of LAPD Lieutenant Marcus Pierce (Tom Welling) – later revealed to be Biblical figure Cain – who gradually becomes a new love interest for Chloe in a subplot some fans aren't too fond of. It's a rollercoaster relationship which sees plenty of ups and downs but very nearly ends in matrimony for the police colleagues.


That is, until a fateful bachelorette party, in which friend and fan-favourite character Charlotte Richards slyly plants doubts in Chloe's mind as part of a plan hatched with Amenadiel to bring her closer to Lucifer. They achieve their goal as, after sobering up, the Detective calls off the wedding and returns Pierce's ring.


It's a good thing too, because Pierce has been up to no good as we later discover – with tragic consequences.


S3 E24: A Devil of My Word - Chloe sees Lucifer's real face


After Pierce's relationship with Chloe goes down the toilet, he attempts to restore the immortality he lost when she fell in love with him by planning to murder Amenadiel. However, things don't go as planned, as Charlotte dives in front of the bullet aimed at Lucifer's angelic brother and dies from her injury.


With no witnesses to the murder other than Amenadiel, who temporarily left Earth to take Charlotte's soul to heaven, Pierce attempts to cover up the incident by taking charge of the police investigation. But when Dan finds incriminating notes that Charlotte made before her death, it becomes clear to the group that Pierce is the culprit.


Chloe and Lucifer close in on Pierce's location but it turns out to be an ambush. The Detective gets shot and briefly loses consciousness, allowing Lucifer to protect her with his wings and fly her to safety at the top of the building. He heads back down to let loose, killing Pierce and sending him to eternity in hell.


The act makes him so angry that it brings his monstrous "devil face" to the surface, which Chloe sees when she runs downstairs to check that he's alright. What could have been the beginning of a sweeping romance becomes the biggest obstacle in their relationship to date, as Chloe flees the scene before Lucifer can explain.


S4 E1: Everything's Okay - Chloe meets Father Kinley in Vatican City


One month passes, during which Lucifer and Chloe haven't spoken. The Detective claims to have gone on a trip around Europe with daughter Trixie in order to clear her head but in reality she stopped off at Vatican City to consult a senior priest named Father Kinley on what to do about Lucifer. Terrified by the revelation that he is the actual devil, she is convinced that she needs to send him back to hell for the good of humanity.


S4 E3: O, Ye of Little Faith, Father - Lucifer discovers Chloe's plan


After Chloe and Lucifer finally get some time to talk, she decides she doesn't want to send him back to hell and that Father Kinley is wrong about the reformed Lord of Hell. This prompts the unhinged priest to drop in on Lucifer and tell him that his beloved detective had planned to banish him from this realm. Unsurprisingly, Lucifer is shaken by this revelation and decides to take some time apart from his partner.


 


 


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