In this episode of Lucifer, we get thrown into a YA fantasy murder, so to speak. The author of a successful series of YA novels is killed by her own typewriter for reasons unknown. Lucifer, of course, is using this case to help him figure out his own problems in Lucifer like fashion. The episode opens with a nightmare of Lucifer’s where he exposes his wings to Chloe who, shocked, falls to her death off of his balcony. We find Lucifer still dwelling on his daddy issues and how he wishes to fix Pierce’s curse. What else can God take from him, he wonders? Surely not Chloe. He spends the episode solving the murder, as Chloe is too busy fangirling over the series the murdered author wrote. For Lucifer, solving this murder and finding the lost manuscript means figuring out his own problems. He thinks that the answers he’s looking for will be in that lost manuscript and he is desperate to find it. By the end of the episode, the murder is solved and the manuscript was destroyed. However, Lucifer seems to have found what he was looking for, or at least making his mind up. Chloe had mentioned she hadn’t had any high school experiences due to how she was raised, so we find the episode ending with Lucifer treating her to a prom of sorts in his loft. He explains his behavior during the episode to Chloe by saying that he wants to break “a friend’s” curse to once and for all prove his father wrong. Of course she doesn’t understand, as she still doesn’t think Lucifer is actually the Devil. After she tells him to leave it in the past, he decides to do the exact opposite, to break the curse before it can even be given.
We find Lucifer brooding about his father and Pierce’s curse in this episode, unable to figure out his next step. He is scared of his father and the wings that were given to him, much like he has been all season. He is surprisingly vulnerable in the ways he explains his issues to Chloe and Linda, but of course arrogant as he brushes off all advice. Lucifer displays himself as more masculine in this episode, although his constant worrying can be seen as an androgynous trait. And can he actually go back in time to do what he thinks he can? The abilities of the immortals in this series are yet to be fully examined.
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