TV Review: Lucifer S1E5 Sweet Kicks
A shooting at a fashion show intrigues Lucifer and he begs Chloe to get in on the case. Also: Maze tells Amenadiel that she wants to go back to hell and sets his sights on Dr. Linda.
Lucifer shifts the status quo a bit by giving Lucifer a more realistic reason to team up with a cop. That’s what this episode is mostly about, moving the plot forward about Lucifer and the exploration of who he is. But, the episode focuses more on small details about him and checks some of them off, at least some of the plot holes.
His mortality is a big discussion this episode, which I’m convinced is more of a plot device to give some actual danger to his actions and also help discuss his mortality. Where that goes is interesting.
The story about an artist is very predictable and it’s pretty obvious about who the killer really is early on. The episode isn’t about that though.
Characters like Maze get more of the spotlight, and we finally learn what her deal is. That’s an example of this episode checking off some of the questions from the first four. It’s a smart pivot for the series as it answers questions and sets the series forward.
Still, the show is all about actor Tom Ellis in the title role, and boy is he entertaining. His line delivery is spot on, and his smile, his head nod, everything, is just fun to watch. Out of everything, he’s the draw to the series and most likely will have you coming back for more episodes.
This is an interesting episode and where it sets the series going forward should be fun to watch. It’s clear the writers are still figuring things out, but it’s great to see them address questions, actually answer some of them, while at the same time driving the story forward.
Overall Rating: 7.85