TV Review: Lucifer S1E12 #TeamLucifer
When a woman is found dead on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – with her body twisted into the shape of a pentagram – the investigation leads Lucifer and team into the world of Satanists, where they soon realize, evil doesn’t always live where we expect it to.
Lucifer begins to wrap up its first season as the series begins to really explore exactly what it means to be Lucifer. The episode does an excellent job at examining the mystique and myth surrounding the Biblical figure. Agree or disagree, the episode does an interesting thing with examining Lucifer’s role both as the keeper of Hell, but also his role in the fall of the Angels.
In doing all of that it gives actor Tom Ellis the chance to really show off with some fantastic speeches and a range of emotions, showing why he’s the (morning)star of the series.
The episode also does a fantastic job of bringing together the various plot threads of the series, even bringing back a character who appeared on just one episode, and brings those threads together in a way that it feels very natural and not force. At no point did this season feel like a bunch of separate stories, but instead one narrative whose pieces are finally coming together to wind up the first season’s story.
Now, what I will say about this episode is that it feels rather dark compared to those of the past. While the series generally has a bit of a darker feel about it, this one dives into occult with a lot of blood present and generally feels more like a horror story than episodes in the past. It’s interesting in that way.
With one more episode to go, this does a great job of setting up the season’s conclusion and begins to pay off a lot of what has been building the entire season. Can’t wait for the next episode and to see how the season is wrapped up.
Overall Rating: 8.15