TV Review: Lucifer S2E1 Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer
Lucifer is distracted by his mother’s escape from hell, as he and Chloe investigate the murder of a stand-in actress. Meanwhile, Chloe’s faith in Lucifer is tested by the new medical examiner, Ella. Also, Amenadiel hopes to rein in Lucifer’s wild side, as they both deal with the absence of Maze.
Lucifer kicks off its second season with all of the charm and fun that made the first season a hit. The team is back together and the beginning of the show teases a Lucifer/Amenadiel buddy cop team-up we all know we really want. Why are they working together? That’d be because their mother has escaped Hell.
All of that is explained in this episode which will entertain fans of the first season and should be easy enough to pick up for new watchers as well. The energy is all there. The charm of Tom Ellis as Lucifer jumps off the screen. It’s like no time has passed and the two seasons seamlessly flow together.
The first episode does an amazing job of setting up what we can expect for this second season without completely spelling things out. Chloe is still trying to figure out what Lucifer is, and the truth could threaten mankind. There’s Lucifer’s mom. Lucifer still in therapy dealing with his issues. Maze… doing whatever Maze does. Everyone is pretty much back and it feels like no time has passed at all.
There’s also a new character Ella who steals the scenes she’s in. So far she’s a great addition, adding a little human faith into the series, something surprisingly missing last season.
The first episode is fantastic nailing everything that made the first season so good and adding new elements that feel like they’ll make this second season soar.
Overall Rating: 8.75