TV Review: Lucifer S2E2 Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire
When Lucifer’s (Tom Ellis) mother, Charlotte (Tricia Helfer), turns up at the scene of a grizzly murder pleading innocence, Lucifer is hesitant to believe her tale. Not wanting to leave her on her own, he instructs Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) to babysit her—and not to torture her, allowing him to investigate the case with Chloe (Lauren German).
Lucifer returns after a bit of a break and dives deep into the mystery of Lucifer’s mother who showed up at his doorstep. Luckily a murder is tied into her return and while it doesn’t completely have things make sense of how Charlotte will exist concerning what we find out about her, it still creates an entertaining episode driven by Helfer and Ellis’ performances.
The majority of the episode, including the police case, revolves around Charlotte, Lucifer’s mom in the flesh. But, it’s an ongoing joke mostly with her getting used to being human and all of the good and bad that comes with it.
The other joke is that she looks fantastic and her son is a bit disturbed by that. For a character who seems to flirt with everyone and everything, it’s nice to see him actually repulsed by someone. Ellis brings a fantastic humor about it all with a cheeky smile that you can’t help but enjoy.
The show continues its fantastic pacing and humor and adds a new element that can only bring more of that… and we learn a lot more about Lucifer through it too! Lucifer continues to be one of my favorite shows on the air by delivering with each and every episode.
Overall Rating: 8.75