TV Review: Lucifer S2E11 Stewardess Interruptus
The tension between Lucifer and Chloe makes it difficult for them to investigate the murder of two victims who happen to be Lucifer’s old flames.
Lucifer lays it all out there in this return episode after its winter break. Let me start by saying, hells yes. This episode is fantastic in so many ways. There’s the fun performances of the characters, the interesting case, and the focus on Lucifer and Chloe… especially Lucifer.
For its two seasons the series has hinted that Lucifer is at least bi-sexual (though could be something else), basically he’s not hetero. This episode throws that in front of us with Lucifer having to deal with past lovers, both female and male. It’s fantastic to see and to see his, and Chloe’s reaction, shows how far some have come when sexuality is involved. His mentioning his having been with men and Chloe’s reaction is very modern and in the end feels as natural as anything else.
But, in all of that there’s a greater focus on Lucifer and the fact that in the end few people really care about him. There’s an obsessed individual who feels like a cultish stand-in representing those who say the worship the devil, but even that is fairly shallow. We get to see more of Lucifer the person and in that we feel a bit bad for him.
The episode isn’t all “awe,” there’s lots of humor, especially when it comes to Maze and Detective Douche. Their “buddy cop” relationship is fantastic and seeing Maze finally taking center stage is beyond welcome. It brings a levity to it all.
The episode is absolutely fantastic showing off all of the strengths of the characters and actors delivering one of the most fun hours I’ve had watching tv in a while. Lucifer remains my favorite comic television adaptation right now and this episode is a prime example why.
Overall Rating: 9.45