TV Review: Lucifer S2E14 Candy Morningstar
Two weeks after Chloe’s (Lauren German) near death, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) has gone off the grid, cutting off all contact from his family and the police department. He materializes just in time to help solve an up-and-coming guitarist’s murder and introduces the department to a ditzy stripper named Candy (guest star Lindsey Gort), a mysterious new woman in his life. While Lucifer’s mom (Tricia Helfer) desperately tries to contact her son, Chloe tries to push him away. Lucifer must find a way to prove himself in order to be invited back onto the team.
Lucifer returns from its winter break with a fun episode that has twists and turns and kept me guessing until the very end.
Where’s Lucifer been? Getting married apparently! Meet Candy, Lucifer’s new wife and the set up and antics after is absolutely amazing as everyone has to deal with this new individual. But, why did Lucifer get married? What’s his plan? Wait through the hour as it’s all explained and while 55 minutes will make you hate Lucifer (aren’t we supposed to?), those last five minutes will turn you around as all is revealed and makes what is an interesting episode a fantastic one. You enter the episode with one thought on Lucifer and leave it with a completely different perspective.
As always Tom Ellis delivers a performance that’s beyond entertaining where he balances being an ass and also being so charming. And this episode really shows it all off as he runs the spectrum. The cast is always wonderful too. Here it’s mostly anger towards Lucifer, a change from the exacerbation that generally is thrown his way. Everyone gets a bit of the spotlight as usual as this is a show where the entire cast delivers and it’s stronger with them all.
But, this episode is about the set up for the rest of the season. It’s a hard episode to review without ruining it, but fans of Lucifer will be beyond happy with the series return and I can’t wait to see where it goes. Things have been set up for quite some time and now we’re seeing a payoff.
Overall Rating: 8.65