TV Review: Lucifer S3E7 Off the Record

A reporter seeks revenge after he discovers that Lucifer has been sleeping with his estranged wife. However, when it’s revealed that Linda is the reporter’s estranged wife, things get messy. Lucifer’s reputation and safety are on the line, especially when a serial killer from the past resurfaces.

Lucifer gives us a solid twist in the episode, actually multiple in what might be my favorite episode of the season and one of my favorites overall.

The twist of the reporter being Linda’s estranged husband is a fantastic twist and done so in a way that’s unexpected and I didn’t see coming as I didn’t read the description before the episode. So how that plays out is fantastic. Also seeing where that goes as Lucifer is stalked by the reporter in a few ways is interesting and we get another reference to Lucifer being at least bisexual with some fun back and forth as far as that.

While there’s a murder story involved in it all, that’s used for some twists and turns of this triangle more than anything else and isn’t the main focus of the story. It’s used to enhance it in this case. The fact it takes us over a large amount of time is interesting too.

Then there’s the ending, which is a fantastic way to end it all and while it’s hinted at in one part of the episode the way the show is framed in the opening and closing has me debating a bit of the episode even more and maybe there’s more to it than the first watch.

It’s that framing of the episode that’s fantastic and something that feels brand new to the series and the writers upping their game to the next level. The show has its usual charm but there’s a next level in the plot here that really feels like the series has gone to the next level with this and I’m hoping everyone can keep it up.

 

 

Overall Rating: 9.65

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