Season One, Episode Thirteen – “Take Me Back To Hell”

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By Shay Revolver. After last night’s stirring finale, I am more than a little bit excited that Lucifer is getting a second season. Last week, every character got to discover who they really were — all the skeletons came tumbling out of the closet, leaving every single character in Lucifer’s world just as vulnerable as The Prince of Darkness is whenever he’s around Chloe. This week everything came to a head and it was as glorious as you’d expect: there were fights, stand offs, brotherly love, kidnappings, death threats and escaped prisoners! A packed season finale.

Amenadiel and Lucifer join forces to fix the problems their sibling squabble have caused. Dan finally came clean to Chloe about Palmetto and helped her prove Lucifer’s innocence. Trixie gets kidnapped. (And saved!) Maze explores her feelings for Amenadiel after Malcolm shivs him with her own blade. (The louse!) Lucifer gets sent straight to Hell, only to be pushed back to Earth because God apparently has bigger fish he needs Lucifer to fry (which sets up what I’m sure will be a killer Season Two). This finale was glorious, like really — I heard a heavenly chorus playing Prince in my soul like five times last night!

WHAT WORKED: Every scene where Lucifer and Amenadiel shared screen time. Whether they were fighting or joining forces they play a sibling relationship to perfection. The chemistry these two share (and the genuine fun they look like they’re having) gave me happy feelings inside, and made this episode a pleasure to watch. Their interactions provided a nice layer to the show, and I’m hoping they continue to explore this in Season Two.

WHAT DIDN’T: The scene when Lucifer uses the police car bullhorn to get Chloe’s attention. The show has always been pretty hammy and over-the-top (and I do love it for that), but this sequence was downright implausible — not to mention sappy.


Can we not tell anyone that you just carried me in your arms like a baby?” – Lucifer, to Amenadiel.

One last bit of punishment on the way out? Sounds like fun to me!” – Lucifer, striking a deal with Amenadiel.

Good cop, Demon cop?” – Lucifer, to Chloe in working together.

And to think, I almost killed you in your sleep that one time.” – Maze, to Chloe.

BEST MOMENT: In the initial warehouse showdown, Lucifer and Amenadiel team up to dole out justice to an arrogant Malcolm. But, first they have to contend with his goons. Watching them plow through Malcolm’s minions was pretty darn nice, but at the tail end of the fight (before Amenadiel gets stabbed by Malcolm), Lucifer skips into a gleeful kick to finish off the last minion in his way. It’s a nice piece of campy fun and it reminded me of everything I love about the series.

EPISODE’S MVP: Malcolm. He’s spent most of this season being a thorn in our side, and betrayed practically everyone in the series at one point or another. In this finale, Malcolm’s mania reached new heights. We had the pleasure of viewing him act out in the worst possible way, as he followed his darkest impulses. It was nice to watch him completely devolve, knowing that one of his angel brothers taking him out wasn’t a matter of if… it was a matter of when. His acting was spot-on and he stole every scene he was in — which is hella hard considering he was playing against Tom Ellis’ Lucifer.

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– Lucifer feeling suicidal? That’s a first.

– Amenadiel to the rescue , because he is his brother’s keeper.

– Did someone just hand Malcolm Maze’s blade? This is going to end badly!

– I’m pretty sure Amenadiel & Lucifer just got schooled by the therapist.

– Dan finally decided to man up? That’s nice. I wonder if they’re signaling a Chloe/Lucifer relationship next season?

– I like Maze and Chloe having a little bit of girl bonding time. I’m also starting to think that next season might actually have them passing the Bechdel test.

– Maze is really in love with Amenadiel and the feeling seems mutual. I wonder if that’s a love triangle brewing?

9.5 out of 10

Season One Score: 7.5 out of 10

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