Lucifer: Let the Pinhead Sing!
Original air date: March 12th, 2018
If it were up to me, there would be a musical number in every episode of Lucifer. I don’t know why I love them so much, but I do and I’m not ashamed to sing it out loud! (Luckily this is written, and you don’t have to hear my singing voice.) First and foremost—a shout out to Skye Townsend: Axara was a very fun diva to watch!
This was such a fun episode—it is up there as one of my favorites. I love that Pierce can’t sing. His rendition of Dust in the Wind was amazing in how funny it was—also I love that it’s his go to depressed song. Ella was great, trying to cheer him up with the compliment box—and to be fair to all that contributed to the box, Pierce does have really nice arms.
Dan trying to cheer Pierce up at Lux and bringing in Amenadiel was so perfect in it being so wrong. It is scenes like this that make me want Dan to never be in on the secret. He is too perfect as the straight man; being left in the dark about those not human makes for some great viewing.
However, a human that does know all about the situation could be of service to Pierce—namely Dr. Linda. I think maybe Pierce should consider therapy. I think that could help him more than trying to woo Decker.
Here’s the thing—I don’t think trying to copy what Lucifer has with Decker is going to be the key to Pierce’s death or happiness. Decker effected Lucifer before he even had a real relationship with her—she’s his miracle, not Pierce’s. Amenadiel pointing out their relationship was to point out the change in Lucifer. If the Devil himself can put someone else’s needs and safety before his own, then Pierce to could change as well. It seems perfectly in character for Pierce to miss that; he sees her as a way to get what he needs.
Speaking of Decker, my favorite part of this episode was Lucifer thinking he could fake out his Father by pretending to not be interested in her. I think it’s great that this is the Devil we are talking about and he is trying to psych-out God. Yeah, if it doesn’t work on normal, (well human) parents, I don’t think it will fool God; but it was a childish type of reasoning that I thought was cute. I say that because sometimes Lucifer’s more childish behavior (when he acts petulant) makes me want to slap him and tell him to grow up.
At the end he comes to Linda saying he has made a terrible mistake– talk about a punch to the gut. I felt his loss and worry. At first, I thought I might like the idea of Decker and Pierce as a couple, but the scene of Lucifer watching them leave together—ugh, kill me. There is no way they should be together. I think in a few ways Pierce is more emotionally stunted than Lucifer. I don’t know if he could put someone else’s needs before his own. I said that about Lucifer at the beginning of the season, but he’s grown. Pierce has cut himself off from humanity for so long, it will be interesting to see if he can grow—again, here’s where maybe a little therapy can help.
Now, I know I’ve talked about this a lot, but I’m going to talk a little more—Linda and Maze. Ladies remember, hoes before bros, ovaries before brovaries, uteruses before duderuses—always. Even if your friend irrationally calls dibs on someone, you respect that. I don’t think Maze is in the wrong here. The two might reconcile eventually—Maze might decide their friendship is worth more than the pain she is feeling right now. Yeah, and you know, Hell might freeze over…