Lucifer – A Priest Walks Into A Bar

by Alan Rapp on March 24, 2016

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Lucifer - A Priest Walks Into A Bar

Lucifer‘s (Tom Ellis) growing concern with humanity is on display when he becomes involved in a case involving a priest (Colman Domingo) with a prison record, a drug dealer, and the murder of a social worker. Initially interested in the case only for the pleasure of proving the priest is connected to the crime and is hiding some deep dark secret, the Devil grudgingly becomes friends with the object of his scorn whose untimely demise only underlines his distrust in God but also takes away an intriguing foil for our protagonist all too soon. On the plus side, the priest’s unfortunate end does bring Lucifer closer to Chloe (Lauren German) who, despite once again witnessing her partner’s inhuman strength is unable to accept the truth about who and what he is.

The preview for the episode gave away one of its funniest moments, Lucifer sitting in on confession to hear the juiciest sins, but that same moment also provides the real priest with an unshakable alibi and truly kicks off the unusual friendship. The episode’s B-story this week centers on the resurrected Malcolm (Kevin Rankin) who continues to assert his control over Dan (Kevin Alejandro) and Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) doing the same to Malcolm. The reveal of what the angel wants from the killer is anything but surprising but I do wonder what cost the angel may eventually face for risking everything to return Lucifer to Hell.

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