Devil's Advocate: Lucifer Episode 319, "Orange is the New Maze"

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Lucifer 313 Orange is the New Maze

It's all about Mazikeen (LESLEY-ANN BRANDT), and it's about damned time.

As the demon Mazikeen continues to fall apart, she decides to move out of the apartment she shares with Chloe (LAUREN GERMAN), and she doesn't go quietly into that good night. She demands that Lucifer (TOM ELLIS) "wing up" and take her back to Hell where she's happier, but he refuses and tells her to go blow off some steam.

Apparently she does this by murdering a man. It's on video. She turns herself in, complete with murder weapon and confession. There's only one problem: she didn't do it. But who would go to such lengths to frame Mazikeen? Is it a celestial thing, or is it something far more basic and human?

Further complicating Lucifer's life at the moment is the growing relationship between Chloe and Lt. Marcus Pierce (TOM WELLING), which could be chalked up to mere jealousy if it weren't for the fact that Lucifer knows Marcus is actually Cain, the first murderer, seeking a way to die. But is Cain really looking to move forward with his life? And if so, why with the detective? This is the episode where we learn that Cain hasn't turned over a new leaf at all, as he drops hints about how he really feels about things. And if that wasn't enough of a clue, he makes it pretty plain as the episode closes -- a closure that shows Mazikeen in an entirely different light than we've ever seen her before: vulnerable and heartbroken.

There's still one other bomb to go off in this episode, one that had it's fuse lit previously when Amenadiel (DB WOODSIDE) encounters Charlotte (TRICIA HELFER) and blabs to her some -- but not all -- of what happened to her during her missing six months of life. She tries to make sense of this story with her therapist, Dr. Linda Martin (RACHAEL HARRIS), who has cautioned Amenadiel against such actions, and gets concerned when Charlotte makes it clear she's going to continue digging into Amenadiel's story. She goes to Lucifer, who, in a rush and in true Lucifer style, gives her the Reader's Digest version of Season 2 and runs off. Charlotte is convinced now that she's crazy, because none of this could be real. But when Amenadiel and Lucifer come together for one last sit down with Charlotte, all her questions are put to rest. But how she will deal with that is anyone's guess.

Some decent action in this episode, and some nice emotional context from players who don't normally get to delve into those realms makes this episode of LUCIFER one of the better ones of the season, with more than one promise that bigger things are yet to come.

Grade: 
4.0 / 5.0