Fox’s Lucifer is a new-to-us show that will wrap up the last five episodes of its second season May 1st. Since we have not recapped this show before we thought it would be helpful for all those playing along to have an easy access episode guide to use to prepare for the home stretch! A lot has happened so far this season and we are looking forward to see where it goes from here.
Synposis: Lucifer takes up residence in Los Angeles and partners with detective Chloe Decker to solve murder and help punish those who deserve it. Things go south in season two when Lucifer’s mom is found to have escaped from hell.
Lucifer, Amenadail, and Maze have to deal with the fallout and once Lucifer’s mother is in the picture have to try to contain her nefarious plans to get back at God for kicking her out of Heaven. All the while, Chloe and Lucifer’s relationship continues to be complicated as they try to figure out what their true feelings are and how to deal with them.
Episode 1: Everything is Coming up Lucifer
Synopsis: Lucifer and Chloe look into the murder of a stand-in actress; Chloe’s faith in Lucifer is tested.
At the end of last season, Lucifer found out that his mother had escaped from Hell. He finds an ally in Amenadiel, who helps him try to track her down. They follow the leads of people recently dead, as their mother would have to assume someone’s body upon their death, but have very little luck. Meanwhile, the case of the week has a devilish twist that has Chloe wondering what Lucifer is capable of. In the end, Lucifer is still found to be trustworthy and little do they know, his mom is now on the scene in a new body.
Episode 2: Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire
Synopsis: Lucifer suspects his mother may be involved in a ghastly murder for which she claims she’s innocent.
Lucifer’s mom comes to earth in the body of a murdered woman. In the room with her is another dead gentleman that Lucifer believes she may have killed, even though she claimed she was innocent. Throughout the episode he had to balance his relationship with his mother with his job at Chloe’s partner as she investigates the murder that leads to Charlotte, the woman that Lucifer’s mother occupied.
Charlotte tries to win Lucifer back despite the oddity of it all. Meanwhile, the audience finds out that Amenadiel’s powers are on the fritz and that he may just lose his wings.
Episode 3: Sin-Eater
Synopsis: Lucifer and Chloe investigate a gruesome murder after a video of the crime surfaces on social media. When a second video appears, they realize they have a serial killer on their hands.
Back at the end of season one, Lucifer promised his father that, in exchange for Chloe’s life, he would take his mother back to Hell. However, when presented with his mother he decided to allow her to stay on earth a little longer. She criticized his job, he explained that he is still doing what he did in Hell – punishing – but in this case it actually made a difference.
The case of the week played into this concept of “punishment” as someone punished people through video and made them confess what they had done. Lucifer and Chloe eventually narrowed it down to a suspect and with some quick action stopped him from killing anyone else.
Episode 4: Lady Parts
Synopsis: After the bodies of two young L.A. transplants are found poisoned, Chloe and Lucifer hunt for the killer. Upon Maze convincing Chloe to go out for drinks, which the detective perceives as an act of friendship, but is actually part of a bet between Maze and Lucifer, the two make a shocking decision.
Lucifer, trying to distract himself from having to deal with his mother, bought a cell phone and was an ass about it. Chloe is distracted from the job by the stress of having to find a new place to live, dealing with being a single parent, and her divorce. Charlotte pretends to be the real Charlotte in order to stay close to Lucifer and Amenadiel. All the while, Chloe and the team are investigating the death of a young woman who was poisoned with mandrake root.
In the end, they connect the neighbor to the murder of two women, but not before Chloe goes bar hopping with the other ladies of Lucifer. She gets angry with Maze when she finds out it was done at Lucifer’s suggestion, not because Maze actually liked or wanted to be friends with Chloe. Despite that, Maze reminded Chloe they’d agreed to move in together and there was no going back on that. Awkward.
Episode 5: Weaponizer
Synopsis: Lucifer’s brother Uriel shows up as he investigates the murder of his favorite action hero.
Through a series of unfortunate events, kicked off by a mysterious man later revealed to be Lucifer’s brother Uriel, Chloe’s life is in danger as she narrowly avoids a serious car accident. Lucifer ties her accident in with his failed promise to his father to take his mother back to Hell. He tries to protect Chloe, who insists he is being ridiculous over an accident while they investigate the death of one of his favorite action stars.
Time runs out to fulfill his promise and Uriel threatens to set into motion a series of events that will end Chloe’s life. They fight and Lucifer ends up stabbing his brother with Azrael’s blade, ending not only his life but his very soul. He is mortified.
Episode 6: Monster
Synopsis: Lucifer clashes with Chloe during an investigation, leading her to partner with Dan.
Lucifer has to deal with the aftermath of killing his brother, including his mother’s own mixed feelings about the situation. He is moody. During his session with Dr. Linda he reveals himself to be the devil and leaves her shell shocked, even more upset with himself for being a monster. His erratic behavior causes Chloe to be less than confident in his ability to help on the case.
In happier news, Maze took Trixie trick-or-treating and showed the kid her real face, which Trixie thought was a Halloween mask and declared it to be cool.
Episode 7: My Little Monkey
Synopsis: After the man convicted of killing Chloe’s father is murdered, new clues suggests he was framed; Maze looks for a job; Lucifer tries to learn how to be normal by watching Dan.
Chloe’s life is turned upside down when she is the first on the scene after the man she believed murdered her father is killed during transport. Looking more into the case pieces began to come together to suggest that he had willingly been framed. While she deals with the past, Lucifer tries to figure out how to be “normal” by following Dan around and copying his every move.
Dr. Linda continues to be traumatized, even ghosting Maze who is looking for a job. Lucifer followed Dan on his spare time and finds out he does improv and makes fun of Lucifer. A break in the case informs Chloe that the warden of the prison was the one responsible for his father’s death, and even though Maze and Lucifer try to convince her to enact her own punishment she does the right thing and calls it in.
Episode 8: Trip to Stabby Town
Synopsis: Lucifer seeks Azrael’s blade when he discovers it’s been used in a string of violent stabbings linked to a local yoga studio.
Azrael’s blade, buried with Uriel, disappears around the same time Chloe gets called into the scene of a stabbing. With help from Ella, Lucifer is able to put together clues that lead back to his mother. Apparently Charlotte sent people on a scavenger hunt for the blade in order to create chaos and get God’s attention. Lucifer was furious. They followed more leads to a yoga studio where the blade was being used.
Eventually, Lucifer finds the blade plunged into a sketchy yoga instructor where it is snagged by Dan. Dan corners Lucifer in the courtyard and they have it out until Lucifer is able to get him back and break control of the blade. He hides it.
Episode 9: Homewrecker
Synopsis: Lucifer goes to great lengths to protect his home when the owner is murdered and the new owner wants it demolished.
Lux, and the building it is in, are the closest things Lucifer has to home on earth. When those become threatened due to the murder of the building owner, he does anything he can to stop the sale and keep it from being demolished.
This episode explored the concept of home for Lucifer, who had come to love Los Angeles, even though his mother insisted they were meant to be in Heaven as a family again. With some help from Chloe, who got historical status for the building, Lucifer made a deal to keep his home in the end even though the conflict with his mother continued to intensify.
Episode 10: Quid Pro Ho
Synopsis: Charlotte is determined to get Lucifer to leave Earth by turning Chloe against him. Meanwhile, Amenadiel has begun working as Charlotte’s soldier, which makes Maze question his loyalty.
Remember episode seven, where Chloe was able to capture her father’s real killer? Well this episode covered his trial for the murder of the man he framed. Charlotte decided to use it as an opportunity to put a wedge between Lucifer and Chloe, trying to get her to claim Lucifer was a liar because he testified that Chloe was the first on the scene when Dan had kept that out of the reports. On the stand, when given the chance to accuse Lucifer of lying and damage his pride, she instead shared that he was a good partner and had not lied. Cue a heartfelt moment.
Episode 11: Stewardess Interruptus
Synopsis: The tension between Lucifer and Chloe makes it difficult for them to investigate the murder of two victims who happen to be Lucifer’s old flames.
This episode was comedic and sweet. Chloe and Lucifer were about to have a moment in the aftermath of the trial when a stewardess let herself into the room and ruined their potential kiss. Chloe left, Lucifer turned the stewardess away, and later she was found dead. The investigation required them to interrogate all of Lucifer’s partners and it was one heck of a list. When another one turned up dead the suspicion turned to Lucifer as they tried to find a connection. At the end of the episode, Lucifer told Chloe the kind of person she deserved and she kissed him.
Episode 12: Love Handles
Synopsis: Lucifer and Chloe investigate a mysterious masked killer who is poisoning college students. They also try to make sense of their new relationship, after a long-awaited kiss. Meanwhile, Charlotte visits Linda for advice on a touchy subject.
This episode really was a follow-up to their newfound relationship, Chloe stuck having dreams about Lucifer much to Maze’s amusement. She also tries to flirt, confusing Lucifer with her uncharacteristic antics.
Meanwhile Charlotte, who found out that Chloe was the result of her parent’s asking for a miracle from God, tried to figure out how to break the news to her son. She knew it would put a further wedge between him and God, but she did not expect his response. After Chloe and Lucifer finished the case and Chloe’s “miracle” status was revealed to Lucifer, making him think that everything they had was a lie and she knew the entire time, Lucifer stormed into Chloe’s home to ask her if she knew.
What he found was Chloe staring at her own bloody nose in the mirror, terrified. She had been poisoned by the doctor, now dead, and they had to act fast.
Episode 13: A Good Day to Die
Synopsis: Lucifer returns to hell to find an antidote for Chloe and his mother goes to hell to bring him back.
After a clash with the masked poison maker in “Love Handles” Chloe ends up in the hospital. As Lucifer drives her there it becomes clear that during her tussle with the good doctor she was stabbed with some sort of concoction they do not have a cure for. Being Chloe, she tries to play it down even as her body begins to deteriorate and Lucifer decides he will go to any length to save her life. Working with Maze, Linda, and Charlotte, Lucifer dies while they keep watch so that his soul can go to hell and he can find the doctor to get the cure for Chloe.
Dan and Ella go on a mission of their own to secure the ingredients they will need for the antidote while Lucifer gets the full recipe from hell. He succeeds, but as he retreats he is drawn into a room in hell where he reunites with his brother Uriel. Unfortunately he realizes too late that it is not really his brother, but an apparition of his own making as Lucifer moves in and stabs his brother over and over again. It takes some help from his mother to get him back to reality where they are able to save Chloe just in time.
Lucifer, glad Chloe is alive but angry with his mother vanishes with the intention of creating a plan to get them all back to Heaven.