The Light Bringer | Lucifer “Favorite Son” Review

It’s finally here. In “Favorite Son,” Lucifer has his first case as an official consultant for the police. Little did he know this case would become more personal than he anticipated. He seemed very bored by the case until realizing that the missing shipping container was his own. He tries to play it cool, but the missing container is clearly a big deal.

A security guard was strangled and killed, and Chloe and Lucifer were called to the scene. Lucifer is completely disrespectful to the dead man. Chloe is upset, but Lucifer doesn’t understand why. He says that there’s no reason to be respectful to rotting flesh; the deceased is either already in hell or heaven listening to Uriel’s welcome speech. Lucifer finds himself bored and goes back to his club. At Lux, Mazikeen tells Lucifer that the missing container was not only Lucifer’s, but it was “The Container.” He goes back to the crime scene with much more interest.

Lucifer starts out the investigation by attacking a man in a truck selling snow cones. The snow cone man says that the biker club, Los Diablos, has eyes on the dock and would know who stole Lucifer’s container. Lucifer and Chloe go to see the men of Los Diablos, and Lucifer stands on the bar asking who took his property. Before Lucifer can get into a fight, Chloe takes down the first biker to throw a punch. The president of the club invites Chloe and Lucifer into his office. Lucifer says that the president likes being considered a criminal, but what else does he want? He wants to go legit and own a clothing line. Clearly, that was not what Chloe and Lucifer were expecting, but he claims to know nothing about the murder.

LUCIFER: Lauren German in the “Favorite Son” episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, Feb. 29 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Courtney/FOX

LUCIFER: Lauren German in the “Favorite Son” episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, Feb. 29 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Courtney/FOX

Lucifer and Chloe stake out the president of Los Diablos assuming that he will take them straight to the murderer. Chloe admits that she’s upset that Lucifer is not being honest with her, and she wants to know what’s in the container. She’s worried that she would have to arrest him if he had black market items in his container. Lucifer reveals that he only has Russian dolls in the container. Chloe admits that she actually likes working with Lucifer, and he thinks that’s cause for celebration. Although Lucifer thinks it’s ludicrous to sit back and wait, the president does exactly what Chloe expected. Unfortunately, when he confronted the murderer, he gets shot. While Chloe tends to the president, Lucifer commandeers her car to chase after the shooter. Lucifer follows him to the rooftop.

The murderer from Los Diablos is afraid to give up the person who hired him to steal Lucifer’s container. Lucifer says, “Give me what is mine.” The shooter said that he looked in the container, and he saw “them.” Lucifer shows the shooter his true face, and the shooter jumps off of the roof. I guess Lucifer won’t be getting any more information out of him. Thankfully, the police have recovered Lucifer’s sacred container. Lucifer opens it up and shows Chloe the Russian dolls. Chloe is surprised but satisfied that Lucifer told the truth. Once she leaves, Lucifer opens the secret compartment in the back of the container, but it’s empty. Lucifer tells Mazikeen, “Someone has them, Mazikeen. Someone’s got my wings.” Uh oh, who has Lucifer’s wings? And how did they know how and where to find them?

Not only does someone have his wings, but Dan and Chloe aren’t completely charmed by Lucifer. When Chloe was worried that Lucifer was into criminal activities, she enlisted Dan’s help. Dan went to Lux and spoke with Mazikeen about seeing their books. Maze is about to oblige and leads Dan “to the back” where she knocks him out. Dan wakes up naked in Chloe’s bed. Maze was just trying to get Chloe and Dan back together so that Lucifer wouldn’t be interested in Chloe anymore. Dan acts like he will turn Maze in for assaulting him, but she knows that he can’t tell them that a small female bartender knocked him out. Who would believe his story? So he tells Chloe that Lux’s books are clean.

LUCIFER: L-R: Kevin Alejandro and Lesley-Ann Brandt in the “Favorite Son” episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, Feb. 29 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Courtney/FOX

LUCIFER: L-R: Kevin Alejandro and Lesley-Ann Brandt in the “Favorite Son” episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, Feb. 29 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Courtney/FOX

Resident shrink, Linda, had a very interesting time this week. Amenadiel is still sticking his nose in her business with Lucifer. After Lucifer got upset during their session, Amenadiel asks if he can help. Amenadiel thinks that Linda should completely accept the metaphor of Lucifer being the devil. Linda says that Lucifer is struggling, and he thinks other people see him as evil. Amenadiel says that he knows how Linda can get through to Lucifer, but Lucifer won’t like it.

When Lucifer returns to see Linda, she attacks his with biblical passages. She calls Lucifer Samael, his given name. Lucifer is visibly uncomfortable. Samael means the Light Bringer. Linda says that God didn’t cast him out of hell because he was angry with Lucifer; God cast him out because he needed Lucifer to do the most difficult of jobs. Lucifer gets upset saying that God made him a torturer. As much as Lucifer appears to love being the devil, it’s clearly a burden on him as well. Linda says that he has to embrace all that he is. Lucifer says that he can’t and punches a hole through her wall. He leaves a very shaken Linda behind.

Editor's Rating

Overall 95%
I know that Lucifer is basically a procedural, but I appreciate that there are so many moving parts that it doesn’t feel like a tried and true procedural. Linda has gotten in over her head with Amenadiel, and she has no idea that she’s really up against the devil. Lucifer should start catching on that someone has been speaking in Linda’s ear. Why did she all of a sudden embrace Lucifer being the devil? Will Chloe ever let go of her suspicions of Lucifer? Now that Dan is involved, things are only going to get more complicated. Keep tuning in for more devilish fun.
GOTHAM: Guest star Nathan Darrow in the ““Rise of the Villains: Mr. Freeze”  winter premiere episode of of GOTHAM airing Monday, Feb. 29 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jessica Miglio/ FOX
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  • Fred

    I love this show and will keep watching it. Not sure where this is all leading? Maybe Lucifer needs to remember that his job is what it is. He may not enjoy being know as the worst person of all times, but that is what his job is. To torture those who deserve it.