In Review: Lucifer – Sin-Eater

While Lucifer and Chloe investigate a serial killer, Lucifer's mum returns as Charlotte Richards and Amenadiel struggles with the loss of his power.

Synopsis: While Lucifer and Chloe investigate a serial killer, Lucifer’s mum returns as Charlotte Richards and Amenadiel struggles with the loss of his power.

Review: When a charred corpse turns up. Chloe and Lucifer begin an investigation, which seems to centre around an internet company that specialises in video. Lucifer is intrigued that the killer seems to be into the art of torture and becomes obsessed with him.

Meanwhile Lucifer’s mum is doing all she can to insinuate herself into his life and is determined to get to the bottom of why he has chose to live among humans and work in law enforcement. This on its own grates on Lucifer’s nerves. Especially given that his mother does not know the rules when being among humanity.

Vik Sahay puts in a guest appearance in a less comedic role than we will have seen him in since ‘Chuck’ and pulls it off pretty well given that he is only given two scenes and very little to work with. That said his second scene, which turns out to be the big reveal at the end turns out to be quite a memorable performance. It’s shame the writers could not have used the character more and instead opted for the ongoing soap trope of Lucifer and his messed up interpersonal relationships.

While Tom Ellis always puts in solid performances. I’m becoming less and less inclined to continue following this show. Its alright as far as light dramatic comedy goes. But given that superior shows such as Constantine have been pulled off air after only a season. Lucifer has a lot to live up too, and is woefully lacking.

Not even the addition of Tricia Helfer is helping this show. The first season showed a little promise, but its never really lived up to it. So this will be my last word on the series.

Lucifer - Sin-Eater
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  • Incidental Music

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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