In Review: Lucifer – Take Me Back to Hell

When Lucifer is framed for murder, he and Chloe must work together to clear his name and prove the identity of the true killer.

Synopsis: When Lucifer is framed for murder, he and Chloe must work together to clear his name and prove the identity of the true killer.

Review: Picking up from the previous weeks episode Lucifer is facing an arrest for a murder he didn’t commit and it initially drives a wedge between him and Chloe.

Alone and hunted by the Police who are treating him as a murder suspect Lucifer finds an unlikely Ally in his brother Amenadiel who helps him go after Malcolm who has admitted that he is the real killer.

Knowing that Lucifer is likely to pretty much torture and kill Malcolm if he gets to him first. Chloe turns to Maze for help in tracking him down in the hopes of preventing him from being sent down for Malcolm’s murder.

As a season finale this episode worked pretty well and was fun to watch.

I especially enjoyed the chemistry between Tom Ellis and D.B. Woodside who wind up working together as a team after having been at each others throats for most of the series, but it begs the question of whether or not they will be foes again in the second series.

Kevin Rankin oozes a nice mix of desperation and resentment with his portrayal of Malcolm who will do just about anything to live. He even manages to strike a mortal blow against Amenadiel using a demon dagger and seems to have managed to kill Lucifer, but he doesn’t count on the fact that Lucifer has a higher being in his corner who needs him for a more pressing task, which sees him resurrected.

So going into the second season we have a few interesting questions to ponder.

  1. Given that Lucifer has been resurrected in order to hunt down his mother. Does it mean that he has a new set of wings?
  2.  Why is Lucifer so scared of his mother and why did she have a very special place in hell?
  3.  Will Lucifer and Amenadiel continue to be on good terms and are we likely to meet any other members of the family?

Whatever happens. I’m probably on board for the second season despite my initial misgivings of the show not being darker and edgy enough.

Lucifer - Take Me Back to Hell
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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:
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