A very emotional episode
This review contains spoilers
This was the mid-season finale, and I felt the emotional charge of the episode all the way into my guts. It really was beautiful, and intense but also sad. The ending was almost unexpected… all the actors played their part incredibly well, and they were brought together like teammates over a worthwhile cause.
Chloe got poisoned from her encounter with Carlisle, which got Lucifer totally freaked out. She’s basically his beloved, even though their romantic relationship hasn’t been able to start and become more serious between them. She means so much to him, that he even killed his brother Uriel in a previous episode, to save her. He also made a pact with his father God, to keep her alive (a pact he ended up not following through).
Besides Lucifer, everyone (except his mother) likes Chloe. When asked by Lucifer for help to save her, Amenadiel said that she didn’t deserve to die, and everyone else agreed and decided to join forces so that she wouldn’t pass.
Lucifer’s plan was to find out the antidote, but that required ingredients and a formula. The ingredients, despite being hard to come by and rare, could be taken care of by Chloe’s ex Dan, who is a cop and his coworker Ella, the forensics scientist who has a tumultuous and delinquent past. She has illegal contacts who could help her get her hands on some of the ingredients needed.
Getting the formula was another story though, much more complicated… since Carlisle killed himself, and no one else knew it, Lucifer decided to go to Hell find him and ask for it. Problem is, he has to die to be able to go back there and if he isn’t revived in time, he could actually be stuck in his own Hell forever.
That was a crazy choice to make, but with the help of everyone, including his mom ! He did it. The stroll back to Hell wasn’t a pleasant one… there were ashes falling and darkness all around. Lucifer found his way to Carlisle though, who was stuck for eternity in a hell of his own making, his guilt from the horrible actions he committed while alive figuratively eating him out.
He managed to get the formula pretty easily, and left Carlisle to his tortures, but got himself stuck in a room with his brother Uriel, killing him again and again… without the ability to stop himself from doing it. That’s when his mom appeared; they knew something was wrong when they couldn’t revive him, so she went to free him. In the process, she wouldn’t leave because she was reunited with Uriel but Lucifer pulled her out.
Amenadiel was impressive in this episode, he behaved like a guardian angel, he didn’t flinch from his position in Chloe’s room to protect her, despite being attacked by more than a couple security guards. Maze and Linda revived both Lucifer and his mom, and they saved Chloe. All seemed to end well ? but it didn’t !
Lucifer was really mad and upset at his mother for manipulating him to get to his father God, and thought even the fact she went back to Hell to save him was too little, too late. He left without a word, and disappeared, leaving Chloe heartbroken at the discovery.