Since 2016, the “Lucifer” series has featured the Devil who left Hell to settle in Los Angeles. Focus on this detective and fantastic comedy, broadcast on Fox and then picked up by Netflix, with the best episodes to get started in the show.
“In the beginning, the angel Lucifer was banished from paradise and condemned to reign over hell for eternity. Until he decides to take a vacation …“. It is with these words that the series opens Lucifer, adapted from the character of the comics published by Vertigo DC Comics. We then discover Lucifer Morningstar, owner of the night club called the “Lux” and which counts well enjoying life in Los Angeles rather than going back to Hell to torture damned souls. And while God sends him the angel Amenadiel to convince him to resume his post, Lucifer meets Police Lieutenant Chloe Decker. A simple human who surprisingly resists Lucifer’s powers and even makes him vulnerable. Curious about this situation, Lucifer manages to intervene as Chloe’s business consultant. Each episode thus stages a police case to be resolved while following the evolution of the characters. To this main duo is added the demon Mazikeen, Chloe’s ex, Dan, or even Linda, Lucifer’s shrink to whom he tells about his difficulties in understanding humans.
The series therefore works above all thanks to these endearing characters. First broadcast by Fox for three seasons, Lucifer was then picked up by Netflix for a fourth season, before two more were ordered. Back to the series with the best episodes to discover Lucifer.
Season 1 Episode 1: The Beginning
From his first episode, Lucifer manages to hook us. We discover the character of the Devil, far from being as demonic as in the collective imagination. Other than greasing a policeman’s paw, Lucifer is pretty good with humans. And even very attached to a victim that he decides to avenge. That’s how he meets Chloe and their duo begins to fall into place. It is also from this first episode that we have fun seeing him repeat to everyone that he is the Devil without anyone taking him seriously. And the highlight of the show, this final which sees Lucifer saving (already) Chloe from a shooting …
Season 1 Episode 11: Saint Lucifer
Probably one of the best starters ever. We find there Chloe waking up in … Lucifer’s bed! Did the lieutenant eventually succumb to Lucifer’s charm? This is what she believes and hopes for. But the reality is different. Like a great gentleman Luci contented himself with laying her down dead drunk without trying anything. The rest of the episode is just as great as Lucifer decides to do good deeds for personal satisfaction. It will be understood at this stage of the series, he remains extremely egocentric but it is this atypical character that makes him an endearing anti-hero.
Season 3 Episode 20: The Angel of San Bernardino
Witness to a murder, a woman is miraculously saved by an angel. A description that clicks in Lucifer who recently lost his demon face to the benefit of angelic wing. However, he does not remember having done so. Seeing there an action of his subconscious, he will then do everything to prevent it from happening again. And since the handcuffs don’t work, nothing better than to stop sleeping. The episode offers us quite mythical moments with Lucifer seeking by all means to stay awake, like watch all seasons of Bones, big reference of the series.
Season 4 Episode 1: Everything’s Going Very Well
At the end of season 3, Lucifer shows his demonic face to Chloe who understands that everything he had told her about him was true and not a series of questionable metaphors. The start of season 4 is therefore important since Chloe is back but her outlook on Lucifer has necessarily changed. And that’s what concerns us in this episode, deeper than it seems. As always, there is a good deal of humor with Lucifer who allows himself to use his powers in front of Chloe and does not fail to make her panic by declaring openly (as usual) that he is the Devil.
Season 4 Episode 8: The Worst Boyfriend
After having introduced biblical characters like Cain, “the angel of death” Azrael, or Uriel, Lucifer introduced in season 4 … Eden! Just his entry in episode 4 announces him as a magical character, bewitching and with whom we quickly fall in love. And what does it matter that a prophecy announces the end of the world if Lucifer stays with her! We are charmed with his (false) naivety and his ability to see the positive in all situations. Still, Lucifer, …