Lucifer: Season 4, Episode 9 “Save Lucifer” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)

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As someone learns what Dan did, Lucifer shows signs things are getting worse for him. Also, Maze begins to fall hard, and Dan finally goes to therapy.


Network
Netflix
Director(s) Lisa Demaine
Writer(s) Joe Henderson
Air Date 5/8/2019

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Admittance of Guilt: Dan, Ella

Ella puts the pieces together and realizes what Dan did and pretty much erases any and all evidence that someone could track. Making it so, if someone was actually interested, both could go down and lose their jobs. Which, considering Dan’s issues in season 1, or season 2, when it comes to messing with evidence, paired with Ella’s past, would mean serious ramifications. Yet, with the lack of investment in both, surely they’ll be fine, right?

And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going: Maze, Eve, Lucifer, Father Kinley

Eve refuses to leave Lucifer. This becomes a serious issue for him, and eventually Maze who seems to be on the brink of falling in love. However, with kidnapping Father Kinley and Eve trying to get him to change his story, Maze taps out. Unfortunately, this leads to Eve getting really desperate and pushing Father Kinley, who she unshackles, leading to them trying to kill one another. But, with her getting the upper hand, she uses him to get demons to help their king. Since, at this point, Eve figures the only way to get her Lucifer back is by getting his minions involved.

Something she’ll come to regret, as will the cast, very soon.

Fear & Self Loathing In LA: Chloe, Lucifer

What starts as a rash turns Lucifer completely into his demon form and the reason for this? Self-loathing. Yeah, Lucifer hating himself is the reason he goes full Satan, and it takes Chloe talking him off the ledge to get him to turn back. Yet, while she may help him turn scarred, leather flesh back to pale skin, it’s clear there are issues a single conversation can’t heal.

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. Why Lucifer stop demon possession?

Other Noteworthy Facts & Moments

  • Linda gives birth this episode to a son, Charlie, and Amenadiel seems like he’s going to take them to the Silver City.

Highlights

Dan Finally Getting Help

I think my dislike of Dan stems not from him harping on Lucifer, or mourning Charlotte, at this point, but because that is all he has done. And while, for a hot minute, it seemed like he was going to go rogue a bit with Maze, become an anti-hero cop, that got shut down almost as quickly as it began. So while his therapy session ended with Linda’s water breaking, one can only hope this means a possible turning point with the character.

On The Fence

Eve

Honestly, I am at the point of believing Eve would have been better for a season 5 rather than this season. Mainly due to her, like most of the characters, I’m realizing, not being used to her fullest potential. For between introducing Adam, who maybe wanted revenge for his son, Lilith, and even this Maze love interest plot, a lot of things which could have built up this character wasn’t done so this show could remain firmly rooted in being a comedy.

And, don’t get me wrong, I do think Lucifer is comical, but it increasingly seems like this needs to be a dark comedy to really take advantage of both its darker element and Lucifer’s personality. Because, as it is now, it teeter-totters too much to take the dark bits seriously and the comedy side is so camp that it requires a certain humor to consistently get the jokes. Which could explain why it got cancelled when on network TV.

Lucifer’s Self Hatred

Not to be a broken record but I feel like this season kind of jumbled things when it comes to Lucifer. Yes, I recognize Chloe’s rejection, and her trying to damn him to hell, was devastating. Yet, I feel that with Eve being brought on, it took away from how that storyline could have developed. For while we are getting a bit of a Lucifer who is a bit more reflective, could more have been done?

Though maybe it is just I don’t get the show. If not the light-hearted drama just doesn’t click for me. Making all of Lucifer’s brooding, tantrums, and episodes of manic-depression just not hitting as I think they should considering the guilt he is dealing with. Something that Tom Ellis’ yelling may convey verbally but emotionally, it is just hard to get into what he is trying to deliver.

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Season/ EpisodeSynopsisEpisode InformationTopics & Focused Characters
Season 4, Episode 8 “Super Bad Boyfriend”As Lucifer comes to a crossroad, Amenadiel faces what the future may hold for his son, and we finally get an episodic story worth noting.
Director(s) Claudia Yarmy
Writer(s) Jason Ning
Air Date 5/15/2019
Introduced This Episode
Caleb Denny Love
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  • The Black Experience: Caleb, Amenadiel
  • Who Am I Really?: Lucifer, Chloe, Eve, Linda
Season 4, Episode 9 “Save Lucifer”As someone learns what Dan did, Lucifer shows signs things are getting worse for him. Also, Maze begins to fall hard, and Dan finally goes to therapy.
Director(s) Lisa Demaine
Writer(s) Joe Henderson
Air Date 5/8/2019
  • Admittance of Guilt: Dan, Ella
  • And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going: Maze, Eve, Lucifer, Father Kinley
  • Fear & Self Loathing In LA: Chloe, Lucifer
Season 4, Episode 10 "Who's Da New King of Hell" [Season Finale]Season 4 of Lucifer ends on a rather strange note. If only because it seems more like a possible series finale than a season finale.
Director(s) Eagle Egilsson
Writer(s) Ildy Modrovich
Air Date 5/8/2019
  • Abdicating The Throne: Lucifer, Father Kinley
  • There Will Be A King: Lucifer, Linda, Amenadiel, Father Kinley
  • Accepting What Is & What Must Be: Lucifer, Chloe, Eve, Maze, Amenadiel, Linda
Season 4, Episode 5 “Expire Erect”Just as it seems things may settle to how they were, plus Eve, a bomb gets thrown in which simply can’t be ignored.
Director(s) Viet Bguyen
Writer(s) Mike Costa
Air Date 5/8/2019
  • Libido Killer: Eve, Linda, Lucifer
  • Clearing Some Things Up: Amenadiel, Eve, Lucifer, Chloe
  • You Dropped A Bomb On Me: Lucifer, Chloe, Eve
Season 4, Episode 6 “Orgy Pants To Work”Well, if you were wondering what Lucifer may do without the shackles of network TV, visiting a nudist sanctuary is the answer.
Director(s) Louis Shaw Milito
Writer(s) Aiyana White
Air Date 5/8/2019
Introduced This Episode
Remiel Vinessa Vidotto
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  • It’s Never Good To See Family: Remiel, Amenadiel
  • Choosing Me: Chloe, Linda, Maze, Lucifer, Eve
Season 4, Episode 7 “Devil Is As Devil Does”As Lucifer reverts back to the devil he once was, Amenadiel is forced to face Remy to protect his child. Also, Dan decides to get petty, and Maze develops a crush.
Director(s) Richard Speight, Jr
Writer(s) Jen Graham Imada
Air Date 5/8/2019
  • Punishing Criminals Is The New Kink: Eve, Lucifer, Chloe
  • Not My Baby: Amenadiel, Remy, Linda, Maze
  • The Point Of No Return: Eve, Chloe, Linda, Lucifer, Father Kinley, Maze
Season 4, Episode 3 “O, Ye of Little Faith, Father”It might be the beginning of the end for Lucifer and Chloe, especially if she can’t accept who he is wholly and not just the devilish figure she came to like, maybe love.
Director(s) Jessika Borsiczky
Writer(s) Jason Ning
Air Date 5/8/2019
  • Losing Faith In The System: Maze, Dan, Ella
  • Oh Ye Of Little Faith: Lucifer, Father Kinley, Linda, Amenadiel, Chloe
  • Take Me As I Am: Chloe, Lucifer
Season 4, Episode 4 “All About Eve”Eve reveals what has brought her out of heaven as Linda has a slew of scares due to the baby and it’s committed godparents.
Director(s) Sherwin Shilati
Writer(s) Chris Rafferty
Air Date 5/8/2019
Introduced This Episode
Eve Inbar Lavi
  • It Takes A Village: Linda, Amenadiel, Maze
  • You Knew?: Maze, Linda, Chloe
  • The Banana Of My Eye: Eve, Chloe, Lucifer
Season 4, Episode 2 “Somebody’s Been Reading Dante’s Inferno”Can Chloe be trusted anymore as she finds herself in bed with the Catholic Church?
Director(s) Sam Hill
Writer(s) Ildy Modrovich
Air Date 5/8/2019
Introduced This Episode
Father Kinley Graham McTavish
  • The History of Lucifer: Father Kinley, Chloe
  • Looking For Purpose: Amenadiel, Linda
  • What Does Your Faith Tell You?: Father Kinley, Chloe, Lucifer
Season 4, Episode 1 “Everything’s Okay” [Season Premiere]Lucifer returns, and outside of some cheeky action, it’s largely the same – and this is perhaps the rare occasion using such a phrase is a good thing.
Director(s) Sherwin Shilati
Writer(s) Joe Henderson
Air Date 5/8/2019
  • A Month Gone By: Chloe, Dan, Amenadiel, Linda, Lucifer, Maze
  • Keeping Up Appearances: Chloe, Lucifer, Maze, Trixie, Ella
  • Chloe Has A Secret: Chloe

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