Fox series “Lucifer” dealt with the idea of home in Season 2, episode 9. Last week, Lux owner Lucifer Morningstar made it clear to his mother, Charlotte, and his brother, Amenadiel, that he was going to stay in Los Angeles. It has become his home. However, his mother and brother wanted to go back to heaven.
Episode 9, titled “Homewrecker,” kicked off with Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) investigating the death of a famous real estate tycoon. At first, it seems like his son is the killer. Not only is he making real estate deals within an hour after his father’s death, but forensic genius Ella Lopez (Aimee Garcia) finds his print on a champagne glass at the crime scene.
Lucifer is personally involved in the case since he bought Lux from the real estate tycoon. With his death, the tycoon’s son now owns Lux. He tries to get Lucifer evicted from the nightclub. Of course, the devil won’t back down without a fight.
However, suspicions of the son being the killer are quickly put to rest when he plummets thirteen floors below. His wife, Christine, sets up a makeshift hospital bed in their home. Once settled in, the heavily injured tycoon’s son confesses that his father was bankrupt. There was no money being made from the real estate deals so he tried to salvage the situation by reclaiming the properties they sold, including Lux.
Unfortunately, the tycoon’s son already made a deal with another developer to sell all their real estate. She won’t give Lucifer Lux back. Instead, she plans to resurrect a shopping mall in Lux’s place.
Chloe plays smart and tells the developer that a murder investigation can hold off development for all the properties she purchased from the deceased real estate bigwig. Finally, the developer tells Chloe and her sidekick that there was a lot of money unaccounted for in the firm.
Turns out that the real estate tycoon paid a “tempter” a lot of money to test his son’s fiancée’s loyalty. When Christine turned out to be loyal to his son, he paid the “tempter” a lot of money to Photoshop photos of her in compromising positions. He then confronted Christine with the photos and tried to blackmail her into calling off the wedding. Full of anger, she jabbed a piece of champagne glass in his throat.
With the case solved, Lucifer and Chloe are good right?
No! Throughout Season 2, episode 9 of “Lucifer,” Charlotte, a.k.a the devil’s conniving mother, tried to find ways to get Lucifer to leave Los Angeles. At first she becomes a bomb supplier/maker’s lawyer and asks him to build an explosive that can take out Lux. When he refuses to do so, Charlotte seduces Dan (Kevin Alejandro) – yes, Chloe’s ex-husband Dan – and gets him to cough up details of their failed marriage and her relationship with Lucifer.
Lucifer’s mother even sleeps with Dan!
Charlotte then makes a plan after sleeping with Dan and getting some insight about her son after chatting with Dr. Linda Martin (Rachael Harris). The devil isn’t staying in Los Angeles or Lux because of the place. He is staying on Earth because of Chloe. Mom finally learns this and decides that killing Chloe will remove Lucifer’s sole reason to live on Earth.
In Season 2, episode 9, Chloe and Lucifer share a light, romantic moment. She parties with him in Lux. Towards the end of the episode, when Lucifer is ready to say goodbye to his beloved nightclub, Chloe comes to his rescue and gets Lux to be declared a heritage site. Which means, no one can demolish it. Lux has a rich history and the detective used it to save it from destruction.
Lucifer is obviously touched with this gesture and asks her out on a date! But later, when he has a session with Linda, he realizes that he is afraid of showing his true self to Chloe and getting rejected.
The devil doesn’t show up for the date. But his mother does. “Lucifer” Season 2, episode 9 ends with Charlotte holding a bomb trigger in her hand as Chloe searches for her car keys. The bomb is planted on the car.
Will Charlotte pull the trigger? “Lucifer” Season 2 airs its upcoming episode on Monday, at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.