A Change in ‘Lucifer’ & Chloe’s Relationship Leaves Him Feeling Powerless (RECAP)
[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 5, Episode 7 of Lucifer, “Our Mojo.”]
Several characters are dealing with some big questions and changes as we reach the penultimate episode of the first part of Lucifer Season 5.
Some people say sex changes a relationship, and as Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), who have finally slept together, discover, that’s true even (or especially?) if one of the people involved is an angel. Speaking of, Dan Esposito (Kevin Alejandro) is MIA from the latest crime scene after calling in sick, but who can blame him since he just saw proof that Lucifer is actually the devil with his own two eyes?
Meanwhile, Maze’s (Lesley-Ann Brandt) way of dealing with her issues regarding her mother and being a soulless demon is to try to revisit the past, but to her disappointment, that doesn’t work.
Lucifer and Chloe’s first morning together takes a turn when she jokingly asks him what he desires … with his mojo?! She thinks he’s just messing with her, but he turns to Linda (Rachael Harris) for help, both as a therapist and someone who has also slept with him. Once she proves she doesn’t have his mojo, too — “several million bullets dodged,” he says in relief — she suggests it’s something the new couple can share.
However, at the scene of an opera singer’s murder (her vocal cords were sliced and lilies left behind), he finds he can’t use his mojo on a neighbor or any of the officers around. Chloe somehow stole it from him. He begins freaking out, while she just wants him to enjoy the fact that they’re finally together. Why can’t they share things like new couple Ella (Aimee Garcia) and Pete (Alexander Koch) and their love for Star Trek? (They even speak Klingon to each other!)
And so when they interview Mario, their victim’s married vocal coach with whom she was having an affair, Lucifer urges Chloe to use the mojo. But it turns out he doesn’t have a motive like they thought; he and his wife are separated and only keeping up appearances for the public. He did fight with her the night of her murder, but only because she was about to throw away her career by going public with accusations against an opera star for being a tyrant and bully.
While waiting for their latest suspect to return to L.A., Lucifer urges Chloe to have sex with him again, in hopes it’ll return his mojo to him. There’s supposed to be give and take in a relationship, she reminds him, and they end up in couples therapy with Linda. The therapist tries to make Chloe see it from Lucifer’s perspective: how would she feel if she lost the detective part of her identity and her gun and badge were given to him?
It seems that gives the devil an idea because he shows up with both a gun and a badge when they question the opera star, who confirms the accusations against him are true but denies caring about what they’d do to his career as a result.
When another woman, a school teacher this time, is murdered in the same manner, Lucifer realizes the killer is taking his victims’ power. And as Chloe discovers, these aren’t the only two; she discovers others going back a couple years, in different cities.
Chloe overdoes it a bit with the flattery when Lucifer can help question a florist about the lilies bought by the killer because he speaks multiple languages and isn’t a cop. (The florist doesn’t like the police.) The man took an Uber after leaving the shop, so they can track him.
“That bodes well,” Lucifer quips when they step off the elevator into his hallway and a kid rides down the hall on his tricycle like he’s in The Shining. Les Clumsky’s apartment may be empty, but they’re clearly in the right place: he has photos of a woman on the table, presumably his next victim. And with Ella and Pete — straight from the Star Trek convention — helping them go through Les’ apartment and photos, they discover she lives in the same building, on the ninth floor.
Lucifer’s the one to check out the dark apartment with the door ajar, and Les attacks him from behind, injecting him with a paralytic. Chloe finds Lucifer propped up against a wall, and Les thinks she’s distracted when he goes to attack. But she slides back, avoiding his knife, and is able to use Lucifer’s gun to shoot the killer.
Les is arrested and admits to all four murders (and will be dubbed the Whisper Killer in Pete’s article, courtesy of his editor). Even so, Chloe can’t quite let the case go and continues going through the files.
She does take a break with Lucifer, though, and lets him know that she understands why he’s upset he lost his mojo but thinks now he’s opening up to her and letting her in.
Their Old & New Selves
When Dan doesn’t show up for a baseball game, angel Amenadiel (DB Woodside) heads home instead and begins putting together more toys for baby Charlie. It’s the only thing that occurred to him, he admits when Maze stops by, because he can’t remember how he spent his time before Charlie. She decides to show him and forces him to fight her at Lux … until she kisses him. But, “this isn’t working!” she exclaims in frustration and walks away.
She’s trying to keep her mind off things, namely her mother, she confirms later. It’s Lilith’s fault she’s doomed to be alone forever, the demon says. She thought rekindling what they had was the way to go because maybe only an angel could love a soulless demon. She’s come a long way since then, he reminds her, and while he’s never heard of a demon getting a soul, no one had heard of an angel and a human having a baby together or the devil falling in love before, either. He’s not sure if she needs a soul to “feel whole,” but he’s certain she’ll be able to find what she’s looking for.
Speaking of looking for something, Amenadiel’s going to have to do the same when it comes to who he is other than a father once Charlie grows up and doesn’t need him anymore. And it’s only when Linda reminds him that’ll happen one day that it dawns on him.
A Poor, Misguided Soul
After learning the truth about Lucifer, Dan visits Charlotte Richards’ grave, feeling certain she is in heaven like Amenadiel said. He’s trying to be better and now knows how important it is to be good, but he’s scared for himself, for Chloe, and for their daughter, Trixie, and just wants a sign. Enter Michael, flying down, dressed in white, to answer his prayers. He claims Lucifer hates him because he’s his opposite, the good to his bad, and he has a way for Dan to redeem himself.
Then, as the episode ends, Dan shows up at Lucifer’s, takes out his gun, and, as Chloe walks into the room, shoots the devil.
A creepy case and a cruel cliffhanger? Lucifer isn’t messing around as we head into the midseason finale. At least you just have to press “Next Episode” instead of waiting a week (or longer) for the resolution.
Lucifer, Season 5, Part 1, Streaming Now, Netflix