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    S03.E20: The Angel of San Bernardino

    From your fingertips to the writers' ears! That, actually, would be a good direction for those two characters, since we the audience appear to be watching the redemption arcs of these two characters. It could be an interesting set up to hammer home the idea into Lucifer's thick skull that even he could be forgiven; no tricks as a step in his continued character development arc. Though since I don't believe Pierce and Charlotte have every had any interaction beyond a very brief passing, I'm not holding my breath.
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    S03.E20: The Angel of San Bernardino

    I've seen snippets of this episode already posted on Youtube from the Sunday viewing in Canada. Just from those snippets I would love to see Tom Ellis because he is knocking it out of the park. But I am so over the Magical Chloe factor that I can't bring myself to watch the show "live". I'll wait till it's out on Demand where I can fast forward anything with Chloe and watch the good stuff.
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    S03.E19: Orange Is the New Maze

    Linda never saw Luci's wings. His wings were cut off his back and held in a cargo container while he and Linda were hitting the sheets in Season One. It was Chloe who saw them at the auction house and said they were good cosplay.
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    Leo McGarry: Thanks, Boss!

    Leo is without a doubt my favorite character on West Wing and Jenny, we hardly knew her long enough to really form an opinion. But I think it is important to remember that she did stand by him through his alcoholism and his drug addiction, through his going through rehab and also falling off the wagon. The dialogue that was quoted in the post I tried (and I think failed) to quote, if you read the first back and forth lines they are the classic exchange between a significant other and an alcoholic/drug addict. "Where have you been?" - Have you been out drinking?? "You were supposed to be back..." - Are you late and lying to cover up you've been passed out somewhere? It seems unfair since we the audience know he's been working and what the job is, but if you figure how many times Jenny had these sorts of conversations, when she had a young child at home and a husband who was coming home late because he was drunk, it puts a little more perspective on why, this time around, she just couldn't live with the niggling question "is it his job or the bottle??"
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    S03.E16: Infernal Guinea Pig

    Without a doubt, anything that involves Chloe I 100% do not have any interest in watching. Every other storyline and character combination, I'm on board with what the writers are writing and interested to see how they develop. Chloe drags everything down.
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    S03.E13: Til Death Do Us Part

    Eh not sure how much stock I put in the idea of Cain as Samael's son, either in this mythology or theology in general, since Samael/Lucifer had already fallen before he tempted Eve with the apple. But theologians going to theologe. As for the whole kill a human thing, it does kind of make sense. Lucifer has made it clear that even as a fallen angel, he is still bound by Dad's rule "no killing humans." Cain is human, though an immortal one, so it makes sense that he would have wanted to test Lucifer to see if he'd break that rule, and what -if any- repercussions there were for breaking that rule. Though I'll admit, this is kinda a BIG plot hole that I hope the writer's address. After all, Lucifer has given his promise to try to help Cain shuffle off this mortal coil but ... why? If he wanted to stick it to Dad about the "no killing humans rule" he could just find someone like the sports agent from Season One and throw them a little harder this time. So far Lucifer has been pretty adamant about not being interested in killing humans, even when they piss him off. Punish them? You betcha. Kill them? Naahh. So why would he be all on board with Cain? My only explanation (and YMMV) is that Lucifer wants Cain to stick around, because Cain really is someone who can share the depth of Lucifer's "doneness" with Dad's meddling. Now he doesn't lie, so he may be taking the loophole of "I'll help you figure out a way, but you have to do it yourself/get someone else to do it to you" but I guess we'll see as the season progresses.
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    S03.E13: Til Death Do Us Part

    She just knocked him out.
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    S03.E14: My Brother's Keeper

    Rewatch "Vegas with some Radish" it showed up there [ hammered home by his 'big brother' attitude towards Candy ] and (in my opinion) made that episode shine. Lucifer as big brother from Hell (literally) for his mortal friends? Sign me up! This dynamic with Chloe is 100xs better, in my opinion than the idea of a romantic attachment. It makes more sense and the platonic chemistry between Ellis and German is actually spot on. As usually I loved everybody and all the combinations in this episode. What was unusual was Chloe didn't bother me as much as usual. Huh ... show her being an effective detective, remove all the romantic nonsense between her and Pierce and her and Lucifer and what do you know.
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    S03.E13: Til Death Do Us Part

    This is going to be a little random, but it was something I've been thinking about in regards to Lucifer and his badassery vs his vulnerability around Chloe. I was thinking back to Season One and if I could change any one thing to go back to that time, it would be removing the entire "Lucifer becomes mortal around Chloe" piece. It just seems like that story choice has put the writers and the characters into a bit of a corner. Which got me thinking back over other shows and I remembered West Wing. In West Wing, Aaron Sorkin mentioned that he wanted a scene with the President watching soap operas, but he needed a reason for the President to be on bed rest during the day to be watching fluff TV. So he decided to give the President and MS diagnosis. As anyone who has watched West Wing knows, the MS storyline took on a life of it's own and grew beyond its original purpose, driving the show in many different directions, maybe even in ways it wasn't originally intended to go!. I feel like this entire "Lucifer is mortal around Chloe" thing is something similar. The writers needed a quick way to extend the whole "Chloe doesn't accept that he's immortal, but how do we do that without her looking like an idiot ... MAKE HIM MORTAL AROUND JUST HER!" And now this has taken on a life of it's own and become this big elephant in the room that the writers can't figure out how to walk back/and or get rid of going forward. And it's watering down the effectiveness of both Lucifer and Chloe.
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    S03.E13: Til Death Do Us Part

    It's been awhile since I've felt like commenting on an episode, but I had to come here and ..... Pretty much say everything that has already been said! I liked this episode. I felt it was the right balance of supernatural elements ( Lucifer, FINALLY getting to be Lucifer with the gang and also all the suggestions for killing Cain ) and procedural, without the procedural dragging down the storyline the way it has this season. I also agree that Pierce is now interesting, which was not something I expected at the beginning of the season! For that reason alone I keep wanting to hope, for the actress's sake, that the writers have something decent up their sleeve for Chloe. When LG is doing scenes like the great girls night out episode and some of her more off the wall stuff I see flashes of a character who could be engaging. But the rest of the time, she is such a cardboard cut out of a plot device rather than a character I'm interested in. Lucifer, Maze, Linda, Amenadiel, Dan, Charlotte, Ella, Pierce ... 7 characters (which is a lot) and I am interested whenever any one of them or combination of them is on the screen. Chloe? I use her screen time for bathroom breaks. PS: I would also list Trixie among the 7 characters, but she isn't really a regular or a serious storyline of her own. But fear not, when she's on the screen I am still riveted!
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    S02.E10: Mystery Man

    My take on it? The show is suggesting that Philip did have something of an extended affair with the ballerina but that these are events that in fact are rumored but UNPROVEN so they cannot just spell it out in the show. The actual Royal Family would never allow such a thing. The show did the same thing with the 5 month tour. If you think back over the scenes, we never actually see Philip take up an offer, we see Mike (who it is public fact that he was sued for divorced for adultery) and it is suggested that Philip did as well but never stated as fact. So the picture, and Elizabeth's comment about Switzerland was the suggestion that Philip had a regular liaison with the ballerina and she was saying to him that if he needed to have affairs in order to get through being a part of the family in public, then she was prepared to look the other way. This makes what Philip said, that he didn't want her to look the other way, that he wanted her to look to him, to allow herself the emotion to insist that he be her's and only her's, that much more powerful. And the very end shot, we see the entire season come full circle with Philip finally understanding and embracing his role within the family. He keeps all the cats in line for her and navigates the emotions of the family, while Elizabeth wears the public face of duty.
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    S03.E09: The Sinnerman

    My speculation was put behind a spoiler cut because it contained comic spoilers, but this "another pantheon" separate from the Silver City is my theory at this point. In which case I don't think we've seen the last of the Sinnerman.
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    S03.E09: The Sinnerman

    Comic spoiler time
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    S03.E09: The Sinnerman

    Huh. I wonder if the writers are going for a riff off "The First Ones" storyline from the comics. That could be interesting indeed. As for the rest of it ... is it bad that when Chloe went after the Sinnerman in the kitchen I briefly hoped that the show was going to pull a shocker and kill her off? Just me? Okay. In other news the soundtrack for this show continues to be on point!
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    S03.E06: Vegas With Some Radish

    Card counting is legal but casinos hate it and will ban players who indulge. My take on the Ella situation is she was banned from that casino so going into it was the basis of the no-no and the threat from the pit boss to call Ella's supervisors. "Hey police people who are sworn to uphold the law. Your employee who is banned from our property, is aware she's banned, just snuck back in and is up to the tricks that got her banned. Thought you law and order types might like to know."
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