#Lucifer S2 EP15 "Deceptive Little Parasite" Recap & Review
Lucifer gets schooled…grade schooled.
Lucifer, Amendadiel, and Lilith stand in Lucifer’s penthouse suite, discussing how to get home to heaven. Amenadiel tells Lucifer that its Azrael’s blade which will get them there. Lucifer asks for confirmation, stating that he didn’t want to make a mess until Lilith confirmed what Amenadiel just told him. Lilith is puzzled by this until Lucifer punches through his cinder block wall and retrieves, surprise, surprise, Azrael’s blade. There seems to be a sense of urgency surrounding the matter, and Lilith seems to be trying to impress that urgency onto her sons. Only Lucifer can light the blade. Sadly, he can’t seem to ignite it anymore, no matter how he channels his emotions. When Amenadiel suggests that he can try it, Lilith immediately shoots him down. Amenadiel punches Lucifer to in order to create emotion in Lucifer. That, however, only serves to irritate Lucifer.
Lucifer, Chloe and team show up to the murder scene. The admissions officer at a prestigious feeder school for kids has been killed—stabbed in the back. Lucifer, as Chloe mentions, is projecting his own issues onto the case as per usual when he mentions that psychologists don’t know everything after having seen the body and the manner in which the victim was killed. Ella mentions that she, too, is in therapy. Chloe pulls a picture off of the victim’s office wall which is suspiciously…er…shaped, only to realize the cutout in the shadow box is in the shape of a pair of scissors. Someone appears to have been very upset with the victim. Lucifer and Chloe consult with the headmaster of the school, a school where emotional control is the name of the game. Of course, Lucifer is extremely interested in that concept, so off to school he goes—elementary school. The headmaster says that parents go above and beyond to get their children spots at the school. When he says that a couple of parents got “verbally vicious” with the admissions officer before she died, Lucifer asks if threats were made to meet behind the bike shed for a beatdown. When he finds out that the fight was verbally vicious, he assumes there was bad grammar involved. Clearly Lucifer is not nearly as invested in this case as he is what’s going on with his family and Azrael’s blade.
Chloe interviews the couple who started the verbal fisticuffs with the now deceased admissions officer, but the couple insists that heated words were exchanged only because Debbie the admissions officer had strongly hinted that if the couple donated to the school, their son would stand a better chance of admission. Even after the check was received and cashed, however, their child wasn’t admitted to the school, which was why they became upset with Debbie. Conveniently, the murder weapon happens to be found in the couple’s pool house, but team Lucifer isn’t buying it. There’s more to the story.
Cut to Lucifer reading a children’s book about emotions in the middle of his club when a trio of sexy detective strippers who resemble Chloe Decker appear around him, hired by Lilith, who is snooping in the corner (well, this just got weird). Apparently, Lilith doesn’t understand that a random foursome isn’t going to inspire much emotion. Lucifer then trots off after having a conversation about Lilith about children being the key to emotion to find a child, telling Lilith to have a gander at the children’s book while he’s away. Lucifer then shows up at Chloe’s to see Trixie, since she’s a child. Trixie is still in her pajamas at the time when she’s supposed to be getting ready for school. She seems sad. Lucifer offers to take her to school and Chloe acquiesces. Of course, Lucifer takes Trixie to the special feeder school to do some emotional work of his own and Trixie impresses with her “Trixie Morningstar” act. Lucifer immediately asks the movement and wellness mentor where he can go to harness his emotions. The teacher assumes he’s referring to Trixie’s emotional problems, when, of course, he’s referring to his own.
Cut to Lucifer reading a children’s book about emotions in the middle of his club when a trio of sexy detective strippers who resemble Chloe Decker appear around him, hired by Lilith, who is snooping in the corner (well, this just got weird). Apparently, Lilith doesn’t understand that a random foursome isn’t going to inspire much emotion. Lucifer then trots off after having a conversation about Lilith about children being the key to emotion to find a child, telling Lilith to have a gander at the children’s book while he’s away. Lucifer then shows up at Chloe’s to see Trixie, since she’s a child. Trixie is still in her pajamas at the time when she’s supposed to be getting ready for school. She seems sad. Lucifer offers to take her to school and Chloe acquiesces. Of course Lucifer takes Trixie to the special feeder school to do some emotional work of his own and Trixie impresses with her “Trixie Morningstar” act. Lucifer immediately asks the movement and wellness mentor where he can go to harness his emotions. The teacher assumes he’s referring to Trixie’s emotional problems, when, of course, he’s referring to his own.
Det. Dan and Det. Decker are in the headmaster’s office, questioning the headmaster when the headmaster begins to cry, saying that he killed Debbie the admissions officer. Of course, its clear to the audience that he doesn’t mean he actually killed her, but that’s not so clear to Chloe and Dan. They ask the headmaster if he killed Debbie and he confesses to cashing the admissions check himself because his job barely covers his rent. That is why he feels responsible for Debbie’s death. He thinks a vindictive potential parent killed her, maybe even the couple whose check he cashed. At that moment, the movement and wellness mentor walks into the headmaster’s office and tells Det. Decker how impressed he is with Trixie. Of course, Det. Decker has no idea Trixie is even at the school until she’s told that Trixie’s Father brought her in. That goes over swimmingly with Det. Dan.
Meanwhile, Lucifer sits in feelings class with Trixie, who shares that she’s scared about her Mom almost dying and her Mom’s scary job as a police officer. Chloe walks in and hears what she’s said. Lucifer sees a young boy in feelings class who is drawing a picture of his Mom stabbing Debbie. Det. Decker brings that Mom into the interrogation room to no avail. However, it is found out that this Mom was having sex with the school’s movement and wellness mentor. From what she says, nobody liked Debbie.
Lucifer is jumped in the garage by a hyped-up Lilith in a dark suit and ski mask. Lilith has some odd ideas about how to inspire emotion. Maze shows up at the school mixer with Chloe while Chloe is there investigating and saves the day by pretending to be Chloe’s wife (apparently the school wants to increase their minority quotient). Chloe and Maze investigate the mixer together. They work the room together, playing parents against each other. Back at Lucifer’s penthouse, Amenadiel and Lucifer argue about Lilith’s plan. Lucifer notices that Lilith is obsessed with getting home to heaven and getting there right away. Chloe and Maze plant a rumor that travels through the group that there is DNA evidence that will catch the killer in Chloe’s car. The killer, who turns out to be Madison, the emotions class teacher, encounters Lucifer walking into the mixer. While preoccupied with demanding private emotions tutoring, Lucifer lets Madison into Chloe’s car where she retrieve’s the detective’s gun and threatens everyone, letting them all know that her son is the movement and wellness mentor’s illegitimate child in the process. Thankfully, between Chloe talking her down and Maze tackling her, Madison is stopped in time and arrested. Chloe and Trixie talk about feelings and emotions and Chloe tells Trixie that she doesn’t have to pretend with her. Trixie decides not to attend the feeder school.
Lucifer and Dr. Linda talk about emotions. Lucifer confides in Dr. Linda and tells her about Lilith’s plan to get to heaven and his own plan to “kick [her] into heaven and slamming the gates on her backside.” Lucifer hopes that God will punish Lilith for treating Lucifer the way he has been treated. Dr. Linda surmises that Lucifer has been suppressing the pain and heartbreak about what happened with his Mother and with Chloe. She tells him that the only way to get over the pain is to go through it. Lucifer gathers his family and tries once more to ignite the dagger.
This time, it ignites, but then goes out. Lilith tries to force Lucifer to try harder, and Amenadiel comes to his rescue, defending him from her accusations of laziness. Lucifer suggests that the sword must be broken because he isn’t. As Lilith walks into Lucifer’s private elevator, she cries, peeling off a band-aid on her wrist, from which light escapes. Lilith does not have the time it might take to fix the dagger, but she refuses to trouble her sons with that knowledge.