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Recap / Lucifer (2016) S02E05 "Weaponizer"

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Turns out that Chloe's accident wasn't some random event, but was caused by Uriel, another angel who came to earth to make sure that Lucifer honors the letter of his deal with their Father and actually sends Mother to Hell. Or he'll take back what their Father offered Lucifer: Chloe's life.

Tropes present in this episode include:

  • Brought Down to Normal: Amenadiel; he's not happy about it. Neither is Lucifer, who counted on his big brother to get rid of Uriel so Chloe would be safe.
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  • The Bus Came Back: Turns out that Uriel's trick to kill Chloe involves the Graham family. It seems that the mother and son have been pretty dysfunctional since Malcolm died.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Lucifer invokes this trope word-for-word to describe that what society considers a drug problem (namely, "habitually stuffing your face with millions of dollars of cocaine") is actually his regular entertainment.
    Lucifer: But apparently it's frowned upon.
  • Butterfly Effect: Uriel's powers allow him to invoke this. In the opening scene, he moves a skateboard a couple of inches which causes a woman to trip on it and get into a fight with her son who leaves the room and opens a door, allowing a dog to escape the house, run onto the road in front of a car, which veers out of control to avoid it and crash into Chloe's car.
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  • Call-Back: Amenadiel makes several when explaining how he's fallen:
    Amenadiel: Pick a sin. Is it because I released a damned soul from hell? Slept with a demon, is it because I'm working with you? Or because of Mom?
  • Cessation of Existence: Uriel, courtesy of Azrael's blade. He hasn't gone to Heaven or Hell; he's been erased from existence.
  • Commonality Connection: Lucifer and Dan discover they're huge fans of 90s' action movie stars, much to Chloe's exasperation. Although she does note that they're looking sort of adorable when they're geeking over the movies they both love.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Uriel's Combat Clairvoyance allows him to adapt to his opponents' fighting style and defeat them handily.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Uriel's pattern recognition ability allows him to foresee pretty much anything, but he utterly fails to see Lucifer going after him with Azrael's blade.
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  • Distracted by the Sexy: Ella automatically replies with a yes when Lucifer says that he will have sex with her in the next room, before replying with a no and shaking her head to clear it as she asks her actual question.
  • Get a Room!: Ella mutters this under her breath as soon as Lucifer and Chloe exit the room, having clearly picked up on their UST. While Dan is still in there with her.
    Ella: (winces) Too soon?
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Lucifer laments to Uriel that, evidently, he got all the fashion sense in the family. And advises his brother to ditch the trenchcoat.
    Lucifer: It looks less cool brooding angel and more pedophile chic.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Lucifer's reaction after he was forced to kill Uriel in order to protect both his mother and Chloe.
  • Oh, Crap!: Lucifer's reaction when Uriel reveals he stole Azrael's Blade, and is not there to simply make sure their mother returns to Hell, but is actually there to kill her.
  • Saying Too Much: In an interesting twist, Amenadiel doesn't reveal any sensitive information to Uriel, but the mere fact that he's trying to talk his younger brother into submission instead of using his powers to force him into compliance, as he did for millenia up to this point, lets Uriel know that something is off.
  • Shout-Out: Near the end of the episode, Chloe is reading Trixie Coraline as a bedtime story. Coraline was written by Neil Gaiman, who is not only the man behind The Sandman, in which Lucifer Morningstar first debuted, he is also one of his co-creators.
  • Spotting the Thread: Uriel notes that it isn't like Amenadiel to threaten someone with words when a display of power would do instead. This is what clues him in to the fact that Amenadiel has lost his powers.
  • Talk to the Fist: Apprently, this has been Amenadiel's M.O. for millennia, which is why him trying to threaten Uriel with words is what tips the middle brother off that something's wrong.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Lucifer is having this when he walks back to his apartment, where his mother is anxiously waiting to hear how his meeting with Uriel went.
  • Wham Episode: Not only was one of Lucifer's siblings behind Chloe's accident, but Lucifer kills said sibling with Azrael's Blade in order to protect Chloe and his mother.
  • You're Insane!: Lucifer calls Uriel insane when the latter reveals his intention of killing their mom.


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