The Sinnerman threat fizzles out, only to be replaced by new revelations about Lt. Pierce

By Sara Netzley
December 11, 2017 at 09:00 PM EST
MICHAEL DESMOND/FOX
S3 E10
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  • Lucifans, it hurts me to find fault with this show that we all love, but…the Sinnerman arc disappointed me. He had that dark and disturbing introduction in the season premiere, and then he was a face on a fuzzy TV screen, and then he was an eyeless sweater-vest, and then he was a lackey with no answers for Lucifer. And now we’re left with Pierce, whose character and motivations have been so opaque that he’s essentially a walking tree trunk with none of the spark that makes the characters around him vibrate off the screen. However, I didn’t see the Cain revelation coming, and I genuinely hope it provides a much-needed jolt of energy for this character as we move into the back half of season 3.
  • That said, I’ve got some questions. If the Sinnerman killed Pierce’s brother in Chicago, does that actually refer to Abel? If so, does this make Pierce the Sinnerman, and sweater-vest a nameless henchman whose Luciferian death wish may or may not ever be explained? And what about Pierce’s slow recovery from the gunshot injury in “What Would Lucifer Do?” Was he faking it to keep up appearances for the humans?
  • Even for an immortal, reading Moby-Dick six times just ain’t right. That’s some “What was your first inkling that he was a serial killer?” kind of stuff.
  • Were you satisfied by the twists in this episode, friends? Let me know in the comments! And may your holidays be as merry as Lucifer’s clubgoers upon learning that Lux’s angel piñata’s filled with joints and condoms!

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