We're Dying to Meet Decker's Mother (the 'Queen of 1980s Cheeseball Scifi') on Lucifer

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In Lucifer’s first episode, we got to know the Prince of Darkness quite well. On “Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil.” we got way more backstory on his reluctant new buddy: homicide detective Chloe Decker. Seems Hot Tub High School, the film that made her (and her boobs) infamous as a teen, is just scratching the surface.


The most intriguing part of the episode—which is mostly about Chloe and “Lucie” (as Amenadiel calls him) chasing down a paparazzi who’d caused a fatal car accident involving the son of a movie star—is when Lucifer barges Chloe’s house. With his trademark lack of tact, the Devil marvels that a cop is able to afford such a nice place (“Do you take bribes?”) Nope. Seems it actually belongs to her mother, Penelope Decker—“the queen of ’80s cheeseball scifi.”

There are lurid/corny/amazing (but tastefully framed) movie posters that hold this up, and a smattering of acting awards, too. “You’re part of a family dynasty ... like me!” Lucifer delights. The movie-star connection is used so that Chloe—no stranger to being chased by photographers—can feel empathy for the murder victim she’s trying to seek justice for. But it also sets up an intriguing future episode. Chloe’s mother! Who will play her? What will she make of Lucifer? Will the episode be tinged with ’80s cheeseball scifi? Give. Us. Penelope. Decker!

Top image: Lauren German and Tom Ellis in the “Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil.” episode of Lucifer. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Bettina Strauss/FOX



She should be played by Sigourney Weaver. That would be awesome.

Now, in this episode, I was much more interested in the ancillary stuff rather than the Case of the Week. From Lucifer in a Devil’s Threesome (hopefully confirming that he’s bisexual) to the ending where he see exactly how messed up the bad guy from the first episode is now, all of the continuing elements are clicking, even if the Case of the Week stuff is still really boring.

Also, I usually hate cute kids, but I like Trixie. And just for the fun of it, she’s named Beatrice, who was the one who led Virgil through Hell in The Divine Comedy.