‘Lucifer’ Season 3 Episode 19 Recap: Orange is the New Maze

Lucifer Season 3 Episode 19 Recap
Lesley-Ann Brandt in ‘Lucifer’ season 3 episode 19 (Photo by Erik Voake / FOX)

Fox’s Lucifer season three episode 18 featured a very pissed off Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) who lashed out at everyone in her path, including poor little Trixie. Season three episode 19 begins with Maze tearing up Chloe’s place searching for her knife. She thinks she left it behind when she moved out in a hurry, and fortunately the missing knife isn’t one of her demon blades. As she searches Chloe’s kitchen, she tells Lucifer (Tom Ellis) she’s done with everything and wants to go back to Hell. She demands he gets his wings out and take her home, but he won’t do it. He believes that would end with someone getting hurt.

Maze reminds him he went to Hell for Pierce and when he continues to refuse, she threatens he’ll regret his decision.

Chloe (Lauren German) interrupts and says she tried to explain to Trixie why Maze hurt her feelings, and that she never asked her to move out. Maze, super angry, slams the door as she leaves. Chloe wants Lucifer to chase after Maze, but his explanation is interrupted when Pierce (Tom Welling) arrives dressed for the beach. Chloe stumbles through an explanation/lie about a beach murder she and Pierce were working on, uncomfortable with Lucifer’s questions.

When Lucifer leaves, Chloe explains she didn’t want to cross a boundary that Pierce might not want people to know about. Pierce assures her he’s fine with everyone knowing they’re seeing each other.

Meanwhile, over at Dr. Linda’s Charlotte (Tricia Helfer) is telling the doctor about her strange encounter with a sexy bald black man who called her mom. Dr. Linda (Rachael Harris) immediately realizes she’s talking about Amenadiel (DB Woodside), but she doesn’t let on she knows. Charlotte explains Amenadiel filled in the gaps in her memory, including the story about Lucifer being his stepbrother and that Amenadiel is her son. Charlotte is aware that sounds crazy and no way could it be true, yet she thinks Amenadiel believed he was telling the truth. She decides she better dig deeper into this story.

Lucifer and Chloe hit the beach for a new murder. Ella (Aimee Garcia) is already there taking pictures of the corpse, and Chloe’s forced to admit she and Pierce weren’t investigating a beach murder and that instead she and Pierce were on a date.

Ella points out a security camera and Chloe checks it out while Ella gives Lucifer a hug. She thinks he and Chloe have something special, although Chloe and Pierce would have cute babies. Lucifer tries to assure her everything’s okay.

Chloe, Lucifer, and Ella watch the tape and it seems to show Maze killed their victim, Mike. Chloe can’t believe Lucifer told Maze to blow off steam and this is how she chose to follow his suggestion.

Back at the station, Lucifer informs Chloe he can’t find Maze. Chloe doesn’t believe Maze really did this, and Lucifer explains this is his fault for not taking her home when she asked. Lucifer thinks she’s acting out.

Pierce arrives and Chloe shows him their victim’s rap sheet which lists Maze as a bounty hunter on his tail. Chloe doesn’t think Maze could have done this, and Pierce makes Chloe promise she’s okay with pursuing her ex-roommate and that it’s not a conflict.

Lucifer Season 3 Episode 19 Recap
Tom Ellis in season 3 episode 19 (Photo by Erik Voake / FOX)

Lucifer and Chloe head out in his convertible and he can’t help but bring up Chloe’s date with Pierce. He assures her she can do what she wants with her free time, although he admits he’s surprised she’s dating someone so old. Chloe cuts him off, telling him she’s not discussing it. She lets slip that she and Pierce aren’t sleeping together, and Lucifer’s slightly happier.

At the winery where Mike worked, his boss, Margo Channing (McNally Sagal), confirms they were unaware Mike had a criminal record. Margo and another supervisor reveal someone came looking for him. Lucifer describes Maze and they agree that’s who it was. Margo reveals that when they told Mike about Maze, he freaked out.

Chloe and Lucifer look through Mike’s trailer and it turns out there’s a can of Maze’s favorite coconut beverage on the counter.

Linda isn’t happy Amenadiel talked to Charlotte, informing him that now Charlotte has more questions because of what he did reveal. She wonders whether he’s doing this to help Charlotte or if he’s doing it because it’s what’s best for him.

Ella finds Pierce and Chloe holding hands and gushes even though Chloe quickly drops Pierce’s hand. Dan (Kevin Alejandro) arrives and Chloe acts uncomfortable and then relieved when Lucifer shows up and she can give up her chair next to Pierce.

Maze intrudes on their conversation about whether it’s possible she killed Mike. Maze, without prompting, admits she did it. Chloe warns Maze she can remain silent, but she wants to be locked up. She whips out her knife (the murder weapon) and asks to be arrested. She giggles as Dan puts her in cuffs.

Minutes later, Chloe tells Pierce this doesn’t feel like Maze. He asks if there’s something going on between her and Lucifer, and wonders why Lucifer gave her a necklace. That prompts her to reveal she’s never slept with Lucifer.

Chloe and Lucifer interrogate Maze, and Maze says she’s just evil and that’s why she killed Mike. Lucifer tells her once again that he’s not taking her home. She thinks prison is just like Hell so she’s fine with that, admitting again that she stabbed Mike.

Chloe asks her to describe how many times she stabbed Mike and she’s not even close.

Chloe and Lucifer agree Maze is innocent, and now they need to figure out how to spring her. While Chloe returns to get her paperwork, Charlotte corners Lucifer and asks if Amenadiel is his brother. He confirms it, so Charlotte probes for more answers. Lucifer stumbles in his explanation and says Charlotte was his stepmom. She demands more answers, believing she deserves to know the truth. He lays out the truth including the fact he’s the Devil and how and why he got rid of his real mom. Charlotte’s speechless and Lucifer tells her to ask Amenadiel if she has any follow-up questions.

Ella visits Maze in her cell, assuring her she’s there to support her – no matter what. Maze is confused by this, wondering why Ella would feel that way if she’s guilty. Maze asks for a hug and Ella complies.

Ella informs Chloe that Chloe’s prints are on the drink can and they all realize someone is framing Maze. Ella says she’s worried about Maze because Maze did something very unMaze-like: she hugged her back.

Turns out Maze stole Ella’s ID. Maze is caught while trying to snag a file, but she pretends to be Ella and hugs the cop who questions her until he’s unconscious and then escapes.

Ella’s upset Maze ruined hugging, but Lucifer wants her to go easy on her. He believes Maze is innocent and that she’s trying to prove it.

Chloe informs Pierce that Maze didn’t kill Mike and that the lab results confirm it. She thinks Maze turned herself in because she needed something specific from the file she stole. It turns out she wanted the bail bondsman’s name because he’s either the person who set her up or the one who did the killing.

Chloe and Pierce are in the middle of an embrace when Lucifer barges in. He claims it doesn’t fill him with mistrust at all and that he’s okay with it, but he’s rotten at hiding his feelings about Chloe.

Maze tracks down the bail bondsman, Barry Hill, at a bowling alley. She demands he go with her but when he tells her to stand aside and look pretty, he gets what he deserves.

Charlotte meets with Amenadiel and lets him know Lucifer told her everything. She doesn’t know if she believes him and wants Amenadiel to clear things up. She asks for her husband’s name and Amenadiel says, “God…Godfrey.” She’s freaking out, but knows that it felt like she was in fact in Hell. “You can’t actually be an angel and Lucifer can’t actually be the Devil. If I believed that, then it wouldn’t mean that I’m insane,” says Charlotte.

Maze takes Barry back to his shop, telling him she’s been set up. He claims he was ordered to do it by some guy who works for Sebastian Corp. Before he can say any more, a sniper shoots him.

At this new crime scene, Ella figures out Barry was shot from across the street. Chloe points out the bowling team verified Maze was in Barry’s office with him, not across the street so he can’t be the killer.

Chloe and Lucifer believe it’s possible one of Maze’s former bounties is the one setting her up. They pull them in and one-by-one question them about their dealings with Maze. Chloe and Lucifer can’t help but laugh when one begins crying because she ate his goldfish. Another one confesses he believes Maze is a nice lady because she taught him how to make a shiv; another says she bought him a beer after attacking him. The goldfish guy cries as he says Maze doesn’t judge, and Chloe and Lucifer just can’t stop laughing.

Pierce and Dan watch from behind the glass, and Dan confirms Lucifer and Chloe are pretty much a package deal. He tells Pierce that if he were dating a woman who loved a cat, you’d accept the cat. Pierce thinks he’d just get rid of the cat.

One of Maze’s bounties says Maze set him straight about life. It turns out he worked at the winery where Mike worked, and Chloe and Lucifer figure out it’s Mike’s boss who killed him.

Maze, of course, has already put two and two together. She tosses a knife through Margo Channing’s wine glass, surprising her. Maze warns her she framed the wrong person and then chases her through wine barrels. The name “Sebastian Corp” rings a bell. Maze remembers she tracked down a drunk driver who killed a girl, and that the drunk driver had a rich mommy. It turns out that mommy is Margo.

Sebastian died in a prison fight and Margo blames Maze for putting her son there in the first place. Maze can’t believe it and as she’s about to stab Margo, one of Margo’s employees starts shooting at her to protect his boss. Lucifer stops him by bending the barrel backwards before knocking him out.

Maze uses the distraction to grab Margo and hold a knife to her throat. Chloe warns her to drop the knife, but Maze calls herself a bad person and says she destroys everything. Chloe puts her gun away and tears up when she tells Maze she’s the best babysitter Trixie’s ever had, other than the rock band and the pot brownies. “What matters most is that you’re such a good friend to Trixie, to me,” says Chloe, telling her she doesn’t know what she’s going through but is willing to listen. Maze, still angry, stabs Margo in the foot, and then yells that it’s Chloe’s fault Lucifer won’t take her home.

Over at Lux, Lucifer and Amenadiel apologize to Charlotte who’s considering checking herself into a mental hospital. They want to help her move forward and so Lucifer unfurls his glorious wings. Charlotte, who thought things couldn’t get any crazier, can only stare. Finally, she chokes up and smiles realizing she’s not crazy.

Chloe finds Pierce at his motorcycle in the parking lot and wants him to know she and Lucifer are good partners and good friends. She doesn’t want to lose that. She takes off the necklace Lucifer gave her and kisses Pierce. She asks if he wants to take her home and even though Lucifer is now watching from his car, she gets on Pierce’s motorcycle and rides away.

A melancholy Lucifer sits at his piano and plays. Maze arrives and he apologizes. He pours her a drink but she refuses it, still wanting to go back to Hell. “Caring about humans always goes wrong,” says Maze, adding that she’s not the one who’s supposed to be tortured.

When she begs to be taken home, he turns her down again. He doesn’t want to lose her, too. When she asks about what he means by “too,” he explains he lost Chloe to Pierce. He just wants to know that Pierce’s intentions are pure. He assures Maze at least they’ll always have each other. Maze begins crying and says, “I’m always going to be the consolation prize for you. You only care about me when you don’t have Chloe.” She adds that no one puts her first. “None of you deserve me,” she says as she storms off.

Maze is standing in line for a bus when Pierce arrives. He knows she’s angry the people she trusts let her down and wants to work together. Even though they don’t like each other, Pierce says he can help them both get what they want.

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Lucifer Season 3 Episode 2 “The One with the Baby Carrot” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 3 “Mr. and Mrs. Mazikeen Smith” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 4 “What Would Lucifer Do?” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 5 “Welcome Back, Charlotte Richards” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 6 “Vegas With Some Radish” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 7 “Off the Record” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 8 “Chloe Does Lucifer” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 9 “The Sinnerman” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 10 “The Sin Bin” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 11 “City of Angels?” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 12 “All About Her” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 13 “Til Death Do Us Part” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 14 “My Brother’s Keeper” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 15 “High School Poppycock” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 16 “Infernal Guinea Pig” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 17 “Let Pinhead Sing!” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 18 “The Last Heartbreak” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 20 “Angel of San Bernardino” Recap
Lucifer Season 3 Episode 21 “Anything Pierce Can Do I Can Do Better” Recap
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