Fox’s Lucifer season three episode two begins with the sexy Devil (Tom Ellis) starting to strip off his clothes as he makes out with a gorgeous woman. His wings unfurl in all their glory and he apologizes for premature unfurling. She claims to be into cosplay and offers to dress up as the Devil, but he doesn’t want to have sex with himself. Mood ruined, he sends her away so he can cut off his wings.
Lucifer’s talking about this sexual encounter with Dr. Linda (Rachael Harris) and she admits she’s worried he’s self-mutilating. However, Lucifer claims he’s only chopping off his wings because he doesn’t his dad to have any control over him. Besides, what he’s really worried about is the mysterious Sinnerman.
Lucifer notices Dr. Linda’s still in pain, but she wants to concentrate on his problems right now and of course he’s fine with that. He carries on expressing his outrage with Sinnerman, pissed this stranger has stolen his shtick of giving out favors for a price to be named later. Dr. Linda reminds Lucifer he hasn’t done that in a while, and Lucifer doesn’t care. He invented that and doesn’t want anyone else claiming it as their own.
At the station, Chloe (Lauren German) shows Lucifer a photo of Sam’s killer (from the end of episode one) and he’s definitely not Sinnerman. The killer confessed so Lucifer thinks that means he’s working for Sinnerman. Lt. Marcus Pierce (Tom Welling) walks up just then, hears “Sinnerman,” and asks if they’re big Nina Simone fans. Chloe doesn’t want to talk about it and Marcus hands her a new case.
When he walks away, Chloe informs Lucifer Sinnerman is an urban myth. Criminals use Sinnerman to hide their bad behavior, so no way would she tell Marcus they want to arrest Sinnerman. However, if Lucifer has evidence he’s a real person, she’ll look into it.
On to the new case and it’s a bizarre one. Dan (Kevin Alejandro) is already at the crime scene and has learned the victim’s name is JD Woodstock. There’s a book of bad jokes with his dead body, and apparently he was a comedian. Lucifer forgets Dan’s improv is supposed to be a secret and he spills the beans to Chloe by saying the victim and Dan are kindred spirits. Dan explains stand-up is different from improv, and Chloe’s indignant she didn’t know he did improv.
Ella (Aimee Garcia) breaks up the improv/stand-up comedian conversation to alert them as to the cause of death. She recognizes the Woodstock name because he was just in the news blaming comedian Bobby Lowe of The Bobby Lowe Show for stealing his jokes. Lucifer feels sympathy for the victim since his life was apparently stolen and used by another comedian for fame and profit.
As they’re speaking, the camera zooms back to show Marcus is spying on them. He’s listening to their conversations while watching through binoculars. WTF?
Lucifer and Chloe watch JD’s YouTube video in which he says he has proof Bobby is a fraud. Unfortunately, he didn’t post the truth online before he was tortured and killed. Ella doesn’t believe Woodrow and thinks Bobby Lowe is genuine and believable. When Lucifer and Chloe say they’re heading out to interview Bobby, Ella fangirls and practically begs to come with them.
Meanwhile, Dr. Linda and Amenadiel (DB Woodside) meet for a drink so she can thank him for saving her life. She knows she wouldn’t be there without him, given that he slowed down time so she wouldn’t bleed to death. He asks, seriously, how she’s really doing and she claims to be fine. She mistakenly believes he has his powers back and is sorry to hear he doesn’t. Amenadiel thinks dad is testing him and says he’s ready this time.
Amenadiel’s been avoiding doing what he has to do in the penthouse and Dr. Linda offers to help him without know what she’s getting herself into. She heads to the penthouse and it turns out Amenadiel needs help getting rid of Lucifer’s wings so that a human doesn’t find them. Linda can’t believe what she’s seeing, calling the sight gruesome.
Dan has a one-on-one with Marcus, attempting to convince his boss he’s not a dirty cop. Yes, he did what he was accused of but he had a reason. It turns out Marcus is glad Dan came to see him because he wants everything Dan’s got on Lucifer.
Next comes the best one-liner thus far in the episode. Lucifer and Chloe are walking through a stage and a giant chicken walks by. “Biggest cock I’ve ever seen,” says Lucifer.
As Bobby Lowe (Kevin Christy) is preparing to tape an episode, Ella, Chloe and Lucifer are ushered over to see him. Bobby’s furious these strangers are on his set, calling Woodrow a failure when he learns his visitors are there investigating the murder. He’s obnoxious, but Ella is so starstruck she doesn’t realize Bobby is a massive jerk.
They stay for a taping and Chloe and Lucifer are not impressed. The show stars Bobby and a bunch of puppets who represent his imaginary friends. Lucifer interrupts the taping, pushing aside a puppet and ripping another’s head off causing a kid in the audience to scream. When Bobby demands Lucifer leave the stage, Lucifer puts a lamb puppet on his hand and does a bizarre lamb-ish voice. Bobby freaks out and tells Lucifer to put it down. It turns out there’s a gun inside the puppet and it goes off, shooting Bobby in the arm. Everyone stares at Lucifer and he holds up his hand, still wearing the puppet. “He did it,” says the show-stopping Devil.
After the audience leaves, Bobby admits it’s his gun and the puppet was one they don’t use on the show. The gun isn’t the murder weapon and Bobby claims once again he didn’t kill JD. Lucifer uses his Devil power and Bobby reveals he wants out of this hell. He hates working with puppets and because JD is dead, he can’t end the show. Bobby admits he did steal JD’s act, basing the show on JD’s life. Now he can’t quit because he’d lose all the money. Plus, he is getting death threats and that’s why he hid the gun on the set. The threats were anonymous and Chloe asks for the emails.