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"Daniel Espinoza: Naked and Afraid" is the twelfth episode of the fifth season of Lucifer.[1]

Summary[]

A straightforward prisoner transport job turns into an increasingly dangerous, yet oddly invigorating, odyssey for Dan.

Plot[]

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Lucifer reveals the supposed gunfight and crime lord debacle was all a trick on Dan. The Russians, Improv and Mexicans all laugh and begin partying. Dan goes to the bar to calm his nerves. Lucifer joins him, explaining he called in a lot of favors and spent weeks planning this. Dan notes the journey he went on and how it helped him move past how shaken up he's been since Charlotte died, Michael manipulated him and how God briefly killed him. Lucifer is shocked as this whole thing wasn't meant to do that. When asked what it was about, an incredulous Lucifer states "because you f**king shot me Daniel."

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Guest Starring[]

  • Wilmer Calderon as Luis Navarro
  • Chelsea Rendon as Camila
  • Adam Kulbersh as Ryan
  • Arthur Darbinyan as Andrei

Co-Starring[]

  • Christopher Cendana as Banger
  • Julia Emelin as Svetlana
  • William Guirola as Lucho
  • Rich Paul as Vargas
  • Mario Rocha as Benito
  • Chris Yonan as Kevin

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Trivia[]

  • The episode title is said by Lucifer Morningstar to Dan Espinoza at the end of the episode.
  • This is the final episode to have Lucifer refer to Dan as "Detective Douche".
  • In Dan's apartment, you see several posters for The Weaponizer, which is one of his and Lucifer favorite movie franchises.
  • Dan also has several horror movie posters that make references to past episodes or other movies
    • You saw the poster of Bog Shark in "Infernal Guinea Pig" and it starts Joe Mason, who's in the Lucifer art department in real life as a graphic designer.
    • The poster, The Zamboni, which as the tag line "He'll put you on ice... Permanently." is a reference to the first Deadpool.
    • The Plunge is also a callback to "Infernal Guinea Pig".
  • When Dan refers to Lucifer as Darth Vader, it is a callback to when Lucifer picked up a voice modulator in "A Priest Walks Into a Bar" and used it to say "Detective, I am your father.", which is a ripoff of the Sith Lord's famous line "No. I am your father." in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Dan waking up naked multiple times throughout this episode references the time in "Favorite Son", when he woke up naked in Chloe Decker's bed after Mazikeen knocked him out and left him there to try and force him back with his ex so Lucifer wouldn't be interested in her anymore.
  • Dan is found going through a number of events that Chloe went through throughout the series:
    • Chloe was poisoned in "A Good Day to Die" and was in a race to get the antidote. However, Dan's poisoning turned out to be part of Lucifer's payback.
    • Chloe was in a car crash in "Lady Parts" caused by Uriel, while Dan was in a car crash caused by Lucifer.
  • The episode is Operation: Payback Dan that Lucifer plotted in "Spoiler Alert" although it has the added benefit of helping out Dan's emotional state.
  • Ella's novel is based on her experiences with Azrael (the angel of death) who allowed Ella to see her after a near death experience and told her she was a ghost in order to spend more time with her.
  • Just before Amenadiel flies Dan back to the city, Dan warns him that he might pass out, which is a reference to when Michael flew him to an abandoned gave and he passed out on the way to and back.
  • According to Lucifer, he mentions that there are lots of Easter eggs during the whole events of the episode:
    • Los X's Gang's previously appearance was in "O, Ye of Little Faith, Father".
    • Lucifer mentions the time where they lost a 12 year old girl in "Boo Normal".
    • Ella working on the novel about a forensic scientists who talks to ghosts. This was previously mentioned in Season 3.
    • Severed head inside a delivery box is a call back to Season 2 where Dan received a package containing a severed head.
    • Both Maze and Dan got involved with the Russian Gang back in Season 2.
  • Right before the prank climaxes, Lucifer actually tells Dan the truth about what is to happen; no one would get hurt.
  • "Vaya con Dios" was written by Larry Russell, Inez James, and Buddy Pepper in 1953. Les Paul and Mary Ford recorded the most popular version of this song that year.
  • Lucifer makes a pun on "Vaya con Dios" saying "Vaya con Dad" instead.
  • At the party in Lux at the end of the episode Lucifer has arranged a huge tower of pudding, showing he really does care about Dan despite all of the mocking.
  • In the final scene of the episode, Lucifer drops the first uncensored use of the word "fuck" in the entire series. The writers of the show had toyed with including more curses in the show following the move to Netflix for Season 4, but were unable to include it in a way that did not seem weird.[2] In this case, much like its interrupted usage in "Everything's Okay", it is used as a punchline.

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