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"Infernal Guinea Pig" is the sixteenth episode of the third season of Lucifer.


"When a murder investigation reveals the dark side of Hollywood, Chloe puts her life on the line to protect an innocent victim. Lucifer comes up with a hell-raising scheme to help Cain, but when Amenadiel and Maze get involved, things don't quite go as planned."[1]


To help Pierce break his curse, Lucifer proposes resurrecting Abel, who he reveals has been trapped in Hell since his murder. His thinking is if they bring back Abel, the crime will be negated, and the curse lifted; "I shall fly down to Hell, pluck your brother's soul, and drop it into a vacant body. This would make Abel technically alive, and therefore not murdered, and you innocent." He and Pierce then go to the hospital to shop for a suitable body in which to drop Abel's resurrected soul, and choose a man in his 90s to be the receptacle. When Lucifer is briefly in Hell, however, a young woman, Bree Garland, dies next to the target body and the soul is deposited within her by accident.

Bree is the assistant to B movie producer, Alexa Lee, whose office was recently bombed, and is the case Chloe is working as the bomb killed the delivery man and fatally wounded Bree. Abel, in Bree's body then leaves the hospital before Pierce and Lucifer realize the error.

Based on information provided by Maze, who had known Abel for millennia and told them,"Total poon hound. You want to know where Abel is, ask yourself. Where would caveman Lucifer go?" Pierce and Lucifer then track Abel to a rooftop pool party, where he is blissfully unaware of his situation until Amenadiel arrives and tries to persuade him to commit suicide by claiming he's still in Hell. It is Amenadiel who show's Abel his reflection and allows him to see in whose body he now resides.

Chloe's investigation, meanwhile, uncovers links between Alexa's film studio and a Bolivian drug cartel, and she realizes that Bree, who had been aware of her employer's crimes, was trying to expose her, and was therefore the target of the bomb.

Once Abel realizes where he is, he tracks down his brother at the Penthouse and shoots him, after a brief dance of joy for having finally killed Cain first, Pierce revives, and Abel collapses in fear. Weeping, he asks that he be killed quickly. Pierce refuses to kill his brother this time, thinking he is still the key to removing the mark.

Chloe brings Bree/Abel in for questioning, and he agrees to do anything she wants. They and Lucifer then go to Alexa's office, needing Bree's thumb to access the biometric lock on the files. Just as the lock disengages, however, they realize it is a trap, and Bree/Abel must keep a thumb on the lock while Chloe diffuses the bomb, while Lucifer is horrified Chloe has been put in harm's way. Using a recovered fingerprint from the bomb casing, Chloe then has Alexa arrested.

Abel and Cain later say goodbye in front of Lux, when Cain offers his hand, Abel backs away, pointing out Cain has always been his torturer, and asks for some space to figure out his new situation. Lucifer, concerned about Chloe's safety, informs Pierce that he is ending their partnership. He has no problem if he puts himself in danger, but will not put Chloe at risk as happened with the bomb scare. Pierce says, "Abel's how my curse started, he's got to be the way it ends. As long as he's alive, I still have hope." Abel is then run down by a speeding ambulance right in front of them.

Charlotte, meanwhile, makes some real progress in therapy with Linda, while Amenadiel, after fighting with Maze, calls her childish for ruining his chance at romance.



Guest Starring[]

  • Lauren Lapkus as Bree Garland/Abel
  • Jacqueline Obradors as Alexa Lee
  • Blake Shields as Liam Wade


  • Brittini London as Jamie





Season 3