Season six of Lucifer was extremely emotional for me, as I’m sure it was for everyone else as well. I cried, I laughed, I screamed at my iPad.
Lucifer has by far grown the most over the seasons. The original season one Lucifer was shallow, conceited, yet extremely lovable and charming. Looking back at those early episodes, you could see the potential that he had – the potential to have depth, empathy and love.
One of the most interesting things I found about this season was Lucifer’s journey through caring about humans that he didn’t know. He discovered that once he got to know a human – even ones he outright hated, like Jimmy Barnes, the man who killed his friend Delilah from Season 1. In the end, this discovery helped him realize that his place was in hell, helping souls break out of their hell loops, rather than being God.
Most everyone fears of becoming their parents, and Lucifer is no different. When Rory (spoiler! His daughter) confronts him about abandoning her when she was a baby, his first instinct is to disbelieve her and prove her wrong in any way possible. As it turns out (spoiler!) his reasoning is heartbreaking (thanks for making me cry …) but sound. Rory herself urges him to go ahead with staying in hell, even it means missing all the firsts, the birthdays, and Chloe’s deathbed.
Chloe’s character (in my eyes) has been one of the most steadfast over the past couple of seasons. Her faith in Lucifer – once she learns of his devilishness and gets over that revelation – has been constant. Her love for Lucifer and her utter faith that he will be an excellent God is truly what keeps him going.
Chloe’s journey in season six is a quieter one, but no less important. Just like any couple, Chloe questions whether or not being Lucifer’s consultant in heaven is a good one. Even on the last night they are to be on Earth (where we start, with episode one), she is questioning and investigating everything. Eventually (spoiler!) she decides that she wants to stay on as being a detective, even if it means Lucifer having to help her commute.
Mazikeen has settled into her life with Eve … and through Linda’s machinations, it really comes home that she loves Eve. And … we have a wedding. A beautiful, heartfelt, wonderful wedding that suits Eve and Mazikeen to a T. One of those happy tear moments.
I loved watching Dan in this season. From the early seasons, of being a good Dad, but a bit of a shady cop, to becoming the caring man he is now … Dan is brought up from hell by Rory, who wants to kill Lucifer (more about that later) but ... shocker … Dan is a ghost. As a ghost, only celestials can see him … until he is able to jump into convict Vincent Le Mec (the man who killed him). He is able to resolve his guilt (thanks to Trixie … yet another scene that made me tear up) and goes to heaven.
In heaven, he meets Charlotte, in another scene that made me smile … and laugh. The writers gave us what we wanted on this one.
Strong and sure, but still apt to human foibles – that is Amenadiel. From his tattered wings to his overwhelming love for his son, Amenadiel is the complete package when it comes to being a candidate for the new God. And he finally discovers this in season five – and completely reworks the way the angels work, allowing them to take part in helping answer prayers, and ensuring they stay grounded by requiring them to spend time in heaven.
Dr. Linda Martin
Linda is struggling this season. She doesn’t know quite what to do with herself now that Lucifer is requiring her therapeutic help less and less, so she decides to write a book – a book on Lucifer and his journey. That book in turn helps Lucifer with a problem … and Lucifer assures her that he appreciates her as a therapist – and as a friend. She also realizes that even though human issues aren’t as exciting or as grand as celestial ones, they are no less important.
Ella’s character arc has to be one of my most favourite ones this season. From finally learning that she can find love – or at least the start of it – with someone who is a “nice guy” to the revelation that yes, Lucifer is the devil, Amenandiel is an angel and so on and so forth … the writing for Ella was spot on.
Before I finish this review, I must comment on the correlations between the ending of Supernatural and the ending of Lucifer, as I am a fan of both – and I definitely found correlations. To recap, Supernatural ended with Dean dying (stupid @$^$# hook) and going to heaven, with Sam following afterward. Lucifer ended with Lucifer going to hell, and Chloe following afterward. I find it interesting that both Lucifer and Supernatural have the same sort of path, although Lucifer “left” for a valid reason. (Yes, I’m still a bit hurt from the Supernatural ending. Sorry/not sorry.)
Speaking of Supernatural, I feel I must give a special shout out to Rob Benedict, who played Vincent Le Mec. His role as Vincent – and as Dan – was nothing short of amazing. It was also very nice to see Rob play a hero for at least a few moments in a scene.
I hope to continue covering the actors in Lucifer in their new roles. Lucifer is one of those shows that allow you to love not only the characters – but the actors themselves. The sheer star power that is in this show is SO HIGH. I’m sure there are great things in the wings for Tom, Lauren and everyone else.