Lucifer: Season 6 – A Review

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

Based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, this series follows Lucifer, the original fallen angel, who has become dissatisfied with his life in hell. After abandoning his throne and retiring to Los Angeles, Lucifer indulges in his favorite things (women, wine and song) — until a murder takes place outside of his upscale nightclub. For the first time in billions of years, the murder awakens something unfamiliar in Lucifer’s soul that is eerily similar to compassion and sympathy. Lucifer is faced with another surprise when he meets an intriguing homicide detective named Chloe, who appears to possess an inherent goodness — unlike the worst of humanity, to which he is accustomed. Suddenly, Lucifer starts to wonder if there is hope for his soul.

The Rating:

Okay guys, we made it to the sixth and final season of Lucifer. At this point it is basically impossible to discuss what’s going on without spoilers, so click the *read more* tag at your own risk!

What I can say without giving anything away is that I tremendously enjoyed the season and thought that it made a worthy end to the show. The writing was great, the acting impeccable. The story comes with twists and surprises. I’ve grown to love the cast so much and the writers really managed to pull at our heartstrings with this season – and not just because I know that there won’t be more.

This season definitely went into a direction I hadn’t neccessarily expected. We ended season 5 with Lucifer becoming God, so – you know – I thought we’d get to see him in the capacity of that. Season 6 starts with him procrastinating ascending to the heavenly throne. That wasn’t the unexpected part. It’s more that he never makes it to heaven that surprised me. For a bit I thought maybe they simply don’t have an idea what to do with him in heaven. But there is so much more to it! What a plot twist it was to introduce Lucifer’s daughter and then another when it was revealed she both his and Chloe’s and from the future! Time travel always is difficult to pull off and a bit paradoxical but I think they did a good job here.

But what I really appreciate is how this season gives the characters so much depth and allows them to explore their feelings and traumata. Rory, Lucifer’s daughter, has so much pain and anger in her that she needs to work through. This part was written excellently. Just like Lucifer who has to essentially face himself. He already has come so far in the past seasons but there is always more to learn.

My heart kept breaking for Chloe in this season. She’s still reeling from Dan’s death (and I am really glad that they brought him back). She lost somebody she cares deeply about, her daughter lost her father. She’s about to give up her whole life to help Lucifer in heaven. She learns that she has another daugther and that Lucifer is going to abandon her. That is so much for one person to bear. While I was a bit irritated that after Lucifer was gone apparently Chloe never had a relationship ever again (it’s just such a corny concept), the final scene after her death was beautiful. That might have been one of my favorite uses of a song in all of TV history. I mean, I’ve always been a sucker for MCR and then playing Black Parade – just chef’s kiss!

This season had so many intense moments that made me feel all the feels. When Dan gets to say goodbye to Trixie (yes, I cried), when Lucifer says his goodbyes to everybody (yes, I cried some more). But we also got our usual humorous bits like that cartoon episode (which admittedly also had a moment that broke my heart). I just really appreciate on how much of a psychological level this season is operating. They also address real-world issues like police brutality especially in the face of colored people.

The only thing I’m not too sure about was the return of Le Mec. I get how it was important for the story and I really like Rob Benedict, but what on earth was that French accent. I’m sorry but I hate it. That is not to say, of course that the scenes he was in weren’t super intense. Especially when it comes to the whole Rory business! Also, can I just say I love every single jacket she wore on the show and I want all her outfits? And her wings are so damn badass! I bow to whoever came up with that!

Wow, this season was intense! So much growth, so much emotion, so much everything! The story was intriguing and I loved the deep dive into pretty much everybody’s psyche we did. The ending was beautiful and a worthy final moment to a great show!

Did you watch the season? Let me know in the comments what you think!

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