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‘Lucifer’ Season 6 Review

A while ago, the sixth and final season of Lucifer came out on Netflix, and boy has it been a wild ride. I know this review’s way past due but it’s finally here. At the end of last season, Lucifer won against Michael to become the next God. Now he just has to take his rightful place on the throne in heaven. With Chloe by his side, of course. Warning: major spoilers ahead.

Full Recap

(from left) Chloe (played by Lauren German) and Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis)

Before Lucifer and Chloe head up to heaven, Lucifer plans out a magical date with the former detective. But things take a turn when a magic trick goes wrong, resulting in a murder. And Chloe can’t help but get back to investigating, even though she’s now retired. Long story short, Chloe helps her new replacement, Carol Corbett (also the guy Dan tried to set Ella up with before he died) solve the case. In the process, Lucifer realizes he’s not ready to start his new job just yet. So, they decide to stay on earth until he feels ready. And with that, Chloe tries to help in any way she can to get him ready to become God. Plus, she’s got Amenadiel’s necklace, which gives her super strength. But it, unfortunately, becomes more of a hindrance later on.

Meanwhile, Maze and Eve both realize that neither of them wants to go down to Hell. But not until after Linda probes them at the dinner party she hosts. Amenadiel tries to interfere as he sees Linda purposefully bringing Maze and Eve’s issues to light but falls short. But if anything, now everyone knows that he’s been training to become a cop. And Maze and Eve resolve their issues. In fact, they even spontaneously get engaged during dinner. As for Dan, he’s still stuck in Hell until Lucifer figures out how to get him out. But thanks to Lucifer, he doesn’t get tortured and instead plays an endless game of ping pong with Belios (one of Hell’s demons).

Ella Finally Finds Out

Ella (played by Aimee Garcia) at Maze and Eve's wedding

Throughout the season, Ella also deals with her own issues. She and Carol clearly have feelings for each other but both are hesitant about acting on them. Ella initially can’t trust him because of what happened with Pete (AKA the serial killer she dated last season). But she eventually opens up and Carol and Ella become a couple for the remainder of the season once they work it out. But after her first date with Carol, Ella sees that a toad’s fallen from the sky onto the hood of her car. This ultimately freaks her out because she sees it as the first sign of the apocalypse. However, Amenadiel’s skeptical because he says he’d know if the world were ending; he’d feel it.

This comment doesn’t sit well with Ella (because she doesn’t yet know about all things celestial) but she finally starts to fully believe in the supernatural. But she pretends like she just had a mini freak out and instead does some more research while trying to get Amenadiel to tell her that he’s really an angel. But he never does and she finally snaps after Maze and Eve’s wedding (yes, they do end up getting married). She’s obviously upset and angry because everyone else there (other than Carol) knows and no one ever told her the truth. This is disappointing given the fact that she’s the only one that actually had faith beforehand.

From Hell to a Bodyless Soul

(from left) Dan (played by Kevin Alejandro) sitting in chair outside watching Amenadiel (played by D.B. Woodside), who's busy talking to a victim's neighbor as he tries to gather clues for a case.

Like I mentioned before, Dan’s in Hell but he’s not being tortured thanks to Lucifer. But it does mean he’s spending thousands of years playing ping pong with either Belios or the wall. That is until a mysterious angel (more on her later), Rory (short for Aurora), appears and tells him she can pull him out of Hell. In exchange, she wants his help to kill Lucifer. Dan initially refuses but decides to help, but plans on betraying her once she flies him out of Hell. And he tries to do just that except when she gets him to earth, Lucifer’s nowhere to be found. So his screams warning Lucifer about her are useless.

To add insult to injury, it turns out there was a reason why Lucifer didn’t just fly Dan up to earth. It’s because now, he’s a ghost. And the only people who can see him are celestials. Well, and Chloe, at least while she has Amenadiel’s necklace. But things get complicated when it comes to Amenadiel’s necklace because Chloe becomes obsessed with its power. So much so that there’s a physical fight between Lucifer and Chloe, with Chloe getting very close to killing him with Azrael’s blade. So, Lucifer knows he has to take both the blade and necklace back to heaven before it continues to destroy Chloe. But before that, he lets Chloe see Dan for a bit and it turns out to be just what she needed. But until Lucifer figures out what to do, Dan just follows Amenadiel around while he works as a rookie cop.

An Angel from the Future

Rory (played by Brianna Hildebrand) confronting Lucifer for the first time

Once Lucifer shows up, that mysterious angel ambushes him and gives us the surprise of the season: she’s his daughter. And she’s angry at Lucifer for leaving her. Initially, Lucifer doesn’t believe her so he does his best to prove her wrong. He investigates his past to find who her mother could be but comes up empty. Then, Rory shows up at Chloe’s house and that’s when we find out that she’s Lucifer and Chloe’s daughter, from the future. As shocking as this is, Lucifer still wants to prove her wrong. Not the fact that she’s their daughter but he refuses to believe that he’d ever abandon her.

All that Rory knows is that in three weeks’ time, Lucifer leaves Chloe. So, Lucifer and Chloe go about investigating. But that proves to be difficult given that they’re trying to investigate a crime that hasn’t happened yet. All they know is the street name he disappears from but their investigation doesn’t end up uncovering anything, unfortunately. I mean, how can it? However, Lucifer’s adamant that he would never choose to abandon his family and insists that it means he died. But Rory refuses because if he did, why wouldn’t Chloe just tell her Lucifer died? Why make up a story about leaving them?

The End of the World?

Ella (played by Aimee Garcia) looking up at the sky while standing next to car

Going back to Ella, this season she finally starts to believe in the divine. Initially, she doesn’t feel God’s presence anymore. Something in her knew something was wrong. And she’s right because there essentially is no God for the entirety of the season given the fact that Lucifer hasn’t taken his place. But then she sees a frog fall out of the sky and believes it’s the first sign of the apocalypse. She briefly brings it up to Amenadiel but he lets it slip that he’d know (or at least he thinks he’d know) if the world were ending. However, that only makes Ella more suspicious about all things divine. And eventually leads to her finding out the truth about it all.

Then, it all comes out after Maze and Eve’s wedding. However, Amenadiel never looked into Ella’s apocalypse theory because she quickly brushed it off. But Ella only brushed him off because she just thought they didn’t want to freak her out. So, Amenadiel flies up to Heaven to make sure everything’s okay with the mortal world after Lucifer’s wings refuse to come out. They don’t really explain how, but Amendiel apparently sorts it all out in Heaven and as far as we know, all’s good with the mortal world.

Dan’s Guilt

Dan (played by Kevin Alejandro) talking to Trixie (played by Scarlett Estevez)

Like I mentioned before, Dan becomes a ghost after Rory flies him up to earth. And that’s how he stays for the rest of the season, which ends up being his own version of Hell. The only way for Dan to move on is to confront his guilt head-on. The problem is that he’s not sure what his guilt is. Lucifer yanked him out of his Hell loop before he ever got a chance to figure out what it was. And, as Maze puts it, really screwed him in figuring out how to get to Heaven. The only clue he has is the fact that his Hell loop started with seeing how he died: AKA getting killed by Vincent Le Mec. So, he finds him in prison and ends up watching him escape. Dan can’t really do anything about it given that he’s a ghost so he just follows him.

It leads him to a gas station where Le Mec tries to rob the cashier at gunpoint. In a desperate attempt to stop him, Dan stands in front begging him to stop (even though no one can hear him), and somehow goes into his body, finally giving him a physical form. From there, he runs (because he’s now a fugitive) and initially goes to Lucifer for help. But he can’t really do anything to help so he goes to see Trixie, who he’s been avoiding since he came back to earth. He tells her he’s a friend of her dad’s and ends up apologizing to her for leaving before he could be a better role model. But Trixie says he was the best dad and person ever and that she’s proud of him and that alone is enough for Dan to move on.

Vincent Le Mec Returns

Rory (played by Brianna Hildebrand) holding Vincent Le Mec (played by Rob Benedict) in a chokehold while Lucifer's (played by Tom Ellis) on his knees ready to be sacrificed for his daughter

After Dan gets to heaven, Vincent Le Mec comes back into his own body. Not only that but he also knows about Rory and about Lucifer’s upcoming and mysterious disappearance. So, being the criminal he is, takes advantage of just that. On the day he’s supposed to disappear, Le Mec kidnaps Rory and calls Lucifer to tell him to come to the street he’d been avoiding all day (i.e. the street where he allegedly disappears). Not only that, but Chloe wants to come with him so she can help him save their daughter. However, she’s already pregnant with Rory so if something were to happen, Rory would cease to exist in the future.

Lucifer tries to get her to stay home but Chloe refuses so they work together to save their daughter. A big and epic fight ensues and Lucifer offers himself to Le Mec to save Rory. At that moment, she breaks free of the chains Le Mec put her in and grabs the blade ready to kill him. But Lucifer, knowing what killing him will do to her, begs her to be better. To not give in to the darkness the way that he has. A devil face of her own shows up but she doesn’t go through with killing him. But Chloe kills him. Unfortunately, Chloe already got hurt in the fight earlier on but now that it’s over, everything ends up okay.

Lucifer’s Disappearance

Rory (played by Brianna Hildebrand) hugging Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis) with Chloe (played by Lauren German) watching in the background

After it’s all over, they all survive and everything seems like it’s going to be okay. But after talking Rory off the ledge, Lucifer realizes what his true calling is: helping lost souls make it to heaven. The only problem is that the only way to do that is to go back to Hell. So he and Chloe start trying to figure out how Lucifer can be a father and help lost souls. But Rory realizes that she’s the only reason Lucifer ever figured out his true calling. But if Lucifer raises her with Chloe, she never would’ve gone back in time as an angry lost soul. And therefore, he never would’ve found his true calling. So she makes Lucifer promise to disappear knowing what it’ll do to her. To not change a thing because that’s the way it needs to be.

Lucifer doesn’t want to agree to leave her, but he gives her his word as she goes back to the future. And we all know he never goes back on his word. As for God, Amenadiel takes the job but rules from Earth. Then, he can raise his son and help Sonja (his commanding officer) and Chloe change the LAPD for the better. Eventually, Chloe goes to Heaven and Amenadiel takes Chloe down to Lucifer. There, in a place resembling Linda’s office, Lucifer’s conducting a therapy session with lost souls (including Le Mec) and Chloe knocks on the door and the two finally reunite.

Final Thoughts

Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis) playing piano and Rory (played by Brianna Hildebrand) playing guitar as they both sing "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

This season may have been their last, but it definitely didn’t come without its emotional moments. One of my favorite moments includes Lucifer and Rory’s duet of “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Rory, throughout most of the season, was just so angry at Lucifer for leaving and for not admitting what she knows is true (that he does, indeed, leave her). But then she shows up at Lucifer’s penthouse playing the guitar and sitting at the piano. And Lucifer joins in with the piano and his voice and it’s such a beautiful song and duet and it’s truly the first time she lets him in. Even if it’s just to sing with her.

Then, other emotional moments include (but are not limited to) Dan apologizing to Trixie, Ella finally confronting everyone about everything, Maze and Eve’s wedding, and Lucifer pulling Rory back from the edge. There are plenty more moments that made me emotional but those are definitely my favorites. I personally loved how the writers decided to end Lucifer. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll miss seeing new episodes but I’m genuinely satisfied at how it ended.

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