Season 4 of Lucifer ends on a rather strange note. If only because it seems more like a possible series finale than a season finale.
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Abdicating The Throne: Lucifer, Father Kinley
Father Kinley returns, though it is actually a demon named Dromos, and he is psyched to see Lucifer until Lucifer makes it clear he isn’t returning. Unlike past vacations, this one is permanent and with him abdicating the throne, this forces Dromos to realize he must do something. Since, while named king by Lucifer, being that only celestial beings can take that role, he decides to seek a new king.
There Will Be A King: Lucifer, Linda, Amenadiel, Father Kinley
The king proposed ends up being Amenadiel and Linda’s son Charlie. A baby now, yes, but with Father Kinley’s mentorship, he plans to make him into a great king. One who hasn’t the same mercy as Lucifer and may let demons run wild. Which, of course, Lucifer can’t allow which leads to a grand battle. One which subdues the demons but leaves a leadership hole in hell.
Accepting What Is & What Must Be: Lucifer, Chloe, Eve, Maze, Amenadiel, Linda
With Charlie being taken once, this pushes Linda to fear another attempt and wishing for Amenadiel to take Charlie to the Silver City. However, taking note of what she was willing to do, alongside his and Maze’s abilities, he says he won’t do it. Which you may think would infuriate her but then Lucifer shows us why Linda may not need to worry – he plans to go back to hell.
Which of course Chloe isn’t for since she has grown to love Lucifer as she did before and he recognizes her as his first love, but even if Lucifer isn’t much for kids, he won’t put his nephew in danger. Even he isn’t that selfish. But, as he makes a decision about his future, so does Eve. She decides she is ready to move on and wants to find herself – as a mortal, rather than return to the Silver City. Also, she leaves the door open for something with Maze down the line.
Question(s) Left Unanswered
- How come Maze didn’t feel compelled to bow when Lucifer was coercing all demons to bow down?
- Anyone else surprised that Chloe wasn’t used more to make Lucifer weak? Surely they had to be made aware, thanks to
- All things considered, Chloe shooting at that demon, with Eve and the baby behind her, that was pretty dumb, right?
- On top of noting, while Dromos is alive, that Chloe makes Lucifer vulnerable which, considering he wouldn’t be killed but sent to hell, makes that knowledge something really dumb for Chloe to share.
Ella Got Her Faith Back Like It’s Nothing
Ella’s arc this season was all about her faith wavering and then renouncing it. So for her to find herself back at the altar so suddenly, it just seemed off. Not that you can’t imagine, in time of crisis, with her feeling alone a bit, going back the Christ. More so, the issue here is the journey away and back home just didn’t play up how big of a decision heading in both directions is. Making this whole saga feel like it doesn’t do justice to those who struggle with their faith.
On The Fence
The Ending – Lucifer Returns To Hell
Like Ella’s journey, Lucifer’s was a bit lackluster. Yes, it was filled with jokes, violent acts, sex, and all that we’ve come to know Lucifer for, but there is the need to expect more. Before this season, the show was already 57 episodes in. That is no small feat, and it does seem in shrinking to 10 episodes, rather than 13, 18, or 26, as it had previous seasons, the show wasn’t able to really build up Lucifer’s eventual return to hell. Which, all things considered, is a huge deal. Amenadiel couldn’t get him to return, among others, yet the threat of a demon uprising did.
Which, let’s face it, his return doesn’t mean the end to the trouble they can cause. He already tried to abdicate the throne, clearly his heart isn’t in it anymore, and with knowing about Charlie means there is always that option. So while you have to appreciate an ending with potential to set up another season, there comes the question if Lucifer might take advantage of the name dropping done this season or will it flail if given an additional ten episode order?