(I will try and keep this as spoiler-free as possible, but sometimes some spoilers are needed to get my point across.)
God is finally here. After five seasons, He has arrived. And the show doesn’t waste any time setting up the stage for the season as a whole. Played by Dannis Haysbert, the addition of God is one that the show needed and also brings five seasons of waiting finally to a satisfying conclusion. For so long we heard about him and now we finally get to witness him, and it is glorious.
Lucifer has always been over the top, and the second part of season 5 is no different. After all, when you have a show about the Devil, it can’t be anything else but that. But since the show’s arrival on Netflix, it has been capable of doing things it just couldn’t do on FOX. You can tell that they are no longer bogged down by the restriction of network television. Lucifer is at its best when it goes crazy when the characters just do everything in the most extreme ways because it just works with the world they have built.
I will say that I did have to find a recap of the first part of the season before starting the second part since so much time had passed in between. So do that too in all honesty, because this season waste no time, picking up right where we left off and hit the ground running. This second part of the season is non-stop, it’s easy to see we are getting to the end of the show because the show does its best to start wrapping up everything.
With the black and white episode, Lucifer started experimenting with how far they could take the show. And this season, the show just takes it one step further, this time with a musical episode, yes you have read that right.
The musical episode is one of the weirdest hours of television I have had the pleasure to watch. I was confused the whole time as to what I was watching, but I was so entertained that it did not matter. And that is probably what I love the most about Lucifer. It’s entertaining, it’s just is fun in general, from the characters to the situations and the storylines, this show is just fun to watch.
I wasn’t going to write about one storyline of the show because I was genuinely surprised when it happened, but the trailer has already shown that she is back this season. So yes, Eve (Inbar Levi) is back in this part and oh, how I missed her. Season four as a whole was my favourite the show has ever done and the addition of Eve was a big part of it. So to have her back was so fun, and to have her story with Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) makes me so happy. Their relationship was one of the nice surprises from season four and to see it continue down the line is so fun.
I do feel like this season would have benefited from not being split into two parts. It feels so weird because both parts follow pretty much the same storyline and ideas. This season is all about Lucifer finally accepting that he is good enough for Chloe, that he deserves her and her love. It’s an arc that is so interesting because for five seasons we have seen them play the will they or won’t they angle of the relationship and now that they have, it’s the aftermath. Lucifer might have changed a lot over the last five seasons, but he is still very much the same in some ways and this season is all about that idea.
The show has always been about the celestial being having to be taught how to be more like humans and this season is no different. Maze is still on her quest for a soul, Lucifer needs to figure out how to be deserving of Chloe’s love and Amenadiel has to come to terms with the fact that Charlie is just a human. Lucifer might be about angels and demons living in Los Angeles but it’s about what makes us humans, what is the good and the bad of humanity. It’s a show about emotions and love, it just hides it behind a procedural format and some over-the-top characters.
Lucifer is ending, with only one season left, and I will miss this show. And this second part of the season truly feels like the beginning of the end, it’s sad but also the show is going out on their own terms and it’s great to see. Netflix gave this show a second chance and it is doing the most with it.
Lucifer is wild, crazy and so damn entertaining and for that, I will never forget it. (And yes, I know there is still the sixth season is still to come but I will need a long time to mourn it, so I am starting now.)