The Famous Fallen Angel
The portrayal of the Devil in the show Lucifer is the most unique and interesting iteration I have seen to date. Not only is Satan solving crimes, but he’s a very humanized character with complex motives and desires.
The show was much beloved by the fanbase, still, Fox decided to cancel the show after season 3. With the miracle of the internet and the trending #savelucifer, the crime-solving devil got to see another season under the new direction of Netflix.
Did changing venues change the show? Will Lucifer ever learn his lesson? Can Lucifer and Chloe admit their feelings?
Let’s dive into Lucifer Season 4.
The Move From Fox to Netflix: Two Thumbs Up
The biggest downside to moving to Netflix was that the 20-something episode seasons of the past got boiled down to a 10 episode season. Which the episodes are longer than before, it still didn’t give us as much screen time with our favorite devil as we would have liked.
Still, the show did not suffer from the cut hours. The story was clean and cut off almost all fat. The episodes and story arc as a whole felt naturally paced.
The change also didn’t affect the show much at all. Season 4 had the same feel, look, and story that could be expected from its first three seasons. Even when able to show Tom Ellis’s fabulous assets off (something not possible under Fox), they didn’t deviate too far from the “naughty and cheeky” core of the show.
Ramping Up the Drama
I’ll be honest, season 4 of Lucifer was the most I have ever screamed, cried, and pointing aggressively at the television while watching something. The drama of season 4 had my emotions running wild and unhinged. I felt like I could see into the minds of every character and was pleading with them to “not do the thing” or to “hurry up and do the thing.”
At first, I was angry at the decision in the first couple of episodes for Chloe to betray Lucifer. I can understand her freaking out in a manner similar to Linda, but I didn’t conceive that she’d be able to try and banish him to Hell willfully. She was at his side for so long that I would have hoped no amount of “he’s lying” brainwashing could have swayed her. But I was glad when she finally came around.
And the baby! Linda and Amenadiel having a child. I found it odd that the show claimed there was no such thing as an angel-human child (there are clear references in the Bible to Nephilim), but I was willing to overlook it. It gave Amenadiel a much-needed positive story arc.
And might I say I was not expecting Ella and Dan, am I right?! I actually don’t ship it. I was all for Dan and Maze because he looked like he was going down a darker path. But maybe the light of Ella is what he really needs.
All character had a lot of growth and development in this season, which is saying a lot considering how poorly Lucifer is at enacting Linda’s advice.
“Evil Shall Be Released”
“When the devil finds his first love, evil shall be released.“
The whole “prophecy” mess felt like a plot for the sake of the plot. This also isn’t much of a prophecy, to begin with. It’s the shortest prophecy I’ve ever seen, one of the vaguest, and also very out of place. It’s basically saying the devil is capable of love, which contradicts the evil nature he’s supposed to have.
But the prophecy did have its benefits. Dropping Eve into the picture was a solid addition to the cast, even if it meant distancing the relationship between Lucifer and Chloe.
— Lucifer (@LuciferNetflix) May 5, 2019
It also led nicely into the monstrous transformation that Lucifer undergoes. He is so scared of being as evil as everyone makes him out to be that when he starts to look the part he is utterly heartbroken. It leads everyone to believe that he’s the evil that is being released when in reality it was not.
The Cliffhanger to Hang all Cliffhangers
The last episode gives us what we’d all been waiting for for four gosh-dang seasons: for Chloe and Lucifer to admit their love for one another. Only to rip out our hearts and chuck them into a blender.
Lucifer decides he needs to go back to hell to stop the demons from rebelling again. This decision gives him his angel wings back, making him feel like he’s doing the right thing. But where does that leave us?
Tom Ellis, the actor who plays Lucifer, says that there is more story to tell. Ultimately, however, it’s up to Netflix whether the show gets another chance. It seems like just the right flavor that Netflix has been going for with all these dark and emotional Netflix Originals.
Hopefully, we’ll see more of the most unique crime-fighting duo to hit television. But just in case, be sure to let Netflix know how awesome Lucifer still is! #savelucifer
DVS Score: 9/10
What did you think of season 4 of Lucifer? Is Netflix the best place it could have gone? Let us know in the comments below.