Lucifers can rejoice as everyone’s favourite devilish detective duo is back in the City of Angels, and this time they’ve got demonic prophecies and apple-loving ladies to deal. Yippee-ki-yay, movie lovers, how the ending relates to previous seasons, and what it all means for the future of the show. We will, of course, be talking spoilers, so take care if you’re not all caught up. When Team Lucifer foil Father Kinley’s end-of-the-world prophecy and banish Dromos and his fellow invading demons back to Hell in the season4 finale, Chloe thinks it’s over. Still, Lucifer explains that now the demons know he doesn’t want to go back to the Underworld, they’ll eventually return to Earth, maybe putting baby Charlie or Chloe in danger. Luci breaks the news that has to go and be their king to contain them.
It’s a bittersweet moment for Deckerstar fans because Chloe then reveals that she loves Lucifer and he confesses back to her: “My first love was never Eve. It was you, Chloe. It always has been.” That is a massive moment for both characters, especially Lucifer who sacrifices not only the life he’s built for himself in LA, but also the chance to be with the person he truly loves and who’s grown to accept him for everything he is.
In a selfless act, Lucifer gives it all up and returns to Hell and, as he does, his white feather angel wings return. Lucifer had these last in the season 3 finale when he used them to protect Chloe, but until that moment in season 4, we’ve only seen him with his much more devilish bat wings. So, the return of Luci’s angel wings shows that he’s finally overcome his self-hatred and angst over whether Chloe can accept him for who he is.
He’s also eventually come to take himself and stop battling his feelings for the Detective. And there’s an interesting detail in this scene which circles back to the penultimate episode of season 3. “Chloe, I am the devil. No, you’re not. Not to me.” In that scene, like this one, Lucifer also called the Detective by her real name “Chloe” just before she kissed him. Back then, Chloe thought Lucifer was referring to himself as the devil metaphorically. But after she discovered at end season3. That Lucifer was quite literally the devil, season 4 has been all about her coming to terms with this knowledge.
Chloe’s struggle to fully accept Lucifer’sdemonic side causes her to fall out with Luci, which sets up the introduction of Eve, someone who already takes Lucifer for who he is and someone who’s also similar to him as she abandoned heaven because she was bored up there in much the same way that Luci was bored of Hell when he moved to LA. Eve is madly in love with Luci, but her obsession ends up being unhealthy for both of them. When she encourages Lucifer to return to his devilish, punishing ways, the difference between her influence on him and Chloe’s is summed up perfectly in this scene where the three of them go to confront Tiernan.
Eve is deliberately shown here as a devil-like figure on Lucifer’s shoulder goading him to lean into his darker side while Chloe is the opposite, an angel-like figure on his other shoulder, reminding him that those things are wrong. Eve’s portrayal during much of the season is something of a reversal of her traditional biblical story where she was tempted by a serpent to take fruit from the Tree of Knowledge. In the show, when Eve returns to Earth, she’s the one tempting the devil, whereas back in the Garden of Eden, it was Luci doing the tempting. Because she was sand more in love with Lucifer, it seemed like she was going to be what set Kinley’s prophecy in motion and did but in a different way than perhaps expected as she killed Kinley, sending a message to a demon from Hell to come back in his body so she and Lucifer could be together.
But eventually, by the end of the season, Eve realizes that she needs to discover who she is true. “I’ve realized the way I’ve been acting withLucifer is the exact same way I’ve with luciferin. keep trying to change myselfto be this person I think they myself too be. I would never ask you to change, Eve. I like who you are. I don’t even know who that is yet. I need to figure that out. I’m going to need to do that on my own.” It’ll be interesting to see if Eve is brought back into the show in a future season. She admitted to Maze they had a connection before she left, so they may still get together in the future. In the meantime, Kinley did mention to Eve that she could be the Queen of Hell by Lucifer’s side and I wonder if there’s a slight chance that she might end up visiting him there, even taking his place. She did seem to love punishing evil-doers Earth so being in charge of that in Hell could be a good fit, though perhaps she was doing that as she thought it was what Luci wanted. Ok, what other ways could Lucifer get out of Hell in Season 5?
For a clue, let’s revisit what happened at the end of the first season. In that season finale, Lucifer was killed and went to Hell although it was only temporary as he made a deal with his father, God. An exact replay of that wouldn’t be possible this time as Lucifer needs a substitute ruler to govern Hell in his place. One possibility might be that Luci asks God to send a different angel to keep control over the Underworld. Lucifer and Amenadiel have several siblings, some of whom we’ve already met. There’s Remy who appeared this season when she tried to take Amenadiel’s baby back to the Silver City. And there’s Azrael, aka the Angel of Death, who introduced in the Season 3 bonus episode “Boo Normal”. In that episode, Azrael revealed that Lucifer was one of her favourite brothers and that she’d always meant to visit him in Hell after his rebellion against God, and I wonder she’ll make good on that and come to see him in Season 5. An alternative new character who could resolveLucifer’s dilemma of being stuck in Hell is Lilith, Adam’s first wife. She was namechecked a couple of times this season, first by Eve: “Lilith tamed the beasts of the night. Stupid, perfect Lilith.” And then by Maze”My mother, Lilith… Let’s say she wasn’t the mom of the year.” Now, what’s interesting is that Eve said that”Lilith tamed the beasts of the night” suggesting that if she introduced to the show, she could be a fearsome ruler who could keep Hell’s demons in check.
By the way, if you’re a fan of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, this will make sense to you. Something that could be an intriguing twist that rather than Lucifer going back to LA, Chloe could instead become his queen in Hell! This isn’t something I can see working easily with all the other supporting characters who would still be in LA. So if it did happen, I could only see this happening briefly until there was some other resolution. And talking of supporting characters, many of them also went through crises like Lucifer, Chloe and Eve this season. Maze discovered she was becoming too dependent on looking after Linda and her unborn child after Linda told her she needed to find her partner. Maze did make that connection with Eve, although it wasn’t reciprocated entirely, in a similar way to how Lucifer was with about Eve. So perhaps next season, we’ll see Maze exploring other potential partnerships as well as continuing to kick ass.
The show’s cast is all wonderful, and Aimee Garcia is just perfect as Ella. This season, Ella suffered a crisis of faith after the death of Charlotte with both her attitude and her T-shirts turning a little darker. And Ella and Dan also shared a brief intimate moment which surprised me because it seemed to come out of nowhere. However, looking back over the season, it seems they connected over their similar feelings about the loss of Charlotte. I’ve been mad too.” But, by the end of the season, Ella puts her crucifix back on, and Dan understands the foolishness of going back to his old shady ways. As for Trixie, well, it was nice to see her make up with Maze, but I wish we’d seen a lot more of her as she’s such a good actress and her on-screen chemistry is so great with all the adult actors. “Where do you live? Here. Where are you from? Far away. I came here for Lucifer. Keep the commentary to yourself, lady.” However, I think she may be a casualty of having a shorter season now. Fingers crossed, we see more of her next time. By the way, if you’re curious about what Mazereally said when she spoke Lilim to Linda, tap at the top of the screen to check out my other Lucifer video. So, how do you feel about the ending to season4 and do you have any predictions or things you’d like to see in Season 5?