Lucifer Season 6 Review & Summary: Bidding Farewell To The Devil

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Lucifer Season 6, the sixth and final season of the fantasy series Lucifer can be viewed on Netflix starting September 10. This season comes with the same purpose as the ones before it- to prove to the world that a show can have you laughing till your cheeks hurt, and crying till you’re wrung dry.

Lucifer Season 6 Cast

  • Tom Ellis as Lucifer
  • Lauren German is Chloe Decker
  • Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez
  • D.B Woodside as Amenadiel
  • Lesley Ann Brandt as Maze
  • Rachel Harris as Dr. Linda Martin
  • Kevin Alejandro as Daniel Espenoza
  • Inbar Lavi as Eve
  • Brianna Hildebrand as Rory

Lucifer Season 6 Plot

The first scene of the final season of Lucifer starts as a throwback to the very first scene of the very first episode of the very first season- with Lucifer being stopped by a policeman for speeding. To add on to the nostalgia while subtly trying to introduce Lucifer’s dilemma, we see that it is the same policeman as the very first scene too.

Lucifer discovering that him bringing out the policeman’s deep desires did more harm than good doesn’t help his case. His case being that he isn’t all that willing to step up and be God, quite literally, even though it’s something he fought for vehemently in the previous season.

He realizes that being God would mean that he needs to love every living being equally and selflessly. Starting to feel like he doesn’t fit that job description, he tries various ways to change that- with some advice from Chloe and some usual misinterpreted counselling from Dr. Linda Martin. Unbeknownst to him, there is a red-winged angel who plans to approach him with not-so-kind intentions.

 Chloe is concerned about Lucifer’s hesitation to become God, but decides to allow him to sort out his emotions and even helps him whenever she can. She is constantly looking for mysteries to solve after having left the LAPD to help Lucifer handle his godly duties. 

She, for example, tries to seek the answers behind how magic tricks are carried out. When she and Lucifer become witnesses to a murder, she tries to solve the case on her own and even ends up becoming a major help in solving it. Chloe also keeps Amenadiel’s necklace with her as a compensation to no longer having any weapons on her, since the necklace gave her super strength in the previous season. With this advantage comes a minus point- she can’t seem to let go of it.

Meanwhile, Linda Martin starts to become disinterested in counselling humans after being involved with the celestials for so long and tries to look for new ways to satisfy herself professionally- one of those ways being her writing a book on her sessions with Lucifer.

Amenadiel completes his training and becomes a police officer. He gets a firsthand experience of colour discrimination and corruption pretty early into the job. He also tries to convince Lucifer to take the throne in heaven. Quite the irony, considering he started out convincing Lucifer to take the throne in hell.

Ella is hesitant to get into a relationship with Carol, the Detective that Dan tried to set her up with, because of her experience with Pete. She is also suspicious about Lucifer and the whole celestial situation. Moreover, she is certain that there is no God in heaven and that the world is ending, and starts to collect evidence that might suggest so.

Elsewhere, or to be more precise, in hell, Dan tries to figure out what guilt stands between him and Heaven.  Meanwhile, Eve and Maze start to make new developments in their relationship.

What transpires as these characters go about handling, and sometimes mishandling their issues and concerns is what forms the premise of the final season of Lucifer.

Lucifer Season 6 Review

Lucifer Season 6 Review

The final season of Lucifer sets itself apart from the previous ones in several ways. The most noticeable change is that what we see on our screens is no longer the ‘Crime-fighting Devil and Detective’ duo but rather just, Chloe and Lucifer. Meaning, the show isn’t entirely based on the two solving cases and Lucifer making parallels of the cases with his own life. Of course, the precinct makes its appearance every now and then, but now as a ground for introducing some new characters, new friendships and relationships.

 The precinct also serves to bring up the topic of social issues and social discrimination, something that was touched upon in the earlier seasons. It is pleasing to see that, instead of brushing its hands off of relevant social concerns after a few brief mentions just for appearances’ sake, the show goes on to address it in depth and even makes it a substantial part of the plot. Amenadiel looking at colour discrimination and a corrupt police system as a police officer serves to have a stronger impact in driving the message home. A view from inside the system is always a little more hard-hitting, after all.

The characters themselves have evolved past their first appearances of the show, some rather drastically. While some have evolved past their problems, the problems of some others have evolved in themselves. Ella coming to terms with her darkness and continuing to be herself seems to be a perfect example of the former, while Chloe feeling incomplete without detective work and Linda’s professional dissatisfaction are both rather novel issues for the characters. An almost comforting observation is that whether these characters come from Heaven, Hell or in between- their concerns seem largely human.

Moving to an aspect of the show that has had the audience crossing fingers for so long that the fingers are probably frozen in place, is the couple that is the perfect example of a slow burn. The thing about slow burn though, is that when the couple finally gets together, it is beyond satisfactory.

Such is the case of Deckerstar, that is, Chloe and Lucifer. From a dynamic that mostly involved annoyance on one side and endearing intrigue on the other, these two have gone on to wild endeavours together, homely little snuggles and altogether leaving us both starry-eyed and teary-eyed.

Early on in the season, Chloe mentions how she can never get used to Lucifer calling her by her first name instead of ‘Detective’, and frankly, I don’t think I can either. It’s not to say that these two are free of problems and struggles, but they’ve grown in the way they solve them- from understanding each other, being there for one another, and giving each other space when needed.

While this season doesn’t have its own musical episode, there are several amazing musical moments in the show. My personal favourite musical moment has to be the rendition of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, covered beautifully and with a perfect blend of social and personal progression in the background. Keep a look out for this wonderful, chill-inducing scene.

Additionally, a good amount of focus on Dr.Linda’s work as a therapist and the impact it has had on the characters gives a much needed message of the importance of mental health. While Linda has been helping Lucifer and his friends, both human and celestial, from the very beginning, for it to actually be acknowledged is a welcome aspect of this final season.

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All in all, this season does a good job of telling the stories of all the characters to perfection. While some new characters have been introduced, it never takes away the spotlight from Lucifer and Co. Every character, old and new, has an important part to play in the progression of the story, and not one feels like a hollow or cardboard being. Each one has their own flaws, good qualities, ideas and concerns.

While themes of love, family and friendship persist throughout the season, the overall theme-at least to me- seemed like a message of finding oneself and being true to oneself, even if sometimes, it is not the easiest thing to do. And that’s wonderful.

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  • Afiyah is a B.A graduate student pursuing the subject combination of Journalism, English, and Psychology. She enjoys reading, writing, and public speaking. She has written and published a book called ‘All the World's a Stage', which is a collection of seven short skits. Her greatest inspirations as a writer are Enid Blyton and Rick Riordan.