Lucifer has always been a villain with very specific goals. He wanted to rule hell, destroy his father’s creations, and stick it to his old man. His goals have always shaped him into the same kind of villain. Predictable in his needs and at the end of the day it’s the same story, different show.
Supernatural‘s “Rock Never Dies” decided to say fuck it all. We already brought God back, gave him a sister, and brought Mary back. Why don’t we take things a step forward and strip our oldest villain of everything he’s ever wanted? Why don’t we make Lucifer into the wild card.
Now this isn’t a temper tantrum or Lucy vying for his father’s attentions. He’s done with humans, his family, heaven, and hell. He has no goal, no light at the end of the tunnel, except causing destruction where he can. He’s not going to use the power of hell or heaven to conquer the humans.
Vince Vicente has taught him that there’s another way to get the devotion he’s always wanted. You don’t need to be talented to take over the world or make people worship us. All we need is luck and preparation meeting opportunity. This new group of followers Lucifer gained in “Rock Never Dies” are part of a generation where your digital image is infinitely more important and worth is counted in numbers and views.
This devotion garnered through Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat, etc. became intoxicating to Lucifer. He could see himself transforming into a King again. Lucifer didn’t need the angels or demons to get to this place. He just needed one human, Vince Vicente, to show him that even the smallest/destroyable thing, can be wielded with a power to conquer nations.
That is the power of fame. That is the power of social media.
Lucy’s spot on with his father abandoning after a brief moment of reconciliation and fixing things with Auntie Amara. It burns to be brushed off so easily by the one you hold in such high regard (Lucy might hate God but it’s because he admires him so damn much) for another family member. Why could God forgive the darkness, the destroyer of all he created, but not forgive his own son, someone he DID create?
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you’re human, demon, angel, or some sort of God on Supernatural. You’ve all got daddy issues that will never be solved because of past grievances, a lack of communication, or the will to truly try for the ones you love.
Maybe instead of looking for devotion of love in others, Lucifer can take a look at himself and be satisfied with the angel he is? Not for you and me, us viewers know how much of a horrible person he is. But for himself. Lucifer can not spend his lifetime running in circles and letting his daddy issues take hold of him. Or maybe he can stand up and tell them to go to hell.
Either way, it’s time to buck up, Lucifer.
- It’s lovely to see Dean boding with his Mother. Even if it is through “twerking” and Words with Friends.
- I would like a spin-off where we explore Crowley’s life in the City of Angels.
- Dean’s jacket was the single hottest thing we’ve seen so far this season. Kudos Supernatural wardrobe department.
Favorite Lucifer Scene from Rock Never Dies:
The last time Castiel said this to Lucifer it was under very different circumstances. The boys were bloodier, the stakes were higher, and this little catch phrase caught us by such surprise that it became an instant classic.
Check out the trailer for next week’s mid-season finale of Supernatural:
Supernatural airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW.