The time has come!
We have reached the final review in Fangirlish’s four part episodic review of Lucifer Season 5A!
At this point, there is no need for our usual disclaimer, since I’m all caught up and have seen all of the good, good Lucifer content that is currently available to me.
So, let’s write this final review, shall we?
Part of the good is and almost always will be Deckerstar – and that hasn’t changed in these final two episodes.
If anything, I’m more enthusiastic about this ship than ever before because you know what I’m absolute trash for?
Lucifer going totally feral when someone messes with Chloe, so, having a distraught, disheveled Lucifer running around kicking down doors to find out what happened to her was just…
It was everything to me.
And what’s even better than having Lucifer go off trying to save Chloe?
Seeing Chloe react in very much the same way when Dan tried to kill Lucifer. Just absolute, unsympathetic fury for a brief second before she remembered what it was like for her to learn the truth about Lucifer’s identity and how hard it was to reconcile the Lucifer she knew with the version of him humans fear and condemn.
It’s literally everything to me, you guys, and I need so much more of it. I can’t get enough. I need, like…an entire episode with Lucifer in mortal danger so I can have my girl Chloe tearing the city apart to get to him.
It would be incredible.
But I digress.
An angsty kidnapping plotline was everything I ever wanted for my ship and I’m so happy to see Michael back in the mix, being a shithead.
Do I still wish they’d gone bigger with Michael’s plans and the motivation behind them?
But I am enjoying the ride (and I hope God turning up doesn’t totally put a stop to the celestial sibling war because, well…we were just getting started!).
I can’t head into the bad and the ugly without taking a moment to appreciate Kevin Alejandro’s performances since finding out about Lucifer being the devil. I know it’s easy to roll your eyes at Dan and to laugh at him, but Alejandro has played this out so beautifully – just like Lauren German did when Chloe found out – and, frankly, I could not have asked for a better cast to bring these moments, these realizations, and these complex emotions to life.
He has done such an incredible job of showing Dan’s complete and utter terror while also toeing that same line Chloe walked when she was struggling to make connections between their Lucifer and the biblical version of the devil.
We’ve just really come full circle with Dan’s character in the first half of this season, and I’m so glad we got back to a place where his character has a real story and a purpose again.
I suppose this is where I’m going to talk about Ella and Pete.
Not because I think that that plotline or twist was bad – quite the opposite, really.
But because it broke my freaking heart.
If anyone on this freaking show deserves an adorable, sunshine-y romance and a happy ending, it’s Ella freaking Lopez!
But no. Of course the sweet, nerdy journalist turns out to be a cold blooded, psychopathic serial killer.
I’m devastated for her.
And that whole interrogation scene was everything to me. It was perfect and painful and I just wanted to hug her – or for someone to freaking hug her, because that was so freaking brutal.
I’m putting this under bad because, frankly, I couldn’t think of a whole lot else to genuinely complain about with these last couple of episodes and, dang it, I’m angry for my girl!
Give Ella the boyfriend (or girlfriend?) she deserves, damn it.
It’s still freaking Maze and this whole grudge she has against Lucifer!
Amenadiel summed up my thoughts perfectly when he asked her if Lucifer had any idea why she was so angry with him, or if she’d spoken to Lucifer at all about any of it (and of course she hasn’t, because that would’ve resolved this whole ridiculous thing too easily).
She’s so quick to listen to and believe Michael, of all people, but she won’t sit down and talk to Lucifer about anything? She’s not even interested in hearing his reasoning?
And, listen, this cannot all have been born out of Eve leaving her, can it?
That would be just…absolute insanity, because she hardly knew Eve (from what we saw of them together). Their love was so brief and fleeting that I have such a hard time believing that Eve leaving sent Maze into this massive spiral where she’s suddenly the most upset she has ever been about the fact that her mother left her.
It’s just…her whole schtick this season has just been insane and drawn out for far too long.
I’m over it.
I’ve been over it.
I’m gonna need Lucifer to tell Chloe he loves her, because watching her cry because she’s so insecure and uncertain and scared that he doesn’t feel the same way she does is just, like…the worst thing I’ve ever seen.
It’s like kicking a puppy and I’m gonna need him to stop that.
I’m really excited to see God as a fully fleshed out character but, at the same time, I really hope he doesn’t put any real stop to the conflict with Michael because I believe that there’s still so much more that could be done with that whole rivalry.
I’d be sad to see it end.
But, all in all, despite some minor hiccups in the middle there (See: It Never Ends Well For The Chicken), I was thrilled with this first half of the season, and I can’t wait to see where we go from here and how they could possibly top that Season 4 finale.
Bring it on, baby!