Lucifer season 5B is here! And as we strive to bring you more coverage, Raquel and I are dividing up the episodes. I reviewed 5×09 “Family Dinner,” and Raquel brought you the scenes you can’t miss for that episode, and now it’s the other way around, Raquel has reviewed the episode and I want to talk 5 scenes you can’t miss from Lucifer 5×10 “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam,” aka the musical episode. I tried not to make them all songs, but I’m a musical kinda girl, so …I will not apologize for my choices.
So, without further ado, here are the five scenes from Lucifer 5×10 “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam” you absolutely can’t miss:
The world was on fire, okay? ON FIRE. And no one could save Lucifer but Chloe. We need a moment or five to process this scene, and what it means. It’s a combination of the spectacular singing, the lighting, Tom acting out Lucifer’s devastation and desperation as he sings about wanting something that he just …doesn’t realize he already has.
Because Lucifer is already in love with Chloe. Chloe is already in love with him. That’s the beauty of this scene, and that’s what makes this scene so painful. The things Lucifer yearns for, the things that are breaking his heart and making him burst into song, the things he thinks he can never have …are his already. Isn’t that the most bittersweet thing in the world?
Lucifer blames his father for screwing up his life, for robbing him of his only chance at happiness. But Dad Almighty isn’t doing that, Lucifer himself is. His fears and his demos and his trauma are. And Dad can’t save him from that, only he can save himself. Only he can choose to let himself love as fully as Chloe deserves.
I thought about what you were saying, and no.
Chloe’s entire demeanor in Lucifer 5×10 “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam” is a joy, but the way she just absolutely refuses to take Lucifer’s shit might be one of the best parts. She treats his heartbreaking confession that he will never be able to love her like a normal disagreement, and has absolute faith that, in the end, Lucifer will figure out his issues and arrive at the place where he needs to be. The place she wants him to be.
She’s right, too, when she tells him she doesn’t believe him. “There’s no way you’re incapable of love,” she states, unequivocally, and it feels great to have someone put that into words, especially someone who knows him. Of course, Lucifer is capable of love, he’s proven it again and again. Plus, he was ready to say it last episode! It’s just that now he’s in his own head, and he’s treating his own feelings like a puzzle to be solved.
Later, Chloe makes it even more clear when she tells Lucifer: “I have faith in you” near the end of Lucifer 5×10 “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam.” She does. And she doesn’t just mean faith that he does love her, faith that he will find a way to understand that so he can share it with her, but faith that he will figure out all the things he needs so he and Chloe can fully live the life they were always meant to live …together. Chloe is putting all her trust in Lucifer to fix himself, so they can then be together like they deserve to be. She’s always trusted him with her life, but in this she’s trusting him with her soul. And there’s no bigger sign of trust than that.
The way Chloe confronts God in Lucifer 5×10 “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam” is a literal dream. Because there she is, standing in front of the most powerful being in the universe, the creator of everything …and her first thought is of Lucifer. Not of the good things God might have done, but of the man she loves, and how he’s been hurt by his dad. And God, he sees this, and he isn’t mad. He respects it. He respects that this woman loves his kid enough to put him first.
Lucifer’s face while this is going on is a poem, too. It’s a combination of disbelief – not just that she’d do it, but that he could be deserving of her words – and a love so profound he cannot even comprehend it. That’s why he stops her. Not just because he doesn’t want her to truly get into it with dear old Dad, but because …he doesn’t want Chloe to have to fight his battles. He doesn’t want her to be the shield that stands between him and his dad.
He appreciates that she’d be willing to, though. He’s never had someone care for him the way Chloe cares, and for Lucifer, that’s still so hard to comprehend. It’s why he still can’t find the words, because he doesn’t understand the scope of what he feels for her, of what she feels for him. But he will get there, and when he does …we just hope God can, respectfully, avert his eyes.
The combination of the song, Trixie singing, and the fanvid montage of Deckerstar moments is enough to turn any fan of this couple into mush. Subtle the show is not, and if we’re being fair, they have never tried to be. Deckerstar has always been at the center of what Lucifer has been, as a show, and what Lucifer the character has managed to become.
Adding Trixie to the mix is a perfect touch, especially now as Lucifer and Chloe try to find a way forward together. Because any future that includes Chloe includes Trixie, and though Lucifer certainly has to figure out his words before these three can get to the point of actually being a family, it’s big that the show is letting Trixie frame the relationship between her mom and Lucifer in this precise moment. Because Trixie is an important part of what follows, for both of them.
Plus, can we just talk about the fact that the show literally gave us a highlight reel of Deckerstar? When these writers say they’re the biggest fans of the couple, and then they do things like these …well, it’s easy to believe them.
“I dreamed a dream”
The way I cried the first, second and even into the fifth time I watched this scene. The way I’m tearing up just thinking about it now. Everything works perfectly, from the build-up to it, the way Lucifer rails that he had a life, he had a good thing …the way he shares, in a broken way that “for the first time in my long, hopeless life, I felt something,” only to turn around and blame his father for the things he has lost.
And yes, his father is responsible for some of these things, some of this trauma, but Lucifer is a grown ass man making decisions, and he’s hiding his head in the sand because it’s easier. It’s easier to just …blame someone else. Blame his father, blame the world, anything other than take responsibility and try. Try to fix his relationship with his dad, try to be the man Chloe deserves.
When he sings “I had a dream my life would be, so different from this hell I’m living,” there’s gravitas to that. Lucifer knows hell. Those words mean something to him. And when he says, “Now life has killed the dream I dreamed,” there’s a sense of inevitability to it. He can’t do anything; he isn’t in control. It’s his father’s fault, it’s God’s fault. Except that’s not the way it is, as God himself tells him. No one can fix Lucifer. He’s gotta fix himself. And he can. He just has to believe in himself. He has to use that light inside of him, the one that God remarks is so strong it even blinds him sometimes, and turn it inward.
That’s the journey. And boy, is it a hard journey. But it’s worth it.
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