We got to Lucifer season finale! After crying desperately with episode 15 and the 5 scenes you can’t miss, Lucifer 5×16 “ A Chance at a Happy Ending” doesn’t give us a break and makes us cry even more when the journey of Lucifer and of all the characters closes the circle that began in episode 5×01 while Deckerstar are more incredible than ever. Let’s review!
Here we go!
In Lucifer 5×16 “A Chance at a Happy Ending” we see how everyone tries to overcome the blow caused by Dan’s death – us included – but I want to focus on Maze. How could this demon ever think that she had no soul? Only a person with a soul can suffer like this for a friend, only a person with a soul can mourn his death.
Maze is raging here, and then we see her overcome depression, all the way to acceptance. But this is something new for her. Maze didn’t expect this, didn’t expect these humans to creep into her heart and become a part of her. And a part of her hates it. She hates suffering like this for someone else, she hates being devastated by Dan’s death but… isn’t that better than the alternative? Dan left his mark on her. They had good, crazy, weird times together, and somehow he made her better.
Our loved ones have an impact on us, as we do on them, it is inevitable and part of life is having that risk of suffering an irreparable loss. But it is better than the alternative.
The alternative is never to have met that person, never have let them in, never have laughed with them, fought with them, enjoyed and suffered with them. Never to have lived. Yes, suffering sucks but it is part of life, it is part of what makes us appreciate those good moments more and remember them with a smile, even if there comes a time when we have to cry when we remember them.
Would Maze rather not have met Dan so as not to suffer his loss? No, of course not. But it’s normal to feel like this for a moment when even breathing hurts. And all of this… is just what happened with Eve. If she gets carried away by the fear of losing someone, she loses a life with that person. It’s just what Eve was telling her, that despite her fear, it was worth it.
So this new perspective gives Maze a reason to embrace how she feels about Eve and spend the rest of her life with her, whatever time it may be. So she looks for her … and she gets a little jealous which, if you ask me, is the best thing in the world. And then, she opens up to her, she opens wide, she exposes herself to Eve. And Eve accepts Maze … after verifying that this is not just another dream.
Maze wants to be with her for the rest of her life and, if she ever has to live without her, part of her, half of her heart, of her soul, will go with Eve.
It will have been worth it even if they spent just a minute together. Because life without the love of her life would be a totally empty life, she would be living without half of herself.
So Lucifer 5×16 “A Chance at a Happy Ending” says Mazeve for the win! And we are already buying the dresses for the wedding. This is my favorite scene of them, as you can imagine. And yes, they are hot and I would have loved to see that “definitely later”, just saying.
Deckerstar too are incredible. They always are but in Lucifer 5×16 “A Chance at a Happy Ending” they really… killed me with feels. When Michael tells Lucifer of his evil plan to get Deckerstar in Hell, Lucifer‘s eyes blaze with hatred but, more than that, with fear.
Chloe is… everything. He can’t let her go to hell when her life is over. He doesn’t matter here. He knows that if they ever die, his place is in hell but Chloe’s is not. Lucifer doesn’t care that that means they are going to be separated, but she must go to heaven. There is no other way.
Again, we see here the great change and growth of Lucifer, an egocentric character at first and who now puts the welfare of his loved ones before his own. And he always will.
They almost break me in two when Lucifer talks to Chloe and is totally honest with her about everything. They both are. I like that Chloe apologizes, she had a very fair point in her words but Dan’s murder was not Lucifer’s fault, even if the reason why he wanted to be God was stupid, but Lucifer doesn’t care. She was right. She made him admit a truth that he couldn’t admit to himself: he wanted to be God for a totally wrong and selfish reason. But now he… knows why he should.
It is then that Lucifer believes that everything is too easy, when it is not. He is so desperate to save Chloe from hell that he doesn’t stop to think that emotions don’t change just wanting it. It would all be so simple if they did… but they don’t. You cannot control what you feel, it is not as easy as wanting to feel different to achieve it. And Chloe gets angry because after all this, Lucifer still hasn’t learned … but he has, it’s just that fear paralyzes him and doesn’t let him think. It’s just that he’s so desperate to save her from a horrible fate that he doesn’t know what to do.
The moment when Lucifer must tell Chloe that Dan is in hell. “Please don’t make me say it” … he can’t lie and much less to her, but he can’t tell her either. If he says so, it will all be too real and just … it will all be too painful to bear. What kills me the most in this scene is Lucifer’s look of despair, his pleading look, his silent prayer. The next scene of the two of them that I love the most is that of Remiel’s funeral – by the way, she stays in my heart, wonderful queen, Chloe wants to fight, she’s going to do it, but Lucifer … he doesn’t want to because she is human and would be defenseless .
He can die there but she has to live, he could not bear to lose her. But it’s not his decision, it’s Chloe’s and she’s already chosen. Asking her not to fight would be like asking her not to be herself. That strength, that bravery, is one of the things he fell in love with. And she won’t be helpless, Maze already took care of that, just when we thought we couldn’t love her more.
And that scene… “is not cowardice to save a single life.” They have feelings, they have souls, they are more human than many people … saving a single soul is not cowardice, it is just what they should do, it is just what people as pure as they are would do. You know what? This irony is wonderful in which the Devil and a demon are the people with the heart, with the purest soul.
We reached the peak moment of Lucifer 5×16 “A Chance at a Happy Ending”: war. I love, I just love how they work as a team, how everyone has a role to play and they trust each other. Family. Until we get to that point where Chloe is in the wrong place at the wrong time … and Michael kills her. Lucifer’s ragged cry is a reflection of ours. Lucifer is literally living his worst nightmare, he literally feels his heart break and leaves with Chloe as she says goodbye.
She overcomes that guilt. We all make decisions, she decided to fight and Dan decided to help her, they can’t control what happens next, it’s not in them. And the last thing Chloe wants to do is tell Lucifer that it wasn’t his fault.
He blames himself for so many things that are not in his hands … her death cannot be one of them. Thus, with the proof of her love on her lips, like a plea, a prayer, for Lucifer to finally understand “I love you” and Lucifer’s name on her lips, Chloe dies and we can see how Lucifer breaks into pieces and he can’t put back together.
But he’s not going to leave things like that. He is not going to allow Chloe to die, even if the price is his own life. He doesn’t matter, she matters. Only her. So he travels, after eons, to heaven and there he meets an old friend who sounds familiar to us from episode 5×01. It’s amazing how this episode brings us to close the circle that began at the beginning of Lucifer season 5.
Even then Lucifer did not feel worthy of Chloe, just as his friend did not feel worthy but he advanced, took that leap of faith … and realized that he was. Now Lucifer is taking that same leap. And this has implications for Dan as well. I love this call to tell us that Lucifer Season 5B is only the second part of the journey but that it all started in Lucifer 5×01.
Thus, Lucifer finds Chloe and everything suddenly returns to her. She left them all behind but… there is her father and saying goodbye to him again, just thinking about it tears her apart. But it is not her time. She must return … and Lucifer cannot. Chloe can’t leave him behind, abandon him… but at last he understands: she loves him in the same way that he loves her. In an unconditional way, in that way that she is scary, that makes you tremble, that gives vertigo. That way it is forever, even beyond death.
And so it will be. He is choosing her. He always will. He is sacrificing himself for her, so that she has a life with her daughter, so that she can be happy.
Lucifer gives his life with pleasure, gives his soul without hesitation because his soul, his body, all of him, belongs to Chloe and if that is the price to pay for her to live, he will receive death with open arms. Just as she received it for him. Because that is love. Because there can be no greater act of love than being willing to give everything, even your life, for the person you love, without seeing it as a sacrifice.
What they have is real, so real that it hurts, so real that it tears, and he loves her, he loves her so much… now he sees it clearly. He doesn’t have to do this, he chooses to do it. For her. So he says those three words that we were dying to hear “I love you” and, through tears, we see how Lucifer disappears and pays the highest price.
Because it is what we are willing to do for those we love.
When Chloe comes back, when she sets her eyes on Michael… she wants to kill him, she wants to destroy him, he took the love of her life from her. He killed him. It’s so satisfying to see her hitting him, to see her kick that liar’s ass. Even more satisfying than the scene where Lucifer and Maze make Dan’s killers pay (no matter what Lizzie says, wink, wink.) But she’s not like that, she’s not a killer … and Lucifer is the one who reminds her , who makes her come to her senses.
Lucifer returned … as God. Just what he was fighting for but for the wrong reasons, with the wrong methods, only when Lucifer really understood what love is and was willing to sacrifice everything in the name of that love, only then, he truly deserve to be God.
I love Lucifer’s decision with Michael. As Chloe told him “it is not cowardice to save a single soul.” Don’t get me wrong, I would have been happy if Lucifer or Chloe had disappeared Michael forever but neither of them are like that. And I think a part of Lucifer is reflected in Michael. That is what loneliness and bitterness do, that you are envious even of your shadow and that you try to win the love of others through fear and power. But love is something that is earned, not demanded.
Perhaps Lucifer would have ended up being the same if he had wallowed in his trauma, in his isolation, if he hadn’t fallen in love and if he hadn’t gone to Earth. Perhaps being in Hell would have destroyed him just as being in Heaven and not feeling the love of his father destroyed Michael.
Michael, in a way, is the other side of Lucifer’s coin, he is the darkest part of him, he is the reflection of what he would have been if things had not changed. The equal … but also the counterpart.
That is why the scene in which Lucifer cuts his wings is so poetic. He cut his own, too, in an attempt to get rid of what was hurting him, to deny what he was, to deny his father and his past, in an attempt to become human. When Lucifer clipped his wings, his true path began. Maybe the same thing happens with Michael … or maybe not, but what happens next is up to Michael. Just as it was Lucifer’s decision. The free will…
Even more excited for season 6 after this episode.
OH, MY ME! Best. Line. Ever.
And here ends our Lucifer 5×16 “A Chance at a Happy Ending” review. Stan tuned for 5 scenes you can’t miss season finale edition.
A privilege to share this Lucifer coverage with Lizzie and a pleasure to shared this experience with all of you. Thanks for always being there! We will be back in season 6 … or sooner, who knows. Be little devils and make Lucifer proud. Love you!