Last review ever, Lucifans! We can hardly believe it, but here we are, the series finale, Lucifer 6×10 “Partners ‘Til The End” definitely takes away a part of us that will never come back as it moved us, makes us cry… and makes us hate “bittersweet” endings even more passionately. Time for review!
Here we go!
Lucifer 6×10 “Partners ‘Til The End” begins where the previous episode ended: Deckerstar set out to save Rory. Lucifer was right, he would always choose them so he chooses to save his daughter… even over his own life. Everything fits now. This is the moment… he won’t get out of there alive, but he doesn’t care. The only thing that matters is Rory. She will have her wonderful mother who will be able to be in those important moments that he will never live with her … but it will be worth it because she will be alive.
But Chloe is no damsel in distress and of course she too chooses to save Rory no matter the consequences. Lucifer and Chloe, Deckerstar, started out as partners, and will end as partners. It is their last mission… the most important of their lives.
Rory, meanwhile, also put all the pieces together. Her father did not abandon her, they forced him to abandon her, he saved her… but at that moment she doesn’t know how true this is. I’ve wanted to kill that French jerk with my bare hands, I swear, when I’ve seen him torture Rory like that… I’ve seen red. But she is not helpless, oh no. She is defiant, brave, strong. She is her mother’s daughter. And we love her for it.
The rescue part in Lucifer 6×10 “Partners ‘Til The End” is simply AWESOME. I mean, on Lucifer we’ve really cool action scenes but I think these scenes are absolutely the best in the whole show, there’s no question about it. It has EVERYTHING. A memorable scene… for a memorable moment.
And that moment when Chloe falls injured … and that’s the only thing that stops Lucifer’s struggle to get to Rory. Her pain is his pain… and he can’t leave her. But she forces him, their daughter is there, being tortured, he must save her, he must promise that he will bring her back, safe, that he will fight for her. It doesn’t matter if the future changes and this is her last breath, she chooses her and trusts Lucifer, to protect and save her. It’s beautiful, heartbreaking, and we’re already crying when the episode is just beginning.
Lucifer arrives there, next to his daughter, he sees her injured, tortured … and it is a torture for him, Rory is part of him and when he sees her injured, bleeding … his heart also bleeds and his soul cries. We want revenge, we see red. We want, we need revenge.
The Lucifer we met in season 1 would have loved that idea too. He would have punished this monster, this human waste. But the Lucifer we know now is different, he grew up and can see beyond, can see the soul of this man. So he doesn’t make a move to kill him, or to punish him, but instead he talks to him.
Lucifer knows what he wants: to make him suffer. He wants to torture him but he is already doing it… if he is not with Rory, if he cannot be her father… that is torture, that will make him suffer, dead he will suffer much more than alive. So there he is. Chest bare, waiting for the final sentence. He chooses her, chooses her life over his own. He chooses that she lives, even if she grows up hating him, despising him, it does not matter, that is the price because she lives.
He loves her so much that he doesn’t care about his own life as long as she has a chance to live. Rory screams in despair when she realizes what is happening, she calls him “daddy!” In a heart-rending scream that cuts through the night like thunder. Begging… begging to that bastard. She can’t lose her father, not again. Funny that Rory was willing to take down Lucifer just a few episodes ago … but now she just can’t.
She met him, came to love him, found that everything she thought about him was wrong, she felt cared for, loved, felt that she got her father back and now … now that he is about to die in front of her eyes to save her… it seems like a cruel joke.
It is the first time that she calls him “dad.” It’s something she’s been feeling for a while now, ever since her doubts about him faded. She didn’t want to love him, she wanted to hate him, to hate him with all of her strength. She didn’t want to hope. But that hope grew and she, without realizing it, without wanting it, began to feel something more for him beyond anger, beyond pain, beyond resentment. Lucifer won her heart, despite herself.
That heart that has been screaming “dad” for a while, but had not yet dared to tell him because that was … exposing herself too much and she was afraid, she was afraid that the rejection, the pain would return … but now that fear seems so absurd , that fear seems out of place now that his father is offering his life for hers without a second thought.
But she’s not going to let him do it. She will kill that bastard before she lets him take her father from her. She grabs him by the neck and is about to finish him off, she’s about to get carried away by that darker side of her, by rage, by anger … by the desire for revenge and to make him pay. She is even creating her devil face in a terrifyingly poetic parallel to her father.
And it is precisely Lucifer who brings her back. He knows how she feels. The seduction of anger, the way everything seems to fall into place, the way it seems right, the way it seems that if you do, you will finally feel peace … but it is not true. That is not the way to achieve that peace, that way only leads to more anger, more pain, more hatred. Lucifer knows it well. He lived it, he followed that path and it took him so long to get back from there … she has to be better than him. She is better than him.
Lucifer saves her, her father saves her in all the ways he can save a person: he returns her to herself. And yes, we have our mouths open and our eyes full of tears and we want to hug our pillow tight.
And, as in the previous episode, in Lucifer 6×10 “Partners ‘Til The End” just when we are most euphoric … comes the final blow. Nothing has changed. Rory is still there, in the future, and that means Lucifer is still leaving but why? The danger is past, why would he choose to leave? And Rory gets it all of a sudden. Lucifer helped that killer, Dan… her.
Rory sees it clear now. He saved her, she always thought that he was never in the most difficult moments, in the moments when she needed him the most, but in reality he was just there when she needed him. He was there at the most critical moment of her life, at the moment when she had to choose which path she wanted to follow, it was he who brought her back, it was he who prevented her from making the worst mistake of her life, it was he who …saved her. That’s what he does, isn’t it? He has saved them all in one way or another. That is his vocation. Who he is.
But now Rory knows that he will never follow that calling, that he will never save those souls that need him if it means leaving her and Chloe, his family. He will always choose them. So she knows what she has to do: ask him not to. Ask him, this time, to choose his vocation, to help those who need it because they will always be there, in the end, they will meet again. A childhood, an adolescence, even a life is just a small part of an eternity. And they have eternity.
Lucifer will always choose them, over himself. So he will choose to fulfill his promise over himself. Rory knows it, Rory knows that even if it kills him in life, he will. For her. For them. He will always choose them … even if it means losing them. And Chloe will do the same. This is how they love her. And she finally understood it.
Rory leaves and the future runs its course. But first, we have one more stop of nostalgia. The recreation of the first Deckerstar scene is a mixture of nostalgia, tears and love. It is a mixture of everything that makes this show special, of the heart, of the soul of the show. We revisit again how this story began, how they began to create magic and it took them so far. What memories, what times … and everything that has happened since then. What a wonderful, arduous, difficult and hard journey.
It’s hard for them too. They don’t want to separate, they hate doing it but they must. They choose her over them. That’s what parents do. They will meet again. The moment Lucifer closes his eyes and blindly trusts Chloe, making himself vulnerable. There is something so special when we close our eyes, when we do not see and we are at the mercy of another person. There is so much trust, so much intimacy there, enclosed in that little gesture that … I start to cry just remembering it.
From now on it will be like that, they will not see each other … but they will be together, no matter where they are. In heaven, in hell, on earth, it doesn’t matter. I find brutal the symbolism of seeing Chloe kissing Lucifer right on his throne where he spent his loneliest years, where he felt like a monster, where he was trapped in an ivory jail, where he didn’t let anyone get close to him. Now Chloe, the love of his life, is there, right next to him… and he is not alone anymore. It is a bleeding wound that is finally closed… thanks to her.
Thus, embraced, with their eyes connected, never leaving those of the other, they say goodbye and life and love move on. Chloe fights tirelessly along with Sonya to clean the department, Sonya gets the promotion she deserves, Rory is born, Mazeve are still just as in love and just as crazy as ever, Ella and Carol are still together helping create the dreams of the future, Charlie has wings! Time passes and the moment arrives. Everyone gets their happy ending … or almost everyone.
Rory comes to the moment where she left: Chloe’s death. It’s time, it’s time for her parents to get back together, it’s time for her family to come together again, this time forever. She is still in awe that her parents did this for her.
And so Chloe leaves and Amenadiel takes her home, to Lucifer. He is helping the most tortured souls in hell and there, sitting in his particular chair, like Linda, he shows us his evolution. He knows that what he lived made him the man he is today, everything good and everything bad, he had to go through everything and he would not change anything.
But … what would the devil be without his partner? Chloe appears, at last, next to him, to stay with him and be his partner … til the end.
Analyzing what happened in Lucifer 6×10 “Partners ‘Til The End” AKA the series finale, comes the million dollar question. Did we like it? No. Were we disappointed? Yes. Don’t get me wrong, of course, the end of a show will never fulfill the expectations of an entire fandom but … this was not what the show or the fandom deserved.
I understand Lucifer’s calling and, although it is different from the direction that I thought the end of his journey was going to take, it seems to me that it fits and that they were leaving us quite a few clues throughout the show, especially this last season. What’s more, I really like the symbolism of everything, how the circle is closed.
I have loved the way they have created a parallel between Rory’s story and Lucifer’s and how he, in the end, prevented her from making a mistake. The goodbyes were also on point. The complete way to end the story, the symbolisms, the parallels, revisiting incredible and important moments from all the stories in the show, I loved everything… except those final minutes.
I also understand that in a world where Lucifer and Rory are immortal angels and Chloe, once she dies, can have eternal life, a few decades is just a small part of an eternity.
But they deserved that eternity. We deserved that eternity.
Everyone gets their happy ending… except Deckerstar who gets a bittersweet ending. Why? So many years suffering, so many years waiting … the show was not going in this direction, and this ending has been forced.
And the worst thing is that the precious story they have told with Rory and Lucifer could have had another ending. I mean, Lucifer’s calling and the end of Rory’s story didn’t have to end like this. Future Rory could have disappeared in the present or Lucifer could have promised to try to put everything together and then they could have shown us that the future changed and he was there the entire time. But they did not.
Why exactly Lucifer cannot combine his “work” in hell with a life on Earth? That is, if Amenadiel can be God and live with his family, why can’t Lucifer do the same? ERROR 404 SENSE NOT FOUND.
Sorry but no, I don’t buy it. Bittersweet endings are rubbish. Writers and screenwriters of the world, afterlife endgame is not an acceptable ending. We don’t want a bittersweet ending, we want a happy and sweet ending. To make viewers emotional you don’t need to spoil a perfect good and beautiful story with a “bittersweet” ending. We can also cry with happiness.
I said what I said.
So yes, I reaffirm myself, my Lucifer ending is Deckerstar and Rory, together and cuddling on the beach. That’s how Lucifer ended for me and I don’t accept anything else. I will fight whoever says that is not the end. Will you join me?
And here ends our Lucifer 6×10 “Partners ‘Til The End” review. THANK YOU. I have no words to thank you for being there, reading all our crazy things about this show and having lived this experience all together has been really special. We have had fun, we have laughed, we have cried, we have played together, we have been excited, emotional … and that is priceless. Of all the things that Lucifer has given us these years, I’ll take that, YOU. Lucifer ends but the fandom will never die.
WE LOVE YOU, LITTLE DEVILS.