[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers through the series finale of Lucifer, “Partners ‘Til the End.”]
When the shock cliffhanger ending ofSeason 5 revealed that in spite of everything these years and no scarcity of battles, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) was now lastly poised to tackle the mantle of God, the large query for Season 6 grew to become “what occurs after that?” In spite of everything, changing into God felt like a fairly closing word for the sequence to conclude with — but 10 extra episodes of the present have been within the works.
Seems that showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich had a number of twists in retailer. Season 6 begins with Lucifer on the brink of ascend to his new celestial position, but additionally clearly suspending the choice — making excuses, primarily, whereas coping with the shock look of Rory (Brianna Hildebrand), his very pissed-off daughter from the longer term.
Ultimately, he realizes that is not the place his path lies, one thing the writers knew properly earlier than then. In keeping with Modrovich, even when engaged on Season 5, “we knew that it was not ever his future — it by no means felt proper for him to be God. What felt proper is for him to present again what he realized. What his distinctive perspective was.”
In spite of everything, as she continued, “he is aware of what it is wish to be the fallen one. He is aware of what it is wish to self-hate and to not really feel like he is worthy, and that was his superpower.” So by not taking over the job, Lucifer has to go away behind his beloved Chloe (Lauren German) on Earth, however in Hell he is capable of assist “the Dans of the world, who put themselves there due to self-imposed guilt that possibly they do not deserve. So it simply at all times felt proper that he take that position on.”
It is a choice that makes a variety of sense for the character, who first began the method of remedy in Season 1, one thing which Ellis felt was the correct alternative.
“I felt just like the neat and tidy model of Lucifer can be to go from being the satan to being God. However truly, I’m all in regards to the journey,” he advised Collider’s Christina Radish in an prolonged interview, quickly to be printed. “The purpose of Lucifer utilizing his expertise on Earth and what he’d realized from all of those various things, fairly than simply going to a spot like Heaven, he truly goes to a spot that actually wants it. Realizing that souls can nonetheless be saved, after they’d been damned was an enormous turning level, using what he’d realized to primarily go and do what his calling was and run Hell his method. I liked that notion.”
As Henderson mentioned, “It was a type of issues the place we simply began to comprehend, okay, properly, what’s, what’s the fruits of this character? And it is that Hell is a mirrored image of Lucifer. When he was down there, he tortured himself and folks tortured themselves. Lucifer now believes in redemption and so he’s now getting Hell to replicate this new model of themselves.”
So whereas Lucifer by no means finally ends up changing into God, the job would not keep vacant — as a substitute, Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) steps as much as ascend. And as Ellis explains, this finally ends up being your best option for everybody concerned: “Amenadiel being God simply felt so applicable. Particularly since he additionally had labored with mankind, he additionally is aware of what it’s wish to be a father. I simply really feel like his innate knowledge and his innate presence as an angel advised that he can be a a lot stronger God than Lucifer can be.”
Ultimately, everybody will get what’s greatest for them — the truest type of glad ending.
Lucifer Season 6 is streaming now on Netflix.
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