Lucifer Season Finale “A Devil of My Word” Review


LUCIFER: L-R: Kevin Alejandro and Lauren German in the “A Devil of My Word” season finale episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, May 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Jordan Althaus / FOX

The events of last week’s Lucifer hit hard. Since the introduction of Charlotte, whether it was herself or as Lucifer/Amenadiel’s mom, I genuinely thought of her to be the most well-written character on this show. A character that has been all over the place and not once ever underplayed her role. So it stung when that inevitable moment came when she had to meet her end. The big question to follow of course was how everyone would move forward from this. This is how you shake up the lives of people so connected to one another.

I was very satisfied with how this episode began. This is the season finale for Lucifer, but it also still flowed through into the next episode like any other week. Emotions ran high, and this was the time to be able to see how Charlotte really touched everyone. They may not have gotten to fully express their joy for her company, but in loss there was no denying the impact she left behind. Particularly when it came to Dan. As another fan favorite character, this was heartbreaking because you just don’t like to see the guy kicked down like this. My only problem last week was wondering how they would tackle this murder mystery. Yes Charlotte had many enemies, so it could have easily gone without a clue or actual investigation with a lead. How they got the wheels turning for this to happen was clever. It started with the right person being in the right place, and everything coming to light about said person who is not at all what he seemed on the surface.

What this situation evolved into was exciting for the change in atmosphere when everyone finds a common enemy they can work against. Its not every day that Chloe, Lucifer, and Dan could even be on the same page about a personal objective. The suspense was painful because they were working against the clock, and against someone who was thinking steps ahead of them. Walking on eggshells the way they did showed a lot of maturity on their part that they would have struggled with in the past. Well most of them that is. Certain things you still come to expect, though for this finale I did love the heroic nature that Lucifer took on this time around. This was the first time where it didn’t feel like everything was about him and his part in a play. There was actually some growth which was worth waiting practically the whole season for.

LUCIFER: Tom Welling in the “A Devil of My Word” season finale episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, May 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Jordan Althaus / FOX

How Pierce tries to cover up his mistake turned into one of his strongest moments this season. I think this character has always been at his best when he embraced everything that is dangerous about him. The years he’s spent living didn’t go to waste when he knows what side of him people need to see, the things about him that people underestimate as well. It did not help that he had already risen to a position where he was untouchable unless actually caught with his hand in the cookie jar. When it came time for him to make his move, that produced one of the more favorable action scenes of this season. Mainly because there was more just bullets used, and the CGI for everything else divine was satisfying. It wasn’t anything over the top when it came to the final encounter, but just right when Lucifer needed to show once again why he is someone to fear.

You just can’t keep Maze down. I loved every bit of fight in her to escape this trouble she has landed herself in. Too come so far for her own needs, only to realize that she can’t ignore what has always been true about her importance to other people. She was the one character you hoped to save the day despite the obstacles she faced. While her story didn’t end with too much involvement, it was the expression of friendship expressed between herself and Linda that shined. No matter how little you see of Maze or Linda, they make every scene count where their actions or words speak very loud.

I think this episode also proved that you can have an excellent episode without relying on a case of the week. Not a bad format, but something you can also do more than with focus on bigger storylines.

After the events of this season finale? #SaveLucifer all the way. It is a shame that a show like this would struggle seeing another season with so much more to offer than some of the other popular comic book shows. And after the cliffhanger this season left us on a well? That would be torture considering that was the moment we’ve been waiting for between Lucifer and Chloe since the very first episode.

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