When we last saw Lucifer, he had just regained his Devil Face, just in time for Detective Chloe Decker to see him and discover that he had been telling the truth about himself the entire time. It's only logical to assume that the following season would primarily focus on the relationship between Lucifer, Decker and the aftermath of that revelation.
It came as a huge relief to dedicated LuciFans when Netflix announced that it would pick up Lucifer, which looked to be facing cancellation. There has been little news regarding the highly-anticipated fourth season since its announcement... until now. It was recently confirmed that Inbar Lavi has been cast as Eve, the biblical first sinner who -- with a bite of the forbidden fruit -- got herself and her husband, Adam, expelled from the Garden of Eden and effectively doomed humanity.
So what will she be doing in Lucifer's life in the upcoming season? We don't really know, as there are few details in the official character breakdown: "After an eternity with Adam, she’s grown restless in her marriage and longs for a less predictable time when things were exciting. Naughty. Dangerous. She misses her hot and heavy first love… the charming rogue who tempted her so many years ago. That’s right, the devil himself… Lucifer."
It's not a lot to go on, but that description does raise a few interesting questions concerning the overarching plot of the upcoming season of Lucifer, the first being: Are we looking at yet another love triangle of sorts?
There was a heavy focus on Lucifer's search for the mysterious being who was able to kidnap him, restore his wings and take his Devil Face from him in the beginning of the third season. That search seemingly led our devilish hero to the murderous and elusive Sinnerman. From there, the themes of the season shifted dramatically from those evoking existential questions to those that could be found in teenage romantic dramas.
A lot of the third season was built around a love triangle between Cain, Chloe and Lucifer. Cain initially tried to win over Decker in an attempt to end his eternal punishment, and Lucifer was still charming her and hurting her as he grappled with his oddly human feelings. The storyline seemed to be well received by the majority of the show's fans, but, even so, does that justify this risk of almost complete repetition?