All devilish things must come to an end. After Fox canceled its Vertigo-inspired series Lucifer, the vocal fan outcry was enough to bring the series back to life. Netflix rescued the series and brought it back for a shortened fourth season that premiered on the streaming giant this past May. The Season 4 finale ended with a cliffhanger that was incredibly promising for the future, but also one that could have worked as a proper ending for the series had Netflix opted not to bring it back.
However, now it's been made official: Lucifer will return for a fifth and final season. The news may come as a disappointment to fans who would love to see the series go on for years, but the foreknowledge that the series is coming to an end is undoubtedly a good thing. Now the producers can deliver a proper conclusion to the series and hit all the right notes.
While we're certain the final season will pack plenty of surprises, here is a list of the five things we most want to see before Lucifer comes to an end.
A Face-to-Face With God
Ever since the start of the series, Lucifer has had quite the opinion of his manipulative father, who cast him out of heaven and down into the fiery pits of hell. While he's never appeared on the series, God has had an incredible influence on the show. Not only have Amenadiel and other angels acted on his behalf, he was also directly responsible for creating Chloe Decker as a Miracle Child to be put in Lucifer's path.
We've seen Lucifer's mother throughout much of Season 2, but we have yet to see his father. With the series coming to a close with Season 5, now would be the perfect time to bring father and son together for a proper resolution. Writer Neil Gaiman, who co-created Lucifer for The Sandman, already provided the voice of God as a narrator in a bonus episode of Season 3 -- would it be too much to ask for a proper appearance?
Ella Finds Out the Truth
When Lucifer Morningstar joined Detective Decker on her cases, he quickly became friends with the rest of the police department, especially with Ella Lopez and (more or less)
Dan Detective Douche. While Lucifer has never been one to lie about his identity, none of his human friends have ever believed him. Now, Chloe is well aware that Lucifer is the Devil, but his other friends are still in the dark.
While we don't expect everyone to find out, we really hope that Ella learns the truth. After all, Ella is a devout Catholic. She's had her faith shaken recently, but she truly believes in the power and love of God. If there is someone whose faith deserves to be proven right, it's Ella. And, hey, we really want to see how she'd react to Lucifer's devil face.
A Trip to the Silver City
Lucifer is a series firmly set on Earth. Over the years, we've seen many biblical figures visit Los Angeles, but the series didn't stop there. On a few occasions, we ventured down into the depths of hell to see Lucifer's former home, but there is still one place we have yet to see: the Silver City, otherwise known as heaven.
Amenadiel, Lucifer and other visiting angels have often discussed the pearly gates of heaven and the state of affairs up above. However, we've never seen a proper glimpse of the realm. Since we've already seen hell, the final season would be the perfect opportunity to see what the Silver City looks like. With Amenadiel and Linda now parents of a half-human/half-celestial hybrid, perhaps a visit to the angel's home would be in order?
Lucifer + Chloe
Ever since the series' start, Lucifer and Chloe have been the focus of the show. Their will they, won't they dynamic has fueled much of the series' storyline, and their back and forth has been the source of much of Lucifer's most entertaining scenes. As the seasons progressed, their relationship evolved. As Season 4 came to a close, they were closer than ever to finally taking their relationship to the next level.
Unfortunately, circumstances forced them apart once more and now we have no idea what will become of the two of them now that Lucifer has returned to hell. With next season serving as the series' last, we truly hope that Lucifer and Chloe will get their happy ending -- or whatever the equivalent of a happy ending is in the Lucifer world. After all this time, after all their ups and downs, they more than deserve it.
Justice for Lucifer
Lucifer may be the Devil, but he is a truly sympathetic character. He's damaged and emotional and often self-destructive, but all of that stems from the role he was cast into as the source of all evil in the world. Throughout the series, we've learned that Lucifer is far from being a monster, or the incarnation of malevolence. He's an angel, and he's more human than he lets on. Through his actions, he's repeatedly redeemed himself, and it's time that he be recognized for the person he has become.
Season 4 ended with Lucifer sacrificing his relationship with Chloe and his beloved life on Earth by returning to hell, where he could keep a tight leash on his subjects who had begun threatening to roam the world of man. It was his most heroic act yet, even if it meant taking the seat of ultimate evil once more.
With the series coming to an end, it's time for Lucifer to be forgiven by his father. After being cast out as a villain for millennia, it's finally time for him to get justice.
Helmed by Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich, Lucifer’s fourth season stars Tom Ellis as the Devil, Lauren German as Det. Chloe Decker, D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin, Kevin Alejandro as Det. Dan Espinoza, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen Smith, Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez, and newcomer Inbar Lavi as Lucifer’s ex and Adam’s wife Eve.