“Lucifer” gives fans fun-filled character development

By: Juan Calvillo

“Lucifer” season six is a heart-wrenching, funny, action-packed and introspective final season of a show that has, since it’s beginning, been more than just another comic book show. The final season has the titular character, Lucifer Morningstar, try to come to terms with what his true life purpose is.

Season six, as the trailers have shown, focuses on Lucifer’s final days being in Los Angeles. Through the 10-episode run for the final season, each of the show’s characters have moments of growth and definition that reveal more about who they truly are destined to become.

Complications arise from the very beginning in the form of Lucifer’s daughter Aurora, or Rory for short, who is played by Breanna Hildebrand.

The season continues Lucifer’s experience learning how to be the best version of himself. Each episode also reminds viewers and Lucifer that decisions he made in the last season are still very much looming over the events of the final season. In the end there is a simple solution to one of the show’s bigger plot points, but despite that it’s still a fun finish for that thread. 

In an entertaining, and obvious fan service related move, almost all of the final 10 episodes have some type of call back to the first two seasons of “Lucifer.” It’s fun to see these moments.

The characters’ growth and change is highlighted and reminds viewers of those first episodes. The show’s final episodes are amazing. Discover just how different this show has become from what it initially started out.

Each of the ensemble cast is firing on all cylinders this season. From the moment actor Tom Ellis, who plays Lucifer Morningstar, came on screen as Lucifer it has been hard not to find his acting style totally entertaining. The swagger, wit and ability to be heartfelt and tender when he needs it, is perfect for his portrayal of the fallen angel. This season really pushed the dramatic acting for Ellis and he responded elegantly to the challenge. Lucifer has slowly become more of an evolved character through the six seasons, but it is always fun to see Ellis show that growth in the way his facial expressions change when tackling a situation. 

Lauren German, who plays Los Angeles Police Detective Chloe Decker, gets to show more of her physical side this season with some good fight scenes. German has been the emotional center of the show since it first started, and this season she continues to act the hell out of her character. She has the ability to pull at every heart string with her softening voice and the unique ability for her face to emote so well.

Of the supporting cast this season, Aimee Garcia and D.B. Woodside are very fun to watch. Garcia, who plays Ella Lopez, puts so much positive energy into playing Lopez that it comes across the screen and hugs viewers. Some revelations later in the final season give Garcia the chance to show that she has the dramatic chops to give the audience a reason to get choked-up. 

Woodside has always given a spectacular performance as Lucifer’s angelic big brother, Amenadiel. Woodside gives the character the gravitas that befits a warrior angel, but at the same time he has the comedic chops to drop a blank face when a joke goes over the characters head. In the end his ability to give Amenadiel an almost regal air about him is perfect for the characters final arc.

“Lucifer’s” showrunners really pushed the special effects this season. All of the angels on the show had very cool moments revealing their wings this season. From a very cool jumping taking off from Amenadiel to Aurora’s battle type wings, the visuals were above and beyond. 

The scenes that take place in other planes of existence have also leveled up in every way. Of course the one visually special episode is the animated episode. Saying anything about the episode would spoil it, but suffice to say that it is very much Warner Bros.

 Warner Bros is also the production company for the show, so it makes perfect sense.

The final season of “Lucifer” is the most fun and tear filled 10 episodes of the comic property currently out. Netflix saved the show after it was axed at season two on Fox. Since then, “Lucifer” has grown into a show that evolved from a simple procedural with comic inspiration into a full-fledged comic book fantasy show.

“Lucifer” is rated TV-14 for moderate alcohol and drug use, mild profanity, violence and fighting, and mild sex and nudity. Seasons one through six are streaming now on Netflix.

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