'Lucifer' Season 6 Review: The Devil saved the best for last
'Lucifer' Season 6 is a satisfying end to the devil's saga that has been enthralling viewers since last so many years now
‘Lucifer’ showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich did not want fans to wait too long to see the Devil back in action after Season 5’s massive cliffhanger ending. Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) wins the war and becomes the new god. But the coronation has some time to happen. On the other hand, he chooses to stay with Chloe (Lauren German) and enjoy his last days on earth with her.
Since Season 1, ‘Lucifer’ has been fantasy adventure series. Apart from that, it has also been a police procedural show where Lucifer and Chloe get together to solve the crime. In Season 6, they get back to their roots and investigate some murder mysteries even when they are not a part of the LAPD now. However, one thing that the final season does well is that it shows the main protagonist growing with each episode and doesn’t shy away from going deep into some scenarios that were really important to show.
Also, the show sees a lot of characters from the earlier seasons making an entry once again. But the makers had already planned that those characters will not just make an entry and go away, but they will become an integral part of the show and take the story forward. All the returning characters have a story to tell that connects all the dots.
On the other hand, the show also introduces a new character in the form of Rory (Brianna Hildebrand). At first, you’ll feel that she’s an angel from hell who wants to kill Lucifer, but everything changes when she tells him that she is Lucifer and Chloe’s daughter from the future. The entire scenario gives a new and extraordinary twist to the Devil’s tale. Additionally, the makers also touched powerful issues like the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality efficiently.
As far as acting is concerned, Tom Ellis is extraordinarily brilliant in his last act as the Devil. He is witty, surreal and every time he is on the screen, he manages to captivate your heart. Whenever a list is made of top acting performances, his name will surely grace that list. Lauren German as Chloe is brilliant. The episode in which she is craving for powers shows her range and how amazing of an actor she is. Meanwhile, Aimee Garcia is scintillating as Ella Lopez. You will find her adorable in her cute moments and she’ll make you feel emotional in the scene where she gets to know the reality of Lucifer and others.
DB Woodside as Amenadiel will surely take your heart away with his politeness and simplicity. Lesley-Ann Brandt and Rachael Harris are phenomenal as always. Kevin Alejandro as Dan is brilliant as well.
However, it is Brianna Hildebrand who will surprise you with her impeccable acting. Hildebrand was last seen in ‘Deadpool 2’ as Negasonic Teenage Warhead. In ‘Lucifer’, she gets a proper chance to show her acting skills and boy does she excel in doing that. Hildebrand makes you feel angry when she’s angry with Lucifer and makes you cry when she really finds how much her father actually loves her. She is the talent to watch out for and I believe, she’ll soon be one of the brightest young stars in Hollywood.
The show manages to give a satisfying end to every character and most importantly, to the fans. The final 10 episodes are filled with mystery, thrilling sequences, and a lot of emotions. ‘Lucifer’ is one of the few shows that have done an extremely amazing job is giving fans what they want without compromising on the quality.
‘Lucifer’ Season 6 is a reminder that what you can do if you have a good script. I hope, some award juries take note of this splendid series and award it for what they have achieved with it. We have finally seen the last act of our favorite devil and he saved the best for the last.