Most surprising moments from Lucifer season 5, part 1
Well, that was …a lot. In fact, it was so much I’m still having a hard time processing, as I’m sure goes for you, Lucifans. How does it feel to get everything you wanted in Lucifer season 5, and then some more? Aren’t these characters and these writers and just, this show, amazing?
Yes, the answer is yes.
And one of the reasons why is because, after all these years, they can still surprise us. So let’s talk about the most surprising moments in Lucifer season 5, part 1
Deckerstar consummates their relationship
This isn’t surprising because we didn’t see it coming – because boy, did we see the signs – it was surprising because, so often, shows will delay the inevitable because they subscribe to the idea that a happy couple (or at least, a couple that’s together) makes for a boring show.
And yet, Lucifer season 5, part 1 followed the journey right to its inevitable climax (pun intended) and had Lucifer and Chloe take that next step and become a couple. That, of course, doesn’t mean that everything will suddenly be perfect, of course not. There were – and will continue to be some hurdles along the way.
But Lucifer and Chloe will face those together, and that’s really all we can ask for, isn’t it?
Maze finds her mother
I’m not sure what was most surprising, the whole bit with Lilith’s ring, the fact that Lilith was still alive, or the fact that Maze went and knocked on her door. But the combination of every part of this story-line was both immensely surprising and very, very heartbreaking.
We’ve known Maze for so long, feel so much for her, that it’s almost impossible to see this from Lilith’s POV, especially considering what seems to happen later, and how that pushes Maze to team up with Michael. But there’s still a part of us that feels like this story-line isn’t over.
Maze’s journey isn’t, after all, and whether we want it or not, our journeys are, in a way, always tied to those of our parents.
Dan finds out about Lucifer
You know those things that you intellectually know could or should happen, but in reality, you just didn’t think were coming, especially not the way they end up happening? Yeah, that was us with the whole Dan realizing Lucifer is actually, you know, the actual devil reveal.
Especially because the way he finds out is the most absurd, Lucifer thing this show has done. Add Lucifer’s reaction to that, because he seems genuinely more upset that Dan hadn’t believed him than he seems upset at the bullets Dan tried to put in his chest. Which, fair, it’s not like Lucifer has ever lied about his identity.
In a way, though, Dan finding out now makes perfect sense. Love him or hate him, Dan is too important to Chloe and Trixie, and there was no way to close out this story without him getting all the answers. Now he’s just going to need some time to process.
Michael has been manipulating Lucifer all along
We’ve grown to love Lucifer, yes, but we’ve done it even while we believed the worst about him. He led a rebellion against his dad and he was banished to Hell. That’s always been a given. That he didn’t do it for selfless reasons has always been a given, too.
And then Michael throws the curve-ball at us: he’s responsible for everything Lucifer has always done. Well, at least the bad stuff.
This is both hard to believe and impossible to deny without giving the idea some serious thought. Look at the chaos Michael wrought in just half a season, and he barely did anything other than say a few words to people! Imagine what he could have done with a millennia to manipulate his family.
Lucifer chooses to be vulnerable around Chloe
Maybe I left this one for last because the ramifications of it are my favorite thing to happen in Lucifer season 5, part 1. We’ve, after all, always known Lucifer was vulnerable around Chloe, and we’ve always believed that was God’s plan. That was his gift. A true partner for Lucifer.
How romantic it is to realize that the gift wasn’t Chloe, it was Lucifer getting to a place where he could allow himself to be vulnerable around someone, someone who truly sees him, and not because it was preordained, but because he chose it?
Destiny sounds like a fine thing, but you know what’s much, much better? Choice. And Lucifer’s choice to be vulnerable around Chloe makes him who he is – the man she loves and the character we, the viewers, have also fallen in love with.
Do you agree? What were the most surprising moments in Lucifer Season 5, part 1?