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Is there going to be a Season 7 of Lucifer?

The show's cast and production team signed on for the special 10-episode deal to resolve the show's storyline with series 6. With such a definitive ending, that makes this the final season. Manchester Evening NewsWill there be a Lucifer season 7 and what have cast said about show coming to an end?

Does Lucifer go back to hell?

His real calling wasn't to be God, but rather to help lost souls escape hell after they make amends and alleviate their guilt. But in order for all of this to happen without messing with timelines, Lucifer has to return to hell permanently and leave Chloe (now just barely pregnant with Rory) behind. USA TODAYSpoilers! How 'Lucifer' says goodbye to a devilish good time in series finale

Lucifer Season 6 Episode 10 Review: Partners 'Til the End

Den of Geek 14 September, 2021 - 06:20am

The Lucifer series finale pays tribute to each character with happy endings on earth, in Heaven, and in Hell.

“I’m an angel, remember? I’ll see you on the other side.”

There are endless avenues the Lucifer writing team could have taken with the series finale “Partners ‘Til the End,” but fans of the Netflix fantasy show are treated to an emotionally charged ride that finally places the characters exactly where they need to be whether in Heaven, Hell, or here on earth. Though the episode clearly centers on the circumstances behind Lucifer’s disappearance and the impact it eventually has on Chloe and Rory, all the characters receive wonderful, albeit brief, tributes that offer the satisfying endings each deserves. All in all, just a beautifully executed conclusion to a show that began with such a preposterous premise.

The partners come full circle as Chloe gets shot in the series pilot and stabbed in the finale, but it’s the actions of the half human, half angel Aurora that ultimately drives the final narrative and draws Lucifer and Chloe even closer together. In retrospect, viewing Lucifer as a series of metaphors remains an option, and with the emphasis lately placed on the themes of guilt and redemption, this approach makes perfect sense. “If the Devil can be redeemed, then anyone can,” Lucifer explains to Vincent Le Mec during the final scene and hones in on the series’ fundamental precept – Lucifer is us.

Lucifer’s recurring refrain “what is it you truly desire,” coupled with the fact that his character embodies the global concept of pure evil through the Devil persona, provides an opportunity to examine our own failings as human beings traversing the many pitfalls life puts in our way. All of which makes Lucifer’s epiphany such a wonderful outcome as he recognizes that Hell doesn’t need a keeper; it needs a healer. He’s found his calling, and it couldn’t be further from what we’d expect of the celestial being we meet outside of Lux when this journey begins.

Through six seasons, the Chloe Decker/Lucifer Morningstar relationship occupies much of the narrative capital, and once they settle their differences, the ongoing romantic entanglements disappear leaving the landscape open for others to move to the front. However, the appearance of their daughter Rory and the time travel element that brings her from the future, enable a long buried aspect of Lucifer’s personality to emerge. Rory’s anger toward her father and his own self-directed angst regarding his absence during her childhood disappear in the midst of an emotionally charged scene that leads to a promise to not change a thing. Rory realizes Lucifer was there when she needed him most, and in a scene visually and thematically reminiscent of Dan’s ascension into Heaven, Rory returns to her own time in the future. Brilliantly handled.

While it may have been nice for Rory to remain in her parents’ time, we always knew the future for Lucifer’s nuclear family would remain unchanged. What we see in “Partners ‘Til the End,” though, is that the truth of the situation sets Lucifer, Chloe, and Rory free from the pain and suffering each endures now and in the decades to come. Even though Chloe and Lucifer now understand the events that lead to his absence during Rory’s life, a somber mood surrounds the two at Lux as they work through the reality of how their lives will change. Lucifer doesn’t disappoint, however, and sits at the piano, presumably for the last time, to play a “Heart and Soul” duet with Chloe. It’s a sweet scene during which she tells him “I’ll be with you always,” though the visual of them kissing as he sits on Hell’s throne is momentarily a bit disconcerting. To be fair though, it will be hell for them to be apart.

Though there’s not much about the Lucifer series finale that requires in-depth explanation, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ideas and motifs that bear discussing. While regret and guilt play a significant role in determining one’s ability to enter Heaven, the sacrifices Chloe and Lucifer make, not only for the sake of their daughter but also for the good of the human race, should not be dismissed lightly. 

The series denouement comes fast and furious, and that’s perfectly fine. This is Lucifer and Chloe’s story, and even though we know she’s on her deathbed in the future, it doesn’t make seeing it any easier. Still, the sublime nature of the mother/daughter reunion in the future reveals even more layers of the sacrifices Chloe makes along the way. Her death and ascendance into Heaven is likewise handled with the beauty it deserves, and when the white robed Amenadiel appears behind her, we realize her journey is just beginning. “Are you ready to go home?” he asks her. And then it hits us.

Perfection is a dangerous word to throw around, but the show’s final scene comes as close as celestially possible to achieving narrative perfection. Because the scene now turns visually dark, we immediately know we’re in Hell, and wait to glimpse our first Hell loop. However, that’s not how Lucifer rolls, and we find ourselves inside a therapist’s office that looks eerily similar to Linda’s. Instead of Linda conducting a session, it’s Doctor Lucifer employing all of the tools and techniques gleaned from his sessions with Doctor Martin. Le Mec’s inclusion in Lucifer’s group session speaks loudly to the work the Devil plans with his healing mission.

And just so we know the new, improved Lucifer retains much of what makes him such a delightful character, a knock on the door prompts a response that the donuts must have arrived. A playful jab at law enforcement? Nevertheless, Chloe walks through the door prompting a magnificent call and response to end the series. “Hello, detective.” And in a perfect tie-in to the episode’s title, Chloe responds, “I thought you could use a partner.” We don’t know the mechanics involved, but since Amenadiel now occupies God’s throne, we can assume Chloe’s been granted free passage between Heaven and Hell. A happy ending for sure.

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Even though Merrin Dungey joins the cast late and appears only briefly, her character plays an important role in Amenadiel’s ascendance. Unfortunately, we won’t get to see her working side by side with Chloe and Ella now that she’s a detective, but we know her heart’s in the right place, and she’s working with the right people. Though I didn’t hear the tinkling of a bell, an angel gets his wings which absolutely thrills his parents. We could have done with a bit more Linda, but Lucifer’s homage at the end pays tribute nicely. And the powerful scene in which the celestials kneel before their new God drives home the fact that the human race is in magnificent hands.

Arguably the most delightful and engaging couple, Eve and Mazikeen work together as bounty hunters, but it’s the phone call they receive while out on a job that reminds us what a strong bond Team Lucifer retains. Chloe brings infant Rory home from the hospital to meet the family that will love and support her through the challenging days ahead. These charming snapshots of the near future feel completely natural.

We’ve reached the end of our journey with Team Lucifer and the LAPD, so what do we know? Amenadiel has taken over as God now that their Father left this universe to be with his wife in another. Dan, Charlotte, and Chloe find themselves rewarded with new lives in Heaven, while Ella, Carol, Sonya, and present day Chloe hold down the fort at the precinct. Half-angel Charlie gets his wings, but we don’t know the status of Linda’s manuscript devoted to her experiences with Lucifer. 

With Lucifer down under, who will occupy the penthouse? Chloe will likely want to stay in her home with Trixie and baby Rory, however, Lucifer’s old digs seem perfect as a base of operations for Maze and Eve to begin their lives together. And what of Lucifer? The Devil reinvents himself, leaving the traditional perception of Satan in the dust in favor of a kinder, gentler figure. Eventually, we know he’ll reunite with Chloe, but for now, there are patients to help.  

Showrunner Joe Henderson has gone on record stating that this is it for Lucifer, and there will be no seventh season. It’s always difficult to leave old friends behind, and such is the case with Team Lucifer, but “Partners ‘Til the End” provides a marvelous ending to a series of stories that will continue. Unfortunately, we won’t be there to witness these sublime delights. All good things must come to an end.

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Lucifer season 6: Why did Lucifer abandon Rory?

Daily Express 14 September, 2021 - 06:20am

Emma Raducanu’s Grand Slam win told the story of a prodigy

Yahoo Entertainment 13 September, 2021 - 11:56pm

Crunching down-the-line backhands and smacking deep forehands cross-court saw Emma Raducanu keep it all crisp in her breakout Grand Slam title victory at the US Open. Even by women’s tennis’ non-jaded standards, where 20 different players have become Slam champs in the last 10 years, the all-teen final featuring 18-year-old Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez, 19, at Flushing Meadows, seemed to speak of dewey spring in the autumn tournament. Raducanu, with her backstory of immigrant upbringing in the United Kingdom, while being born in Canada to Romanian and Chinese parents, made it a persuasive watch. In an Olympic year, the history-making champion — British Virginia Wade last won a Slam in 1977 — is expected to edge out Tom Daley of August Tokyo Olympic vintage for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year honours.

Raducanu’s story is different from so many other teenage prodigies. Call it the immigrant’s enterprise or the genius of the young woman, Emma aces academics with straight-A’s and could’ve taken her pick from among swimming, golf or table tennis. Tales continue to trickle out about her unwavering focus in training through the pandemic, on streets outside her home and at the neighbourhood tennis club.

Women’s tennis doesn’t recreate the Big Four aura of the men’s game. With no one dominating, it tends to lean back and observe how many waves the likes of Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, and most recently Naomi Osaka and Ashleigh Barty, can ride. Time will tell if Raducanu can hold aloft a few, or many, trophies and string together consistent seasons. There’s the additional challenge to live up to British expectations, which are never tempered, nor proportional, and Sweet Caroline is a fluttering hope away.

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Lucifer’s final season finally pays off the series’ biggest question

Polygon 13 September, 2021 - 02:02pm

Netflix adding an extra season after the ending was planned radically changes how the story wraps up

The fact that season 6 of Lucifer exists does suggest fate isn’t set in stone. The show, based on original comics by Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg, and Sam Kieth, originally premiered on Fox in 2016 under Tom Kapinos, with co-showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson. It was cancelled three seasons later, then saved by Netflix for a season 4. Lucifer was intended to end with a two-part season 5, but the streaming service ordered another season right as the showrunners were finishing up, prompting the development of an entirely new ending for the series.

“I feel like the legacy of a show is so defined by whether it sticks the landing,” Henderson said in an interview with TV Guide. “And that was where our concern [about a sixth season] came from — we felt like we were about to stick the landing and it was, ‘Do we want to jeopardize that?’ But what we realize now is, this is us sticking the landing.”

But season 6 complicates that perception a little. The answer to whether people can escape what the powers that be intend for them ends up being a firm “maybe.” And while that new answer isn’t as clear-cut, it’s much truer to the spirit of the series, which is to say that nothing about identity and purpose is completely black and white.

Lucifer wasn’t always a show about cosmic questions. When it premiered in 2016, it was a police procedural with a side of supernatural intrigue — the story of an angel who rebelled against God and was sent to hell for his crimes, and the mortal female detective who’s immune to his devilish charms. Early in the series, the cases Chloe and Lucifer worked on together were almost all human-on-human violence, with no demons or biblical baddies. The main conflict was whether Chloe would find out that Lucifer was, in fact, the devil, not just some rich guy living out a weird fantasy.

Lucifer didn’t start building its mythology until seasons 2 and 3, when it delved a little deeper into its core themes of forgiveness and change. But the uneven quality of the villains meant that the show’s effectiveness varied. The season 2 arrival of Lucifer’s mother, Charlotte/Goddess (Tricia Helfer), allowed for complexity over the questions of whether she’s a villain, or just a woman betrayed by her husband and sons. Neither the Goddess nor Charlotte are cut-and-dried characters. Their complexity helps challenge Lucifer’s understanding of good and bad — and by extension, of hell and heaven. But the season 3 big bad, Cain (Tom Welling), is much less compelling. He’s tragic, but also straight-up evil.

His story aligns with the recurring conflict between what the characters want and what they deserve, according to the Bible’s clear-cut ideas of good and evil. Take Amenadiel, Lucifer’s more righteous older brother. In the show, angels self-actualize their own powers, and in season 2, when Amenadiel sins and starts feeling unworthy of Godly gifts, he loses his angel wings. He gets them back only when he realizes no sin is unforgivable, and that people can change. Lucifer goes through the same thing in season 4 after Chloe learns his true identity. He believes he’s a monster, so he literally starts to look like one.

Maze is the best illustration of the theme of personal choice. An expert torturer and fighter without a soul, in season 1 she lives to serve Lucifer. But as the series continues, she wants more out of life — more than what she believes God intends for her. The only problem is that she thinks she needs a soul to get it. After trying desperately to cultivate a soul, Maze has all but given up when God tells her that while he never gave demons souls, he also never said they couldn’t grow souls. Once she finally lets herself believe she can be more than a soulless creature, she changes.

Up until season 6, God’s plan on the show was always ambiguous. For the most part, none of the characters get direct orders from God. They believe he has determined their futures, but they don’t know exactly what those futures hold. With Lucifer waiting to take his place as God in the final season, the stage seems set for an indeterminate, wide-open playing field. But, all that goes out the window with the arrival of Lucifer’s surprise daughter from the future, Rory (Brianna Hildebrand). After upending the entire idea of fate and getting rid of God in season 5, season 6 brings it right back, focing Lucifer to confront the possibility that even after five seasons of character growth, acceptance, and successfully deviating from the plan God set out for him, he can’t change his future.

In the end, that’s really what Lucifer is about: How people have the ability to change what we believe we’re meant to be. Sometimes fate is malleable, and sometimes a destiny that feels like a punishment is really a blessing. But none of that is true for people who don’t open themselves to self-improvement and self-reflection, as Lucifer does. It’s no coincidence that both the first episode of the series and the finale end in a therapist’s office. For five seasons, we watched Lucifer work on himself in therapy. Season 6 finally lets him use everything he’s learned to reach his destiny.

Lucifer’s final season finally pays off the series’ biggest question

Screen Rant 13 September, 2021 - 02:02pm

Netflix adding an extra season after the ending was planned radically changes how the story wraps up

The fact that season 6 of Lucifer exists does suggest fate isn’t set in stone. The show, based on original comics by Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg, and Sam Kieth, originally premiered on Fox in 2016 under Tom Kapinos, with co-showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson. It was cancelled three seasons later, then saved by Netflix for a season 4. Lucifer was intended to end with a two-part season 5, but the streaming service ordered another season right as the showrunners were finishing up, prompting the development of an entirely new ending for the series.

“I feel like the legacy of a show is so defined by whether it sticks the landing,” Henderson said in an interview with TV Guide. “And that was where our concern [about a sixth season] came from — we felt like we were about to stick the landing and it was, ‘Do we want to jeopardize that?’ But what we realize now is, this is us sticking the landing.”

But season 6 complicates that perception a little. The answer to whether people can escape what the powers that be intend for them ends up being a firm “maybe.” And while that new answer isn’t as clear-cut, it’s much truer to the spirit of the series, which is to say that nothing about identity and purpose is completely black and white.

Lucifer wasn’t always a show about cosmic questions. When it premiered in 2016, it was a police procedural with a side of supernatural intrigue — the story of an angel who rebelled against God and was sent to hell for his crimes, and the mortal female detective who’s immune to his devilish charms. Early in the series, the cases Chloe and Lucifer worked on together were almost all human-on-human violence, with no demons or biblical baddies. The main conflict was whether Chloe would find out that Lucifer was, in fact, the devil, not just some rich guy living out a weird fantasy.

Lucifer didn’t start building its mythology until seasons 2 and 3, when it delved a little deeper into its core themes of forgiveness and change. But the uneven quality of the villains meant that the show’s effectiveness varied. The season 2 arrival of Lucifer’s mother, Charlotte/Goddess (Tricia Helfer), allowed for complexity over the questions of whether she’s a villain, or just a woman betrayed by her husband and sons. Neither the Goddess nor Charlotte are cut-and-dried characters. Their complexity helps challenge Lucifer’s understanding of good and bad — and by extension, of hell and heaven. But the season 3 big bad, Cain (Tom Welling), is much less compelling. He’s tragic, but also straight-up evil.

His story aligns with the recurring conflict between what the characters want and what they deserve, according to the Bible’s clear-cut ideas of good and evil. Take Amenadiel, Lucifer’s more righteous older brother. In the show, angels self-actualize their own powers, and in season 2, when Amenadiel sins and starts feeling unworthy of Godly gifts, he loses his angel wings. He gets them back only when he realizes no sin is unforgivable, and that people can change. Lucifer goes through the same thing in season 4 after Chloe learns his true identity. He believes he’s a monster, so he literally starts to look like one.

Maze is the best illustration of the theme of personal choice. An expert torturer and fighter without a soul, in season 1 she lives to serve Lucifer. But as the series continues, she wants more out of life — more than what she believes God intends for her. The only problem is that she thinks she needs a soul to get it. After trying desperately to cultivate a soul, Maze has all but given up when God tells her that while he never gave demons souls, he also never said they couldn’t grow souls. Once she finally lets herself believe she can be more than a soulless creature, she changes.

Up until season 6, God’s plan on the show was always ambiguous. For the most part, none of the characters get direct orders from God. They believe he has determined their futures, but they don’t know exactly what those futures hold. With Lucifer waiting to take his place as God in the final season, the stage seems set for an indeterminate, wide-open playing field. But, all that goes out the window with the arrival of Lucifer’s surprise daughter from the future, Rory (Brianna Hildebrand). After upending the entire idea of fate and getting rid of God in season 5, season 6 brings it right back, focing Lucifer to confront the possibility that even after five seasons of character growth, acceptance, and successfully deviating from the plan God set out for him, he can’t change his future.

In the end, that’s really what Lucifer is about: How people have the ability to change what we believe we’re meant to be. Sometimes fate is malleable, and sometimes a destiny that feels like a punishment is really a blessing. But none of that is true for people who don’t open themselves to self-improvement and self-reflection, as Lucifer does. It’s no coincidence that both the first episode of the series and the finale end in a therapist’s office. For five seasons, we watched Lucifer work on himself in therapy. Season 6 finally lets him use everything he’s learned to reach his destiny.

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