Lucifer Season 4 Review
Written by Julie Ortiz on May 13, 2019
When Fox decided to drop Lucifer after airing three seasons, there was serious outcry from the fans of the series. A #SaveLucifer campaign was started by the passionate fan base and it was a sweet victory when Netflix decided to pick up the program. At the moment, the streaming giant has the complete Season 4 available for viewers across the globe.
When a widely loved drama series changes its outlet, it is normal for fans to fear that a lot of things will change. This is not really the case in the fourth season of Lucifer. The only major difference is that there are just 10 episodes instead of the 22 fans are used to. Asides from that, all other things are almost exactly as they were in previous seasons.
Netflix’s Lucifer season 4 picks up exactly where the third season of the show by Fox stopped. Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) is still the crime-fighting devil viewers have come to love. The Prince of Darkness was able to finally reveal his true self to Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) in the final episode of Season 3. A little time has passed; a month perhaps. In that time, Chloe has been to Europe with her daughter Trixie (Scarlett Estevez) for an unplanned vacation, in order process the fact that she has really been with Lucifer for so long and that Heaven and Hell are real. On his part, Lucifer has been trying to figure out if Chloe can accept him for who he truly is.
As they go back to work, everything seems alright. The very first episode saw Lucifer and Chloe investigating the murder of a local beekeeper. The procedural aspect of the show doesn’t change at all. Each episode flows into the next smoothly even when there are new cases to solve. The characters still deal with the issues they face in their personal and professional lives amidst the cases they are trying hard to solve.
One clear message this season continue to send is the fact that people are not exactly who they purport to be. As the Celestials continue to dwell with the humans, the narratives become clearly that they may not be as dangerous as people assume they are. The new knowledge the characters are gaining and the stress of their jobs are having real impact on their lives, making the storyline more interesting.
New relationships are being formed while old ones are being tested continually. Chloe has been led to Father Kinley (Graham McTavish), whose motives remain unclear. The deaths of Charlotte Richards and Marcos Pierce has had serious impact on some of our favorite characters. While Detective Dan Espinoza struggles with sorrow and reckless anger, Forensics’ Ella Lopez struggles to deal with her crisis of faith. Angel Amenadiel, Lucifer’s prominent brother, is still trying to figure out where to call home as his relationship with Dr. Linda continues to flourish. Even the demon from hell, Mazikeen, is serious about repairing her relationship with Chloe and Trixie. The return of Eve (the first woman) to earth is another intriguing aspect of the story.
Fans of Lucifer will definitely find the Netflix resurrected series as fresh as ever. As the celestials and the humans cohabit, the charm of Lucifer is as strong as ever.