Lucifer: Quintessential Deckerstar
May 7, 2018 7:07 PM - Season 3, Episode 23 - Subscribe

When Lucifer and Chloe investigate the death of a woman, they discover that they may be pursuing the wrong suspect; Charlotte risks her safety when she decides to take matters into her own hands.
posted by oh yeah! (15 comments total)
 
I was not expecting the show to kill off Charlotte (though in retrospect I guess since this show's writers are so seemingly convinced that getting their romantic leads together means the death of the show, there was no chance they'd let Dan/Charlotte come to fruition either). When Chloe & Lucifer & Dan arrived at the crime scene, I wondered if we were going to see Amenadiel's corpse there too, whether his ascension back into his heavenly form would have come from the death of his mortal one.

Cain's desire to regain his immortality is baffling. Just because he lost Chloe? He wanted Lucifer to break the curse before he even knew he had a shot with her, why the sudden urge to return to the life he was trying for so long to get rid of?
posted by oh yeah! at 7:23 PM on May 7, 2018 [1 favorite]


I also wondered if this meant Amenadiel was shuffling off this mortal coil. And Charlotte dying right when she began to get the hang of being good? This season is really dedicated to not letting characters progress.

I really hope next season is better because otherwise I'm gonna drop out.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:38 PM on May 7, 2018


As strong as a lot of the episode was, it essentially pushed the big old reset button. Dan is alone again, just as his relationship with Charlotte was getting to the waffle stage. Chloe and Lucifer are dancing around having feelings for each other, but she still can't believe him when he talks about his true nature. Amenadiel didn't even have to spend an entire episode pondering the implications of mortality (or a mortality-like state) before he got his wings back and returned to dad's good book. Even Maze revived a bit of her fondness or affection for her angelic counterpart and demonstrated that she is still concerned about Linda's well being.

This is just so frustrating. The show is spinning its wheels, and as much fun as it is to watch the cast, at this point, I'm rapidly losing interest in finding out what happens, or even watching the show. The reliance on the weakest part of the show, the procedural portion, isn't even close enough to draw me back as a viewer. I'm not going to drop it now, but I'll have to evaluate whether I'll be back next season.
posted by sardonyx at 7:59 PM on May 7, 2018 [1 favorite]


I'm sorry, but Charlotte had two children. Two small children. Not college kids or young adults. They suffered their mother having a months-long experience (as Mrs. G-d) which, to their eyes, must have made them feel unloved and emotionally abused. Killing her made sense for ending one arc's option, but in the larger picture of her character, it's pretty horrible. (Granted, the "original" Charlotte was killed in her hotel room, but her kids didn't know that, nobody but Lucifer *really* knew that.)

I just find this agonizing that we got to meet the "real" Charlotte, only to lose her. Call me overly sensitive, but even if Dan gets over grieving her, Charlotte's children (whom we pointedly saw that she loves) have lost their mother. Harrumph.

Also, where's Maze now? Last seen unconscious, but the hypodermic is now under the couch. That has to mean something for how they'll catch Cain.
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 6:41 PM on May 9, 2018 [1 favorite]


Ah well, cliffhanger series finale here we come, no doubt -- Lucifer Canceled By Fox After Three Seasons.

I'm sad the writers squandered so much of this season, but I don't really believe they ever had a solid endgame in mind, and there'd be no justice in Lucifer getting another season while Brooklyn 99 gets the axe so, so be it.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:26 PM on May 11, 2018 [1 favorite]


Thanks for sharing the news, oh yeah! I hadn't heard it yet, although I did hear about B-99. It's a shame it's so late in the season, because, as you said, I doubt the writers have a neat wrap-up planned.
posted by sardonyx at 5:18 PM on May 11, 2018 [1 favorite]


I hate it when shows don't get the chance to have a proper ending. Grar.
posted by miss-lapin at 10:29 PM on May 11, 2018 [1 favorite]


Sardonyx-Good news about Brooklyn-99
posted by miss-lapin at 5:55 AM on May 12, 2018


Actually, I stopped watching Brooklyn-99 a season or two ago, so while it's good news for the fans who watch, I don't see myself picking it up again.
posted by sardonyx at 10:16 AM on May 12, 2018


This season earned that cancelation.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 12:56 PM on May 12, 2018


I wouldn't go that far, but I would agree that this season has (seemingly) largely been squandered in terms of moving the overall story forward. Still, I've been entertained each week.
posted by wierdo at 1:11 PM on May 12, 2018


I'm honestly ok with the show being cancelled if they get to do like a two hour fiinale in which things are wrapped up. I don't mind some loose ends, but I would really, for example, Dr Linda to get a happy ending of some kind.
posted by miss-lapin at 1:40 AM on May 13, 2018


I think you need to brace yourself for not being ok, miss-lapin - we've only got tomorrow's one-hour finale left, which would have been filmed months ago, and completed/delivered to the network before the axe came down.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:42 AM on May 13, 2018


Oh I know, but it makes me sad. It deserves a real ending at least.
posted by miss-lapin at 6:02 AM on May 14, 2018


I mean I'm not that emotionally involved in a show, but it's just a pet peeve. I think every show deserves the change to have a planned finale.
posted by miss-lapin at 6:03 AM on May 14, 2018


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