Season 4 brings a prophecy, another VERY famous biblical character, spiky leathery wings, a visit to a nudist community, a plan to end a relationship a la How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and a demon named Squee, amongst other things. Thank you for being you, Lucifer. Here were some of my favorite bits of craziness from these episodes.
A secret code is sent via sandwich
A madman enters Lucifer’s nightclub Lux, shoots him, and takes the place hostage with a bomb. He asks for food to be delivered to him, because that’s what these guys always do, and back at the police precinct Detective Dan Espinoza knows exactly how he’s going to use that to his advantage! He sends in a sandwich with green onions and ranch dressing on it and Chloe knows that Dan would never do something like that by accident (Lucifer protests, noting that Dan once ate a marble because it was in a candy dish), concluding that since it’s a Southwestern sandwich from a place both she and Dan both know, that’s the direction from which the SWAT team is going to breach the building. Teamwork makes the dream work!
Eve kills a demon with a stiletto
Eve (yes, that Eve) is the big new addition to this season. Growing bored with Adam and the monotony of life in the Eternal City, she seeks out Lucifer. Longing for some excitement, she tags along with him at crime scenes, participates in a bar fight and an orgy, drinks Appletinis, and punches a guy in the balls. It’s fantastic stuff, but my favorite moment of hers came in the season finale. As she attempts to escape a group of demons with Linda and Amenadiel’s son Charlie in her arms, one of them just WILL NOT DIE. Turns a stiletto heel through the eye will do it.
An entire apartment is bubble wrapped
Fearless therapist Linda finds out that she’s pregnant, but her joy quickly turns to panic. Amenadiel is the father, and Linda fears that her baby being half angel is going to present some insurmountable challenges. This kid could have wings. The parents-to-be do what anyone would need to do in such a situation, and cover Linda’s entire home in bubble wrap, ceiling fan and all.
There’s a fantasy dance sequence featuring Lucifer and friends set to Kenny Loggins
This season opened with Lucifer sitting at his piano forlornly singing “Creep,” depressed and dismayed that Chloe literally packed her things and ran off after she finally realized his true identity. By the finale, he’s had a breakthrough in therapy and dealt with his self loathing. Riding high on life, it’s now “I’m Alright” that most closely matches his frame of mind. I openly cackled at the Dirty Dancing lift.
Lucifer makes a necessary sartorial fix
Arriving to a crime scene directly from an orgy, Lucifer accidentally shows up wearing assless pants. But never fear. He comes up with a creative solution and uses evidence tape to cover everything up. I love this show. Bring on Season 5!