PopsLucifer : Season 1 Episode 10
The show stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer; Lauren German as Chloe Decker; Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen or "Maze," Lucifer's demonic assistant/bodyguard; Kevin Alejandro as Daniel "Dan" Espinoza, Chloe's cop ex-husband; D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, an angel charged with returning Lucifer to Hell; Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin, a therapist Lucifer decides to talk to/sleep with; and Scarlett Estevez as Beatrice "Trixie" Espinoza, Chloe's and Dan's daughter. Tricia Helfer joined the cast in the second season as Lucifer's Mother, the "Queen of Creation," using the body of Charlotte Richards, defense attorney, as did Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez, newly assigned Crime Scene Tech and resident religious person. The fourth season introduces Eve, the mother of all humanity, played by Inbar Lavi.
PopsLucifer : Season 1 Episode 10
Seasonal cast members include Kevin Rankin as Malcolm Graham, a corrupt LAPD officer tasked to bring down Lucifer by Amenadiel (season 1); Tom Welling as Marcus Pierce, the latest lieutenant for the LAPD (season 3); and Brianna Hildebrand as Rory, an angel who has a vendetta against Lucifer (season 6).
On May 11, 2018 (just three days before the airing of the third season finale), Fox canceled the show due to low ratings, with two episodes that were meant to be shown in a potential fourth season being aired two weeks after the finale. Warner Bros. subsequently shopped the series around, and after a month of fan campaign, it finally found a new home in Netflix. On June 23, 2020, the service renewed the show for a sixth and final season, which consists of 10 episodes, adding up to 93 episodes in total. The final season was released on September 10, 2021. On May 3rd, 2022, Netflix announced they obtained the streaming rights to the first three series of the show, with episodes added on May 29th, 2022.
Tropes G to L Gangland Drive-By: Happens to a priest who was involved in a murder/drug case. The shooter missed him however as he was was only trying to scare him, being the true drug dealer and a former protege of the priest.
Genre Shift: The comic presents itself as an epic existential high-fantasy with gods and angels and the creation of multiple universes. The show however is a cop-drama with supernatural bells and whistles attached to it. Quite the shift.
God: Is the father of Lucifer, Amenadiel, and all other angels, whom he conceived with the Goddess. He is also considered the sole father of Adam and therefore ancestor to all humans. Despite being absent for most of the series, his actions influence a big part of the story, albeit how much is up for debate. In "Take Me Back to Hell", he grants Lucifer's wish to save Chloe in exchange for giving him a mission to capture his mother.
In "Lady Parts", because Lucifer renegades on his deal to capture the Goddess, God apparently involves Chloe in a car accident. The next episode reveals that it was actually Uriel who did it.
"Quid Pro Ho" reveals that, years ago, he sent Amenadiel to bless Penelope Decker to have a child: Chloe. In other words, Chloe is a miracle child, put in Lucifer's path by God.
God communicates to Amenadiel that he could leave Hell "Detective Amenadiel", since it no longer needs a warden. Later, it's revealed that this was actually because Lucifer helped a soul (Lee Garner/Mr. Said Out Bitch) overcome his guilt and ascend to Heaven. This triggers a change in celestial role of Hell and it didn't require a warden anymore, but instead a healer.
Finally appears in the flesh in "Spoiler Alert". He does look like Morgan Freeman, after all.
Going Commando: Implied in "Saint Lucifer" when Lucifer gives his shirt and trousers to a homeless man and ends up naked. Demonstrated for real in "Everything's Okay".
Go Mad from the Revelation: This happens to nearly everyone who sees Lucifer's real face, but special mention has to go to Jimmy Barnes in the pilot between the hostage situation and Chloe waking up in hospital. Apparently, it was bad enough that just the mention of Lucifer's name makes him go suicidal, screaming "HE'S THE DEVIL! HE'S THE DEVIL!" (which, of course, is completely true). Then again, Lucifer did subject him to some serious Mind Rape.Jimmy: Please, don't hurt me. Lucifer: [in full devil-face] Oh, Jimmy... you're gonna wish that's all I did to you.
Dr. Linda's ex husband Reese sees Lucifer's devil face accidentally and it drives him into a paranoid state. We next see him working on a murder board full of clues, trying desperately to prove to his (ex) wife and the world that the devil is real. It doesn't help that everyone he interviews seems to love being around Lucifer (even Dan begrudgingly comes around).
Dr. Linda herself goes catatonic when Lucifer shows her his real face. She got over the catatonia, though she's still quite rattled by it.
Gonna Need More X: When Chloe asks for a list of Lucifer's last two months' of sexual conquests as part of an investigation.Lucifer: Right, you'll need a much bigger notepad. Gilligan Cut to the police precinct, crammed to the rafters with Lucifer's exes
Good Is Boring: Lucifer thinks this about Chloe's insistence on doing things by the book:Lucifer: Boring, boring, boring, boring.
Good Is Not Dumb: Amenadiel is this to a T. He's committed to doing whatever it takes to make Lucifer return to Hell, whether that's giving Dr. Linda advice on how to get past his smarmy defense mechanisms, or giving clues on the whereabouts of certain angelic artifacts to thieves and businessmen, and maybe threatening dirty cops with one-way tickets back to Hell where he found them if they don't do what he wants.
Good Wings, Evil Wings: The angels all have birdlike wings, although with different colors. Lucifer, despite being what he is, has the most traditional angelic wings of them all: white bird wings. That is, until he decides to burn them off in "Wingman", though he regains them by the end of Season 2.
This becomes a plot point in Season 4. Even after he was banished from Heaven and got his devil form, Lucifer still had the angelic birdlike wings. Which is why it becomes extremely distressing when one day he checks them to find that his wings are now batlike and very black and red, much like the usual depiction of the Devil. Once he realizes the root of the problem in "Save Lucifer", they revert back to normal.
The Grim Reaper: Azrael, the Angel of Death, shows up in the bonus episode "Boo Normal". She's...not very grim.
Half-Human Hybrid: Linda and Amenadiel's son, Charlie. That being said, despite his human half he is still considered an angel. He can go to and from Heaven as he pleases (though someone has take him there first), and qualifies as a possible replacement for Lucifer as the ruler of Hell.
Happiness in Slavery: Eve and Maze have tied up and gagged a random guy in his office and then start making out with each other. When Lucifer and Chloe come in and free the guy, we get this gem:Man: Thank you! These two maniacs barged in here and tied me up! Lucifer: Yes, I can see you've had a most unpleasant time here. Man: Well... it wasn't all bad.
Hate Plague: Any human who touches Azrael's Blade has the overwhelming urge to kill with it over even the most minor perceived slight. Lucifer's opinion of Dan goes up because he's able to show some resistance.
#HashtagForLaughs: When Amenadiel confronts Malcolm for not executing his orders, the latter answers that he knows that the angel has no actual means of pressure on him and ends up mockingly saying out-loud "#TeamLucifer", which is also the title of the episode.
Headbutt of Love: Lucifer and Chloe rest their foreheads together towards the end of "Love Handles" after the episode's incidents have (seemingly) wrapped up, and Lucifer realizes that their relationship is indeed real.
Heartbreak and Ice Cream: A Clingy Jealous Girl is suspected of killing her ex-boyfriend's one-night stand, but surveillance footage shows that she actually spent all night at an all-night frozen yogurt shop, eating bucket after bucket of froyo and crying.
After exchanging their hardships, Lucifer and Candy eat ice-cream while wrapped in snuggies.
Heroic BSoD: When Lucifer shows Dr. Linda his real face she goes completely catatonic, unable to move or speak. This continues into the next episode where she's afraid to leave her office and visibly freaked out when Maze shows up. She somewhat recovers by the next episode, but even in later seasons, she still freaks out from time to time.
Heroic Sacrifice: A variation. After being shot by Malcolm and dying, and despite all his raging at being forced into a role he doesn't want, Lucifer tells "Dad" he'll do, go, and be whatever He wants if Chloe can be saved from Malcolm.
Another variant from the same episode, Dan confesses to his and Malcolm's crimes, ending his career and ruining his life, in order to exonerate Lucifer after Malcolm framed him.
Lucifer jumps in front of a thrown axe to keep it from hitting Chloe. It only pins his coat to a post, but he tells her, in no uncertain terms, that he would do it again without hesitation, even knowing he's vulnerable around her.
Season 5 Finale: Lucifer goes into Heaven to save Chloe after Michael kills her, knowing full well that he'll be incinerated the second he arrives. Luckily for him he still had Lilith's Immortality Ring on him though he notes the protection is only temporary, and thus he transfers it to Chloe to get her back to Earth while he gets incinerated. Also luckily for him, this sacrifice was enough to "win" the contest to become God.
High-Tech Heaven: It's implied that Heaven has access to all of Earth's technological advances. During Season 4, Eve mentions that Heaven has TV and Adam spends most of his time watching ESPN. At another point, Lucifer mentions that his sister the angel Remiel was fond of hot tubs (considering he was banished a long time ago, that means Heaven already had those long before Earth).
Hilarious Outtakes: The DVDs and Blu-rays for the show feature gag reels as bonus content.
Hilarity Ensues: In one of the Season 3 bonus episodes, Chloe has to infiltrate a furry con as part of a murder investigation. Things do not go as planned. Aside from the inherent humor value of seeing Chloe wander around in a fursuit looking very uncomfortable, it's actually a pretty respectful and even-handed portrayal of furry cons and the subculture. With the exception of the woman who gets in a fistfight with Chloe because she thinks Chloe stole her OC, but the YouTube upload of that scene is littered with furries only half-jokingly admitting that it's completely accurate to actual drama within the community.
Hollywood Atheist: Discussed, apparently un-ironically. When Chloe and Lucifer are talking religion, Chloe states that she is not a Christian but that she doesn't consider herself an atheist because she believes in right and wrong.
Carmen, the head of the black market auction ring specializing in religious artifacts, makes it clear that the only faith he has is in money. Seeing Lucifer's wings, however, rocks him to his core and makes him believe.
Hollywood Genetics: A really minor case, but due to the recast of Dan's actor between the pilot and the rest of the series, we have the blue-eyed Chloe and the now-blue-eyed Dan with a brown-eyed daughter.note Taken from a genetics site: You need a working HERC2 and a working OCA2 to have brown eyes. Because the two genes depend on each other, it is possible for someone to actually be a carrier of a dominant trait like brown eyes. And if two blue eyed parents are carriers, then they can have a brown-eyed child.