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Spoilers ahead for Season 4 of Lucifer on Netflix.
Lucifer finally returned for its long-awaited fourth season on May 8. The devilishly fun series about Lucifer Morningside leaving Hell to help solve crimes with the humans of Los Angeles was cancelled by Fox shortly before its Season 3 finale, and fans spent a month fiercely campaigning on social media for another platform to pick it up. Netflix stepped in with the save, and the new season on Netflix was able to unleash the Devil in ways he could never be unleashed on network television.
Season 4 ended on a cliffhanger that was positively hellish, as it literally sent Lucifer back to Hell to serve as king again. This wasn't the first time that Lucifer ended a season on a killer cliffhanger with no guarantee of another season coming, but Lucifer returning to Hell is arguably a much bigger deal than Chloe seeing his Devil face. There are a number of factors that come into play when it comes to the future of Lucifer, and Netflix notoriously does not release ratings numbers like broadcast and cable platforms do.
Based on the Season 4 cliffhanger, I think most viewers would agree with Tom Ellis that the story isn't finished just yet! There are still so many questions that need to be answered about the new status quo. It's all but inconceivable that Lucifer could stay down in Hell forever, no matter how noble his reasons were for returning. Doesn't Lucifer's Devil deserve a happier ending than the throne of Hell? He's not the Supernatural Lucifer, after all!
Lucifer returned to Hell despite his triumph over the demons on Earth, which in theory should have meant he could safely continue to live in Los Angeles and investigate crimes with Chloe and the rest of the LAPD. Amenadiel and Linda's newborn son Charlie was rescued by Amenadiel, Lucifer, Maze, Eve, and Chloe before they could take him to Hell and mold him into their new king. Hell could only be ruled by an angel, and Charlie's status as a half-angel was apparently enough for him to qualify.
Although the good guys won the day and destroyed the demons, Lucifer had already revealed that he had no intention of returning to Hell, which meant that demons would try to get to Earth and wreak havoc for so long as he wasn't there to control them. He couldn't plug all the holes and keep living his life on Earth, so he returned to Hell.
Notably, as he sat the throne in Hell, he wasn't showing his devil face, and he'd already shown that his wings were white and fluffy again rather than bat-like, as they were earlier in Season 4.
After his journey in Season 4, it's easy to believe that he'll stick to the straight and narrow as much as the Devil can even after returning to Hell. He'll probably always be the guy who will happily strip down to hang out in a nudist colony, but he can also be good. And now he has extra motivation: Chloe.
Lucifer and Chloe weren't on the greatest terms for a lot of Season 4. She was freaked out by his status as the Devil, and she began working with a priest to try and send him back to Hell. She ultimately couldn't bring herself to do it, but Lucifer still felt incredibly betrayed that she came close. He started a very hot and heavy relationship with Eve -- yes, that Eve -- that took him down a dark path that Chloe was not happy about.
Still, they ended the season confessing their love to each other and sharing a sweet kiss. She begged him not to leave her, but he had to go for the greater good. Poor Chloe really hasn't caught a break in the last couple of finales, has she? For an episode that started with a jubilant Lucifer starring in his own musical number to the tune of the Caddyshack theme song, it sure did get dark!
On the non-Lucifer Lucifer front, there are plenty of stories to be resolved as well. Ella rediscovered her faith by the end of the finale, and there's always the possibility that her unlikely hookup with Dan could be revisited in another season. Maze still carries a torch for Eve, and Dan is working on his recovery from what happened to Charlotte.
Amenadiel and Linda have to figure out how to raise a half-angel baby, who will hopefully be safe from being forcibly dragged to either Heaven or Hell in the future. Surely we deserve to see for ourselves, though, right?
If you want to see a fifth season of Lucifer, then best thing you can do is probably to watch and even rewatch on Netflix. All four seasons are available streaming, not just the one produced specifically for Netflix. Some social media activity couldn't hurt either, especially after the campaign to #SaveLucifer was so effective.
We'll have to wait and see what Netflix decides. The streaming giant hasn't shied away from axing beloved series lately, so there are no guarantees for shows that aren't mega-hits like Stranger Things.
For some non-devilish streaming options, be sure to check out our 2019 Netflix premiere schedule. There are plenty of options on broadcast and cable TV as well, and you can sort through them for your favorites on our summer TV premiere guide. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV and movie news!