Spoilers ahead for Lucifer Season 5, Episode 10 “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam.”
The second half of Season 5 of Lucifer has dropped on Netflix, along with the highly anticipated musical episode. The Netflix series has officially joined shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once Upon a Time and many more shows that also have a musical episode. While the singing and dancing is fun, it’s hard to remember all of those lyrics, and one star is revealing a trick the cast used when they forgot them.
While a musical episode in Lucifer seems out of place, the reasoning for the random musical breakouts makes sense. It’s revealed that God (Dennis Haysbert) is responsible for everyone putting on a show, though Lucifer (Tom Ellis) is less than thrilled with having to break out into song and dance. The first big number in the musical episode, titled “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam,” takes place on a high school football field after a referee collapses and dies during a game. Ella (played by Aimee Garcia) is the first to start singing, making Lucifer wonder what in God’s name is going on. The song, “Another One Bites the Dust,” was the biggest number of the episode, with everyone dancing and singing. Though sometimes the cast went a little overboard with the dancing, as Garcia told TVLine about a trick they used whenever they forgot lyrics:
If we couldn’t remember the lyrics, we would put our hair in our face.
Being an actor and not a singer makes a music-centric episode that much more complicated, but also fun at the same time. Filming the episode, learning the choreography, and going into the studio to record the songs can at times be challenging and scary. Aimee Garcia admits what she thinks some people did before going into the recording studio, and I wouldn’t blame them if it were true:
We were all terrified, and I think shots of tequila were downed before people went into the recording booth, but it’s all out there now!
The back half of Season 5 of Lucifer is heavy with God’s presence, and the musical episode only shows a little bit of what he’s capable of. Now that he’s on Earth, he’s trying to make amends with Lucifer, Amenadiel, Michael and his other children, but he also has other plans in mind that could change things forever. With God in play now, Lucifer has to rethink his relationships and friendships and not show any weakness when it comes to family. Although the musical episode is fun to watch, it’s only the beginning of what’s to come for the rest of Season 5 and going into the sixth and final season.
The first five seasons of Lucifer are currently streaming on Netflix.