Even Lucifer’s Kevin Alejandro Was Confused About Dan’s Season 5 Twist

Kevin Alejandro as Dan Espinoza in Lucifer.

Spoilers ahead for Season 5, Episode 15 of Netflix’s Lucifer, "Is This Really How It’s Going to End?!"

Now that Season 5B of Netflix’s Lucifer has officially dropped, it’s time to talk about the many twists that happened in the final episodes. One twist that surely shocked fans was a certain character’s death at the hands of a Supernatural alum, and Kevin Alejandro, who portrayed Dan Espinoza up until his untimely death in the penultimate episode, is sharing his thoughts on what happened.

In the penultimate episode of Season 5, “Is This Really How It’s Going to End?!,” Dan is kidnapped and beaten by some criminals, one of which is notably played by Rob Benedict from Supernatural. When Chloe finally finds him, Dan's not looking too well, and he later dies at the hospital. It's an emotional and heartbreaking ordeal, especially when Chloe tells their daughter, Trixie. Kevin Alejandro told TVLine what he thinks of the twist and the way Dan will be handled in the final season:

I was confused by that choice, honestly, but Dan is super confused by it. You get glimpses of Dan trying to figure out why his choices have led him to where he’s at. It’s not a huge part of the [season], but it’s honest and it’s actually quite beautiful, the way they’ve handled the Dan of it all.

Some are likely still recovering from watching Dany pass on, with Chloe at his side. It was unexpected and shocking, and to see what happened leading up to it and what Dan is thinking in the aftermath will be something to look forward to in the upcoming sixth and final season. One also has to consider how Chloe and Trixie cope with Dan’s death while also dealing with what happened in the finale.

Season 5 was just full of twists, as the end of Season 5A introduced viewers to God (Dennis Haysbert). And it was thanks to God that fans got a musical episode out of Lucifer, which involved the characters singing and dancing their hearts out, whether it’d be during a case or a stroll in the park. It was one of the lighter episodes of the season, and only from there did the fun start to go down. Lucifer and Michael’s fight regarding who would be taking over as God after their Father’s retirement came to a head in the finale and someone new is officially taking over the reigns.

There's no telling what will happen in Season 6 or how exactly Dan’s story will continue on in the aftermath of hs death. It would appear, though, that Dan is still sticking around in the afterlife, and it will be interesting to see how the series and characters deal with that and the other thing.

All five seasons of Lucifer are now streaming on Netflix. There's no confirmed release date for Season 6 right now, but stay tuned to CinemaBlend for updates! In the meantime, check out our summer 2021 TV schedule to see what shows to look forward as the weather heats up.

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