Save Lucifer -- The Fourth Season, That Is -- In Your DVD Cabinet

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Lucifer Season 4

After LUCIFER got nixed from broadcast television after it's third season, the fandom for the show came out in force to get the series renewed. Their #SaveLucifer campaign literally raised hell online, even getting a boost from celebrity Twitter expert William Shatner. And in the end, their revolt had the desired effect. The box art for the DVD release of the third season, which originally read "Final Season," got changed at the eleventh hour -- a clear indication that there was a disturbance in the force.

The diligence of the fans was rewarded, and Warner Brothers moved forward with a fourth season of LUCIFER, taking the devil to his new home on Netflix. And now that fourth season is being packaged up for the home entertainment market.

This fourth season picks up from the jaw-dropping cliffhanger of season three that had fans all worked up -- a scene in which Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) puts an end to the threat of Cain (Tom Welling), in clear view of Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German). There was no going back from this one, as his "devil face" was in full view. But it also wasn't closure -- and the fallout from this revelation is what Chloe has to deal with in the ten-episode fourth season.

This reviewer was a bit on edge for the first few episodes, as it seemed that Chloe's new goal was to send Lucifer back to Hell, working undercover for a rogue priest (Graham McTavish) who believes in a prophecy that evil will be released if the Devil walks the Earth with his first love. Fortunately, Chloe doesn't really want to send Lucifer back to Hell, but her intent, once revealed, does put a dent in their relationship.

Further complicating things is the arrival of Lucifer's first dalliance -- Eve (Inbar Lavi) -- who has gotten bored with Paradise and wants to live a little. Having been literally created for Adam, with no choice in the matter, she wants to discover who she is, and that involves a lot of partying and orgies with Lucifer. And as much as her being around creates a roadblock for the Deckerstar relationship, it's hard to hate her because everyone genuinely likes her for her openness, innocence, and overall naivete. But is she the right woman for Lucifer, who continues to lose sight of who he is, to the point that his wings and physical appearance begin to change to his more evil visage?

This season also deals with the rest of the fallout from season three -- including how Dan Espinoza (Kevin Alejandro) copes with the shooting of Charlotte, and the crisis of faith Ella Lopez (Aimee Garcia) experiences when she gives up on God. Ella's method of getting by involves booze and drugs, while Dan's takes a more violent turn when he sees a way to get the pain in his ass that is Lucifer removed from the picture for good.

And there's a baby on the way for Dr. Linda Martin (Rachael Harris) and Lucifer's brother, Amenadiel (DB Woodside) -- but after an experience with local drug gangs and the LAPD, Amenadiel's not so sure that Earth is the best place to raise his son, and that perhaps the Silver City might be best for him.

As for Mazikeen (Leslie-Ann Brandt), her life is in a state of flux after she moves out of Chloe's apartment and in with Linda, vowing to protect her baby at all costs. But she's in need of an anchor, and finds herself realizing the things she never got from her own mother, Lilith, as she learns what birth is like on Earth. 

LUCIFER on Netflix is just as good as it was on broadcast -- only more LUCIFER-ian in terms of themes and language. And, in yet another bit of good news, this DVD release box labels the contents as the "Complete Fourth Season" -- the word "Final" is nowhere to be found. So stay tuned for that upcoming fifth season, because the writers have really painted themselves into a corner this time around.

LUCIFER: The Complete Fourth Season is now available on Digital, and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 12th

Grade: 
5.0 / 5.0