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‘Lucifer’ season 4: The evolution of Deckerstar

WARNING: Lucifer season 4 SPOILERS ahead!

Amongst the aftermath of Chloe seeing Lucifer’s devil face in the season 3 finale, we received a beautiful rendition of “Creep,” a  tumultuous prophecy, a priest with a devilish agenda, and the first woman… ever.

But most importantly, we received beautiful care done for both Chloe and Lucifer’s character development individually, and also as a couple.

And as we wrap our brains around that season 4 finale, and the perfectly binge-able season as a whole, let’s take a look at Deckerstar’s evolution:

Lucifer

Everyone can relate to Radiohead’s “Creep” in some capacity. It’s about not feeling good enough, and in consequence, putting the people you admire on pedestals.

Throughout the series, Lucifer has put Chloe on his own particular pedestal, it was like she was in this pristine action figure box, only to be looked at and admired but never touched.

He even tells her so:

“If you can accept me, that’s all that matters.” -Lucifer (4×01)

However, this season had zero problems with ripping her off that pedestal. And in fact looked closer at her supposedly pristine boxing to find that, there’s smudges, tears, and fingerprints just like everyone else.

Lucifer’s journey in season 4 has been in finding self worth beyond Chloe. He’s asking the painful and difficult questions. What am I supposed do if the person I love the most doesn’t love me back? How do I survive it?

Lucifer’s answer has been through both his usual and unusual way. First there was a lot of drinking, and partying, and orgies. But the introduction of Eve had him puzzling at this person who could accept the parts of himself that Chloe was denying.

I wish I was special

You’re so very special

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But all in all, none of it truly worked… but why? Because it was never just about Eve and Chloe. To put it simply, Eve wanted Lucifer to shut off the “good” parts of himself, while Chloe wanted him to shut off the “bad.”

Each person wanted certain parts of him hidden, and that’s not healthy or authentic. Lucifer literally has a crisis of identity as he morphed into his devil form. Which results in him asking… how much does god actually control?

No matter your religious beliefs, I think everyone can relate to questioning higher powers at be, and the debate about their existence. But in regards to Lucifer, he’s been using his dad’s perceived influence to hide the fact that he blames himself for humanity’s sins just as much (if not more) than they blame him.

But I’m a creep

I’m a weirdo

By the end of this season, Lucifer is not suddenly cured of his self-loathing. But rather by facing it, he’s empowered enough to embrace all aspects of himself, and will hopefully continue to do the work going forward.

Chloe

Lucifer is often blasé about what it means for humans finding out he’s ACTUALLY the devil. He gets on a basic level that it’s scary for us, but really, he more so sees it as a quirk. We easily forget that Lucifer is not human, and can’t ever completely understand the terror in facing your own mortality. Accompanied with the dark, looming, and omnipresent figure of suffering that the devil represents, and in turn, the almost chemical revulsion and fear you have to such figures… is something he can never understand.

It’s no wonder Chloe peaced out for a month, buried herself in research about the world’s oldest evil, befriended a priest, and tried to find religion.

With that, I defend Chloe Decker and her choices this season. She needed time. She needed time away, and she needed time with him to make sure he was still the person she knew. And it’s probably what I would have done.

When Chloe saw Lucifer’s devil face she wasn’t just questioning him. She was questioning herself, too. She couldn’t trust herself now that she knew the truth. Chloe’s a detective, and Lucifer has been telling her this whole time what he was, and she didn’t believe him, no sane person would. Can she trust herself, and trust her instincts, now that she know’s “the biggest truth?”

She ultimately decides she can, when she tells Father Kinley she wasn’t going to send Lucifer back to hell. And because this, she’s accepted that Lucifer’s inherently good. So now what?

What the hell am I doing here?

I don’t belong here

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She wants everyone else to see it, too. She wants him to squash his devilishness and embrace who Chloe sees. But that creates another problem. Chloe puts on rose-colored glasses after she tells Father Kinley no, and her journey for the rest of season has been watching her take them off, bit by bit.

Deckerstar

In the grand scheme of things, Chloe and Lucifer couldn’t have gotten together until Chloe knew about who he actually is, and accepted him anyway. But that doesn’t mean we weren’t screaming, “now kiss” at every turn.

If they had gotten together before that, their trust would have been broken. And what’s attractive about the Deckerstar relationship (besides the whole King of Hell and detective thing), is they both put so much value in honesty.

I love how season 4 ended with their relationship stronger than ever, and how the angst pulling them apart was external, not internal.

Deckerstar’s journey this season has been all about acceptance and healing. It was beautifully executed, therefore making it the strongest season of Lucifer to date.

I don’t care if it hurts

I wanna have control

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You know that thing on TV when one person is asked “why do you love this person?” And their answer is, “I don’t know, I just do” and you’re supposed to come out of it thinking, “that was so romantic!” But really you’re like, “that was bullsh*t.” You know what I’m talking about?

I know the reasons behind that answer, it’s because love is a mystery and you can’t help why you would love one person and not another. And that’s all true, HOWEVER, if this couple had chemistry, and a good story, the audience should be able to answer it for you (but we still shouldn’t have to, just answer the question dammit).

So I am going to do it now, with Chloe and Lucifer. Because when it comes to these two I have no chill.

I want a perfect body

I want a perfect soul

Chloe loves that Lucifer’s non-judgmental, honest to a fault, hilarious, joyous, intuitive, loyal, and direct.

Lucifer loves that Chloe’s moral, intuitive, honest, loyal, kind, and smart.

There were way more overlaps than differences right? Which is insane to think about because these two have completely different personalities.

Lucifer helps Chloe get out of her own head, and Chloe helps Lucifer see beyond his limited and cynical scope of the world.

Lucifer loves that Chloe believes in redemption, growth, and change, but isn’t naive. He likes that she is willing to do the right thing, even if it’s the hardest thing. Which inspires him to do the same in the season 4 finale.

Chloe likes how Lucifer makes her feel confident, seen, and competent.

They ground each other, and are more alike than they realize.

What will be in store for the possible season 5?

  • Hopefully, Lucifer and Chloe as a full-fledged couple.
  • But, we got to get him out of Hell first.
  • Prediction: Lucifer will be able to control when he has angel wings and when he has a devil face.

Even with us singing their praises this season, Deckerstar still isn’t perfect, which is why we need a season 5 to continue their story! You can watch seasons 1-4 now available on Netflix! Also we LOVE Tom Ellis’ cover of “Creep” but I would be remiss if we didn’t at least acknowledge this power house of a ballad done by Haley Reinhart:

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Lynsey Neill

Lynsey is a Hufflepuff with Ravenclaw tendencies. Find her watching anything from BoJack Horseman to Grey's Anatomy. She loves to read... especially if it features dragons. If you ask her what she's doing she will most likely respond "I probably should be writing." Find her on Twitter @lynsneill, to theorize, geek out, and to obsess about Olicity.

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