The first half of Lucifer season 5, dubbed 5A, was released last August. Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the rest of the season. Lucifer season 5B is officially released as of today, May 28, and Nerds and Beyond got the chance to screen the rest of the season prior to release. As such, I’ll be bringing you a spoiler-free review of the back half of the season.
As this will be spoiler-free so you can enjoy the episodes, I won’t go into too much detail. The season picks up right where the last half did, and we get to see all of the consequences from the previous part of the season.
As teased last year, there is a musical episode. While it’s definitely fun and features some classic, catchy music, I often found it out of place and awkward at times. The plot overall to me felt a little slow and unclear at points, and I wasn’t a fan of some of the story that I felt they dragged out too long.
As far as the cast goes, they were brilliant as usual. Tom Ellis just embodies and really sells you Lucifer; the character simply would not be what it is without him. Lauren German has such a fun and electrifying connection with Ellis’ Lucifer that you just love the two sharing the screen together. Kevin Alejandro makes you love Dan so much, while Aimee Garcia really makes you feel for her character after what she went through last season. Lesley-Ann Brandt continues to kick-ass as Mazikeen, D.B. Woodside always steals the scenes anytime he’s on screen, and Rachael Harris really gave her all this half of the season with some heartfelt storylines for Linda.
We do see some old faces come back as well as some new. While I won’t spoil the old ones, it was fun to see Supernatural‘s Rob Benedict show up in episode 15. Benedict’s been teasing his appearance on the show for almost a year now, and it’s great to see him finally make his entrance.
While there were definitely some plot lines that I could have done without or could have been better explained, the season still had its great moments. There were some particularly emotional scenes that were knocked out of the park, both story-wise and through the actors’ performances. Overall, it wasn’t terrible, but I wasn’t as big of a fan of this season as a whole.
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Lucifer will have its epic conclusion once it returns for its sixth and final season, which recently wrapped filming. Lucifer Season 5B is available to stream now on Netflix.