Lucifer Season 3 sets up a new status quo for the devil, as revealed in the Season 2 finale, with a set of angel wings and new dangers.
Creator: Tom Kapinos
Summary: Lucifer Morningstar has decided he's had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles — the City of Angels.
When we last left our favorite devil, he'd just sent his mother to a different dimension and was getting ready to tell Chloe who he really is. Cut to blade and we see Lucifer wake up in a desert, and now he has angel wings. That sets up an interesting new dynamic not only with Lucifer as a character, but also with the world around him. Has God returned Lucifer's wings? Do they symbolize something bigger or greater? Or is God somehow not behind the wings returning? These are some of the questions the first episodes looks to answer, or at least pose.
We also get a new dynamic at the police station with the introduction of a new lieutenant Marcus Pierce, played by Tom Welling. There are people telling us that he's really nice, but he really doesn't seem to care for Chloe or Dan at all. So there are major changes for all of the characters in almost all aspects of their lives. The change is good, though, because it means that the show gets to play with our expectations a bit. As soon as Pierce walks in, we expect him to be all over Chloe, but he isn't. We expect Amenadiel to react a certain way when he finds out Lucifer has his wings back, but he doesn't, and it turns out it goes another way.
The things that have kept fans invested from the beginning are still present and more than accounted for. Lucifer and Chloe's dynamic unfortunately remains the same, despite the hint that we were finally going to see a significant change. Lucifer and Dan still spar, but the development between the two of them is improving. Amenadiel and Lucifer are probably the best dynamic now because they actually act like brothers rather than enemies, and it's always entertaining to watch. Linda only has a brief appearance, but the moment she does have is probably one of the sweetest interactions her and Lucifer have ever had. The writing for Ella continues to be fantastic, and it's amazing that they've managed to create such an interesting character.
Lucifer Season 3, Episode 1 is off to a promising start, and the season-long plot that they set up seems like it's going to be interesting. It seems like they are leaning into their own mythology, and considering how much that improved the last season, we can hope this one is just as good.