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Warning: relatively major spoilers ahead.
If you haven’t already seen the first 5 seasons, it’s high time you started. Also, lucky you! You get to binge watch all 6 seasons, 93 episodes in total. It’s been a good run – interesting storyline and devilishly good looks served up by the one and only, Tom Ellis. He’s strikingly beautiful – I see why he’s popular amongst the ladies (and men).
Apart from Ellis, let’s look at 3 more reasons why you should watch the final season of Lucifer.
Talk about police brutality and racial discrimination
It’s an important topic to address, nothing new and unfortunately not uncommon – especially in countries like the United States. With more media coverage and protests in recent years about police brutality and movements like “Black Lives Matter”, it’s key to continue the conversation to incite change. What happened to George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are just 2 of the many, many unreported cases that don’t see the light.
While there is still much, much more to be done, change is happening. An example of how a collective voice standing up against injustice is making a difference is an investigation that was conducted on the case of Elijah McClain. He was a 23-year-old Black American who was stopped by police while walking home from a store, the police put him in a carotid hold and he was later injected with ketamine as a sedative by paramedics who arrived on scene. He suffered a heart attack and was declared brain dead 3 days later.
The findings of the investigation were just released yesterday, 15th September. According to CNN, “The 112-page report found that the police department has a pattern of practicing racially biased policing, excessive force, and has failed to record legally required information when interacting with the community,” regarding the use of ketamine, “AFD paramedics diagnosed McClain with “excited delirium.” Neither paramedic checked his vital signs, talked to McClain or touched him before making the diagnosis,”.
Representation of the LGBTQ community
There are drag queens and a gay couple in one episode, a new female lead character who fancies women and a marriage between 2 women – if you follow the show closely, you’d know who I’m referring to. Otherwise, I’ll try to keep the spoilers to a minimum.
LGBTQ representation in media is important, and no I’m not referring to it being a punchline in a show or being used as something with a negative connotation attached to it. Not asking for much, just something authentic, something the people in the community can identify with and for them to be seen.
Dealing with loss and grief
Someone died in season 5. In season 6, you’ll see characters in the show going through the different stages of grief. People tend to associate the show with witty and quirky elements, it’s nice to see another more serious side being shown. It’s something many can connect with on a deeper level.