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The Ending Of Lucifer Season 6 Explained

The sixth season of the urban fantasy television series "Lucifer" has come to an end. The show follows the fallen angel Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), who is based on the DC Comics character originally introduced in Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" series. Growing tired of ruling over Hell, the TV show sees Lucifer rebel against God (yet again) and head to Los Angeles to run a nightclub called Lux.

While in LA, Lucifer meets Los Angeles Police Department detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), and the two form a surprising bond. Lucifer's immense powers allow him to manipulate humans to reveal the truth, and he soon becomes a civilian consultant for the LAPD, working closely with Detective Decker to solve crimes and learn more about each other in the process.

"Lucifer" got increasingly positive reviews as the show went on, and Season 6 is proving to be just as entertaining as the seasons before it. But is this the end of the road for TV's favorite devil? Here's everything that happened at the end of Season 6, and what it means for the future of "Lucifer."

Lucifer's daughter shook things up

At the end of Episode 1 of "Lucifer" Season 6, viewers get a glimpse of some boots that it is heavily implied were previously attached to, well, someone. Sure enough, we soon meet the person to whom the boots belonged, and it turns out to be none other than Chloe and Lucifer's daughter, Rory (Brianna Hildebrand), who had traveled back in time to confront her father about abandoning his family.

Rory reveals that, in her timeline, Lucifer left her and Chloe behind without a reason, a bombshell that leaves modern-day Lucifer stunned and confused. Much of the sixth season then consists of Lucifer attempting to piece together why he would abandon his loved ones, and it leads to him discovering his true purpose, which is not to become the next God but to help lost souls break out of their loops and move on to Heaven. This, of course, means Lucifer needs to leave his family behind, which essentially ensures that the future Rory traveled from will still become a reality.

After assuring her father that he was meant to leave for his bigger purpose, Rory returns to her time, but that isn't the end of her on the show. The character later appears in the series' final episode in a flash-forward scene where she reunites with an elderly Chloe before her death. Ultimately, her storyline works as a sweet way to lead Lucifer to his calling and also helps to tie up Lucifer and Chloe's relationship.

Partners until the end

Once Lucifer realizes he is meant to return to Hell to help others, he and Chloe share a final night together before he departs. Chloe then returns to her work with the police force and later gives birth to Rory. We finally catch up with her again years later as she lays on her deathbed, with Rory appearing to wish her mother goodbye. Rory also reminds her mother that, because she's an angel, they'll get to be together again soon, which just makes Chloe's death that much more bittersweet.

Chloe then enters what looks like purgatory — a completely empty, white room — and meets with Amendadiel (D.B. Woodside), who ended up taking over the role of God. In the show's last moments, Lucifer is shown working as a therapist (more on that later) when someone knocks on the door. His visitor turns out, quite movingly, to be Chloe, and it's revealed that Amendadiel used his Godly authority to allow Chloe to return "home."

In other words, Chloe's home ends up being wherever Lucifer is, and the two lovers are allowed to live out the rest of eternity together. Partners until the end, indeed.

Lucifer highlights the importance of therapy

Therapy has always played an important role in "Lucifer," and specifically, in the emotional and philosophical transformation that its titular character has undergone. Throughout the show's 6 seasons, Lucifer goes through several major changes: he realizes he doesn't want to be God, his priorities change, and he discovers that his true calling is helping other lost souls. His extreme transformation equips him with the self-confidence and tools necessary to help others and lets him shift his focus away from trying to ascend into Heaven.

Therefore, Lucifer becoming a therapist in the Season 6 finale is a perfect full-circle moment. It's also something that "Lucifer" co-showrunner Joe Henderson recently told Collider that he and his collaborators thought of while they were planning the show's original ending. "It was one of those things where we just started to realize, okay, well, what is, what is the culmination of this character? And it's that Hell is a reflection of Lucifer," Henderson explained. "When he was down there, he tortured himself and people tortured themselves. Lucifer now believes in redemption and so he is now getting Hell to reflect this. And there's just something very beautiful about that thought."

Henderson's fellow "Lucifer" showrunner, Ildy Modrovich, added, "When we thought we were going to end in Season 5, we knew that it was not ever his destiny — it never felt right for him to be God. And what felt right is for him to give back what he learned. What his unique perspective was. He knows what it's like to be the fallen one. He knows what it's like to self-hate and to not feel like he's worthy, and that was his superpower." Modrovich concluded by saying that it "always felt right" that the show would end with Lucifer assuming the role of a therapist in the series.

A happy ending for all

Rory, Lucifer, and Chloe each had their own surprisingly bittersweet endings in the "Lucifer" finale, but what happened to the rest of the show's ensemble cast members? As already noted, the kind and lovable Amendadiel takes his rightful place in Heaven as God, which makes perfect sense given how deeply he cares about mankind. Meanwhile, Lucifer and Chloe's friend and LAPD colleague, Ella Lopez (Aimee Garcia), finally establishes her STEM initiative for young women to get involved in science.

Additionally, Dan Espinoza (Kevin Alejandro) is freed of his guilt and reunited with Charlotte Richards (Tricia Helfer) in a Heaven of their own, while the demon Mazikeen (Lesley-Ann Brandt) marries Eve (Inbar Lavi), and the two go on to hunt bad guys together. Elsewhere, Dr. Linda Martin (Rachael Harris) and Amendadiel's adorable son Charlie manages to sprout some tiny angel wings of his own.

Overall, "Lucifer" Season 6 ends on a largely happy note, and we're glad the show's writers were given more time to truly wrap up each of its characters' personal journeys.

Will there be more seasons of Lucifer?

Unfortunately for fans, there will be no more seasons of "Lucifer." In fact, co-showrunner Joe Henderson allegedly already told Netflix that Season 6 would be the final chapter of the show that he (and the rest of the "Lucifer" creative team) originally believed would end with Season 5. "It's the story we were always going to tell, but just written much larger and to me [now] so much more interestingly that it breaks my heart to think we weren't [originally] going to do it this way," Henderson revealed to Entertainment Weekly. "When they were like, 'Can you do one more?' we said, 'Yes, but this our last story.'"

Of course, that doesn't mean fans won't get to see actor Tom Ellis reprise his role in a future "Lucifer" spin-off or other DC project. However, there's no telling when and if that might actually happen, which means that, for now, fans will just have to learn to be content with the six seasons they got to spend with Ellis' Lucifer.