Lucifer season 6 spoilers follow.
Lucifer’s final farewell made sure to give fans everything they wanted during the finale, with every character getting their version of a happy ending.
Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Chloe Decker (Lauren German) finally got to spend eternity together in the afterlife, Mazikeen (Lesley-Ann Brandt) and Eve (Inbar Lavi) tied the knot before spending the rest of their days in crime-fighting bliss, and Dan (Kevin Alejandro) finally made it to heaven. Even Amenadiel (DB Woodside) became God.
However, there was one character who, sadly, was somewhat relegated to the sidelines during the final moments — Chloe’s first daughter, Trixie.
The whip-smart youngster, played by Scarlett Estevez throughout the show’s run, was one of the few characters who tugged at the Devil’s heartstrings from the start.
The intuitive seven-year-old managed to get the Lord of the Underworld to play Monopoly on the living room floor covered in glitter. She also allowed Maze to start accepting herself by being the first human to see her demon face, believing it to be a Halloween mask and declaring it ‘cool’.
And when her mum was in the hospital, she named Amenadiel her ‘guardian angel’ completely unaware that he was, in fact, an actual angel.
Trixie’s natural ability to tune into those around her even sparked a long-held fan theory that she somehow knew the true identity of the celestials around her, loving them whether they be angels or demons.
She was, without doubt, the most protected member of the gang, with everyone, human or otherwise, going out of their way to keep her a normal, innocent child as best they can. But despite this, Trixie became the only character by the end of the show’s run that was never officially told the truth.
This doesn’t only seem like an oversight, but also a bit of a plothole, seeing as season six was dedicated to getting to know Aurora/Rory (Brianna Hildebrand), her half-angel, half-human sibling thanks to Lucifer and Chloe’s relationship.
Something will surely have to give at some point when her little sister starts sprouting razor blade wings, right? But we never see it. Out of the entire group we’ve come to know and love, she was the only person who we never got to see discover what happened. Hell, she even managed to be conveniently absent when Ella (Aimee Garcia) went on a drunken rant at Maze and Eve’s wedding where she spilt everything out as fact.
Unfortunately, it’s not just this plot point that really lets Trixie down. Throughout the final episodes, this beloved daughter of the detective is barely even present in the story’s narrative. With the exception of one very emotional scene which allowed her father Dan to finally get to Heaven, Trixie’s only in a handful of moments, then hidden away.
To be fair, the character has never been a big presence in the show, but she has always been an important one, coming in at key moments to drive a plotline. But as a child of divorce, her absence kind of made sense before — when she wasn’t with Chloe, she was simply with Dan, or at school.
But in season six things are different. This young teen has just lost her father in the line of duty, as far as she’s aware. Trixie is in mourning, likely traumatised, and she’s in need of her mum. Instead of spending any time on this, they pack her off to ‘science camp’ while Chloe is breaking pianos and sofas and having sex with her celestial main man, Lucifer.
There’s one singular scene where Trixie’s seen looking upset about her dad’s death, and that’s all they give her. Next scene, she looks like nothing was wrong. It’s an injustice to what we’ve seen of her, as she grew up in front of our eyes on the screen.
Trixie may have only been around a short while, but every second of her appearance on screen counted, even down to her final big scene, which allowed her father to realise he hadn’t let her down and could go to heaven with a clean conscience. It’s also totally unlike Chloe, who has repeatedly done anything for her child above everyone.
Now, as a whole, Lucifer knows how to bring things full circle, and they’ve proved it on more than one occasion. This was seen in larger characters like Charlotte, who was unwittingly pulled into the drama without wanting to be, or Mr Said Out Bitch – aka Lee Garner, the criminal who consistently found himself crossing paths with Lucifer.
In the case of Mr Said Out Bitch, he appeared once in seasons two to five, going from a jewellery thief to a conman, to dead. Despite his mini appearances, he has a full story from beginning to end.
It’s one of Lucifer’s most compelling attributes, to have these little easter eggs, and it’s partly what made fans fall in love with the show so much. The series may have been cheesy at the best of times, but it always had heart. Trixie’s absence may be chalked down to coronavirus restricting the number of people on set, but it’s still a shame.
This character deserved her own story and her own happy ending.
Lucifer seasons 4, 5 and 6 are available to watch now on Netflix.