WARNING: The following story contains spoilers for Lucifer Season 5, Part 1, now streaming on Netflix.
With the long-awaited second half of Season 5 still lacking a release date, Lucifer’s showrunners have announced that Dan will be requiring one of Lucifer’s famous favors, inviting audiences to ponder how this new arrangement might change the dynamic between the detective and the plucky Prince of darkness.
Scoop reporters at TVLine answered fans’ burning questions regarding what plot details Season 5, Part 2 of the Netflix series will bring. One fan asked whether there were any updates on the evolving relationship between Dan and the charming devil now that the former knows the truth about Lucifer’s true identity. Upon reaching out to co-showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich, they replied: “There will be an episode that brings all the issues Lucifer and Dan have had over the years to a head,” raising the question: “What happens with Dan needs a favor from the devil himself?”
Over the course of the series, Dan and Lucifer have had a fraught relationship, considering it began with both men vying for the attentions of the smart and dutiful Detective Chloe Decker, who has turned out to be Lucifer’s true love. While the two ex-enemies had been laying the groundwork to rebuild their relationship over the past few seasons, Dan’s discovery that Lucifer was the devil himself presented a great obstacle to that project. Upon first discovering Lucifer’s ‘devil-face’ in Season 5, Part 1, Chloe’s ex-husband, fellow police detective Daniel Espinoza, reacted with fear and panic, even attempting to kill Lucifer at his L.A. penthouse. The altercation resulted in Lucifer finding out he was once again invulnerable and plotted revenge on Dan… in the form of brainstorming a good prank.
Filming of both Season 5 and 6 was delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, filming of Season 5, Part 2 has officially wrapped and fans have been hoping that their questions concerning the many cliffhangers and vague teasers will be answered with the second half of the season’s release expected sometime in early 2021. The cast returned to set in September of 2020 to begin work on Season 6 which, after a series of negotiations in June, will be the show’s final season.
Helmed by Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich, Lucifer stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, Lauren German as Det. Chloe Decker, D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin, Kevin Alejandro as Det. Dan Espinoza, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen Smith and Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez.