Lucifer season 5B spoilers follow.
Lucifer season 5B set up some major changes going into its sixth and final season, with the biggest being that our titular protagonist has become God.
Before that happened, Chloe Decker resigned from the LAPD and became Lucifer’s consultant, in a twist on how their relationship began. She also died and came back to life, but doesn’t everyone?
Speaking about the decision to have Chloe (Lauren German) quit her job and become the partner of God, writer Chris Rafferty told Neural Cluster: “I’m so happy you enjoyed that turn. I love it, because I love change in stories.
“To be honest, I don’t remember when we decided to have Chloe leave the force. As we were breaking these episodes in the writers room, remember: we thought season 5 was the end of the show. So we could entertain ideas for bigger changes and not worry about how that would affect future seasons.
“Because of this, I think all of us writers were pretty open to it, not much debate at all. Especially because we didn’t feel Chloe was sacrificing her identity – she was actually figuring out a new, bigger way to help even more people. A promotion, of sorts.
“We also liked the idea of making their partnership even more cooperative, taking turns being the lead, and Chloe acknowledging that Lucifer has really been helping her do her work for the entire show. It felt like nice symmetry as we approached the end.
“But when we were faced with doing one more season – uh oh! Chloe’s not a detective anymore! What do we do for cases of the week? Luckily, you can’t take the detective out of Chloe, and we had no trouble finding the narrative drive for the stories in our final season arc.
“If anything, it pushed us to be more creative than ever. Our ‘cases’ will be more personal than ever, allowing us to really focus on our main cast of characters as we approach the end.”
The season 5B finale also hinted at another major twist for Chloe, which we’ve gone into detail about right here.