Lucifer army of observant fans have unfortunately uncovered a rather distracting mistake from a pivotal action scene in the dramatic premiere of the latest season.
Viewers won’t have to wait much longer until Lucifer is finally back on screens with the next eight episodes of season five. In the meantime, the show’s availability on Netflix, with the first three Fox instalments available on Amazon Prime Video, have led to some rather revealing rewatches.
Another egregious plot hole has been unearthed in the first episode of Lucifer’s fifth season.
The Biblical drama returned in August last year, after streaming giant Netflix saved the series from cancellation in 2019.
In the thrilling season premiere, ‘Really Sad Devil Guy’, both Lucifer Morningstar (played by Tom Ellis) and Chloe Decker (Lauren Decker) work on the same murder case simultaneously.
Whilst Lucifer tries to decipher how his old friend Lee Garner (Jeremiah Birkett) wound up in Hell, Chloe meets up with his living sister, Meg (Chasten Harmon).
After receiving a tip from one of Lucifer’s demons, Chloe realises Lee had been keeping a safe of money full of debts to local criminal, ‘Dirty Doug’ (Michael Graziadei).
Doug and his men arrive to collect the money Lee owes them, but hadn’t banked on Chloe’s quick thinking.
A shootout immediately breaks out, and Chloe manages to duck behind a handy kitchen island after stunning the group of thugs with her concealed firearm.
However, some viewers took issue with the flimsy kitchen accessory’s ability to withstand a bombardment from such close range.
One particularly critical fan took to message boards to outline the convenient plot blunder at the top of season five.
They explained: “Lee’s old crew of three are shooting various caliber handguns at Chloe and Lee’s sister. Chloe took cover behind a kitchen island.”
At a glance, it seems the island in question is made from the same type of elegant yet flimsy wood that usually adorns new kitchens.
Even if the kitchen had been reinforced with stronger materials, there’s really no reason why Doug’s men couldn’t have gotten a clear shot at Chloe from such short range.
The fan continued: “Kitchen islands are made of thin wood, the only piping in them is plastic and some brass/copper.
“All of those handgun calibers would have penetrated the kitchen island.”
Had this sequence been a bit more realistic, Chloe could have died or have received a near-fatal injury during this close-quarters shootout.
Of course, the series wouldn’t have killed off such a major character at this point in the series with a relatively inconsequential action scene.
Still, had Chloe been following real police procedures, she should have probably found better cover to shield herself during a potentially life-threatening situation.
Thankfully, the majority of season five has evaded the likes of this observant viewer, and only a handful of minor production errors were found in the remaining episodes.
As the series approaches its final chapter, the quality has gone from strength to strength, so Netflix subscribers are getting ready for another sensational outing when Lucifer returns next month.
Lucifer season 5, part 2 premieres Friday, May 28 on Netflix.