Lucifer: Season 3 (DVD) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Episodes: 26
Duration: 41 min (per episode)

Lucifer: Season 3 (DVD) – Series Review

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8.0
Good: Fairly interesting topic this season
Bad: Dragged out too much
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Many fans of Lucifer will probably remember the recent #SaveLucifer campaign to keep the show alive. Warner Bros decided to cancel the series after the third season, but they ended said season with a major cliffhanger, hoping another company would pick up the show. The campaign, the open ending and the many outcries from the fans were heard by Netflix, who decided to create the fourth season, as well as the upcoming fifth and final season. That being said, we will revisit the third season once more, as it was just released on DVD.

It does take a while for this season to get started, but there will be two main topics during these 26 episodes. First of all, there’s the fact that Lucifer (Tom Ellis) was kidnapped at the end of the second season and woke up in the middle of the desert, with his wings intact and his devil-face gone. He doesn’t understand why this happened and he also doesn’t know where to start until he learns about a criminal called the ‘Sinnerman’, who is clearly targeting people that Lucifer has lent favors to. He reckons this is a figurehead sent by God to test him and, of course, put him through another trial. Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) thinks Lucifer is actually his test, and he tries to accommodate Lucifer, hoping he finds his own way.

In the meantime, there’s a new captain for the LAPD, Pierce (Tom Welling), who doesn’t feel like the friendliest addition to the team. He treats the entire team in a rather cold fashion, and he seemingly has a lot to hide as well. Lucifer is somewhat more worried about the fact that he’s interfering with his relationship with Chloe (Lauren German).

Like the previous two seasons, Lucifer remains a detective series, where each episode represents a new case. Of course, this season has a new red thread running through it, namely the mystery of Lucifer getting his wings back. The bond between Lucifer and Chloe remains important, and becomes increasingly more important when Pierce treads the waters by building up a certain relationship with Chloe. The bigger picture remains important until the 24th episode of the season, as the final two episodes are considered bonus stories for this season. We have no clue why this format was chosen, but the final two episodes are fun to watch, even if they’re just filler content to get to the 26 episodes for this season. We reckon this will be an adjustment for the fourth season, which will be a lot shorter again, since it has been produced by Netflix, instead of Warner Bros.

When it comes to the cast, not much has changed, except for the addition of Tom Welling, who plays the mysterious new detective this season. The rather cold and distant character of Pierce is well performed by Welling, and proves to be a less annoying addition than Tricia Helfer’s character in the second season. Charlotte Richards, Helfer’s character becomes important this season as well, but now she isn’t possessed by Lucifer’s mother anymore. Charlotte’s character redeems herself this season and she actually becomes a proper part of the team. Aimee Garcia plays Ella, the forensic specialist of the LAPD, and she becomes an indispensable character to the series. While she initially had a lot of charm, she is getting a lot more screen time now, which we can only approve.

The special features on the DVD edition of the third season are quite slim. You’ll have a small making-of section, deleted scenes, a gag reel, a series of questions between Tom Ellis and Tom Welling, and a Comic-Con panel. Not that much to explore, but the extras that are present are decent enough to watch.

Conclusion

Lucifer: Season 3 is a rather decent season for the series, even if it has a lot of filler content and is needlessly drawn-out over 26 episodes. The season could have been a bit shorter, which would have improved the flow of the main story this season. Nonetheless, if you loved the first two seasons, you’ll enjoy the third, and you probably can’t wait for more episodes to come. The fourth season is currently out on Netflix, but it’s a lot shorter than the 26 episode format Warner Bros opted for during their last production cycle.

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