Lucifer Season 6 marked the show’s final outing on Netflix, bidding farewell to Tom Ellis’ devil once and for all. Of course, that proved an emotional endeavor — especially after how attached fans had grown to the show’s characters. To make matters worse, many of the characters themselves were forced to say goodbye to one another on-screen. And these five farewells made it difficult to get through Lucifer Season 6 with dry eyes.
[Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers for the sixth and final season of Lucifer.]
Rory forgives Lucifer in the show’s penultimate episode
While Lucifer‘s series finale is an emotional roller coaster, its penultimate episode is somehow even more heart-wrenching. The second-to-last installment of Lucifer Season 6 sees Ellis’ character embracing what could be his final day on Earth. That includes spending time with Chloe (Lauren German) and Rory (Brianna Hildebrand), as well as saying goodbye to all of his loved ones.
When Lucifer goes to the beach with his family, he and Rory share a heart-to-heart that sees her finally forgiving her father. He accepts what she’s said about him all this time, and Lucifer convinces his daughter that he didn’t want to leave her. The conversation ends with both characters in tears — and they’re unlikely to be the only ones crying when it’s done.
Dr. Linda Martin made a difference in the end
Lucifer’s farewell to Dr. Linda Martin (Rachael Harris) is brief, but it highlights how much he’s grown over the course of the series. Ellis’ sessions with Linda began as sexual rendevous, but the two quickly became close friends. She helped him deal with quite a few of his emotional struggles, and by Lucifer Season 6, it’s clear that’s made a huge difference in his character.
Ellis’ devil says as much when he sees Linda for the last time. He thanks her for everything she’s done for him, and there’s no self-interest in his words. She truly has made him a more selfless person, and he acknowledges that benefit of their relationship.
Of course, this moment proves even more emotional when viewers get to the end and realize the role Linda played in Lucifer’s “calling.”
Dan’s and Trixie’s final conversation is bittersweet
Dan Espinoza (Kevin Alejandro) perished at the end of Lucifer Season 5, but season 6 sees him working through his guilt. Part of that involves confronting Trixie (Scarlett Estevez). In fact, his final conversation with his daughter is what finally gets him into heaven.
And even in the body of Vincent Le Mec (Rob Benedict), Dan gives an emotional final speech to Trixie. Fortunately, viewers see him as Alejandro — a detail that only makes the moment between the characters more heartbreaking. It’s a shame Dan didn’t get to become the father he wanted to for Trixie. Fortunately, now he can run into her in Heaven down the line.
Maze and Lucifer part ways in season 6
Lucifer and Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) have a tumultuous relationship, the result of the former’s selfishness shining through in most of their interactions. Maze spends the early seasons of Lucifer wondering why no one ever puts her first. That includes her best friend, who she’s spent millennia protecting.
Unfortunately, Lucifer doesn’t get to make that up to his favorite demon — but he does get to apologize for it in season 6. The two won’t admit it’s the last time they’ll see one another, but they part ways on an emotional note. Maze even gives him one of her blades to remember her by.
Lucifer and Chloe will make you cry in season 6
Lucifer and Chloe (Lauren German) may reunite before the credits roll on season 6, but that doesn’t make their goodbye in the finale any less heartbreaking. After realizing that Lucifer’s calling is to save the lost souls in Hell, Rory begs her father to be absent for her childhood. It’s the only way he can preserve the time loop they’re in, which leads to his revelation about Hell.
Ellis’ character agrees, and fans know Lucifer never goes back on his word — especially when it comes to the people he cares about. When he descends to Hell for good, it separates him from Chloe for the rest of her time on Earth (and for however many millennia pass in Hell).
After six seasons of watching the two characters fall in love, their parting is as heartbreaking for the fans as it is for the characters. Fortunately, Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) reunites them upon Chloe’s death — but even that sweet moment will leave viewers in their feelings.