Lucifer fans all over the world freaked out over Chloe (Lauren German) seeing Lucifer’s (Tom Ellis) “devil face” at the end of season three.
Other characters on the show, however, are also going through a rough time. In the penultimate episode of the season “Quintessential Deckerstar”, Charlotte Richards (Tricia Helfer) was killed. Those aftershocks will still be felt by the characters, especially Dan (Kevin Alejandro) and Ella (Aimee Garcia).
Dan dated Charlotte both when her body housed the Goddess of Creation and as the human woman picked up the wreckage of her life. Charlotte and Ella were something like friends with Ella helping the other woman in her quest to find redemption.
With her death, Ella’s faith is shaken as Garcia tells Entertainment Weekly.
“Charlotte’s death really rattles her faith, and she starts spinning a little bit because she’s so lost. She starts becoming a little more cynical about the world and thinking you can die at any moment. She just starts being a little bit more macabre, hopeless, because she doesn’t have faith anymore. It’ll be really interesting to see this ball of sunshine and light still have energy for days, but be rattled in her faith and have more of a bleak filter. This season for Ella will be [about] how she deals with her loss of faith, what decisions that means for her personally.”
As a consequence of this, Ella kind of unravels or, as Garcia puts it, she goes “sex, drugs, and rock and roll”.
“She starts to unravel a bit, and she starts doing drugs and gets into party mode with ecstasy and making out with girls and having this carpe diem attitude.”
Also unraveling is Dan, who starts to revert back to his season one “Detective Douche” ways, according to co-showrunner Joe Henderson. He also continues to blame Lucifer for Charlotte’s passing as well.
“Now the antagonism is two-sided because Lucifer resents being blamed for anything he doesn’t feel responsible for. A big part of Dan’s arc is dealing with that and spiraling. Kevin Alejandro is such a great actor, so we just wanted to give him a little darker, a little meatier stuff to play this season, and he knocked it out of the park.”
Lucifer season four is currently out on Netflix.