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2017-01-24 07:13 am (UTC)
Having finally managed to watch the finale, I find myself saying OH THANK GOODNESS, since I watched the whole show in a peculiar state of suspense.
I called the twist in episode one, is the thing, because of Michael's bow tie. When Michael does Eleanor's intake interview, he is wearing an (amazing) bow tie which has the eye of a peacock feather as each side of the bow. One of the more entertaining titles of Lucifer is the Peacock Angel, and Lucifer is also the opposite/nemesis of the Archangel Michael, so I said to Ruth, Michael is trolling everybody and the question now is whether this is Hell or Purgatory (i.e. has this been set up to make them into better people or just to torture them, which until the finale could have gone either way).
And then Ruth pointed out that the peacock angel thing is actually kind of obscure, and I have to admit, I don't know what bits of angel/demonology count as obscure, although Lucifer as the Peacock Angel has come up some in Western newspapers recently because of the ongoing Daesh genocide of the Yezidis, who worship that aspect. But we couldn't figure out how esoteric the show was willing to get-- all of the philosophy was correctly cited, which was a point towards very, and they were putting in a lot of details which reward freeze-frame or rewatch, but-- and it would have been SO DISAPPOINTING if they'd done something less cool with that beautiful setup.
So when we watched the finale, it was a nice moment of OH THANK GOODNESS I AM NOT OVERINTERPRETING I have not yet fallen into that critic's hell where you think every tiny thing is meaningful when it isn't, and also this show is as smart as I wanted it to be.
That was an amazing season of television. And thanks, because your rec is the reason I picked it up.
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