A Devil Of His Word: An Interview With Hell’s Newest Therapist

Recently, we at Fandom Lair have been given the amazing opportunity to sit down and have a chat with the handsome devil himself, Lucifer Morningstar. Due to his strict schedule, he could only stick around on the earth realm for a short while but our time with him didn’t disappoint.

FL: Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak to us today, Mr. Morningstar.

LM: My pleasure. It’s a nice change of scenery, being back on earth. So thank you for reaching out.

FL: The pleasure is all ours. We understand Hell can be extremely stressful as well as busy. How has the transition from King to therapist been going so far?

LM: It’s challenging, to say the least. Most if not all of the demons weren’t too keen on the idea of therapy over torture, but they’re slowly coming around. A lot of them are actually enjoying the “vacation” from tormenting souls. I believe Squee has taken up knitting and made some very nice sweaters. It’s weird seeing some of the demons going around in hand knit jumpers but it’s a sign of change. And that’s exactly what I’m aiming for.

FL: In addition to these changes, has there been any challenges in regards to the demons complying? Or even with the souls themselves?

LM: Like I mentioned, the demons were a bit unsure about my new vision for Hell. It took some convincing but a good majority of them came to accept it eventually. Those who didn’t….well I don’t think talking about what happened to them is appropriate for your article. As for the souls, a lot of them do want redemption and do want to change. I’m slowly working with them and helping them work through their Hell loop. But much like humans, not all of them want to be saved and you can’t help someone who doesn’t want to be helped. It’s no use trying to force it on them. They have to come to you, or in this case come to me, first.

FL: Absolutely. And that’s a good mindset to have too. Linda taught you well.

LM: I owe everything to Dr. Martin. Everything we’ve talked about during our time together, I’m applying it to my own sessions with the souls. Granted, I do go off the books sometimes and try my own methods, but I am taking what I learned from her and using it. The student becomes the teacher, so to speak. Or in this case, the patient becomes the therapist. Pardon the pun but Linda is a godsend. Without her I’d still be the same person I was five years ago. Lonely. Miserable. She helped me become a better man and become the best version of myself.

FL: When you say “best version” of yourself, can you see a difference in yourself compared to who you were when you first moved to earth?

LM: To put it simply, yes. I was a…..very different different person compared to now. Drugs, sex, debauchery–though not as much as before, but still a huge fan of it–I look back at my past self and feel sorry for him. He doesn’t feel loved. He feels like a monster. A broken shell of a man who dwells too much on the past and can’t heal from his trauma. Thankfully, that too is in the past and I found a way to move on.

“I believe Squee has taken up knitting and made some very nice sweaters.”

FL: So how’s Chloe handling your new position in Hell?

LM: Chloe is Chloe. She’s one of the bravest women I know. Obviously there’s going to be a strain with the whole time loop and all, but we’re making it work. I pop up every now and then when time allows it. Amenadiel shares messages between us. E-prayers, if you will. We’re doing what we can. She’s five months along now! Her cravings are rather odd….pickles dipped in mayonnaise but I can’t judge her. I’m sure that’s not the tastiest thing she’s ever put in her mouth.

FL: Speaking of the time loop, have you ever considered breaking it just to be with your family again full time?

LM: *scoffs* Absolutely not. I gave Rory my word that I wouldn’t. As much as it hurts sometimes that I can’t be with the people I love or watch my girls grow up, I understand the reason for it and respect it. Breaking it would mean Rory wouldn’t be changed for the better. Dan would still be suffering in Hell. I would never disrespect Rory’s wishes by breaking it for my own personal gain. Besides. I like to think that one day we’ll all finally be together again as a family.

FL: So like a temporary goodbye before an eternal hello?

LM: Yes. Exactly like that.

FL: Looking back at your adventures with the Detective, do you have any favorite investigations?

LM: Favorite investigations? That’s a new one. I’ll have to tell Chloe about that one the next time I see her. She’s a Lieutenant now, by the way. But to answer your question, I vaguely remember that one crime scene where there were fake breasts involved. I juggled them and Chloe didn’t like that. Basically any crime scene where I annoyed the Hell out of the Detective….which was every crime scene. But regardless. Fun times were had.

FL: Going back to the time loop topic again, do you regret giving your word to Rory that you wouldn’t break the loop?

LM: *sighs* Sometimes I beat myself up over it. But as I mentioned before, I understand why it can’t be broken. But also looking back on that moment, it was the most selfless decision I’ve ever made. I didn’t do it for myself but for my family and friends. It might sound frustrating to many, but it was my decision to make. Had I not agreed to it, it would’ve been like taking back all my years of progress in therapy. All that work just to be tossed out the window. It would’ve been a waste if I had told her no. So no, I don’t regret a single thing.

“I look back at my past self and feel sorry for him. He doesn’t feel loved. He feels like a monster.”

FL: When you left for Hell, did you leave anything behind for Chloe to help out with raising the girls?

LM: What kind of father and step-devil do you take me for? Of course I left something behind for my girls. My wealth, for starters. Chloe’s got enough money to last her through many generations. My car, which eventually belongs to Rory. The penthouse which they can use anytime they desire. They’re set for life, if I do say so myself. Whatever they want, they will get.

FL: After living amongst humanity, what is your favorite aspect you’ve seen from mortals?

LM: Favorite aspect…that’s difficult. I’ve seen the ugly–the ugly will always be there. That’s never going to go away. But here’s the thing. You may be created in my father’s image, but you are not perfect. Because my father wasn’t perfect. I understand that now. But humanity is not about perfection or striving to reach this unattainable idea of it. It’s the little things; game night with friends. Dancing at your favorite club. Admiring the stars from the highest view. That, in my opinion, is about as perfect as anything can get. I’ve spent enough time on earth to know that humans are passionate creatures with endless desires. Passionate, resilient, stubborn and beautiful–it sounds an awful lot like I’m describing one particular person, doesn’t it? Apologies. But as I said, humanity does have their ups and downs. They’re not perfect, and I think that’s kind of beautiful. But if you were looking for a short answer rather than a long one, a personal favorite aspect of mine would have to be the legalization of marijuana in California.

FL: Your whole desire power thing. How does the whole desire thing work exactly? Is it in the eyes or in the voice?

LM: Why don’t we find out? Come closer…..a little closer. There we go. So tell me…..what is it you truly desire?

FL: We…..want people to enjoy the content we put out and continue to support us.

LM: Interesting. So which do you think it is? The eyes or the voice?

FL: It could be a combination of both but unfortunately, we are out of time for this interview. Do you have any last comments you’d like to make for our readers?

LM: Oh do I ever. Don’t mix certain narcotics together. Don’t run off and marry another woman while in love with another. If the Devil can seek out therapy, then so can you. Um….opening up to someone isn’t easy but when you do, everything else comes naturally. Was that alright? That wasn’t too cheesy was it?

FL: No that was actually perfect. Our readers are going to love and appreciate that. Again, thank you so much for being here today Mr. Morningstar to answer our questions.

LM: Of course. I’m glad I could supply you with answers to your burning questions. It beats listening to damned souls all day, but it’s all a part of the job. Thank you and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

You can now stream all six seasons of Lucifer on Netflix.

Published by Kersten Noelle

Avid fan TV/movie watcher. Gamer. All opinions are my own. Writer for fandomlair.com

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