Lucifer Season 5B made its way to Netflix and has fairly satisfied the audience by answering some questions. The show is a massive culmination of the concept of Good and Bad. The way these concepts are handled is marvelous. For example, my personal favorite is the explanation of hell, i.e, reliving the worse day over and over again. Season 5B has finally answered how Michael injured his shoulder.
WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR LUCIFER SEASON 5B
Here’s How How Michael Injured His Shoulder
Lucifer‘s greatest game-changer arrived when God (Dennis Haysbert) materialized on Earth to break up His sons, Lucifer, Michael, and Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), brawl at LAPD headquarters. Lucifer season 5B, “Family Dinner“, answered the question of how Michael injured his shoulder. With no surprise, both the brothers – Michael & Lucifer were instantly in a brawl. The reasons were clear – Michael’s resentment and Lucifer’s anger.
As expected, the tension between the two hot-headed brothers rose and it was the confusion regarding Michael’s shoulder was soon cleared. Lucifer said:
“We were dealt the same hand, the same face, the same bloody shoulders except you had a chip on yours so big you managed to self-actualize it.”
This concept was earlier explained by Amenadiel. However, self-actualization is currently an ongoing plot for Lucifer. Amenadiel explained that that celestial beings like angels can determine their physical appearance as well as gain or lose their powers and abilities based on how they perceive themselves.
How Self-Actualization Is Relevant In Lucifer
This particular dialogue of Lucifer has explained the current plot for Lucifer and where the show could go on to. Moreover, it is a very relevant concept in the show since the beginning. Self-actualization also enfolds what celestial beings subconsciously believe about themselves. It can be self-actualized since their physical and spiritual selves are tied together.
Self-actualization also explains why Michael could still use his “injured” shoulder normally. Such as when he was impersonating Lucifer. But since Michael’s shoulder is also tied to his subconscious mind. Hence, his limp inevitably returns and that is something that will not still stop as long as Michael bears the chip on his shoulder against his twin brother.
Moreover, even God himself is a victim of this. He believed that he was losing his omnipotence. But since it turned out this was part of Michael’s own manipulation of God, it means that Lucifer’s twin knows about self-actualization. This could be further panned out in the final season of Lucifer.
Michael & Lucifer’s Future Relationship
The main reason why Michael is severely pissed with Lucifer is that he got a kingdom to rule because of his revolution against God. He wanted a kingdom to rule, which he did not get. Moreover, as of recently, Lucifer called out Michael for stealing his life, impersonating him, and kidnapping Chloe. And we know how serious he is when it comes to Chloe. Hence, the hate began from both ends and seems to be pretty permanent.
The final season of Lucifer has this promising thread to follow where Michael and Lucifer go toe-to-toe. Lucifer is now God. And let’s not forget that he rebelled against his father. So, maybe we could get a whole new iteration of the rebel in which Michael will attack Lucifer? Well, who knows. But one thing is for sure. Michael is not letting the chip on his shoulder against his brother go. Lucifer achieved the Godhood that Michael wanted for himself.
Lucifer stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, Lauren German as Det. Chloe Decker, D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin, Kevin Alejandro as Det. Dan Espinoza, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen Smith, and Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez. Season 5B is now on Netflix.
So this is how Michael injured his shoulder.