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When his mother (Tricia Helfer) escaped Hell, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) was terrified of the destruction she might wreak. But when Lucifer picks up in Season 2, the fallen angel is shocked to discover Mom isn’t out for revenge after all.
Although Mom truly has good intentions for her relationships with Lucifer and Amenadiel (DB Woodside), that doesn’t mean she isn’t up to something even the devil would shake his head at. “She definitely has a dislike for humanity, so she’s not too happy that she’s stuck in an earthly skin sack, as she calls them. And going forward, she would definitely step on anyone who’s in her way or trying to stop her from going forward with her agenda — and she definitely does have an agenda,” the actress explains.
“As this season progresses, we’ll see more of what that is and it’s in keeping with wanting to get back what she lost. She lost her family. She lost her life. She lost her home. So she definitely wants that back, so there is an agenda on Mom’s part.”
“Could that turn violent?” Helfer adds. “Absolutely.”
To learn more about what Mom’s life on earth looks like — plus, what we should expect of Lucifer’s other brother, Uriel — check out everything else Helfer revealed about Lucifer’s second season below:
Lucifer and Mom think they know everything about each other, when they really don’t know each other at all anymore. What will surprise Lucifer and Mom the most about each other as they spend all this time together?
What is Mom’s opinion of Chloe (Lauren German) and her relationship with Lucifer?
Amenadiel is going through a lot of problems of his own this season. How will Mom factor into that storyline?
What can you reveal about the introduction of Uriel and how he shakes up the family dynamic?
Does Mom have a favorite son? And if so, who is it?
Given that Lucifer is her favorite son, how will Mom react when she learns that he brokered a deal with God to send her back to Hell?
Mom is in the body of a human, Charlotte Richards, who had a whole life and family of her own before she died. Will we see Mom step into Charlotte’s identity?
Tricia Helfer apparently made a mother of a first impression on Lucifer producers: Just weeks after she was first cast as the mother of Tom Ellis’ titular devil and D.B. Woodside’s Amenadiel, the actress has already been promoted to a full-fledged series regular, TVLine has learned.
The exclusive image of Helfer alongside Ellis and Woodside underscores the fact that mom essentially falls into the same demo as her two sons. “I heard it put, ‘She’s not really that much older [than Lucifer and Amenadiel],’ the Battlestar vet assured TVLine. “But it will all make sense once you see it.”
Helfer — who will debut in Lucifer’s Season 2 premiere on Monday, Sept. 19 at 9/8c — went on to tease that viewers will “very quickly” realize what the deal is with Charlotte, who’s been trapped in Hell for thousands of years by her ex-husband, God, “We’re not going to leave people guessing. There’s been enough of that with the concern that she’s escaped from Hell.”