Aww man, but I would love to see the dynamic between Ed and Lucius continue!
I mean, Jim and Bullock couldn’t care less about him, they just want to get “The Riddler” off of the streets and behind bars. They don’t care what happens to Ed so long as it means he’s out of their hair. Lucius is different though.
We saw in the scene where they’re in the car that– even when Ed was holding a gun to his head, even after everything Ed put had put him through– Lucius still made an attempt to calmly talk to Ed about what was going on and advise him to turn himself in for his own sake and wellbeing so that maybe he could have a chance at a better life.
Unlike everybody else who just casts Ed aside with the rest of Gotham’s underworld and forgets that he used to be a good person, Lucius can see that Ed has a legitimate mental illness and might be able to get better if anyone actually cared enough to get him help.
He can see the once-innocent man behind the riddles, and thinks that Ed’s brilliance and intellect could do such amazing things if they weren’t used for evil.
He never stops trying to reach out, and he never gives up, because he knows Ed isn’t beyond saving. Someone just needs to take the effort to try and save him.