Dom's acting has been on point this season, I think he reached the crux of it with this latest ep! Talk to me bout it :D
Dom was AMAZING.
The situation is bad. Worse than bad. I mean, the episode starts with Jace almost drowning, thinking he lost Clary then being accused of murder; how could things get any worse? The answer is way worse. So he’s on the run, thinking he got a lucky break with that bar and that phone call, only to find out his parabatai, the thread holding onto his sanity, was slipping away. And then, Gretel’s godfather identifies him as her kidnapper and shit goes down from there.
And Dom, he made the pain so real, not just the physical pain. The desperation in his eyes and voice was clear as day. The way he trudged through everything just to get to Alec, risking it all, sparing none.
Because I know what it’s like to lose someone you love.
That line was beautifully delivered, pupils blown wide and voice cracking. I don’t know, I was pretty damn convinced.
And oh my god, how could we get through this without talking about the parabatai oath? The way he barely breathed out the words, as sacred as when they were first spoken. The way he looked at Alec, his parabatai, his brother, a part of his soul he swore to live by and protect. The way he slipped further and further into despair as he not just saw, but felt Alec being torn away. The way his hands shook, his gaze faltered and his body crumpled with Alec in his arms as he begged for Alec not to leave him. That was pretty fucking harrowing and I can safely say it was the best scene in the episode.
I don’t know how, but it actually managed to get even better when Alec completed the oath, when Jace’s breath caught; that moment of realisation was so, so beautiful, but stopped short by the Clave.
It’s all right Alec, what matters is that you’re back.
I fucking died. I. FUCKING. DIED.
Dom slayed the entire episode. I can’t put into words how cathartic this episode was but I’m so glad he was the one to lead us through it.
Thank you lovely anon for asking about harry and dom! :’)