@shadowhunters-official has a lot of loose strings and I’m upset with s2 as a whole to be perfectly honest. What I’d like to see happen:
Simon works on who he is as a person and learns to appreciate the people who love and help him
Raphael is no longer the show’s personal punching bag (no more abuse)
Izzy saves herself from addiction with the help and support of her family and friends
Clary stops sabotaging and controlling everyone around her, she remains single until she can work through her issues
Luke is allowed to properly grieve over Jocelyn and doesn’t have to deal with Cleo and Clary’s nonsense
Valentine is killed off for good
Jace begins to heal his emotional wounds and Maryese hugs him often, she mothers him a lot. He is allowed to move back into the institute
Maryese learns to accept Magnus in her son’s life and copes from her husband cheating on her, Izzy dotes on her
Alec learns to use his words instead of his hands when there’s a conflict and he and Magnus talk it out like adults when they have a disagreement, they have consensual sex where he doesn’t push Magnus into the bedroom when Magnus clearly wants to discuss it first
Aldertree is punished for his crimes and Izzy and Raphael are there to witness his shame
Izzy apologizes to Raphael’s clan for her actions in s1
Lydia steps up as the new Institute leader and is damn good at it
Meliorn returns and has parts outside of just being used by Isabelle Lightwood
Izzy stops manipulating others into getting what she wants and understands No means no
Maia has a bigger speaking role and story outside of a romantic plotline (let her geek and boss ass bitch wolf side show, show her interacting with the pack and laughing)
Simon finally apologizes (profusely) to Raphael for betraying him, treating him like garbage, blaming him for everything. He goes home to DuMort (if the clan is okay with it)
Elaine Lewis’ alcoholism is addressed and her children are there to help her overcome it, they visit more often, she and Raphael have more scenes together
Magnus and Raphael bond over their past traumas
Lily and the female vampires get speaking roles
Izzy and Clary make nice with one another
The creepy surrogate lady goes poof because she was okay with essentially letting Clary get raped
Alec and Magnus adopt the little girl with the gills (when they’re ready for that step as a couple)
Downworlders are treated with respect and dignity by the shadow world
Minority characters are given storylines that don’t include being a glorified drug dealer (Raphael) or the person who constantly has to pick up after everyone’s messes (Magnus)
No more white savior complex (aka Clary ‘fixing’ things for Luke/Cleo)
Clace needs to either be eliminated or greatly repaired (let’s do away with the sibling storyline)
Simon makes peace with being a vampire and is okay with it
The vampires, shadowhunters and wolves learn to tolerate one another
Magnus gets to throw a lavish party that goes exactly as planned, he is thanked for his efforts
Queer ships are no longer ambiguous and are not used to garner views without going through with it
Clary apologizes to everyone she has hurt
Raphael apologizes to Simon over the whole Kill them thing
Simon and Magnus screen time (pals)
Allow Izzy to go to the Iron Sisters and fulfill her childhood dream
More religious!Simon and religious!Raphael as their religions are a huge part of who they are
The clave needs to be broken down and rebuilt (by Lydia)
No more of Raphael physically pushing Simon around
Elaine Lewis finally gets that family dinner with Clary, Raphael and Simon (she makes pot roast)
Elaine learns of Jocelyn’s death and grieves
Simon comes out as both pansexual and a vamp and his family accepts him (after the shock of the revelations)
More scenes involving Magnus being a bad ass old as the hills warlock
Camille’s abuse of Simon, Magnus and Raphael is addressed and understood that it’s not okay
Magnus and Alec are given some well earned fluffy boyfriend storylines without drama
Maia and Luke scenes
Raphael’s sexuality is mentioned and treated with respect
Raphael and Simon speak in their native language more
She doesn’t talk to them for days, and the first time she
does is after a nightmare and she ruins her new room when her magic explodes.
She has nightmares about Iris taking her away, or Iris’
house, she can remember the girls screaming there. It takes two weeks before
she realises it’s okay to wake Alec and Magnus up in the middle of the night if
She can’t control her magic. So whenever she gets scared or
angry or upset things get broken which tends to just make her sadder.
The first thing Magnus teaches her to do with her magic is
fix things, so that she doesn’t need to be scared of breaking anything.
Her bedroom is turquoise.
Alec teaches her to read, Iris was always too busy for
things like that. Afterwards she almost always has a book with her.
Alec and Magnus almost always have hair ties on their wrists
because she loses and breaks them all the time.
When Catarina visits and meets her for the first time she
talks to Magnus about her being Autistic.
After seeing a Mundie Doctor they realise she is autistic.
After her diagnosis things get a lot easier. Her nonverbal
tendencies make a lot more sense, as do her meltdowns.
They settle into a daily routine, which both Alec and Madzie
take comfort in.
Magnus teaches her ASL for when she doesn’t want to talk, he
also teaches her how to project images into the air with her magic so that she
can communicate that way if she wants to.
The whole gang make it their priority to learn ASL.
When Madzie gets really excited she bounces or rocks from
her heels to her toes and back again.
When she’s upset she will wrap herself up in the blanket
that Alec bought for her and she will take it everywhere with her.
Although she no longer has to hide her Warlock Mark, she
still doesn’t like to have it on display all of the time, so Isabelle buys her so many scarves; Alec has to persuade
her not to wear three at once.
Her magic is orange.
She goes to school in the Institutes Library with some other
Most days her and Alec walk there and home rather than
Jace takes her to an aquarium one day and Madzie falls in
love with the fish.
She and Clary paint glittery fish all over her bedroom wall.
Her favourite colour is turquoise.
She spends all of her free time reading about fish and
things that live in the water.
For her birthday Magnus and Alec buy her a fish tank with
several kinds of fish in.
On her quieter days she likes to spend time with Raphael,
they’ll sit and sign together, or he’ll read to her, or sometimes they’ll just
Although she’s a Warlock and practices her magic everyday
with Magnus, she’s more like Alec.
When she’s a little older Alec teaches her Archery. So of
course Isabelle teaches her to use a whip and Jace teaches her to use a sword.
When she first moves in Max buys her a little dark brown
teddy as a welcome home present. For her first birthday with them he buys her
turquoise fish that has sequins on and is sparkly.
Jace teaches her to play the piano.
Simon teaches her to play the guitar.
When Luke and Jocelyn babysit (they love to babysit), Maia
will find excuses to drop by and just happen to get roped into playing with
Maia and Isabelle take her shopping, she’s the best dressed
kid in New York.
One day while
shopping Madzie see’s a woman who looks like Iris and she has a complete
meltdown. Isabelle rushed her out of the store while Maia phoned Magnus to
portal them out of there.
She has so much trouble sitting still for a long time, so
Alec buys her fiddly and sensory toys to help her, she doesn’t leave the
apartment without at least one of them.
Lydia teaches Alec how to do really intricate braids in her
Two times that Alec Lightwood was asked about him feeling love for someone and he didn’t know what to say, and that one time that he didn’t need to be asked to declare that yes, he was in love (and his love was reciprocated).