Shadowhunters is on Hiatus next week for the birthday of the United States, (Merica, FuCK Yeah. We’ll have a cook out) - so here’s my thoughts through episode 14.
The 2b opening sequence where Clary recaps the plot of the show is poorly written and an unnecessary use of screen time. Also it’s annoying as hell… Magnus Bane is not “a warlock from Brooklyn” he is The High Warlock of Brooklyn. And Luke used to be Clay’s dad or something RIGHT???…. Honestly why is this a thing?
They’ve established that Alec and Magnus are very much together/in love/devoted to each other… however, Alec is extremely straight forward, so much so that he can come across as cold, though he’s not. While Magnus is guarded, evasive, and recently he opened his heart and soul to Alec. He exposed himself and he got hurt for it because of the demon… At this point it is crucial that Magnus and Alec be given uninterrupted scenes that last longer than 3 seconds because they have a very interesting story set up for the upcoming ep’s but they need screen time…look, this story-line can’t sustain on short scenes and they can’t gloss over what happened. Magnus was trapped in another body, he was tortured by his allies and nearly executed under the gaze of his lover, Alec. Plus, the mind of a serial killer had control of Magnus’ body for like a day and we know Valentine used the whole thing to his advantage to attempt an escape (WHICH FAILED!! BITCH WHAT!) - However, Magnus is clearly NOT OK and Alec can tell, though he doesn’t know how to help yet… the next step requires screen time, they need to flush this out and we have to wait an extra week for that. They timed this perfectly. Assholes.
Personally, I find Clary to be a bit … tiring …. But life isn’t really throwing her a bone here… I’m not going to recap her story because it will take too long (she is the main character or something, I guess) but now she’s lost her boyfriend and her oldest friend in one go - and really, The Seelie queen could have done a million things to make it so Clary had to kiss Jace… She was there to cause drama and she caused it. I loved her… and I loved all the references to middle school and then the queen appears to be of middle school age and she plays middle school games with them. Oh now that I put that in writing I see … they walked right into it… #kudos
Simon… oh… sorry man that blows - Write a song about it? Maybe call Raphael? And remember you’re still a vampire? Shit don’t kill anyone.
Izzy is finally finally getting better, which is great and she has her mother’s support, finally. But she mistook her addiction to Raphael for love and I’m looking forward to seeing her find something real. Also I need to see her kick Sebastian’s ass a few more times. That was hot. She is hot. Hot damn girl.
I hope that thing that might happen to Max doesn’t turn out to be Izzy’s fault because she will never forgive herself…
Jace could probably use a nap by now. Like a good one where he wakes up and has no idea what year it is. He’s been spun like a top for months - tortured and manipulated by Valentine, imprisoned by the Clave, tortured by the silent brothers, fought off Valentine only to be rejected by the institute, boned a crazy turned out to be a murderer seelie chick, inadvertently activated the soul sword so Valentine could wield it - thus killing hundreds of downworlders, and now he’s suddenly shadowhunter royalty, expected to run the institute, implement downworlder tracking, trust a new family… etc. … - Also he’s in love with Clary but he enjoys the downworlder ladies. I get you bro.
Excuse me for a moment but WHY THE FUCK DID THEY NOT JUST DO A FUCKING DNA TEST ON FUCKING CLARY AND JACE IN FUCKING SEASON 1 WHEN THE WHOLE “WTF WE MIGHT ACTUALLY BE SIBLINGS” THING STARTED???? WHY???? WTF WTF WTF!!!!!! …. *cough* Sorry
I don’t get the dynamic they created between Maia and Jace because it can’t go anywhere because Clace but like… it should go somewhere…. anyway, Overall I like Maia, she’s cute and feisty and refuses to change her life to cater to all the shit going on and I want her to get a hot girlfriend… still don’t get why Luke locked her up in that freezer btw
Luke is kind of all over the place lately and I expect a lot of that has to do with losing Jocelyn. She was his last true connection to the Shadowhunters (it’s not like Clary acknowledges him as the man who raised her or anything) - and I think Luke feels a lot of guilt and responsibility for Valentine and his actions, given that they were parabati…However, I wonder if maybe the thing Luke should actually be worried about is the fact that his new partner is stalking him…
I want to suggest that Imogene and Maryse meet for some tea/whiskey and have a nice chat and agree to help their kids/grandkids over blindly following the Clave/their own bullshit going forward
I need to see Alec call out his father for cheating on his mom and I actually want Robert to be a dick enough to bring up Magnus in the fight and Alec to straight GAY UP lose his shit because he KNOWS Magnus now and he’s nothing like you, asshole.
Things I need more of : - Magnus being okay and happy because I miss him - Meliorn not giving two shits about the shadowhunters, but respecting Alec because of Isobel - The Seelie Queen being fabulous and fucking your day up, just for fun - Sebastian fucking creeping me out while also turning me on as he meddles into everyone’s lives… oh and the real Sebastian is chained up in his closet #kinky - The Lightwoods supporting each other and helping each other and fucking OWNING the NYC Institute because it’s theirs and they know how to run it. - Jace playing piano and Simon singing. together - Full MALEC scenes. In which they are boyfriends who call each other boyfriend and love each other and get to talk to each other on screen together as boyfriends - Clary and Izzy being bff’s who are there for each other and appreciate each other and fight the dudes who fuck with their #bff - also, more of Maia punching dumbass men in the face.
In one 45-minute episode, we got a discussion on: racism, profiling by aristocracy, bigotry, close-minded leaders, people from different “sides” banding together to do what’s right, people who are typically in a position of power fearlessly standing up to their ridiculous leaders, people from all sides standing up to power when they’re wrong, eliminating biphobia, mature/healthy relationships showing growth through apology, the power of unity as opposed to division, and power acknowledging better leaders.
Magnus shooting down the stereotypes that some biphobic assholes made up in one scene, Alec standing up for what he believes in and officially becoming head of the institute, Izzy moving forward in her recovery and kicking ass as usual, Maia literally knocking some sense into Jace. I am so proud.
From now on, we will be using code names. You can address me as Eagle One. Maia, code name - Been There, Done That. Raphael is Currently Doing That. Magnus is It Happened Once in a Dream; Jace, code name - If I Had To Pick a Dude. Alec is... Eagle Two.