‘Shadowhunters’ Review: How will they Save Jace and Clary?

We went into this episode with both Clary and Jace in trouble. Clary sacrificed herself so Izzy and Alec could save Jace, but was it enough?

Alec (Matthew Daddario), Izzy (Emeraude Toubia) and Magnus (Harry Shum Jr.) did everything they could to save Jace (Dominic Sherwood). Magnus got them into Jace’s mind to find and retrieve him but Lilith was there to take him back. Magnus almost died and even told her to kill him but she wouldn’t because she was scared of starting a war with his father. I hope that’s an opening for us actually getting to meet his father. 

While their efforts were futile, I enjoyed the moments it gave us while they were trying to save Jace. I loved Alex telling Magnus that he would be nothing without Jace, and Magnus said he would help. That was nothing compared to the Lightwood family memories and moments. “Three go in, three come out.” That was their motto and it’s killing Izzy and Alec that they failed Jace. I don’t believe all hope is lost. It just means it’s going to be harder to save him.

We all keep saying that Clary (Katherine McNamara) gave up everything to save Jace. She did sacrifice herself to give Izzy and Alec a chance, but I don’t think Clary really knew the gravity of her wish. I don’t think any of us did. Who knew that she would be sentenced to death because she made the one wish. Why did she tell them? She broke free from the sword. Why did she come clean? She could have hidden the truth. She didn’t have to tell them the one thing that would sentence her to death. 

Simon (Alberto Rosende) did not have a particularly good episode. First, his best friend was in jail and then his girlfriend leaves. That might have been a smart move for Maia (Alisha Wainwright) because she’s dealing with a lot right now but Simon lost his two best girls in one episode. If only he knew he had the one weapon that could take Lilith down. He doesn’t understand the power of the mark on his head. How long until they discover he’s the key to defeating the Queen of Hell?

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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