‘Shadowhunters’ 3.02 Recap and Review: The Powers That Be

So Simon is invincible, Jace is wildly romantic, and Magnus and Alec are relationship goals to the extreme.

If I didn’t know better, I would have assumed that this was at least the seventh or eighth episode of the season. The pace of this show is so much faster now and it is absolutely wonderful! Maybe it’s because I’m already familiar with the characters and it just seems that way. either way, it’s pure screen perfection. Please continue, Freeform.

So, the Seelie Queen gave Simon a magical, um, forehead? Listen, I’m really grateful that Simon is alive and well, but we all know this means trouble. The Seelie Queen doesn’t do anything unless there is something in it for her. Using Simon as a pawn certainly doesn’t bode well for anyone. For all I know, she could be working with Lilith!

Speaking of Lilith, so help me if she brings Sebastian back! I just knew we hadn’t seen the last of him! I knew it! I’m not just talking about Jace’s hallucinations or whatever the hell is going on with him. It took such a long time for us to be rid of him, I really don’t want him brought back after all that. So if you could just leave him where he is, that would be great!

Then things got a little uncomfortable. By that, I of course mean they got hilarious! The double date between Jace, Clary, Simon, and Maia was amazing. Plus, it definitely needed to happen. Not that Jace sleeping with Maia ever really meant anything, but it was a secret that needed to get out sooner rather than later. Plus, from the looks of things, there just may be a real possibility of Jace and Simon becoming bros. It’s still a long way off, but the chance is there.

While Jace and Clary were a power couple as usual, I found myself melting at Jace’s words. Even though he has always been a bit more tender with Clary than he is with anyone else, this was different. It was heartfelt, sincere, and absolutely amazing. I’ll be honest, I never got around to finishing the book series (please put away the pitchforks!). But you will never be able to convince me that Jace and Clary aren’t endgame.

What better way to end this review than with Magnus and Alec?! I am definitely saving the best for last with this one. Not only did Alec directly disobey the institute, something that is swoon worthy in itself, but the trust he and Magnus showed in each other was breathtaking. I do not think it is possible for these two to give me any more feels. I have all the feels. Plus, damn Magnus is a bad ass!

A few questions I have:

  • What is going on with Izzy? I am dealing with Simon’s relationship with Maia because they haven’t explored Simon and Izzy yet. Also because Maia is a pretty bad ass character in her own right. But Izzy needs some more screen time and she needs it now!
  • It was made clear in the teaser trailer for the season months ago that there will be consequences for Jace being brought back from the dead. Something I already knew because I’ve seen any show ever. But why wouldn’t he just tell Clary what is going on with him? Is it because he doesn’t want her to feel guilty for her choice? I think Clary would just find a way to deal with the problem.
  • Hearing a little about Magnus’ father and the dark history of his past has us curious. Three seasons in and now his father is being mentioned in kind of a big way? Does this mean we may just be seeing the warlock soon? If so, I’m pretty sure he won’t be bringing any good news with him. But I’ll just have to keep watching to find out and so will you!