In the last episode, Clary and Simon find themselves in trouble as they get kidnapped by Valentine’s men. The Shadowhunters, especially Alec, have to decide if he can do his duty and help save Clary and Simon even though he doesn’t like them. In this week’s episode, titled ‘Of Men and Angels’, Magnus works to try and save Luke while the rest of the group try and come to grip with other truths surrounding them.
Clary helps Magnus try and save Luke with the help of Jace and Simon. While they try and do what’s best for her, they end up bickering with one another because they think that they know what’s best. Since they both love her, it would seem that they would fight harder to prove to her that they can be her hero. Either way, it’s going to be Magnus that comes to save the day.
While waiting for Luke to get better, Magnus tells Clary about the rise of Valentine and the part that her mother played in it. She was with him in the beginning but then when he went to dark, she started to pull away. As with many people when they have power, they get drunk off of it and think that they are the second coming and that they are invincible. The story ends with how Jocelyn was able to get The Mortal Cup and the importance of said cup.
Alec and Isabelle have to deal with the consequences of their actions over the last couple of episodes. Alec moreso than Isabelle because he had higher expectations placed on him. But then again, his parents are more forgiving towards him than Isabelle. While Isabelle says she doesn’t care about her parents’ approval we can see that underlying hurt that she has when they talk down to her. Guess the perfect family isn’t so perfect after all.
After Luke gets all better and all taped up, Clary and him have a heart to heart. They talk about what Clary knows and why he didn’t tell her. Of course Luke is going to be in the dog house with Clary for a little while despite the fact that she does trust him. Luke has to let her be the Shadowhunter she is destined to be, even if he doesn’t think that she is ready. The most important thing to take out of that story is that Clary finally sees what Valentine intends to do with the Cup. Clary finally figures out how The Mortal Cup is hidden and it comes at a depressing note. She finds this out when Luke tells her that Valentine had killed her older brother Jonathan (the JC on the box) in a fire.
Meanwhile, we get our first look at Max, the younger brother to Alec and Isabelle. He is that mischievous little boy that we fell in love with in the book series. You can see that he is light spot in that family as everyone has a soft spot for him.
In the next episode, Simon finally starts to crack with his vampire transformation and Clary makes a decision on who she wants.