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Friday, August 4, 2017

Shadowhunters TV Series S2E18; AWAKE, ARISE OR BE FOREVER FALLEN / Review #shadowhunters

All images from Freeform's Shadowhunters webpage.

Does anyone else laugh at some of these episode titles? Awake, Arise or Be Forever Fallen. It's so over-the-top dramatic.  Can you believe we are at epi 18 already? I think most of us can. It's been a long season. Split in the middle. Full of plot holes. But, is there hope? Let's plunge in and see.


What an episode. I honestly don't know what to think. So, it starts off with -


If you haven't read City of Glass, why are you reading this? LOL. Just kidding. Okay, have I put enough words in so eyes won't accidentally wander down the page and see some spoilers?

Most of us have been thinking how are they going to handle Max's death. Let's just say that it's THE most pivotal scene in the first three books, It's what sends Jace into revenge mode and after Jonathan/Sebastian. The scene and the funeral is so heartbreaking in the book.

But in the show, where things seem to be distorted and sped up, Jonathan/Sebastian stabs our favorite little CSI tween. It's a weird moment. I get it. Jonathan is losing it. He's a front-stabbing maniac, who is now out-of-control. And then the moment we see in all Freeform shows -- the hospital scenes. People going in and out of the room. Wondering if little CSIBoy will live. Can you tell that I'm just not invested in a scene that made me teary eyed in the book?

We move on to Lazy Writing Scene of the Night. "Once all the petals on the rose turn black...."

Image from Freeform's Shadowhunters webpage.
Magnus and Luke travel to get the Seelie Queen's allegiance. And in a moment taken directly from Disney's archives:

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Sing it with me, "Tale as old as time....". The Seelie Queen gives Magnus a rose and tells him that he has until the last petal drops to sign up with her and Luke in their alliance against the Shadowhunters. What ensues is a sepia-colored flashback of Alec and Magnus' date and first time. Trust me, it's adorable. And it makes sense because Magnus feels that Alec betrayed him. BUT A ROSE LOSING ITS PETALS? Where's Gaston with his antlers to help Magnus decorate? Just when I think the show it getting better, it takes a left turn into WTHLand.

The rest of the episode just flies by -- 
  • Max may be dead. 
  • The Shadowhunters figure out that Jonathan must be inside the Institute.
  • Clary figures out a litmus test to test all the Shadowhunters (because we have that tricky, little, stupid shapeshifting rune), Clary realizes Sebastian is Jonathan (he holds the litmus rock and burns a hole in his skin). He announces he likes pain. Ooooookay. 
  • Luke confronts the Pack leader, Russell (great name for a werewolf and our Intro of a Character Who Will Be Introduced and Die in the Same Episode) and becomes Pack Leader.
  • Sebbie gets the Mortal Mirror.
  • The Mirror is destroyed.
  • The Mirror is not the Mortal Mirror. 
  • Waaaaait for it, the Mortal Mirror is Lake Lyn.
OMGOSH. We got to a plot point that is in the book. Wh-wh-what??? Yes, finally. I let out a huge sigh of relief. The dang mirror is Lake Lyn. Holy Toledo, will the writers actually use something that is in the books?

Image taken from Freeform's Shadowhunters website.
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WOW. Things seem to be looking up as we near season 2's finale. What are your thoughts on this week's episode? Anyone miss an unnecessary dinner? Or a flash of BloodclotJonathan?