Review: SHADOWHUNTERS Season 2 Episode 18

shadowhunters s2 posterEpisode Name: Awake, Arise or Be Forever Fallen
Director: Amanda Row
Writer: Jamie Gorenberg
Running time: 43 min
Release Date: 31/07/2017
Genre: Fantasy

Rating:
Star (Rating System)-1Star (Rating System)-1Star (Rating System)-1Star (Rating System)-1

Synopsis
After a devastating attack at the Institute, everyone is on high alert as the Shadowhunters close in on their hunt for Jonathan. Meanwhile, Simon and Maia help a new Downworlder as the Seelie Queen demands an answer from Magnus and Luke.

MY THOUGHTS

(SPOILERS AHEAD)
– especially for City of Glass book

So, the main focus of this episode was Max. I have mixed feelings about all that happened. I liked that the Lightwoods came together, but the rest that went down felt odd. Are there even medics in the Institute? The thing is, Max’s death was very important to the ending of CoG and most of those events play big roles in later books. I don’t know where that whole storyline is going to go, we’ll have to wait and see.

Oh my gosh, Malec gave me the feels. I LOVED the Malec flashbacks. There were so good and felt so real and normal. I’m really intrigued to see where their relationship goes. Also, Maia and Simon are SO cute and I’m super pumped for them. And Jordan. That’s all.

I enjoyed seeing Luke stand up as leader. They had some fun stunts which I was impressed with. But what was the point of those scenes? To show Luke’s strength and authority is all I can think of. I’m genuinely excited to see it if the show goes in the war/rebellion ending of the books.

Will Tudor keeps getting better and better at playing Sebastian. I don’t necessarily like his surrounding storyline, but as character, he’s SO good. The show is confusing at the moment, and I really am curious about how it’s going to work out, but one of things they are just getting right is Sebastian’s character, and I’m loving it.

I am glad that The Mortal Mirror is Lake Lyn because I was worried last week that it wasn’t . But Clary sure figured out that it was the Lake quite quickly? We’ll have to wait and see. I overall really enjoyed the episode but the book content they changed was sometimes a bit unnecessary. I am very excited to see how the season wraps up and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

xo
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