Here it is, the season finale of the Shadowhunters!
I’m fully aware that I’m 5 years too late with reviewing this episode, but I only had time to watch it now.
So, we begin the episode with Jace being a whiny bitch again. He’s talking about how he should have killed Valentine and how much of a bad person he is. I kind of get him and also want to punch him in the face at the same time. I knew he wouldn’t kill Valentine, because I read the books. I just really think he should have killed the guy. But that would make it too easy, so they give us a Jace with daddy issues.
I honestly think Alec’s parents are taking the fact that he is with Magnus a lot better than in the books. Like Maryse said, she didn’t mind Alec kissing a guy. That means at least they are not homophobic which is a great sign. The fact they don’t like Magnus being a warlock is annoying, but at least the dad isn’t as horrible as in the books. Thank God.
For the people who have read the books, Hodge being the snitch came as no surprise. I actually really liked him in the series. I didn’t really like or hate him in the books. In the movie, I did dislike him. I actually really liked him in this version. The fact that he is a traitor makes me a little sad. I still really like him and I hope there will be a way for him to be forgiven. Hodge giving the cup to Valentine is very bad, because that means Valentine is already starting to create the new Shadowhunters.
(look at my boyfriend being perfect)
The crew found out that the White book is in possession of Camille, but we all know she is locked up. The plan? Ask Raphael ( <3) if they can talk to her. It’s just a stupid request and I don’t think they understand what it means to open up that chest she is bounded in. Then again, it’s their only choice. Of course, Raph disagreed. Which makes a lot of sense. ( I’m not biased at all )
THE NEXT SCENE WAS SO DISTURBING WHAT? So, Hodge was trying to hide or something and suddenly Jace appeared. Jace wasn’t having any of Hodge’s bullshit and they started fighting. THEN JACE THOUGHT IT WAS TOTALLY COOL TO JUST CHOP HODGE’S HAND OFF? WTF WAS UP WITH THAT?! Alec and Luke came just in time and tried to stop Jace killing Hodge. While Alec and Luke tried to take care of Hodge’s chopped off hand, Jace proceeded to get the ring off Hodge’s hand to call Valentine. Jace is being a whiny bitch again, now he’s saying he’s not like Valentine and that he’ll kill him next time.
Back to the crew and Camille. Even when Raphael said they were not allowed to free Camille, they still did it. Camille made them a deal: Simon has to sign a paper stating he let Camille bite him with his permission and only then she’ll tell them where the book is. Our crew agreed to it. Raphael soon found them and ordered the other vampires to kill the crew, because they broke the accords. Izzy, being the hero she is, saved their asses. The only person who could write the papers for Simon to sign was Magnus.
After signing the papers Camille said she isn’t sure where the book is. All she knows is that it’s somewhere in her house. While the crew goes out looking for the book, her and Magnus have a little chat. She senses he likes somebody and smells Alec coming. Being the bitch she is, she kisses Magnus the moment Alec came inside the room.
What I LOVED about this scene is that the Alec in the books would have freaked out and accused Magnus of cheating. In the series, he stayed very calm and listened to what Magnus had to say. I hope he stays this way and won’t turn into a insecure mess.
Jace took Hodge away while they were waiting for Luke’s pack to take him away. He wanted to get to Valentine. Of course, Valentine wasn’t at the place he used to be before. Jace and Valentine connected again with the ring and Valentine told Jace he wouldn’t hurt him, but that his friends were a different case. Jace realizes that the crew is in danger.
At the same time, Camille ran off to God knows where and Simon and Clary found the book. It was disguised as a cookbook Jocelyn used to have. However, they are a bit too late, since Valentine already tracked them. While the crew tries to fight him, Jace arrives. Valentine gives him a choice; he could save his friends and joing Valentine OR he would fight Valentine and his friends would get hurt. Obvioulsy, Jace choose to join Valentine, since he cares about his friends. His choice ended up upsetting Clary and she tried to run after him. Alec stopped her and she cried in his arms. I felt so bad for her!
Back at the Institute, Hodge got arrested and Magnus managed to wake Jocelyn up with the book. LUKE HELD HER IN HIS ARMS AWW. And her and Clary finally got reunited.
The final scene was Jace and Valentine standing in front of a crowd which Valentine called the – New Breed of Shadowhunters- They were on a boat to idk where.
For some reason I found this episode very slow? I feel like not much happened. This is not a bad thing at all btw. I think, because I knew what was going to happen, the ending didn’t come as a shock to me. I really like this episode, because it was very clear what was happening. Usually, finales are really all over the place, but this episode was very easy to follow.
I’m excited for season 2!
What was your favorite moment in the finale?
~Good Vibes Only~
All the images come from Springfield!