Well, we made it. We survived the emotional roller coaster that was season two and now we have to buckle in for a long hiatus till early January filled with theorizing, most of which will end up wrong, and dreaming. The finale definitely set up some things to come for Luke, Simon, Jace, Magnus and Alec and Jonathan. Plus with Alisha Wainwright officially becoming a series regular, we’re sure to have more Maia coming our way.
We’ve all got dream scenes, moments and character introductions we desire, so here are some of the things I hope we all get to see come to life this year.
Keep up the damn good work with Malec: Emotionally Magnus and Alec have always been respectfully and properly developed, intimacy is where the show hit a snag, but that was beyond remedied in the latter half of the season. The final left them in a good place, acknowledging the struggles they’re still bound to face and talking it out. In season three all I can hope is this all continues. They’re embarking on a new, defining chapter of their relationship placing them in the most stable and honest place they’ve been to date. Essentially my season three dream is that they simply keep up the beauty and respect this couple deserves with superb emotional development, intimacy and domesticity all around.
Luke/Maryse rise up baby!: This is pretty simple, there is absolutely a connection and chemistry there that needs to be explored. Luke deserves some love, Maryse deserves some love so let them find it together. Plus the Lightwood kids deserve a cool new dad who respects them.
Catarina and Madzie: It’s already been confirmed they’ll be back and I can’t wait for that. A dream scenario for their return has to be a dinner gathering of some sort with Magnus and Alec.
Maryse and Magnus interaction: I know I never thought I’d be asking for this, but here we are. Her development has been lovely to watch, and she clearly has grown a respect for the man her son is in love with. I want to see them interact next season in a way they never have before, as people who still have their bad blood, but also are essentially family now.
Simon solo storylines: Simon is a fantastic character and the last five episodes of the season showed he can carry his own without the chains of a love triangle. The cliffhanger definitely left a nice window for a solo Simon arc that’s bound to get interesting.
Independent Izzy storylines: It looks like they mostly have, but it’s time to drop the Raphael/Izzy arc for good. Had it not started in such a messy manner it could have been something great, but alas. Izzy was fantastic in 2B so keeping up the trend of her being on her own for a while is the best choice for her.
Politics me to death please: Things are better, but obviously nowhere near perfect between the Shadowhunters and Downworlders. The politics this season were so intriguing to watch play out and I hope to see that continue.
Flashbacks: I’m talking Maia pre-Luke flashbacks and Magnus, Ragnor (BRING HIM BACK) and Catarina old adventures flashbacks. Maybe even some hints to Magnus’ parentage could come around with all this Edom talk. Also if they ever can find some excuse to bring in a flashback to that Malec Tokyo date you’ll never hear a complaint from me.
Alliance Rune: Please god let me have this. Let me have battle couple Malec and Luke/Maryse with an Alliance Rune. Also imagine with me for a moment, Izzy and Maia alliance rune.
ONSCREEN PARABATRI DAMMIT: Much in the way that this all Harry Shum Jr, Matthew Daddario and Isaiah Mustafa dream of I too spend my days hoping for that beautiful onscreen parabatri. We got a small taste of it this season in the cabinet meetings and in getting to see Luke interact with Alec and Magnus individually, so the next only natural step is putting them all together for scenes.
Jonathan: Don’t stop framing him to be the villainous, irredeemable bastard he is, Will Tudor is so good at it and I hope they won’t waste it.
Overall I hope the show just continues the fantastic storytelling, balance and pacing that the second half of season two especially established.
Tune in this January on Freeform for what’s bound to be an epic third season!