In part two of the mid-season finale, which was definitely the superior episode tonight, things got more intense and set up a whole lot of trouble coming everyone’s way in 3B later this year.
Lilith has some questionable mothering values that’s for sure, but her determination for his son is so true. Clary however doesn’t seem to agree, she ruffles Lilith’s feathers and has not time for her supposed righteous love. Her interactions with Clary brought Lilith’s rage to a new level, a rage that was only made higher by Simon’s presence. While Lilith is defeated for now, she’s likely trapped in Edom and even angry than before to be parted from her now living son. Anna Hopkins was a great addition to the first ten of the season.
Simon Lewis is too good
Have I ever mentioned that Alberto Rosende is one hell of an actor? Cause he is. After Heidi’s attack Simon had to equally tear inducing heart to hearts with his sister and mother. Rebecca was quick to forgive and instantly was worried about Simon and how he’s been dealing with being a vampire without his family. But his mother had a different reaction, an unforgiving reaction, and Alec with his good heart and soul made a devastating choice to encanto her to believe that he’d died in a horrible accident. Rosende’s barely holding back tears to outright letting them flow was heart wrenching, if it didn’t get you a little teary eyed you might wanna check for a soul.
Luke’s real world finally catches up
For me this storyline is a long time coming, sooner or later Luke’s precinct would start asking questions. His former partner disappeared, his not exactly wife and daughter both vanished from existence and now his current partner goes missing after her mother is murdered, all that should beg some serious questions. It’s no doubt that despite saving Ollie, their return to their work as detectives will not be an easy ride. At least Luke does have one thing going for him: a burgeoning relationship with Maryse, the pair this week got to be two parents just hoping to save their children, another thing they have in common.
It’s clear that 3B is going to be heavy in terms of storyline for this pair. But tonight they were a little light, but still impactful. Alec won’t stand for him and Magnus not always coming back to each other. His desperate grab onto Magnus’ lapels and his plea for Magnus to come back to him upon announcing he’ll be going to Edom to see his father made that clear. The scene in Magnus’ loft saying goodbye was every bit of heartbreak you could ask for. Magnus initiating the ‘I love you’ for the first time in this moment made it all the more bittersweet. The fact that the ‘I love you’ was said with such a fervor of desperation made it hurt all the more. And Lord, Alec cracking a joke to make Magnus smile as he thinks he’s dying at the episodes end was so Alec, he’s gonna go out making Magnus smile. Of course Alec will be fine, but it’s still such a good moment.
Oh my god he’s absolutely terrible and I love it. Jack Yang will definitely be returning with his commanding and eerie portrayal of Asmodeus, Prince of Edom, and oh it’s gonna be so good. Expecting Magnus to apologize and trying to manipulate Magnus immediately showed how much a prince of hell he truly is, but what’s even better about it is Magnus’ response. He’s not having any of it, he knows his worth and he has no time for Asmodeus’ attempts to divert the conversation. Harry Shum Jr. and Yang were great together and I’m looking forward to seeing more in 3B.
It’s been a long time since Jace has been Jace, and truthfully he may never be fully Jace again. It’s no secret he’s not my favorite and the fact that he didn’t drop a thank you to Magnus and left him there with a bleeding Alec wasn’t helping, but it’s hard not to feel for him. Because everything that’s happened to him in these first ten are things that he’s never going to fully get over.
Super team up
You know it’s about to go down when everyone comes together. In the final fifteen minutes of the episode a whole lot of fighting happened. Luke and Izzy, much like a few episodes ago, proved to be an unexpected, but delightful team up to kick some demon ass. Simon and Clary got to be together, even if it was too brief, and their friendship really is always a welcome thing. And then there was that parabatai fight; I’ve always wanted to see Alec stab someone with an arrow, I did however not want to see him stabbed with one, but on the upside he’ll be okay as we already know. It says a lot about Alec as a person that he makes sure to reassure his brother that he forgives him as he’s almost being killed. The fight scenes in general have really upped their game this season in general.
So what’s next?
Clary’s dead. Just kidding, there’s no way she’s dead the question however where is she? And where is her newly resurrected brother?
Magnus is essentially a mundane now, and you know that Asmodeus isn’t done. The next half of the season is bound to hold an incredible arc for him as he navigates being a mortal with no magic. A storyline that’s also bound to get good for he and Alec as Alec inevitably supports him through it all, but it’ll also resurface the immortality talk for sure.
Jace and Simon are about to face a lot of guilt about Clary and there’s also the matter of Jace’s severe trauma moving forward.
Plus Luke’s badge will be on the line, Maia will come back and likely have to resume the position of pack alpha and Izzy well I love her, but I’m still waiting for her to have her own storyline.
Basically 3B can’t get here fast enough.