Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Shadowhunters - The Guilty Blood

Given the fallout from last year's cliffhanger, Shadowhunters spends most of its season premiere resetting the world now that Jace (Dominic Sherwood) is in the clutches of Valentine (Alan Van Sprang) and the new head of the Institute (Nick Sagar) has branded the missing Shadowhunter a traitor - although his true allegiance is still very much in doubt. His mother attempting to kill him in the final scene, however, isn't likely to entice him to return to the Clave any time soon. Although the truth about his birth from his father gives Jace just as many reasons to run screaming from his father.

Comatose and kidnapped for most of the First Season, an awake Jocelyn (Maxim Roy) causes even more trouble for Clary (Katherine McNamara) who is lied to, imprisoned, and watches helplessly at an impulsive murder attempt. If Valentine needed any help bringing Jace to his side, Jocelyn just provided it in spades (and that's no small feat considering Jace just learned that Valentine experimented on him as a fetus). As for the rest of the supporting cast, Simon (Alberto Rosende) is still without a home, Alec (Matthew Daddario) is still pretty much a dick to everyone, and the Clave continues to be just as reckless and irresponsible given the stakes as Clary and her friends.

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