Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Shadowhunters - The Fair Folk

Alec (Matthew Daddario) begins his new role as head of the Institute by setting up a council for the downworlders and inviting representatives of each faction to attend and discuss grievances. His next course of action is to send Jace (Dominic Sherwood) and Clary (Katherine McNamara), and tag-along Simon (Alberto Rosende), to the fairy realm to talk with the Seelie Queen (Lola Flanery) about the recent murders of Shadowhunters by one of her people. The Seelies' reputation for machinations and games proves to be true as a simple game forces a wedge between Simon and Clary by exposing Clary and Jace's feelings for each other. While the main goal is nothing more than creating chaos among the three, it's obvious that the Seelie Queen has big plans for Simon which don't involve the vampire having a Shadowhunter girlfriend.

While it's easy to see the Jace/Clary/Simon drama coming, it's still unclear what game Sebastian (Will Tudor) is playing. While befriending Isabelle (Emeraude Toubia) and the Claive it's obvious he has his own agenda which includes coming between Isabelle and Raphael (David Castro) and secretly sending Luke (Isaiah Mustafa) on a mission to kill Valentine (Alan Van Sprang) in the middle of the council's first session. And while the show puts an end, at least for now, with Isabelle's vampire love story, it does continue to build the character back up and showcase the strength she's found since falling into her addiction. Given whatever Sebastian has planned for her friends, it's likely she'll need all the strength she can muster for what's coming.

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