Friday, January 29, 2016

Shadowhunters - Dead Man's Party

The kidnapping of Simon (Alberto Rosende) by vampires allows the series to introduce more supporting characters to the series, primarily those of Camille (Kaitlyn Leeb), the leader of the vampire clan responsible for the abduction, and Melilorn (Jade Hassouné), a faerie and Isabelle's (Emeraude Toubia) occasional friend with benefits. From the final scene it's obvious that Simon's time with the vampires has left their mark on him, although our heroes have yet to figure that out just yet.

Arguments over helping Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) rescue Simon create some tension between Jace (Dominic Sherwood) and Alec (Matthew Daddario) which isn't likely to decrease as the season continues to unfold. Although mentioned, we don't get an appearance by Clary's mother nor Valentine as the search for the Mortal Cup is put on hold while Clary and her new friends break into a vampire stronghold to kick some ass and rescue her best friend. The show continues to walk a thin line between goofy excitement and bad soap opera but I enjoyed the introduction of Camille and a subplot that gives Simon a reason on the show other than just being the lovesick friend who follows Clary around.

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