Friday, March 18, 2016

Shadowhunters - The World Inverted

"The World Inverted" is a odd episode. The logic goes something like this, to find Valentine (Alan Van Sprang) our intrepid heroes Clary (Katherine McNamara) and Jace (Dominic Sherwood) will travel to a idyllic parallel dimension to find a portal and return back home in the spot they wish (Valentine's fortress). Of course it only partially works. First, the longer Clary stays in other dimension the more tempted she becomes to stay (and why wouldn't she, it's perfect?). And second, Alec's (Matthew Daddario) anger over the missing cup causes him to take drastic action which nearly gets Jace killed.

Given the general shittiness of their own world it's hard to make an argument for returning to their own (other than duty). Also unclear is what actually happens to the consciousness of the other dimension's Clary and Jace when they crossover into those bodies. As you might guess, as there are several episodes of the season remaining, the trick doesn't work as the pair do make it back into their world and into Valentine's lair but the master villain is nowhere to be found. Instead they find Jace's presumed dead father (Adam J. Harrington) whose backstory will not doubt take up a good chunk of next week's episode along with Isabelle (Emeraude Toubia) being put on trial for helping the Downworlders over the orders of her own people.

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