Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Shadowhunters - A Problem of Memory

After discovering Clary (Katherine McNamara) still has feelings for Jace (Dominic Sherwood), Simon (Alberto Rosende) goes on a bender ending with a hangover, hazy memories, and everyone suspecting he is responsible for the death of a young woman drained by a vampire. The uncertainty doesn't last all that long, and the storyline would have worked a bit better had events been drawn out rather over multiple weeks rather than immediately solved. Despite loosing control, and being a bloodthirsty creature of the night, Simon is no killer... at least not yet. In a related plot, Magnus (Harry Shum Jr.) also struggles with recent events and the reawakening of his most painful memory.

The events only cement Simon's growing standing among the vampires, although events force Luke (Isaiah Mustafa) to take drastic action with his partner (while still unaware of what she's up to). The other major storylines all surround the plan to move Valentine (Alan Van Sprang) out of the Institute and the intervention which will reveal Sebastian (Will Tudor) true identity to the audience (although not to the Shadowhunters). By the end of the episode Valentine is free, but what does "Sebastian" want with the man he calls father?

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