‘Shadowhunters’ 1×4 – We peel back one layer of Magnus Bane’s past

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In the last episode, the shadowhunters come up with a plan to try and save Simon while Luke continues to try and find Valentine. Clary begins her training in combat with Jace’s help. The relationship between Jace and Alec continues to strain as they aruge over what is best with Clary. In this week’s episode, titled ‘Raising Hell’, Simon tries to figure out what is happening to him while Clary continues to try and get back her memories.

Simon is not sure about Jace and Clary knows that she trusts him. He is the key to finding out the truth and getting her memories back. Stubborn 18 year-old in her is not going to let the good looking guy leave. Even though Simon gives her the name to help unlock her memories. Magnus Bane. While this angers him that Clary is still hung up on Jace, he quickly sees that he’s got more problems on his hands.

There are big signs and the sight of Camille everywhere that brings him to reality that there is something going on. He quickly forgets about Clary and Jace, at least for now, and tries to figure out and stop the change that is happening to him. Though he makes one last attempt to try and get Clary to choose him. Which does not work out well for him. And if he didn’t have enough on his plate, he finds out that his bandmate Maureen has a crush on him. But he doesn’t want her. No he wants her blood. Dun dun dun.

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The best part of this show is that we finally get to dive into Magnus’s character. Well, at least one of his many many many layers. In the first layer, we find out that he once dated Camille. The same vampire that kidnapped Simon. On the positive side, he gets his first sight at Alec and if you’ve read the series this is a very yay moment.

As the show comes to an end, Magnus offers to help Clary because despite what he thinks or says, he does care about Clary and keeping Valentine from getting the Mortal Cup. Simon is beyond confused about what’s going on with him and wants to get back to Clary to get some answers. They fight the memory demon and when Alec sees that the one he loves the most is Jace it creates a problem as the monster goes crazy and they are forced to forfeit Clary’s dreams.

In the next episode, Clary and Simon find themselves in trouble as they get kidnapped by Valentine’s men.

What did you think of the show?

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