In this week’s episode, titled ‘Rise Up’, Simon adjusts to life as a vampire, while the Shadowhunters prepare for war against Valentine. The last episode had each of the Shadowhunters dealing with the decisions of their pasts while they try to make better ones for the future. Isabelle gets caught for her relationship with the Elf, Jace and Clary get closer and help Simon, but it’s yet another rule that they break to do that. Alec makes a bold decision and decides to marry Lydia so that he can move up in The Clave. Decision like a true politician.
The turn goes deeper in this show as Alec continues to turn against Isabelle and Alec as he helps Lydia by wanting to turn in Clary. Jace is not about that letting that happen as he tells Clary to hide out and stay away from the Clave. He has Magnus help him out so that he can take the Cup away from the Institute and hide it somewhere. He doesn’t trust the Clave especially now that Alec is infatuated with the idea of moving up in politics. The only time he shows remorse for his decision is when Magnus finds out.
Simon’s transformation into vampire-dom is not as smoothly as Clary had hoped it would be. He is furious with her for not killing him and making him a vampire. He pledges his loyalty to Raphael and joins their clan in they help the Shadowhunters. Jace and Alec finally have it out and it leads to Alec choosing the Clave over Jace and Isabelle. The bed has now been made, and now he will have to sleep in it.
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In the next episode, Clary goes to a parallel universe to try and find her father where Alec discovers he might have chosen wrong between Jace and Lydia.
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