‘Shadowhunters’ 2×4 – The Shadowhunters try and find a way to save Jace from The Silent Brothers

SHADOWHUNTERS - "Day of Wrath" - No one is safe when the Shadowhunters come up against a new kind of demon in “Day of Wrath,” an all new episode of “Shadowhunters,” airing MONDAY, JANUARY 23 (8:00 – 9:00 PM EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/Ian Watson) DOMINIC SHERWOOD

In the last episode, Alec suffers from the effects of trying to find Jace while Jace tries to survive living with the werewolves and staying away from the Clave. In this episode, titled ‘Day of Wrath’, The Clave begin their trial with Jace while the others try and find a way to help him. Clary is given an opportunity to take a step back while Simon continues to try and find Camille before Raphael gets killed by Victor.

This has a lot going on that ties some ends from previous shows and making some new ties for the rest of the season and beyond. Simon is still on the hunt to find Camille but little does he know that the answer to finding her is right in his hands. In that box. With the help of Raphael they are able to open the box and have the key to summon Camille.

We see a very ugly side to The Clave and more importantly to Victor. He decides to torture Raphael and threaten his life in order to find Camille. And of course, his way around it is to call it ‘motivation’. Add to the fact that he basically made sure that Jace was found guilty in the City of Bones just so that he can recommend that he spend the rest of his life in prison.
True to form, Jocelyn wants to get away and wants to take Clary with her. Clary sees the appeal in running but knows that her place as at the Clave. Especially after she goes on her first hunt with Alec and Izzy and sees how much she likes it.

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While in prison, Jace faces the choices of his past. He wonders if he will ever get past his feelings for Clary and demands that she stays away. He sees a familiar face with Hodge and he makes him see that some choices will never leave him. But by the end of the show he is able to prove to Victor that he shouldn’t be in jail when he fights off Valentine and then refuses to go with him.

We see that maybe the show is not going to be exactly like the book. I had wondered because the fans of the book will know things before everyone else. This week we see Alec killing Jocelyn (with a demon inside of him) and essentially breaking a part of Clary with her. I also think it’s safe to say that the relationship between them will only being more strained now that she is dead.

In the next episode, Clary tries to bring back her mom despite Jace telling her that it’s a bad idea.

What did you think of the show?

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