Shadowhunters (2016–2019)
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Malec 

Struggling with the revelation of their shared pasts, Jace and Clary avoid close contact while working with Magnus to track down warlock Ragnor Fell, who may hold the key to waking up the comatose Jocelyn.

Director:

James Marshall

Writers:

Cassandra Clare (based on the book series "The Mortal Instruments" by), Ed Decter (developed for television by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine McNamara ... Clary Fray
Dominic Sherwood ... Jace Wayland
Alberto Rosende ... Simon Lewis
Matthew Daddario ... Alec Lightwood
Emeraude Toubia ... Isabelle Lightwood
Isaiah Mustafa ... Luke Garroway
Harry Shum Jr. ... Magnus Bane
Alan Van Sprang ... Valentine Morgenstern
Maxim Roy ... Jocelyn Fray
David Castro ... Raphael Santiago
Jon Cor ... Hodge Starkweather
Stephanie Bennett ... Lydia Branwell
Kaitlyn Leeb ... Camille Belcourt
Nicola Correia-Damude ... Maryse Lightwood (as Nicolá Correia-Damude)
Paulino Nunes ... Robert Lightwood
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Storyline

The institute is in full swing as everyone prepares for Alec and Lydia's wedding. But not everyone is celebrating as relationships are tested. Clary and Jace struggle to come to terms with their newly revealed past. Alec is confused with his feelings for Magnus especially when Magnus won't give up on him. Magnus, Clary, and Jace search for Ragnor Fell, a warlock that may hold the antidote to wake up Jocelyn .

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Malec is the fan made couple name for Alec Lightwood and Magnus Bane See more »

Goofs

Just after Magnus hangs up his phone from not-calling Alec, he flips a page in the book revealing a bright green circle is visible, where normally a green-screened photo would appear. See more »

Quotes

Magnus Bane: You know what I just realized? We haven't gone on our first date yet.
Alec Lightwood: Yeah, you're right. Wanna, I don't know, get a drink sometime?
Magnus Bane: I would love that.
Alec Lightwood: Great.
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Connections

References The Graduate (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Shadowhunters End Credits Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ed Decter
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A triumph for fans (and for the LGBTQ community).
31 March 2016 | by viewerlizSee all my reviews

So here's the deal: it's been established by episode 12 of 13 that the show is not the books. It is an entity of its own, paying truly thoughtful homage to the source material while maintaining a unique identity.

It's also not a mega-budget, critic favorite. That's not what this is. It was picked up by ABC Family, not bloody HBO.

In other words: If you have found by this episode that you're over whatever issues you have had with the show, you're over it. If not, you may never be. Because this episode was everything I could have dreamed of as a fan, and far more.

The writers are very smart; they chose to bring this specific couple to the forefront of the first season, rather than wait to give it the slow-burn treatment (that most gay relationships seem to get on television, and as it gets in the novels). And what's more is that it is treated like any other beautiful fictional relationship, regardless of sexuality. I feel like in light of recent llama drama relating to LGBTQ folks on TV being treated quite unfairly, this was a refreshing work of television.

This is not an awkward cast; they have genuine chemistry, and my goodness, it shows in this episode. The writers have taken a close look at character personalities, complexes, and inner struggles, and the cast has done fantastic at bringing these people to life.

One aspect I was really impressed by was the historical nature of the plot here; they introduce Ragnor, and you see and here bits that are evocative of The Infernal Devices. As a massive fan of that series, as well, it was heartwarming to watch... And may have made me slightly less skeptical on the subject of a potential adaptation.

Basically: This made the show for me. I'm floored. Thank goodness it's getting a second season; I daresay they will improve!


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