Shadowhunters recap: Season 2, Episode 14, “The Fair Folk” aired June 26th, 2017
Alright, this episode of Shadowhunters definitely had it’s ups and downs. A lot of things come full circle, and it looks like some things might have come to an end. Most people who have read The Mortal Instruments probably had some idea what was coming after seeing the promo, but Shadowhunters still managed to make us wonder what’s coming next.
Business and pleasure
As the temporary head of the council, Alec decides to create daily cabinet meetings between representatives of the Shadowhunters and Downworlders. Although he intended it as an act of unity, there are a few Shadowhunters who believe Alec is biased towards the Downworld because of his relationship with Magnus. In order to keep everything professional, Alec tells Magnus that they’re going to have to draw a line between business and pleasure so he won’t be accused of warlock favoritism.
Three’s a crowd
In order to speak to the Seelie Queen about Kaelie’s crimes, Clary and Jace are sent on a mission to the Seelie Court. Wanting to be with Clary, Simon decides to tag along despite Jace’s protests. The court is located in a different realm and it definitely is not like New York City. To put it blandly: there’s snow everywhere Simon is almost killed by a tree.
I think it’s safe to say the Seelie Queen is not what I was expecting. Although the queen is hundreds of years old, she has taken the appearance of a child. She admits that she’s happy they brought Simon along, and even asks him to stay with her permanently in the Seelie Court. Simon is obviously getting some bad vibes from this girl, so after politely declining he tells Clary and Jace that they need to leave.
A not so helping hand
Earlier in the episode, Luke received a mysterious phone as well as a promise to help get him into lockup and kill Valentine. After his request for Valentine’s execution is denied Luke takes matters into his own hands. The stranger rigs the security camera and Luke heads to Valentine’s cell and attempts to kill him. Before any serious damage can be done to either of them, Alec figures out what’s going on and abruptly puts a stop to it. Despite Luke outwardly disobeying the Clave, Alec lets him off in order to keep the peace with the Shadowhunters and the Downworld.
The kiss that missed
Before Jace, Clary, and Simon can leave the Seelie Court, Jace and Simon are suffocated by the queens…magic vines? Because of the bugs Simon accidentally killed on the tree from earlier, the queen demands justice. She tells Clary that the only way to save their lives is to give the “kiss she most desires.” When kissing Simon doesn’t work, she’s forced to kiss Jace in order to save both of them from a pretty painful death. She assures him beforehand that it means nothing…but it certainly looks like something and judging from his heartbroken face Simon sees it too.
Love gone bad
Throughout the episode, Isabelle and Sebastian have been bonding and Raphael is not happy about it. He confronts Sebastian and basically tells him that he needs to back off. In turn, Sebastian tells Raphael that he’s bad for Izzy and he encourages her addiction. The best thing he can do for her is to stay away. Ironically enough, Isabelle decides to follow her heart and tells Raphael that she wants to be with him, but after listening to Sebastian Raphael turns her down. He cares about Izzy too much to hurt her, even if it means sacrificing what they might of had. He walks away and leaves a heartbroken Isabelle behind.
Right before the show ends, we see Sebastian playing the piano and acting just overall creepy. After hearing a continuous knock, he opens a door to reveal an unknown person tied up in his closet. I am officially freaked out.
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