‘Shadowhunters’ 3×13 recap: “Beati Bellicosi”

Clary is home, but her problems are far from over!

Shadowhunters 3×13, Season 3 Episode 13 “Beati Bellicosi” aired March 11, 2019

The team is finally reunited and it feels SO GOOD! Now that Clary is “safe,” Jace and Clary are determined to figure out a way to break her bind to Jonathan. Isabelle is coping with her very selfless act to let Simon feed on her – despite being sober. In the wolf side of town, there is a new war breaking out and Maia and Jordan are caught in the cross hairs. Let’s break it all down!

This is the hunt

Jordan is leading his crew on the hunt for Heidi, the crazy vamp that Simon tangled with in 3A. Jordan is determined to take her down without violence, but Heidi (and werewolf, Nick) aren’t down for that. Heidi kills Nick and ducks out to Raphael’s old hang out, but the new vamp in charge gives zero f*cks about Heidi’s plight. But Heidi won’t go so kindly into the night – she decides to start a war between vamps to get back in the vampire’s good graces.

SHADOWHUNTERS – “Beati Bellicosi” – Freeform. (Freeform/John Medland)


After the events in the Seelie Court, Simon took Izzy back to his apartment to rest up. He is super worried that he has knocked her out of her recovery – and he’s right. Izzy’s relapse is hitting her hard, but she has the support of her family and friends to help her through it. This episode does an excellent job of showing the struggles of recovery. Isabelle likens her addition to a shadow that will never go away. It’s a painfully accurate way to describe a very real disease that so many struggle with.

SHADOWHUNTERS – “Beati Bellicosi” – Freeform. (Freeform/John Medland)

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SHADOWHUNTERS – “Beati Bellicosi” – Freeform. (Freeform/John Medland)

Reunited and it feels so…complicated

Simon and Izzy were the last to get the news that Clary is alive (because they were supes busy in the Seelie Court). The team is back together again and Jace, Clary and Luke dive right back in the fight to stop Jonathan. It’s so good to see everyone stop and cherish their little found family – if only for a moment.

SHADOWHUNTERS – “Beati Bellicosi” – Freeform. (Freeform/John Medland)


As Izzy struggles to cope with her addiction, her and her super supportive brother head out to get some answers about the Clave and the treatment of the prisoners. Their relationship is so touching and we love that even though there is a ton going on, this episode still takes the time to let Alec support his sister in a gentle, non-confrontational way. They set out to chat with one of the Clave guards, but things take a turn when the guard is murdered. Shockingly, Maryse wants her kids to drop the entire investigation.

SHADOWHUNTERS – “Beati Bellicosi” – Freeform. (Freeform/John Medland)

Luke and Maryse

Luke is out of the pack and the force and Maryse is exiled from the Shadowhunters, but they have a common mission – the Morningstar Sword. This is a match made in exile heaven. As they work on the case, the sparks start FLYING. We are here for this adorable ship! They work together to unlock a warlock safe and start locking lips!

SHADOWHUNTERS – “Beati Bellicosi” – Freeform. (Freeform/John Medland)

Alpha Maia

The pack is falling apart in the absence of Luke. Maia thinks he needs to come back, but he is done with that life. Luke also tells Maia that she should step up and lead the pack – and we agree. To do that, Maia feels she needs to break things off with Simon. It’s the most amicable, healthy break up we have ever witnessed, but it’s still super sad to watch. Simon and Maia were so sweet.

SHADOWHUNTERS – “Beati Bellicosi” – Freeform. (Freeform/John Medland)

Biblical solutions

Taking off the rune that binds Clary to Jonathan is going to be a lot harder to remove than we all thought. But there is a new bit of hope! Turns out Michael and Lucifer had the same binding runes, but Michael somehow removed it and vanquished Lucifer. Let’s hope this biblical solution will work for the Morgensterns too!

SHADOWHUNTERS – “Beati Bellicosi” – Freeform. (Freeform/John Medland)

Don’t rune the moment

Clary and Jace have been working tirelessly to figure out a way to remove her binding, but Clary is sick of letting it control her life. She lights some candles and we get one of the best Clace scenes of the entire series! Jace proclaims his undying love to Clary and they GET DOWN. The sweet moment is cut short when Clary’s psychotic bro carves “I miss you” in his/her arm. Le sigh…

SHADOWHUNTERS – “Beati Bellicosi” – Freeform. (Freeform/John Medland)

Jade Wolf gets a remodel

Heidi’s vamp posse follows Heidi to the Jade Wolf to take on the pack. It gets really ugly, really fast and the pack is decimated. Jordan also gets wounded in the fight. Heidi is even more of threat than we thought and with Maia locked in the cooler with an injured Jordan, things are looking grim.

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Meg Bonney

Meg is a TV obsessed writer based in the Midwest. She is also the author of the award winning YA-Fantasy novel, EVERLY and tends to be overly caffeinated. Find her on Twitter to chat about TV, books and Bellamy Blake's freckles.

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