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Review: SHADOWHUNTERS Season 2 Episode 14

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Episode Name: The Fair Folk
Director: Chris Gismer
Writer: Taylor Mallory
Running time: 43 min
Release Date: 26/06/2017
Genre: Fantasy
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Alec has big plans to mend fences with the Downworlders, while Jace and Clary are summoned by the Seelie Queen.
I had a lot of fun with this episode. The characters stood out and some of the content was almost just like the books, so I liked comparing my imagination to the screen. I overall really liked the episode and am very excited for next week’s.
The first scene is full of small pieces of information. Jace is playing piano, and looked like he enjoyed his ‘night-out’ with Maia. Sebastian is interested in Clary and starts revealing his true colours. Jace thinks that his romantic relationship with Clary is ancient history but he is obviously not over her and neither has he moved on.
Now that Alec is Head of the Institute, he wants to have more of a relationship with the Downworlders, and invites four representatives to a sort-of ‘meeting’. And what on earth Luke?! I was frustrated the entire episode with his behaviour. He first won’t accept Alec’s invitation saying that he thinks it’s a careless gesture and when he eventually does, he doesn’t do anything else except attempt to kill Valentine, all because of a call from a stranger. Luke is so angry with Valentine that when he was asked to represent his pack, he goes off on his own mission around the Institute to find Valentine. I get that he’s upset, but he had no business opening the jail cell and potentially allowing Valentine to escape, which could have caused chaos.
Now let’s talk about the Fair Folk and Seelie Court. I thought it looked really cool. Although in my head I didn’t imagine it like we all saw it, but I still thought it looked pretty, in a faerie way. The Queen was quite odd to watch, especially her way of speaking and I enjoyed watching Jace address her on his best behaviour which is a rare thing. And now I’m very excited to see the aftermath of the Clace kiss. It felt like the scene in the books, less “hot” though, but I’m very satisfied. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Did you like this episode? What was your favourite scene?
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