02x14 - The Fair Folk

My name is Clary and I'm a Shadowhunter,

born to protect mankind from demons.

A never-ending battle against evil,

but I know who I can count on.

Simon, my oldest friend. A vampire.

Magnus, a warlock from Brooklyn.

Luke, a werewolf pack leader and New York City cop,

and Jace, Izzy and Alec,

three of the bravest Shadowhunters alive.

Alone, we're strong.

Together, we are unstoppable.

JACE: Previously, on Shadowhunters...


My parabatai.

JACE: Alec Lightwood,

You are now the new head of the New York Institute.

ALEC: A Shadowhunter has been mutilated and killed.

CLARY: It's not just a lone wolf,

it's multiple Downworlders.

This could be the start of an uprising.

Don't think this means anything.

IZZY: Kaelie did this.

She had everything. Werewolf claws,

vampire fangs...

She used it to make it look like a Downworld uprising.

The question is, why?

♪ We're coming ♪

♪ After you ♪

♪ This is the hunt ♪

♪ This is the hunt ♪




I had no idea I was in the company of a virtuoso.

Yeah, right.

No, seriously, it's...


I mean, I wish I could play like that.

Where did you learn? Who taught you?


if you can believe that.


I guess even an evil mastermind can appreciate fine music.


maybe a little too much.

Whenever I would make a mistake,

he'd break the offending finger,

then Iratze my hand and have me start again.

Well, I, uh...

I'm surprised you still play.

Only when the mood strikes.

Is that why you're up so early?

Or, wait, did you never go to sleep?

I just got back from the Hunter's Moon.

Ah, I'm guessing you weren't there for a pint, were you?

It's that bartender, isn't it?

The beautiful one.

It's nothing serious.

So, I thought you had a thing for Clary.

Clary? Why would you say that?

Well, I mean, you know...

now that she's not your sister, and she's...

she's beautiful and fiery and...

What is holding you back?

Well, she has a boyfriend.

She's moved on.

I've moved on.

It's ancient history.

Sorry to interrupt.

Alec is about to make an announcement.

We've lost seven of our own,

but we can't allow a single, radical Seelie

to define the entire Downworld, any more than we can allow

Valentine to define all Shadowhunters.

So, to restore unity with our allies,

I will be hosting regular Cabinet meetings here

with the Downworld leaders of New York.

I'm all for unity. But does he have to bring them here?

What do you expect?

He's dating a warlock.

Still can't believe Alec Lightwood is in charge.

Just wait.

In a week, it'll be someone else.

Hey. Show some respect.

Please, let's make the Downworlders feel welcome.

JACE: Look at you.

In charge for a week, you're already shaking things up.

I think this Cabinet thing is a good idea.

Yeah, I'm not sure everyone agrees.

All the more reason to do it.

How can I help?

Actually, I need you and Jace for a mission.

You're going to the Seelie Court.

Where is that?

The nearest entrance is in Central Park.

But it's in another realm.

Where the Seelie Queen lives.

I requested an audience with her to discuss Kaelie's crimes.

But she said she'll only meet with Valentine's experiments.

Wow. Charming nickname.

So, you think the Seelie Queen

is responsible for Kaelie's attacks?

That's what I want you to find out.

It would make sense.

Those murders weren't exactly Kaelie's style.

How did you know Kaelie?

Book Club.

You read?

Yeah. Why does everyone find that so hard to believe?

Look. Focus.

We need to find out if she's complicit,

An entire faction could be turning against us.

That shouldn't be too hard, right?

Seelies can't lie.

Technically yes, but...

after hundreds of years of practice,

they can expertly manipulate the truth,

and the Queen is the master.

She's very dangerous.

The entire realm is.

More than one Shadowhunter hasn't made it back.

What could go wrong?

But we're, uh... Valentine's experiments, right?

Don't mess with us.

ALEC: You're the only one who hasn't agreed

to join the Cabinet.

Why should I?

Well, you're the most respected pack leader in New York.

And as a former Shadowhunter,

you understand what's at stake for both sides.


that's exactly why I can see this for what it is...

an empty gesture.

Look, after all the Downworld has been through, Alec,

we need change.

Real change.

I couldn't agree more.

Then prove it.

Destroy the Soul Sword.

You know that the Clave

will never destroy a Mortal Instrument.

Then Valentine needs to die.

You're right.

I promise I will do everything I can

to push for Valentine's execution with the Clave.

But this isn't just about Valentine.

It's about improving Shadow World relations,

and that's what this Cabinet can do...

but not without you.

CLARY: Just be prepared,

'cause Jace is not going to be happy you're here.

SIMON SCOFFING: When is he ever happy to see me?

CLARY: Well, that's true, but...

What is he doing here?

Well hello to you.

I'm joining the mission.

No, you're not.

You weren't invited.

I already told him that.

But then I pointed out that you can never have too much backup.

You've seen my fighting skills firsthand.

There will be no fighting.

If you hurt anyone in the Queen's realm,

she has every right to hurt you.

This is a sensitive political mission.

It takes a certain charm.

Well, I'll have you know,

I was voted vice president in eighth grade.

And you do not win an election without charm.

- So...

Simon, this isn't middle school.

This is life or death.

Have you been to middle school?

- Look,

Seelies have the beauty of angels,

and the viciousness of demons,

and those opposing qualities makes them unpredictable.

A vampire or a werewolf, they prefer to attack you head on,

but Seelies, they want to trick you

into your own self-destruction.

I mean, that's a little dramatic, don't you think?

I mean, aren't Seelies like...

woodland hippies who eat berries and ants?

I thought the same about Kaelie.

And who saved Clary from her?

Jace, you're not gonna get him to change his mind.

We have to go. Where is the entrance?


The Seelie Court is in a creek?

Not in it...

through it.



Last chance to turn back.

Wherever you go I go, Fray.





After you, Mr. Vice President.


ALEC: So it's important that these meetings might go smooth.

It will.

I'll be by your side the whole time.

Actually, I'd...

rather you not.

Have I done something wrong?

ALEC: No, not at all.

It's just, I don't want to be accused

of any kind of...

warlock favoritism.

I see.

Perhaps another warlock should go instead.

No, I... I need you there, Magnus,

but as a warlock representative,

not as my boyfriend.

ALEC: Is that OK?

Of course.

It's best that we keep

our personal and professional lives separate.

Thank you.


Mom. What are you doing here?

I wanted to congratulate you on the promotion.

I'm so pleased to see the Lightwoods back in command.

I always knew this was your destiny.

When you were little,

I'd find you in here,

sitting behind your father's desk,

writing out your own memos in crayon.


here you are.

Your father and I couldn't be prouder.

Speaking of Dad...

...what's the latest?

Are you leaving him?

It's complicated, Alec.

It's not.

He cheated on you.

And it's over between us.


we can't let our marital problems

undermine our political careers.

The last thing we want is to tarnish the Lightwood name.

- It's been through a lot worse.

Look, I haven't told Izzy yet...

but you know how fast gossip spreads.

She shouldn't hear about it second-hand.



You know, for a dangerous mission,

the Seelie Court's... pretty romantic.

It's like being dropped inside a fairy tale.

- CLARY: Which makes sense.

Faeries do live here.

Is that blood?


JACE: Simon, get away from the tree!

JACE: Get away from the tree!


What the hell are you doing?

Saving you. As usual.

From a tree?

That is called a kill tree.

It would have wrapped its vines around you

and torn you limb from limb.

Jace, what the hell are you talking about?

That tree almost tore Simon's pretty face off.

You think I'm pretty?

Look, in the Seelie realm,

it's not just the creatures that are deadly. It's everything.

If you want to survive,

don't touch, eat, or smell anything.

No matter how small.

- ♪ Is this hope, laying low ♪


♪ Don't let the pain show ♪


♪ It's the faraway light ♪


♪ In the quiet of the night ♪


SEBASTIAN: Blowing off some steam?

My mom's in town.


Is that really such a bad thing?

She doesn't know about the yin fen.


I don't know how she'll react.

You know, it's... possible that she might understand.


You don't know my mom.

She expects nothing less than perfection.


Sometimes I wonder if I could ever live up to it.

You know, maybe that's the attitude

that got you hooked in the first place?

I don't want to disappoint her.

Izzy, it's...

it's OK to struggle.

Life is a struggle.

The point is that you are

in recovery,

and you are succeeding.

Quite well, I might add.

I'm not so sure.


I am.









(ROBOT VOICE): I hear you want Valentine dead.

I can get you in and out of his cell undetected, tonight.

Who is this?

My anonymity is for your protection as well as mine.

If you have access to Valentine,

why not kill him yourself?

I'm no match against Valentine.

But as his former parabatai, you are.

OLLIE: Luke?


What are you doing here?

I needed your help with something for work.

What is this place?

A drug den?

It's a Chinese restaurant.

Looks like a drug den.

Ollie, is this an emergency?

Not exactly.

I'm having trouble with some of my paperwork.

Look, I can't help you tonight. I'm busy.

Busy eating alone?

I... have a date!

A date?

Yeah. Fantastic!

Good for you. Are you... taking her here?


No. Not anymore.

She's allergic to M.S.G.

Look, first thing tomorrow, I'll help you out.

I gotta go. OK?

OK. Use protection!

And I don't mean your gun.




It's so beautiful.

Don't let it blind you.

Let's go.




Jace, my stele. Our weapons.


You'll get them back when you leave the Court.

Your majesty.

What a rare honour.

Wait, that's the Queen?

Why is the vampire here?

QUEEN: He was not invited.

He's with me.


My lady, Simon has proven himself

a worthy warrior and a loyal friend.

We insisted he be here with us.

Anything you have to say to us, you can say to him.


QUEEN: Very well.

The vampire can stay.

You are as generous as you are lovely.

QUEEN: Set an extra place at the table

for our third guest.


This is going to be fun.


IZZY: We're OK...

MAN: Right this way, please.

MELIORN: I must say,

when I received your invitation I was skeptical.

I still am.

Though your sister's presence is always heartening.

As is yours, Meliorn.

ALEC: Well, tonight,

I hope to erase that skepticism.

IZZY SIGHING: Raphael...

I wasn't sure I'd see you here.

Alec is the new head of the Institute,

and he wanted me here to make the Downworlders feel welcome.

Seems like such a waste of my skills.

No, I disagree.

I feel very welcome.

I'm glad you're here.

Me too.



Lovely to see you, Mr. Lightwood.

And you, Mr. Bane.

Thank you for taking the time.

I wouldn't miss it.

I have tremendous respect for the new Head of the Institute.

You won't regret this.

I hope not.


I just wanted to say, I am so sorry about Jocelyn.

I feel terrible that I couldn't be at her Rite of Mourning.

I couldn't either.

The Clave banned all Downworlders from attending.

It's nice to see you, Maryse.

You look great.

How's Max?

Alive, thanks to us.

And more eager to train than ever.

SEBASTIAN: That's putting it lightly.

The little devil judo-flipped me to the floor.

And you are?

Sebastian Verlac.

I'm working security tonight at the Cabinet meeting.

IZZY: Sebastian's a transfer from the London Institute.

He's been helping me tutor Max.

And how do you know Isabelle?

IZZY: Raphael is the leader

of the Brooklyn clan.

Our paths cross occasionally.

For work.

RAPHAEL: Speaking of work,

I should probably join the group.

It's nice to meet you, Sebastian.





I thought you said she was ancient.

She hasn't even hit puberty.

She is ancient.

She uses Seelie magic to manipulate her age.

SIMON: Genius!

She tries to seem all innocent and cute, but really she's...

QUEEN: Hungry?


JACE: That's very kind, but we really should discuss business.

QUEEN: Business is boring.

That's why I sent a proxy

to your Downworlder Cabinet Meeting.

I'd like to know more about Valentine's children.

Child, actually. I'm the only one.

Are you sure?

I'm not Valentine's son.

Yet, the same blood runs through both your veins.

The blood of the angel.

Please, show me what it can do.

Don't be shy.

We're still learning how it works.

Are you?

And you, vampire.

Are you still learning to walk in the sun?

Wow, word travels fast down here.

It does.

I hear whispers from the birds, the bees and the bugs.

They're all in my service.

So was Kaelie.

Were you surprised to hear

one of your knights was killing Shadowhunters?

Were you?

Kaelie was your lover.

Book club, huh?

I was surprised.

Kaelie didn't seem capable of such brutality.

Precisely why she made an effective killer.

The sweeter the honey, the deadlier the trap.

Did Kaelie kill on her own,

or was she working with someone else?

QUEEN: Another knight helped.

But I took care of him.

By "took care of," you mean...

Dead, dead, dead.



I'd like a moment alone with the Daylighter.

- Alone?
- CLARY: With Simon?

My lady, perhaps you could discuss here.

We prefer not to be separated.

Don't worry.

I'll bring him back with all his limbs attached.


SIMON: It's OK, Clary. I'll be fine.

RAPHAEL: So, what does this Downworld Cabinet even mean?

ALEC: It means creating total transparency

about all Shadowhunter decisions

that involve the Downworld.

The goal is to have weekly meetings here

to discuss any updates, questions, concerns.

Well, I applaud Mr. Lightwood

for his progressive thinking.

Because you're totally unbiased.

MELIORN: Alec, you're not the first

to attempt something like this,

but it never works out

because the Clave is not willing to compromise.

But I am.

In time, we will be able to reason with the Clave.

I'm sure of it.

And what about Valentine?

Can this cabinet appeal for his execution?

If this is going to work,

we can't start with the impossible.

Well that's kind of hard to believe

considering the man that massacred our people

is sitting in a cell beneath our feet.

Luke, I know you're upset,

but we have to be diplomatic about this.

Diplomacy gets us nowhere.

Nothing has changed in years.

The werewolves aren't the only ones with their vendetta.

Everyone has a reason to want Valentine dead.

I more than anyone.

And why is that?

You said total transparency.

You remember Azazel?

Before we sent him back to Hell,

he used... demonic magic

to put Valentine's mind in my body.

RAPHAEL: So Valentine was walking freely,

wearing your face?

Yes, but not for long.

He's now back in his cell,

for good.

This is what I'm talking about.

The Clave has to know about this.

If Valentine was able to escape,

they have to execute him.

The Clave already knows.

It won't change their minds.

What other options do we have?

I need to talk to my pack.

Excuse me while I make a phone call.

ALEC: Let's take a recess.



(ROBOT VOICE): So, have you reconsidered my offer?

I'm in.


I've never met anyone like you.

And I've been alive for a very, very long time.

So you're not mad that I'm here?

On the contrary.

I was hoping your friends would invite you along tonight.

The Daylighter rock star.

It certainly is a niche.

I've mentored some of the greatest Seelie musicians.

Ever heard of Sia? Or... Bjork?


I can help you too.

You can visit my Court any time.

Play your music as my nymphs tend to your every need.

Why would you do that for me?

Because I want to be friends.


I feel darker times are coming, Simon,

and my feelings are rarely wrong.

Oh, can I call you Simon?

Uh, yeah. Yeah. Go for it.

You and I may need each other, Simon.

We cannot trust the Shadowhunters.

You mean the Circle.

You're still so young.

Shadowhunters are all alike.

Their mortality makes them fickle, selfish, weak.

In the end, they always choose their own kind.

And so must we.

I can't speak for all Shadowhunters,

but I know Clary's nothing like that.

She would never turn on me.

This is about more than Clary.

This is about the fate of the Downworld.

There's a reason why

my people have survived longer

than any other creature on this Earth.

We know when to choose the winning side.

Well, I'm sorry.

You've got the wrong guy.

No I don't.

I want to be friends, Simon.

And I'm willing to wait.

I'm a very patient woman.

...if we can look at it tomorrow, and um...

RAPHAEL: I don't like that guy.

Who, Jace?

That's not Jace.

All Shadowhunters look the same to me.

Except Isabelle, of course.

You still care for her, don't you?


So, What are your intentions with Isabelle?

I'm sorry. Are you serious?

When it comes to her, always.

My only intention is to be her friend.

I don't believe you.

I see the way you look at her.

The way you follow at a distance...

...like a predator.

That is rich, coming from the guy who used to feed on her.

See, I always knew she was going to a vampire for venom,

but it doesn't take a genius

to see that you are still addicted to her.

I care about her.

Oh, you care about her. OK.

If that is true,

then you need to stay the hell away from her.

You are a reminder

of the darkest moments of her life.

A constant temptation.

You are bad for her, Raphael.


ROBOT VOICE: Inside the bottom drawer,

you'll find a dagger

and the code to Valentine's cell.

How much time will I have once I'm down there?

Three minutes.

Then the cameras turn back on and the guard returns.

I'm gonna need five, not three.

And turning off the cameras is too suspicious.

The feeds need to be looped.

Those are my conditions or I walk.

Your five minutes start now.



Where are you going?

Just needed to clear my head.

I know you have your doubts,

but I'm so glad you've decided

to go ahead with it all.

For Clary, your pack...

and Jocelyn.

What are you talking about?

The Downworld Cabinet. Alec would hate

that I'm saying anything about it.

He doesn't want me involved,

but it is a wonderful idea

and I... just hope you won't hold

his last name against him.

I won't. Now if that's all...

Um, Lucian...

lately, I have been trying to reconnect

with the people I've hurt,

and you are one of those people.

We were good friends, back in Idris,

and then... I turned against you,

like everyone else,

and I am so sorry.

Maryse, I can't do this right now.

We should never have let Simon come.

He didn't exactly give us a choice.

And you know, you can't really blame him.

If I were him, I'd never leave your side either.


Is everything OK?

Great! We need to go right now.

Hey! Hey! Wait!

Your majesty,

with your permission, we should get going.

But you've only just arrived.



It's futile to struggle.

Vitis veritas.

Enchanted vines that only obey me.



What are you doing? Let them go!

But they killed several of my kind.

What? We didn't kill anyone!

She can't lie.

Your majesty, you must be mistaken.

I told you,

the birds, bees, bugs, they're all in my service.

The gnats at the kill tree.

What, that... that bug I killed?

But that can't seriously mean...

Their deaths require justice.

Unless, of course, you'd rather play a game.

- What kind of game?
- A game sounds better.

QUEEN: It's simple, really.

All I ask is a kiss.

You want one of us to kiss you?

The game isn't for me.

It's for you, Clary.

The kiss that will set them free

is the kiss you most desire.

I suggest you move quickly.


QUEEN: Once the vines reach their necks,

the boys will be dead, dead, dead.


Jace was wrong.

This is exactly like middle school.

Clary, just kiss me so we can go home.


Why are the vines still here?

Why do you think?

I did what you asked.


♪ I don't wanna leave ♪


♪ Here without you ♪

You can fool yourself, but not the vitis veritas.


♪ I don't want to lose part of me ♪

This means nothing.

♪ Will I recover ♪

♪ That broken piece ♪

♪ Let it go and unleash ♪

♪ All the feelings ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Did we ever see it coming ♪

♪ Will we ever let it go ♪

♪ We are buried in broken dreams ♪

♪ I don't want to know ♪

♪ What it's like ♪

♪ To live without you ♪

♪ Don't wanna know the other side ♪

♪ Of a world without you ♪

I told you, Daylighter.

They always choose their own kind.

Why the hell would you do that?

It's our lives, not some game!

Best to be completely honest,

don't you think?

There's nothing honest about that.

JACE: Your highness,

are we free to go?

Oh yes.

It seems one of you already has.

CLARY: Simon...



How's the meeting going?

Having its ups and downs.

Are you OK?

Isabelle, you need to know something.

Robert had an affair.

So he finally told you.

I overheard one of his phone conversations.

I wanted to tell you badly,

but I figured it wasn't my secret to tell.

I didn't even tell Alec.

Oh Isabelle. You poor thing.

Leave him.

Max is with us now.

Mom, you deserve to be happy.


So do you.

Despite this, despite everything,

I hope you don't give up on love.

I hope you fight for it,

like your brother.


I'm so relieved this is all out.

From now on, no more secrets.

After that demon attack in the Institute,

the pain in my shoulder was so bad.

Healing runes weren't enough.

I wasn't able to fight the same.

So I started using yin fen.

By the Angel...

I didn't do it for long.

Just long enough to know I had to stop.

With some help, I got through withdrawal

and I'm in recovery now.

I'm gonna be OK.

I am so sorry.

This is all my fault.

No, Mama. It's mine.

I've been so hard on you.

Put so much pressure.

Of course you needed a release...

Sometimes our angelic duty

seems to... overshadow everything else.

We forget we're human, too.

VALENTINE: Let me guess.

You wanna know where the Cup is.

I don't give a damn about the Cup.

You took my sister,

and you killed Jocelyn.


I understand your concerns.

When Luke gets back,

we can discuss

a neutral location for meetings.

Might I speak to you for a moment?

ALEC: Excuse me.


What's going on?

I saw Lucian Graymark

heading to the Annex

a few minutes ago.

Now I know there's a secondary door

to the sub-cells through there,

so I checked the security feeds.

...Luke disappears between the cameras.

Someone's looping the footage?



You're going to kill me like the feral animal that you are?


I'm gonna kill you like a man.



I'm gonna start a little fight.











You don't get to die today.

...Do I know you?



Why would you try and kill Valentine?

Well, he escaped once. He can do it again.

And if your plan failed,

it would have endangered everyone in this Institute.

The security logs have been wiped clean.

There's no data on whose clearance was used

to unlock the Annex door.

You really have no idea

who this mystery accomplice was?


They used a burner phone

and a voice modulator.

No discernible speech pattern.

Hell, I can't even give you a gender.

But they had to be inside the Institute

in order to loop the cameras, right?

Everyone in this Institute has been affected by Valentine.

It could be anyone.

We have nothing.

Well, you got me.

The Clave would love to put me behind bars.

And they'd be right to.

What you did tonight was reckless.

Innocent personnel could've been hurt.

You deserve to be in prison.


Consider this your get out of jail free card.


Why is that?

Because I'm trying to prove to the Downworld

that we don't see them as an enemy...

and arresting you would prove the opposite.

Look, so what do we do about the mole?

We track him down.

One thing's for sure...

Valentine's not safe here.

IZZY: Raphael!

The meeting's over. I have to talk to my clan.

I just need to say something first.

IZZY SIGHING: We've been through a lot together, haven't we?

And we keep coming back to each other,

Because of this amazing connection we have.

I want to fight for it.

♪ Take it in ♪

I can't, Isabelle.

Why not?

If this is about s*x,

I don't care about that.

I care about you.

It's not about that.

Our whole relationship was built on our addiction.

What if that's what's drawing us together?

And what if it isn't?

We owe it to ourselves to find out.

♪ Awake my skin ♪

Do you remember the shame you felt

when your brother found us together...

...my fangs in your arm?

All it takes is one moment of weakness,

and we'll be back there.

I'm bad for you, Isabelle.

♪ I feel it coming ♪

♪ Hold your breath ♪

♪ Don't let go ♪

♪ I feel it coming ♪


Simon, let me in!

♪ Hold your breath ♪

What happened, it was... it was a trick.

It meant nothing.

♪ Don't let go ♪


I want to be with you.

♪ I feel it coming ♪



We need to talk about this, OK? Please! I...


♪ I feel it coming ♪


- I'm so sorry.


ALEC: So the Seelie Queen didn't help Kaelie,

it was actually a Seelie Knight,

who is now dead.

Yeah. The Queen's hands

are technically clean in this one.

I think there's more to it.

Well, what makes you say that?

I don't know.

Call it a gut feeling.


Well, I'll have the Clave

keep a closer eye on the Seelies.


Are you alright?


You seem... distracted.

No. I'm, uh... I'm fine.




Look, we should talk.

About what just happened.

I can't.




Clary, I just had the worst...







- Hi.
- Latte for the lady.

- Hi.
- Hey.

What're you looking at?

Uh, there.

In the shadow.

Am I crazy, Sam, or is that...

A wolf?













Look at all this mess you've made.

Keep quiet...

...or I will have to punish you again.

And you wouldn't like that.