02x15 - A Problem of Memory

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...

He's a Daylighter.

You're proof that the legends are true.

We're here for you, whatever you need, Daylighter.

(WHIMPERING)

Keep quiet or I'll have to punish you again.

QUEEN: The kiss that will set them free is the kiss you most desire.

This means nothing.

(PHONE RINGING)

Can I have a pint of O-Neg, please?

- To go.

- You got it.

It's on me, Daylighter.

Quinn.

Thanks, but it's all good.

I got it.

- Please.

- OK.

For a Daylighter, you're looking a little pale.

You okay?

- I've had better days.

- How's that?

You're living the life we all wanna live.

You don't want to be in my shoes.

Trust me.

Day or night, your heart can still get...

...shattered.

Hey, make it two plasmas.

- Plasma?

- The hard stuff.

(ROCK MUSIC)

Your lucky night.

Just enough for two.

Don't worry, it'll make you forget your sorrow.

L'Chaim.

Whoa.

This is strong.

Real strong.

- Do you have any more of this?

- Sorry.

I know a place.

(MUFFLED MUSIC)

- (SENSUAL MUSIC)

- ♪ I'm slipping ♪

♪ You've been sitting ♪

♪ Watching from a distance ♪

♪ You're so sick ♪

♪ How you love to watch me ♪

♪ When I kiss him ♪

What is this place?

It's a Bleeder Den.

So these people...

they're just letting themselves...

- Be bitten.

- They're mundanes - that actually know that Vampires exist?

- A few.

They crave vampire venom more than we crave blood.

Whoa.

Isn't this all against the Accords?

It's kind of a grey area.

Everyone's.

Everyone's having fun and no one is getting hurt.

Huh.

Heidi.

This is Simon.

Thirsty?

I don't know.

The last time I tried to feed on a human, I couldn't stop.

- I almost killed...

- It's OK.

It's OK.

Just a little taste.

Just a little...

♪ We're coming ♪

♪ After you ♪

♪ This is the hunt ♪

♪ This is the hunt ♪

(SIZZLING SOUND)

Magnus?

YOUNG MAGNUS: Mama? Mama?

No!

There you are.

Good morning.

I'd say the same, but looks like you haven't slept.

Should I be insulted by that?

No...

I love that face.

But this is like the fourth morning in a row that I've woken up to an empty bed.

Is there something bothering you?

Nothing is bothering me.

I've even gotten used to your adorable little snores.

- Hey, I don't snore.

- (SNORING)

Look, I know you well enough to know something's going on.

Alexander, I'm fine.

So what about you?

Have you decided what you're going to report to the Clave?

I'm torn.

If I don't tell the Clave about Luke's attempt on Valentine's life, I'm in violation.

If they find out, I could be de-runed.

Whatever you decide, I'll stand by you.

Are you sure you're okay?

Positive.

That manipulative little wench.

I hate the Seelie Queen.

Look, I'm not a huge fan either.

But like her or not, Seelie magic doesn't lie.

What happened at the Seelie Court, it was real.

I felt it.

I know Clary did too.

Whoa, slow down.

Izzy, I can't just erase my feelings.

Do Clary and Simon a favor.

Don't go there, Jace.

I've requested that we move Valentine to the Gard in Idris.

The Clave has approved the transfer.

You told them about the assassination attempt?

No.

I explained to them that moving Valentine out of the city is the best way to restore relations with the Downworld.

I left Luke out of it.

It is the right decision.

But we have not given up on finding who orchestrated - the hit on Valentine.

- I actually have a few leads on that.

I'll get a report in by end of day.

Great.

Izzy, you'll be leading the transfer mission.

Jace, you will assist.

We need to remove Valentine's Circle Rune.

The new wards in Idris won't let him pass with it on.

- Jace, do you want the honors?

- Thought you'd never ask.

Tell me that I'm making the right call.

'Cause between you and me, - I'm just not sure I'm good at this.

- What're you talking about?

You were born for this job.

Think of it like archery.

Just trust yourself.

Don't hesitate.

And beyond that, just cross your fingers.

Simon, please call me back.

- I need to talk to you.

- (KNOCKING)

Come in.

We're transferring Valentine to Idris tonight.

I assume you want to be part of the mission.

Actually, I don't.

I have to go sort all this out with Simon.

In person.

I know it's none of my business, but after what you guys just went through, maybe you should give Simon some time.

No.

No, I can't let him think that what happened at the Seelie Court is how I really feel.

Clary, Seelie magic might trick you, but it's always true.

I know it's confusing.

But you can have feelings for two people at the same time.

It doesn't make you a bad person.

(BANGING AT DOOR)

Simon, it's me.

If you're not gonna answer my phone calls, you can at least talk to me.

I am so sorry.

I want you to know that...

what happened at the Seelie Court...

- It didn't mean anything.

- You don't need to do this.

Your life was at risk.

I had to kiss Jace.

I had no choice.

I get it, Clary.

I was there.

This isn't about you kissing him.

The Seelie Queen made you reveal who you desired most.

And it wasn't me.

It was Jace.

It's a trick.

That's all it was.

- Just be honest with me...

- I am.

You heard Jace, the Seelies thrive on getting inside your head...

Clary, stop.

Don't make this harder than it already 'cause you don't wanna hurt my feelings.

What do you want me to do, Simon?

Just tell me.

Look me in the eye and tell me you don't have any feelings for him.

Simon.

Simon wait, please.

Look at me.

- I love you.

- Don't...

don't do that.

Why...

Because you don't mean it the way I mean it.

You never have.

Since we were kids, I've been in love with you, every minute of every day.

You're the first person I thought of when I woke up.

Always have been.

And if the Seelie Queen had asked me that question?

Kiss the one I most desired?

No one would even come close.

There's something between you and Jace and you can't deny it.

I don't know.

Maybe.

Maybe deep down there is, but Simon, it's nothing like you and me.

It's nothing like it.

But it's enough.

Enough for me to know that...

kissing you...

trying to be more than friends...

It was a mistake.

Is that tight enough?

That's better.

(SIGHING)

Go ahead, Jace.

It's not gonna stop me.

It's not some rune that makes us who we are.

It's our blood.

And yours, my boy, is exceptional.

Because you experimented on me.

On my mother.

Why?

Why her?

Sweet Celine.

She wanted a child so desperately.

When she and Stephen learned that she was pregnant again, with you, she was terrified that she was gonna lose her baby.

So she came to me, asking for help.

And I'm sure you were so happy to oblige.

The injections I gave your mother, laced with Ithuriel's pure angel blood made you strong.

After her tragic death, after I pulled you from her womb, barely alive, I raised you to use that blood.

I taught you...

You taught me not to feel.

You taught me that "to love is to destroy, and to be loved is to be the one destroyed." And you've proven how right I've been all along.

Look at you.

Your love for Clary, it will be your downfall.

Don't you dare bring her into this!

She is as much a part of this as you are.

(PULSATING MUSIC)

Simon.

Hold up.

Hey, Luke.

Are you hungover?

Um, kinda, actually.

Yeah.

Plasma?

You gotta be careful, Simon.

That stuff is strong.

I know.

It was just a one-time thing.

I went out with a couple of friends - and got a little carried away.

- It's understandable.

Clary told me what happened.

Listen, I just want you to know, whatever's going on between you two, I'm always here for you.

You're the closest thing to a son that I got.

Whether you like it or not.

So I'm not grounded?

- Don't push your luck.

- Ow.

It feels like Metallica is rehearsing in my head.

Nothing a little sleep can't fix.

- Hey, one more thing.

- Yeh.

You've been hanging out with vamps, right?

You hear of any of 'em feeding on a mundane in Queens last night?

What?

No.

Not at all.

Why?

A girl was found dead, bite marks.

Whoever did it was one hungry vampire...

Her body was completely drained of blood.

Wow.

No, I haven't heard anything.

But if I do, of course I'll tell you.

- (PHONE RINGING)

- Get some rest.

What do you got, Detective?

Tox screen came back clean.

Strange thing is, the coroner said she bled out through those "track marks." Yeah, that is strange.

I did get prints off her bracelet.

Any hits?

You bet.

Eighteen year old male from Brooklyn.

Name's Simon Lewis.

Luke?

Hello?

Did I lose you?

I swear I hate this phone...

- Luke?

- Yeah, I'm here.

Valentine's Circle rune has been removed and I've assembled my team.

Good.

I'll feel a lot better when he's out of the Institute.

Have you secured Magnus for the transfer?

I think we should consider using a different warlock.

Catarina Loss lives in...

We're talking about portalling the Clave's Most Wanted into Idris.

There's not many Warlocks with that clearance.

Besides, I want the best.

And that's Magnus.

Look, Magnus isn't exactly...

in a great place right now.

- He hasn't been sleeping.

- What's wrong?

I don't know.

He says nothing's wrong.

But I can tell he's not alright.

You know, some people find it hard to ask for help.

If Magnus is hurting, he might push you away.

Thank you for the advice, but I know Magnus.

He needs his space.

We can use a different warlock.

There you are.

Any update on the mole?

Yeah.

Whoever it was is a clever one.

Left absolutely no trace.

But I've been auditing personnel files.

I've found a few Shadowhunters who have a personal stake in wanting Valentine dead.

Family members killed, relatives lost to the Circle.

All with enough access and clearance to pull it off.

- Send me the list when you're done.

- By the angel.

- Aline.

- In the flesh.

It's been years.

- What are you doing here?

- I would've given you both a heads up but I didn't want to spook my dear cousin.

Who disappears for half a year only to show up here.

Come here, you gorgeous Englishman.

It's good to see you, Aline.

Sorry, excuse me.

We were all so worried about you.

We thought you were dead.

Yeah, I'm...

I'm really sorry.

Your Aunt Elodie was beside herself.

Then after she found out that you were safe, she still hadn't heard from you.

So she asked me to come here to make sure you're alright.

Are you...

really a Yin Fen addict?

He's clean now.

I feel terrible.

I should have called.

I guess I'm just...

ashamed, you know?

I guess I'm not as perfect as everyone thought.

Trust me, I never thought you were perfect.

But something is different about you.

Well, you can tell them all he's a hero.

He saved my life, and helped us defeat a greater demon.

Yeah, look, I'll, um...

I'll fill you in on all the gory details once I finish this report.

- How about dinner?

Eight o'clock?

- Absolutely.

Get up.

Tell me everything there is to know about your cousin Aline!

Aline...?

Why...?

She's in New York.

Tell me or she dies!

I really don't know how tow to tell you this, so I'm just...

gonna say it.

I think Simon killed somebody.

He didn't do this.

Simon's shirt was in that dumpster, soaked in the victim's blood.

His fingerprints were on her bracelet.

The only time he was ever fingerprinted is when he signed up to coach Little League.

He would never hurt anyone.

There has to be some explanation for this.

- I know Simon.

- The Simon you know is a vampire, Clary.

A vampire with a broken heart.

Demon blood...

it changes a person.

I should never have let him come to the Seelie Court with me.

From what I gather, he wasn't really taking "no" for an answer.

I gotta find him before anybody else does.

Wait.

- I'm coming with you.

- No.

In his emotional state, I don't want you anywhere near him.

He's the way he is because of me, Luke.

Please.

Let me go with you.

I need to make this right.

- Is Quinn here?

- He stepped out.

Why are you looking for Quinn?

Nothing.

It's nothing.

It doesn't seem like nothing, mi amigo.

Raphael, I think I killed a mundane.

An innocent girl.

But I don't know if I did.

I mean, I'm not a killer.

I wouldn't hurt anyone, but...

maybe I don't know myself.

Alright, listen.

Calm down and tell me the last thing you remember.

Right.

Um...

Quinn bought me plasma and then took us to the bleeder den, but that's where it all gets hazy.

I kinda remember a girl, and her arm, and me biting into her, but I completely black out.

Do you think he's at the den?

No, it doesn't open until midnight.

Why is this happening to me?

I'm a good guy.

I'm an organ donor.

I was an organ donor.

- Do we still give organs as...

- Simon.

Get a hold of yourself.

- What do I do, turn myself in?

- No.

What happens if you go hungry in prison?

Can I stay here and lay low?

Can you help me out?

Yeah.

Yeah, I can help you out.

But I'm going to need something in return.

What do you want?

Anything.

Anything.

Tell me how you became a Daylighter.

- I told you I don't know.

- I don't believe you.

And if you can't help me...

I can't help you.

The transfer is set for .

Jace, arm up the transport team.

I want everyone carrying additional weaponry.

Duncan, prepare Valentine's restraints.

The rest of you secure the perimeter.

Dismissed.

Sebastian, I have to be honest.

I'm really worried about you.

Don't be.

I'm happy.

Happier than I've been in a long time.

I just don't get it.

You are the squarest, most rule-abiding guy I know.

And then you suddenly vanish without telling anyone?

It just doesn't add up.

Look, I'm not...

I'm not proud of it.

But if anyone should understand, it should be you.

- And why is that?

- That summer I came to Alicante, you were secretly seeing that girl, the one with the dimples.

- Carolyn.

- Yeah.

You kept it such a secret.

Everyone thought you simply hadn't found the right boy.

They still think that.

Unless you blabbed?

I would never do that.

I gave you my word.

But you know how it feels to have everyone in the world...

see you one way but actually being the exact opposite.

You know, I actually like taking risks.

Yeah, sure, the Yin Fen was a mistake, but...

it led me to what I believe is my destiny.

Being here.

Sadly Aunt Elodie isn't very happy about it.

I just got off the phone with her.

She's...

she's heartbroken.

Actually, I'm a bit worried.

Do you mind spending a few days with her?

I'd go myself but they really need me here.

Yes.

Of course.


- I can leave tonight.

- Thank you.

I mean, that is, of course, not until I've shown you this fabulous Indian place around the corner.

- My favorite.

- Why do you think I picked it?

(PULSATING MUSIC)

C'mon, you have to remember...

What did you do?

(LAUGHING)

Care for seconds?

Police!

Freeze!

Put your hands on your head!

Drop to your knees.

I'm sorry...

I'm sorry I bit her.

It was an accident.

You're under arrest for the murder of Heidi McKenzie.

You have the right to remain silent.

Anything you say...

(SOUND FADES)

Vampires aren't as easy to track, but I don't think he's too far away.

"Not far away" doesn't help us.

I need a direction.

Turn left.

Up here.

So, when we do find him, what happens then?

I mean, if for some reason it turns out he really did do this...

he's a Vampire.

You can't just arrest him.

That's why we need to find him before the police do.

Then what?

We're supposed to turn him over to the Clave.

Can't we just keep this quiet?

You know, like Alec did for you.

If it's true, if Simon did somehow lose control and make some horrible mistake, we can't just give up on him.

Look, whatever mess he's gotten himself into, I promise I'm not giving up on Simon.

They say the bad guy always goes back to the scene of the crime.

I always thought it was a myth, but since I'd run out of leads, I thought, hey, why not?

So why'd you do it?

- I told you.

It was an accident.

- Right.

So you just "accidentally" bit the woman and drained her of blood?

I can't help myself.

I guess you can call it a compulsion.

Odd compulsion.

You know, I've seen plenty of different ways to kill people, but biting into a girl's feet?

- That's a new one.

- Her feet?

No.

That can't be right.

The M.E.

says the wounds below her ankle were the most recent.

- I didn't do this.

- Excuse me?

Ever since I was a kid, feet have totally grossed me out.

- Even women's feet.

- You know what grosses me out?

Murder.

There's no way I could've done this.

I didn't kill her.

Seriously?

An anti-foot fetish?

That's your defense?

If I were you, I'd come up with something a little more believ...

So when I found your front door open, I was afraid someone broke into the apartment.

- Yeah, thanks for calling me.

- No problem.

(OMINOUS MUSIC)

(MUFFLED MUSIC)

Hey!

Quinn!

Ah, I heard you were looking for me.

It was you.

The girl from last night, Heidi, you killed her, - didn't you?

- It was an accident.

Accidents happen.

She knew the risks.

- Don't worry about it.

- A woman is dead!

And I'm not letting you get away with it.

(SNARLING)

I'm telling everyone, Luke, the Shadowhunters...

Yeah...

I...

I can't let you do that.

(SNARLING)

(GROWLING)

Daylighter or not, I'm not gonna let you rat me out.

- What are you doing here?

- Trying to track down a murderer.

Stay out of it.

This is vampire business.

I can take care of him myself.

- I can't let you do that.

- Leave Simon alone.

I'm not talking about the Daylighter.

Quinn killed the girl.

Let's go.

(SCREECHING)

Simon!

I didn't kill that girl.

We know.

Are you okay?

No.

Not really.

YOUNG MAGNUS: Mama? - No!

- Weet je waarom ze dit deed?

Door jou.

Je bent een gruwel!

ALEC: Magnus? Magnus.

Well, hello.

I was just about to make myself a drink.

Want one?

No.

We're transporting Valentine to Idris.

Even more reason...

We can toast to Valentine's highly anticipated departure.

I love you, and I know something's wrong.

Whatever it is, I'm here for you.

- I appreciate it.

But I'm fine.

- No, you're not.

I'm sorry, but I'm not gonna leave until you talk to me.

Remember when you said "when things get crazy, don't push me away"?

When I was tortured in Valentine's body, that agony rune made me relive my worst memory.

And now...

I can't get it out of my head.

Every time I close my eyes...

Hey...

What is it?

Remember I told you how I found my mother dead by her own hand?

My stepfather found me shortly after.

He screamed at me.

He called me an abomination.

What?

He was right.

He blamed me for her suicide.

He said that she hated herself for giving birth to a monster.

So I lashed out.

With all the magic I had.

(SCREAMING)

I burned him, Alexander.

Right where he stood.

I murdered my stepfather.

You were just a boy.

You weren't in control of your powers.

Yes, actually, I was.

I never wanted you to see this...

terrible, ugly side of me, of my past...

Hey.

There's nothing ugly about you.

I wanted to say goodbye to Sebastian.

I wonder where he ran off to.

I'm sure he'll be back soon.

(PANTING)

So, when are you going to come visit Alicante?

Soon.

As long as you promise your mom won't drag us to the Accords Hall for another Clave assembly.

I definitely can't promise that.

(LAUGHING)

(GASPING)

I still don't get what your obsession is with this restaurant.

Have a seat.

I want to talk to you about Simon Lewis.

Luke, I...

I've never seen anything like it.

It was straight out of some superhero movie.

- Did you mention it to anyone?

- No.

I took your advice.

I don't want people to think I'm crazy.

I'm sorry you had to see that, Ollie.

What?

What do you mean you're sorry?

- Luke, what are you talking about?

I...

- I'm not proud of what I have to do, but it's for your own protection.

- The Shadow World is a dangerous place.

- The Shadow what?

And who the hell is he?

You will forget the name Simon Lewis.

He will no longer exist to you.

Daniel Quinn murdered Heidi McKenzie.

He's disappeared.

We will never find him.

Simon...

Sorry.

Izzy said I could wait here for you.

Of course.

I'm...

I'm so glad you're here.

This hasn't been easy for me.

I mean, I thought dying was bad.

This is way worse.

I'm so sorry.

That night on the Promenade, when we first kissed, we made a vow.

Remember?

How could I forget?

We promised that we would always be friends.

No matter what.

I'm a man of my word.

When I make a vow, I uphold it.

I can't imagine a world without you in it, Fray.

Me neither.

But I need time.

How much time?

I'm not sure.

Well...

Whenever you're ready.

I will be here.

Always.

Valentine Morgenstern, by order of the Clave, you are hereby remanded to the Gard in Idris.

I may be in a cell, but at least I'll be in Alicante...

where the air doesn't reek of Downworlders.

Get him out of here.

- Where's the prisoner?

- I don't know, - Consul Dieudonne.

- What happened to Duncan?

Where the Angel is Valentine?

I did as you asked.

I brought Valentine here.

Now, please...

let my family go.

Thank you, Duncan.

You did uphold your end of the bargain.

But I'm afraid that I cannot uphold mine.

What do you want from me?

Hello, Father.