02x16 - Day of Atonement

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. CLARY: Previously, on Shadowhunters...

CLARY: What is Valentine doing to me?

It's not Valentine.

The Angel is crying out for help.

I had to kiss Jace.

Don't make this harder than it already is.

- What do you want me to do, Simon?

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

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

Where the angel is Valentine?

Hello, father.




SEBASTIAN: I have spent years clinging to my memories of freedom, imagining what I'd feel when I finally made it back. Would I be happy? Angry? Hard as I'd try, I could never quite picture it. (FIRE CRACKLING)

In the end, I felt nothing. Just the unforgiving cold of the winter air. (SIGHING)

I guess it's true what they say...

you can never go back home.


Why bring me here?


Because I realized the thing that was missing was you.

You made me what I am, father.

Everything you did to me created...


And now it's my turn to repay the favor.


♪ We're coming ♪

♪ After you ♪

♪ This is the hunt ♪

♪ This is the hunt ♪



Anybody alive in here?



Er, anybody dead in here?

Ohh, my God.

OK, what's the point of being a Daylighter if all you do is mope around in the dark?

I don't know.

I'm starting to think there isn't a point.

Have you been sending e-vites out to this pity party?

Luke told me about what happened with Clary.

Do you wanna talk about it?

If I say no would you go away?

Probably not.

While I was torn up about everything that happened with Clary...

I fed on a mundane.

Look... nobody said being a Downworlder would be easy.

We all make mistakes...

especially when it comes to love.

You just need something to clear your head.

Happy hour at the Hunter's Moon!

No thanks.

That's what got me in this mess.


I'm fasting for Yom Kippur.


It's the Jewish Day of Atonement.

Essentially, you don't eat anything to atone for your sins for the past year...

and judging on my last year, I have a lot to atone for.

Yeah, but you're gonna go to Temple?

I mean, you're a vampire.

Isn't that some sort of fire hazard?


It's just a family dinner.

My Bubbie Helen's coming in from Florida, so I have to go.

Besides, weren't you just saying that I needed something to help clear my head?

Yeah, but a family dinner wasn't exactly what I had in mind.

I mean, we've...

we've been over this.

For a Downworlder, depression can be seriously dangerous.

What if you end up hurting somebody?

My family's all I've got left.

And I need to feel normal again.

You know, even if it's for a few hours.

♪ Now you carry it with you ♪

♪ You carry it with you ♪


- Can we talk?

- About what?

About how you keep walking out of the room every time I walk in?

I haven't...

Yeah, you have, Clary.

And look, I get it, but we can't avoid each other forever.

Jace, Valentine's missing.


We have more important things to deal with right now.


Any word from Magnus or Luke?


- ALEC: No.

With Valentine free, the Downworld Cabinet has been holding secluded meetings - at the Seelie Court.

- Well, that's not good.

You think anything good happens in the Seelie court?

ALEC: The Clave isn't gonna let this go unpunished.

The Inquisitor's sent an envoy to assess the situation.

Chances are they'll be the ones replacing me as Head of the Institute.

IZZY: Not if we can recapture Valentine.

Sebastian and all available personnel are searching.

We already know Duncan managed to hijack the portal.

If he was Luke's accomplice, he could have been orchestrating the secret transfer all along.

ALEC: Listen...

I appreciate the effort, but Valentine escaped on my watch.

I deserve to take the heat for it.

This isn't your fault, it's mine.

I was the one in charge of the transfer team.

JACE: Hey, we both were.

Look Alec, you are a good leader.

You can't just let Imogen fire you over something you didn't do.

Alec will do as he's ordered.

- IZZY: Dad?

- What are you doing here?

I'm the Clave's envoy.

We need to talk.

I never expected it to be you.

You're my son.

I felt it was my responsibility to deliver your orders personally.

Allowing Valentine's escape was a lapse in leadership, but our top priority is tracking him down.

We believe he may still be in New York and I convinced Imogen that you know the city better than anyone in Idris...

You'll remain Head of the Institute.

- And that's it?

- For now, but Imogen is keeping you on a tight leash.

Don't give her an excuse to give Aldertree his old job back.

Well, I appreciate the help.

But don't you think this makes up for what you did to mom.



your mother and I have always had a complicated relationship.

It's not complicated.

You cheated on her.

There's a reason she returned to Idris as soon as you got here.

I made a mistake.

I never meant to hurt you...

...but I fell in love.

You of all people should know what that's like...

Magnus isn't an affair.

I shouldn't have said anything.

We can argue all about family drama once we find Valentine, but until then, I have an Institute to run.


You can go.

You asked Alec to assign both of us to search Staten Island?

Yeah, I needed someone I could trust.

You're the one who said finding Valentine had to be a priority.

Yeah, but I didn't mean we had to search together.


...this is Idris?


You really think Valentine's in Staten Island?

No, but I'm pretty sure the Clave has Idris covered.

Not if they're looking in the wrong place.

Valentine used to take me to this cabin in Brocelind Forest when I was kid.

And you think he's hiding there?

Probably not, no.

But I bet you we find more in that cabin than we do in Staten Island.

Jace, you need to tell someone.


I did.

The Clave denied my request for a portal.

What about Magnus?


is still in the Seelie Court with Luke.


Unfortunately, portalling to Idris without approval isn't exactly sanctioned under the Accords.

There's not a lot of warlocks stupid enough to risk it.

I was thinking, if I could find a warlock that could get me close enough to the Swiss border I could hike it.

It's only about miles.

It's a long shot, but it's the best I can come up with...



What if we don't need a warlock?

What are you talking about?


What are you doing?


It worked.

That's impossible.

Obviously it's not.

You're thinking of that cabin, right?


Look, just wait a second, OK?

C'mon the portal's about to close.

I'm not sure I can open another one.

Clary, wait!




You OK?



Just a little damp.


Did we make it?

JACE: Yeah.

Welcome to Idris.

How is this possible?

How did you manage to escape?

Frankly, I'm a little bit disappointed that you haven't figured it out already.

You should remember Azazel.


So you're the reason that demon switched me with the warlock?


Not exactly.

You see, I made a deal with him.

I summoned him out of Edom and he helped me escape.

Once I was free, I returned the favor.

I'm afraid it's not a very nice place.

The first day I was there, they started burning my skin.

Just one layer at a time.

They said I was too pretty for their world...

Too human.

So they made me hideous.

But they also taught me how to use my demon blood...

how to...

draw from its power.

See, I may be grotesque in my own skin, but...

with it I have power that you could only dream of.

Then why keep the Verlac boy's visage if you're weaker for it?

I think it rather suits me.

Don't you?

As does the accent.

A bit more...

charming than a demonic beast with burnt flesh.


I know what I did to you was horrific, but let me make it up to you...

Azazel wanted the Mortal Cup.

Unchain me, and it's yours.


You still don't understand, do you?

See, I don't give a damn about your Mortal Instruments.

I never have.

I used Azazel to stage an attack on the Lightwood girl in order to gain access to the Institute.

What he did after that, however...


it was none of my concern.

And yet you wouldn't have just brought me here if you were just going to torture me to death.

So what are you planning?

Don't worry, father.

You'll find out soon enough.

I still can't believe you made a portal rune.

- You've said that already.

- You don't understand.

It took warlocks thousands of years to learn how to use portals, and you just improvised one.

JACE: I wanna get out of here before dark.

These woods are home to several packs of notoriously feral werewolves.

Valentine certainly has interesting ideas about what's kid friendly...

Yeah, well, even he wouldn't let me go near the lake.



Yeah, I'm fine.

You know an Iratze might be able to help you out with that.

Oh no.

I don't have my stele.

I must have dropped it when I hit the water.

Don't look at me.

I left mine in New York.

Someone pulled me through the portal before I had time to get it.

You know what?

It's OK.

I mean, we don't even need a stele.

You can activate your runes without them, right?

Yeah, I mean...

you know, theoretically.

And you were giving me crap about my portal?

I didn't say I couldn't do it.


Yeah, on second thought, my stele might actually come in handy.

We should head back to the lake and see if we can find it.

Dad, what's going on?



Max missed his training session this morning because he wouldn't leave his room.

He said you screamed at him, and told him to keep the whole thing a secret?

You've barely ever raised your voice.

What could Max possibly have done?

It was nothing, it's just...

Look, with Valentine free I've been under a lot of stress lately, and...



My Max sure seems to have a talent for finding trouble.

I caught him reading through a file of private fire messages that I had received from the Inquisitor and...

well, you know the rest.

Private fire messages?

It's not what you think.

Look, it's above your security clearance.

I've said too much already.


I should go talk to Max.


MAIA: Going somewhere?

Are you going somewhere?

Yeah, I'm coming with you.

No way...

Look, um, I really appreciate the offer but Yom Kippur is not a bring your friends kind of holiday.

I wasn't asking.

I mean, I...

I didn't even tell my family I was dating Clary.

And how would I explain this?

Hey Mom, meet Maia, my werewolf friend who knows I turned a guy to dust and now she's kinda worried that I might hurt you, - or tell you I'm a vampire, or...

- OK, look.

Just let me come with you.


- Ah, come on.




Not showing up to temple is one thing, but I'm not waiting for Simon to start eating.

Hey guys...


I'm Maia.


Simon's girlfriend.

ALEC: Honestly, as long as Dad apologizes to Max, I don't care what the fire messages said.

I know you're still upset about the whole affair, but think about it.

Valentine escaped under our watch, and yet Dad somehow convinced the Inquisitor to let you keep your job?

What leverage could he possibly have to do something like that?

Did he say anything?

Not really...

He said he was in love.


Are you OK?

Something's wrong with Jace.

By the angel.


What the hell?

IZZY: What happened here?

Is that a lake?

OK, you don't think there's any chance steles can float, right?




Now I've lost you too.


- Jace.


Oh, God.


Don't waste your strength.

Or, um...

did you forget that you kept me prisoner in this god-forsaken basement for almost a year?

I spent every single one of those nights fighting against those chains...

If there were a way out, I would have found it.

Jonathan, you brought it on yourself.

You sure about that?

You killed that Timberworth boy.

I had no idea what was next...

If I would be next.

I would never have killed my own father.

Albert was...

an experiment.




You spurred my interest in science.

Gave me my first chemistry set.

Taught me the basic laws of physics.

When I saw Albert on the bridge, I was...

I was just curious.

Would a foot fall kill a boy?

Yes, it will.

Your "experiments" started to attract attention.

- I had no choice but to send you away...

- Don't lie to me!

- Of course you had a choice.

- No.

- You just chose the other boy.

- No.

You sent me to Hell to protect him.

That's not true...

I sent you to Edom because you were out of control.


- I was out of control.

- Yes.



So you were saying that Luke introduced the two of you?

SIMON: Yeah.

So does that mean you're friends with Clary?

Because I haven't heard from her in ages.

Is she OK?

She's good.

- So, how's the band?

- Been great.

We're actually...

more of a solo act now.

Ah, so no more fake blood glitch hop shows?

His new stuff's actually really good.

You guys should listen it.

So, I'm guessing you're not Jewish?


Uh, no...

but I'll convert if it means more Kugel.

I like her.


I'm sorry.

So give us the deets.

How long has this been going on?


What do you do for a living?

That kind of thing.

Maia is a...


Uh, well, the bartending's more of a part time thing.

I'm, uh, taking online classes...

for college.

Marine biology.

The dream is to transfer to the Columbia program.


You know, we used to take trips down to Margate when we were kids, but we could never get Simon to go in that water.


Yeah, he had a bit of a...

phobia of jellyfish.

I was five years old.


He's worried somebody's going to have to pee on him if he gets stung.


- Bubbie!


- It's the same.

- OK, enough.

The two of you.


You know, I think it's time for our Yom Kippur tradition where we share what it is we're atoning for.

Mom, come on, that's not...

That's not really a thing.

I mean, like, it should be private.

Well, in our family it's a thing.

Simon's father started this tradition years ago.

And now we keep it alive in his memory.

Who's gonna go first?

OK, I'll start.

Uh, the thing that I regret most from this past year is that...

I had a relapse with my drinking.

And it was really hard on everyone.

And for that, I am...

very sorry.


That wasn't hard.

Who's next?

What are these things?

They look like portal shards.

So Jace and Clary are at this beach?

Assuming they went through together.

But none of it makes sense.

How were they able to create a portal inside the Institute?

ROBERT: Clearly, it wasn't a normal portal.

Whatever it was, there's something strange about the portal for the wards not to recognize it.

That should explain these.


This isn't a beach.

It's Lake Lyn.

The Lake Lyn?

How can you tell?

Because Jace requested a portal to Idris this morning.

He thought he might have a lead on Valentine, but the Clave denied it.

Seems like he went anyway.

We need to help him.

You have to get that portal approved.

I'll try my best, - but the Clave.

- I don't care what the Clave says.

Jace is in trouble.

I agree, but as long as you're acting head of this Institute, - you need to remain here.

- IZZY: Jace is family.

You can't expect Alec to abandon his parabatai.



Dad's right.

I need to put the Institute first.


I'm not abandoning anyone, I'm sending my best Shadowhunter to go and rescue them.

Get me a portal to Idris.

I will...

but there's something you should know about this Lake.







Hello, Clary.

You don't recognize me?

- Ithuriel?

- I was weaker when we last met.

Thanks to you, I have recovered.

What are you doing here?

Jonathan is alive.


Is he OK?

Where is he?

I can only direct you toward the correct path.

You must walk it yourself.

Ithuriel, please.

I will do anything.

Just tell me where he is.



So who's next?


Uh, actually...

I'd like to go.


being around your family makes me realize that maybe I haven't been the world's greatest daughter.

Actually, it's been years since I've spoken to either of my parents.

My brother was the favorite.


when he died...

...I felt like my parents kind of forgot about me.


And eventually I ran away and...

and I haven't talked to them since.

The thing is...

I don't think it's the anger that's keeping me from talking to them...

It's because of...

the guilt.

I am sure your parents still love you.

And they have not forgotten about you.

I know I will love my kids...


No matter what.

All right.

You're next, Simon.


I did a lot of bad stuff this year.


I think I can move past it.

I'm not gonna let it ruin my life.


what did you do?

Did you...

double park the van?


Did you smoke weed?

- I, um...

- Worse!

I got us tickets to go to a Blade Runner marathon, and he ditched me for some other girl.








I'm guessing Alec got my message, huh?

I had to do something to get your guys' attention.

Can I use your stele?

What happened to Clary?

Thank you.

I don't know.

Once minute, we were looking for her stele by the lake; the next, she was gone.

You didn't drink any of the lake water, did you?

No, but Clary did.


Lake Lyn has hallucinogenic properties.

An Iratze should be able to cure her, but we need to get to her soon.

Or what?

Or she could lose her mind forever.


Do you remember my eighth birthday?

It was the day you gave me my first seraph blade.

I was so excited to use it that I snuck out of the cabin on my own.

I was worried.


I didn't know where you went.

It was at least an hour until I found the blood...

in the snow.


I thought something terrible had happened.

But it wasn't my blood, was it father?

By the time you arrived, I had already skinned the beast.

A rather large werewolf as I recall...

See, I wanted to give you its pelt as a trophy.

I wanted you to be proud of me.

Oh, I was so proud.

Out of everything that you taught me...

...killing was always what I was best at.

It's ironic, isn't it?

That that should be the reason you came to hate me.

The reason you sent me to Edom.

You're right.

What happened to you, it was my fault.

But I never hated you.

I understand completely.

And I feel exactly the same way.

Enjoy your time in Edom.


Who are you?

It's me.

It's Jace.

I don't know you.

You're confused.

We're here to help you.

Just hold still.

Where's Jace?



Look, we're not gonna hurt you.

You're not gonna get the chance.






I know you're scared, but it's me.

It's Jace.

Let go of me!



It's OK.

Everything's going to be OK.


♪ Took breath from my open mouth ♪

♪ Never known how it broke me down ♪

♪ I went in search of somewhere else ♪




You're OK?

Now that you are.

♪ You went and said you're someone else ♪ (ACOUSTIC GUITAR MUSIC)


I just got word from Isabelle.

Jace and Clary are safe.

They'll be in Valentine's cabin shortly.


That's good to hear.

Hopefully they can recover something we can use to track him.


Thank you.

Izzy never would have made it to Idris without your help.

Alec, you and Isabelle and Max and Jace are the most important people in the world to me.

I know I've lost your trust.

I hope I can earn it back.

Then why are you still lying to us?

You told Max to keep a secret about some fire messages.

- Yes, but...

- Whatever it is, just keep Max out of it.

I sent those fire messages to Imogen to make sure that you would remain the head of the Institute.

Oh, so you're protecting me because I'm a Lightwood.


It's because I've always admired your courage, and your honesty.

It's the stuff that great leaders are made from.

Why should I believe you?

What did you send to Imogen?


The Clave is keeping a massive secret of their own, and I threatened to reveal it.

I didn't tell you because I didn't want you to have to carry the burden of lying to people that you love.

- I know how hard that can be...

- Dad...

- Just tell me.

- But you cannot repeat this secret to anyone, not even Magnus.

Promise me, Alec.

I can't promise that.

Either you trust me to be a leader or you don't.

The Clave lied about the Soul Sword.

They never recovered it from Valentine's attack on the Institute.

They don't have it.

They never did.

Then who does?

Oh, I bet you'd love to get your hands on your precious Soul Sword now.

Well, you're in luck.

I'm gonna be sending it with you.

Considering my Demon Blood, it didn't seem wise to leave such a powerful weapon just lying around, even if it is deactivated...

It seems a rather fitting end to you both, don't you think?

You always cared more about the Mortal Instruments than you did your own son.

That's not true.

Despite everything I've done, I have always...

always cared about you.

Do not lie to me.

If you truly, truly cared about me, you would have never sent me away.

I made a mistake.

- It was Jace that was...



The sword still compels the truth.


not a day goes by that I don't think about you.

Where I am not haunted by that decision I made.

To send you to Edom.

I have always dreamed of creating the ultimate warrior, and now...

that dream is a reality.

You have always been my greatest creation, son.


JACE: I haven't been to this cabin in years, but I'm pretty sure it's just past this hill.

There it is!


IZZY: Someone was just here.


We're too late.

♪ People come and people go ♪ So...

all of the, uh, jellyfish stuff...

Maybe we keep that between us?


Your secret's safe with me.


Thank you for coming tonight.

Despite my many objections, I could not have gotten through that dinner without you.

Quick thinking, marine biology.

I think you totally pulled it off.

That's 'cause it's true.

I'm taking classes online.


I had no idea you were interested in that.


I'm pretty sure there's a lot you don't know about me.

I'm pretty sure you're right.

I never asked.

But I guess I've been kind of self-absorbed lately.

A little.




It's late.

I hadn't noticed.


♪ Everything you've done ♪

♪ What a fool I was ♪

Good night, Simon.

Good night.

♪ Please let me in ♪

♪ Because I won't always have friends ♪

♪ Like you ♪


Even if Dad's intentions are good, these secrets only end up making things worse.

Trust me, I know the damage secrets can cause more than anyone.

But if it got out there that the Clave lied about the Soul Sword, it could mean the end of the Accords.

Maybe you're right...

but I've got to do something.

Are you going to tell Magnus?


What's up?



I'm just really glad that you're OK.

Did you find anything in Valentine's books?


These aren't books.

They're journals.

Valentine used to keep these on the highest shelf in the cabin.

I remember trying to read one once, see what all the fuss was about.

He got to me before I could even open it.

That was the last time we went back to that cabin.

Now I know why.

Jonathan Christopher.

These are about you?



You were...

You were opposite ends of the same experiment?

There are hundreds of pages of notes.

It's years' worth of research.


These journals are...

They're all that's left of my childhood.



Jace, this was years ago.

Jonathan died in a fire when he was an infant.

How could Valentine still be studying him if he was already dead?

ITHURIEL: Jonathan is alive.

Ithuriel wasn't talking about you...


...he was talking about my brother.

He's still alive.



Dinner is served.