02x17 - A Dark Reflection

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...

- CLARY: It worked!
- JACE: Just wait a second, OK?



Hello... father.

JACE: Valentine used to take me to this cabin when I was a kid.

We're too late.

These journals are all that's left of my childhood.

Jace, this was years ago.

Jonathan died in a fire when he was an infant.

He's still alive.


No... no... no!

Hey, hey, hey!

Hey! It's OK. Wake up. Wake up.

It was just a bad dream.


What... what are you doing here?

I, uh, heard you screaming.

- Are you all right?
- Yeah.

I, uh...

I was back at Lake Lyn.

Underwater. Drowning...

Well, you're all right now.

You know, everything that happened

back at the lake, I...

I can't get it out of my head.

It's not exactly top on my vacation list, either.

My brother's alive.

Somewhere out there,

Jonathan... exists.

I know. It's a lot to process.

He was a child.

With demon blood. Don't forget that.

And no one but Valentine

to teach him the difference between right and wrong.

If he's out there,

I want to find him.

- We will.
- How?

We don't even know where to start.

Wait... that's not true.

Do you remember this?


My mom's keepsakes from when he was a baby.

I mean, we thought they were yours but they're...


We can use what's inside to track him.

Looks like somebody beat us to it.

Well done, Jonathan.

You said my mother didn't care about me.

But she kept these things...

It was foolish sentimentality.

Nothing more. Your mother feared you.

She wanted you dead.

My sister's different.

Yes. She is.

I'm glad you had a chance to meet Clarissa,

spend some time with her.

So you're... you're acting like I'll never see her again.

Of course you will.

You have my word.

One day we will all be together.

As a family. But right now...

Right now, I need you to trust me.

- Trust you.
- Mhm.

It goes both ways.

I found this

under your pillow.

Force of habit. That's all.

Is it? I'm a wanted man.

I must always be prepared.

Soon, I will no longer be regarded as the enemy.

I will be seen as a hero.

And so will you.

Isn't that what you want?

Yes. Yes, it is.


We are going to achieve great things together, Jonathan.


♪ We're coming ♪

♪ After you ♪

♪ This is the hunt ♪

♪ This is the hunt ♪

ALEC: The Clave is very impressed with your progress.

They think you're ready for your first mission.

What do you think?

I've been ready since the day I got here.

Well then, you better get your butt over to training.

You know how much our sister hates tardiness.

Any sign of Jonathan?

JACE: No. We tracked the box itself,

But... it was a dead end.

So Valentine sent Duncan to steal a pair of baby booties?

JACE: Someone did. Someone who wanted

to circumvent us from tracking Jonathan.

And now we have no leads on either of them.

We've got nothing.

Actually, we have less than nothing.

There's something you should know.

The Clave doesn't have the Soul Sword.

They never did.

So the Clave has been lying this entire time?

Wouldn't be the first time.

The Clave is trying to prevent an uprising.

If the Downworld finds out that we don't have the Soul Sword,

there would be total chaos.

But the sword's been deactivated.

It can't be used on Downworlders.

Not in the way Valentine used it before.

But it's still a Mortal Instrument.

If you combine it with the other two Mortal Instruments

the cup and the mirror

he could use it to raise the Angel Raziel.

I thought that was just legend.

Well, the legends are true.

The Angel will grant him one wish.

Anything he wants.

The end of the Downworld as we know it.

How's chasing pigeons gonna help me with my training?

You're not chasing them. You're tracking them.

This lesson is all about focus.

Now, activate your tracking rune.


Now, track this egg back to the bird who laid it.

You need to concentrate.

I'm already an expert tracker.

I thought the same thing when I was your age...

until I hit a nest full of Kuri demons.

If it wasn't for Alec,

I wouldn't be standing here.

But you only got better by being in the field.

Now... it's my turn.

What are you talking about?

The Clave approved me for my first mission.

That's not happening.

Find the bird, Max.

That's the assignment.

Where are you going?

You're not sending our little brother out into the field.

You know better than anyone how good Max is.

His simulation scores are off the charts.

That's a simulation. I'm talking about the real word.

Max has had his rune ceremony.

It's standard to get orders after that.

Just like we did when we were his age.

It was different back then. We weren't fighting Valentine.

- Izzy...
- You weren't there that night

with Kaelie. He came this close to dying.

Max is a soldier.

It's time we start treating him like one.

VALENTINE: Come on. Fix it already.

You're stalling, Cleophas.

Its destructive powers have been neutralized.

- Fix it.
- I cannot.

You are an Iron Sister.

And supposedly, one of the best blade smiths in the Citadel.

VALENTINE: Surely you're more than capable.

Or maybe you're just being stubborn.

Keep pumping me with your mind control serum.

It cannot fix this sword and neither can I.

Just inject her, father.

Your daughter did what no one has done before.

I told you Clary was special.

You leave Clary out of this.

She's smarter than you'll ever be.

She knows what kind of monster Valentine is.

Don't let the fact that he's your father sway you into...

Says the woman

who turned her back on her own brother.


The Downworld can still be destroyed.

It just takes a different approach.

One involving a simple wish.

CLEOPHAS: It's not possible.

No one has been able to raise the Angel Raziel.

Well... it won't be the first time

I've achieved the impossible.


How can I help you today?

It's a fabulous shop you have here.

Why thank you.

It's been my life's work.

Absolutely fascinating.

I'm Sebastian Verlac.

Pleasure to meet you.

Elliot Nourse.

Anything in particular I can help you find?

Uh... yes, as a matter of fact...

there is.

Hey! What are you doing?

Tell me where the Mortal Mirror is!










The warlock attacked me.

I had to protect myself.

Of course.

What, you're afraid of me?

I just saved you.

You owe me.

Lost track of time?


I missed dinner, didn't I?

Only by a few hours.

I'm... I'm so sorry. Really.

I just... it's been so crazy here.

I understand.

I can't believe I forgot.

It's OK, Alexander.

If we can't go to the Cape,

I'll bring the Cape to us.



Lobster tails and champagne

to toast to a successful Downworld meeting.


- It went well?
- Relatively.

But the Downworlders barely trust the Clave to begin with.

And the Seelie Queen went on and on

about the Clave being nothing but a bunch of liars.

That's harsh.

But Luke and I assured them

that now that you are the Head of this Institute,

and implementing a policy of complete transparency,

change was on the way.

That's good to hear.

It is, isn't it? Oh!

Drawn butter?


♪ Even as we're falling apart ♪

OK, so a group of Downworlders get together

and a fight doesn't break out?

I don't know. Sounds like a bust to me.

Seelie Queen's spoiling for a fight with the Clave.

Well, it's kind of inevitable, isn't it?

Not if I can help it.

I gotta go.

- Hey, Luke.
- Hey!

I'm heading down to the station,

but if, uh... you want to talk...

No, I'm all good man. I'm actually here to see Maia.


- Hey!
- Hey, what's up?

How do you feel about boats?

Boats? I can't say I think too much about 'em.

Well, I reserved us a paddle boat at Prospect Park.

I know you like marine biology,

so I figured you might like this.

Also, I know it's not the ocean,

but believe me, there's some weird stuff living down there.

That's really sweet of you, but, um...

I can't. I'm busy.

I didn't give you a date yet.


but I'm working a lot of doubles this week.

And I've got all this reading for class.

I just can't. It's not a good time right now.

Not a good time to go boating

or not a good time to go on a date with me?

I mean... I had a lot fun at your family dinner

but... just as friends.

Oh! No! Yeah. Yeah, I'm sorry.

I totally read that situation wrong. What else is new.

Is this about Clary?

Because you know that... that's past tense.

It's not Clary.

And I like you. I like spending time with you.

But... just as friends.

Right... friends.

Where is the mirror?

ELLIOT: I don't care what you do.

I promised Jocelyn.


An admirable trait.

Until it gets you killed.

She was clever, my wife.

She was up to all sorts of things.

Hiding the cup, the mirror...

our daughter.

Let's take him with us.

We've got other methods to make him talk.


VALENTINE: What are you doing? What... what is he doing?


Hey! Stop this!

Stop him!


Do not let him die! Don't let him die!


VALENTINE: Check his arm.


The mark's gone.


Go back to the Institute.

Dig into the archives.

Find out what happened to that mark.


CLARY: Dot, are you OK?

Give us a minute.

I didn't know where else to go.

I didn't know who to trust. So I came straight here.

- OK. What's wrong?
- Have you heard from Elliot?

Elliot Nourse?

No, not since he quit mom's shop and opened his own.

Dot, what is it?

I think something terrible's happened to him,

and I'm worried I might be next.

After Elliot opened his own shop we lost touch.

But when I was little,

Elliot was one of my mom's best friends.

He introduced me to Jocelyn.

And now you're concerned he's in trouble.

The mark on Dot's arm is part of a protection spell.

It's a sigil. It only transfers to another warlock

if something terrible has happened.

Whatever he's guarding must be pretty important.

It's the Mortal Mirror.

Jocelyn had it? I know it's crazy.

The mirror and the cup.

I guess my mom knew Elliot would do anything

to keep it safe. As a warlock,

he could protect it better than anyone, right?

So she entrusted him with its location.

And Elliot entrusted it to me.

So you know the current location of the Mortal Mirror?

Sort of.

These lines coordinate

to specific Ley lines in the city.

I can figure it out, but it'll take some time.

We have maps of all the Ley lines. We can help you.

And we can protect you from Jonathan and Valentine.

With those marks on your wrist,

it's only a matter of time before they come after you.

Jace and I will go to Elliot's shop.

See what happened. You'll be safe here.

Be careful.

Oh, Elliot...

JACE: You see these marks?

A demon was here.

JACE: He was tortured.

But this isn't murder. He killed himself.


How can you tell?

The blood from his eyes, I've seen it before.

It's a warlock incantation.

It's basically their version of a cyanide capsule.

I'm sorry.



- Hey.
- Sebastian?

What are you doing here?

I, uh... I saw the alert at the Institute.

Is everything under control?

We're still not percent sure what happened.

There was a demon presence here,

but something doesn't add up.

Oh my God.

It's Jonathan.

How do you know that?

The flowers...

My mom shared a memory from when Jonathan was a baby.

He'd done the exact same thing.

And that Grey demon ichor, that's how Valentine described

the aftermath of Jonathan's childhood kills.

Jonathan was here.

Sorry, who's, uh... who's Jonathan?

My brother.

He must be after the Mortal Mirror.

If he comes after it again, I'm gonna have to deal with him.

What does that mean?

It means I'm gonna do anything in my power

to protect the mirror.

- You'll kill him?
- If that's what it takes.

- Yeah.
- You don't even know

if Jonathan's doing this on his own.

He could be under Valentine's influence.

Yeah, Clary's got a point.

I mean, what if Valentine's forcing him to do his bidding?

Yeah. OK, look.

I know exactly what it's like to be manipulated by Valentine.

Probably better than anyone.

You know, Clary, you read those journals.

Jonathan Morgenstern is a demon-blooded monster

who is responsible for the death of your friend.

An innocent warlock.

Remember what Valentine made you do.

I don't have demon blood.

Just think about it, Jace.

Valentine has manipulated us both.

What if Jonathan is just his latest victim?

We don't have any facts.

And until we do, no one is getting killed.

Yeah, I suppose the, uh...

the priority right now should be finding that mirror.




Surrender to the Authority of the Clave.

You'll never take me alive, Shadowhunter scum.

- Huh?
- Dracula's time is nigh.

Nosferatu will rise again, man!

OK. Thank you, Simon.

Too much? Also, ah! I think

I pulled something. This kid is super fast.

Hey! What did I say about being quicker

with your rune activation?

And you're dropping your shoulder.

I'll do better.

(SIGHING) Catching Simon is easy.

You make mistakes like this

out in the field and you're dead.

Well, catching Simon is not that easy.

And can we have a second? Is that cool?


Izzy, we've been at this for hours.

I think it's time we take a break.

Yeah, Max is fine. OK?

It's not Max I'm worried about.

Who wants chow mein and fortune cookies?

- I do!
- Yes!

Any luck?

I'm getting closer to narrowing down the location.

You understand that once you retrieve the mirror,

it becomes property of the Clave?

You think I want anything to do with this?

The only thing I care about is stopping Valentine.

No, I... I didn't mean to...

I'm sorry, but I've lost whatever faith in the Clave

I had left. So when I retrieve the mirror,

it becomes property of Clary Fairchild.

She's the only one that I trust.

She can do what she wants with it.

Fair enough.

We've had too many security breaches recently.

So I'm limiting your escort to Jace and Clary.

You'll be safer that way.


It's Jonathan. My brother.

He's the one who came after Elliot.

He's after the mirror.

ALEC: Sebastian.

Thanks, but we're good here.

If I can be of any assistance, I'd be happy to help.

Thank you.

But we've got it covered.


I've never seen someone with so much energy

after Valentine's injections.

I'm an Iron Sister. My blood is purified.

His chemicals can only do so much to me.

Amazing. My mom used to tell me stories about the Iron Sisters.

How brave and powerful they were.

We learn many things at the Citadel.

Most importantly...

virtue comes at a price.







- What are you doing?
- I took the rooftops.

It's faster.

Clary knows I was there.

Which you? Jonathan or Sebastian?


They have a warlock.

She has the sigil.

What warlock?

Her name is Dot.

Jace is trying to sabotage me.

He's trying to...

make Clary hate me. But I swear to you,

I will end him before I let that happen.

Listen. Once we have the mirror,

none of this will matter.

I can't have Clary hate me.

Not after everything I've been through.

Clary doesn't care about you.

Yes, she does.

No, Jonathan. She only cares

about an English Shadowhunter named Sebastian Verlac.

When she realizes the truth about you

- she will only despise you.
- No.

You are the one that she despises.

I am her brother! She loves me.

OK, Jonathan.

You're right. I'm sorry.

Go back to Clary. Find the mirror.

But remember, until that's accomplished...

...no can know who you really are.

So you're telling me your sister's still alive?

I don't understand what this has to do with the Downworld.

Cleophas sent me this fire message.

It appears that Valentine's holding her captive.

Magnus, she said he still has the Soul Sword.

- That's impossible.
- Look, I thought the same thing,

but the Clave lied.

I have to tell Alexander.


Alec is Head of the Institute.

He might already know.


I just saw him.

He would've told me if he knew.

He would never keep something this important from me.

SIMON: Yeah,

definitely think that's nuts,

that the Clave has little kids fight demons.

But... you guys are Shadowhunters, right?

It's not anything new.

I'm still worried. You know, he's my little brother.

I get it. But Izzy,

when it's all said and done,

isn't this what Max was born to do?

Like you?

Hey! Check out my fortune cookie.

You will accomplish impossible feats.


See? I told you.

How 'bout we call it a day?

But it's still early!

Unless Simon's too tired.

What?! No way!

I was just getting started.

Let's get back to work, young Padawan.


Don't tell me you don't know what a Jedi is.


Izzy, what type of trainer are you?

This is important stuff, man! All right,

last one back to the boat basin is an Imperial Gonk droid.

And you don't wanna be that guy!



Are all vampires this weird?

Definitely not.

Come on.

I don't think we've actually met.

I'm Isabelle Lightwood.

Are you taking her on a boat ride?

What? No. No!

No, of course not. Izzy and I are friends.

We're helping her brother Max train, and then we stopped

to get a bite to eat... Stop talking.

...that's it.

I will see you later.

SIMON: Yeah. See you.



- What was that?
- What?


In there.

You and Maia.

There is no me and Maia.

OK, Simon, you can't possibly be that clueless.

OK? She likes you.

It's obvious. She doesn't like me.

When a girl likes you and you ask her out,

most of the time she doesn't say no.

She didn't tell you why?

No. She just told me she had a lot going on.

That's your problem. There's obviously

something more that she's not telling you.

After the whole Seelie Court business,

I'm done chasing girls who only want to be my friend.


I didn't take you for a quitter.

Easy for you to say. When was the last time you got shot down?

You'd be surprised.

Look, I'm just gonna stick to things I'm good at.

Like... getting my ass kicked by a year old.

So you've narrowed it down to these three locations.

Yes. Here. Here and here.


Wait a minute...

that's the park we used to go to when I was little.

Mom and I used to go there when I was a kid.

She'd pack a picnic, watch me sketch for hours.

It was our place.

She hid it somewhere I'd remember...

just in case.

It's gotta be there.



Uh, hi.

Hey, Sebastian.

Um... I'm sorry, I'm just heading out on a mission.

Oh, sure. Yeah.

I actually... I just wanted to...

make sure you were OK.

I'm fine.

Look, I saw how upset you were today.

I'm really sorry about your friend.

I keep losing the people that I care about.

One after the other. It... it has to stop.

And you're worried that, um...

now Jonathan's back, that it...

that it's not going to.

I don't know.

I mean, Jace thinks that my brother's a lost cause.


What do you think?

I mean, I understand he has demon blood,

I know what he's capable of,


...but he's my brother.

- God, that's stupid, right?
- Oh, no. No!

God, it's not stupid at all! And if there's any

humanity left in him,

shouldn't we at least try to save him?

I think so.



(SIGHING) Oh, I'm sorry.

That was stupid.

- It's... it's just, I'm not...
- No, no, look, I... I get it.

I just want you to know that I will...

...I'll always be there for you, Clary.

Whatever you need.


Please don't say you've been waiting for me all this time.


Just wanted to see you.


Is everything OK?

I thought so.

But... now I'm not so sure.

What's going on?

You tell me, Alexander.

From the day I met you,

the one thing I knew I could count on from you was honesty.

Absolute, total... honesty.

I can explain.

You knew about the sword?

I just found out. I swear.


When did you know?


When I talked about trust.

Did you know then?

I did.


Look, I was worried that if the Downworld found out,

there'd be widespread panic.

It could have led to a rebellion.

And you didn't trust me to stay quiet?

I didn't say that. I didn't want to ask you

to have to keep a secret from your own people.

That wouldn't be fair to you.


You're just like the Clave...

Making promises you never intend to keep.

- Oh! Transparency?
- Magnus!

Magnus, let's not make this personal.

How can I not make it personal?

Valentine wants me dead.

He wants all of us dead.

I know.

And after I bared my heart and soul.

I told you things I've never told anyone.

You looked me straight in the eye and lied.

Magnus, I didn't...

I guess it runs in the family.


That's not fair. Magnus!


Luke's not here.

And they say Shadowhunters are unfriendly.

I'm not here to talk to Luke. May I?

So what does the Clave want now?

Nothing. This is about Simon.

What about him?

Want to know if you're really not interested in him

or you're just... playing hard to get.

OK, I'm not playing anything.

And I'm sorry, how is this any of your business?

Simon's my friend.

He's been there for me when I needed him.

That's awesome.

But if you don't mind,

I'm learning about phytoplankton.

Who was he?


The guy who broke your heart?

Who was he?

I mean, it's not Jace, if that's what you're asking.


you and Jace?

True story.

It was fun. Nothing more.

But someone hurt you.

Someone who meant a lot.

We've all been there.

Me. Simon.

It doesn't mean you should stop trying.

Who do you think you are,

coming in here and talking to me about heartbreak.

You don't know anything about me.

You're right.

But I know Simon.

And he's smart.


- Caring...
- You think I don't know that?

Hey, maybe you have it all figured out,

but I lost control once,

and I'm not going to do it again.

Losing control sucks.

I know that better than anyone.

But it's a hell of a lot better

than never taking a chance at all.

Nice to meet you, Maia.



Magnus, calm down.

Was he ever going to tell me?!

I don't know. Look, he didn't tell...

I trusted him, Lucian.

More than anyone.

And this is what happens?



Hey. I know you're hurting.

I get it.

And I'm sorry.

But you gotta settle down.


Now is not the time for settling down.

Yes, it is.

Alec is trying.

Trust me, he's on our side.

He would never do anything to hurt you.

It's too late for that now.

The Seelie Queen was right.

We can't trust the Clave.

They've deceived us again.

Only now, Valentine is free,

and the sword's missing

and the survival of the entire Downworld's at stake.

We need to tell her.

I don't trust her. I never have.

She's the most powerful person in the Downworld.

If we want to stop Valentine...

...we're going to need the Queen's help.

I'll arrange a trip to the Court.






You know, Clary, what I said...

- earlier, about Jonathan.
- No, it's OK.

You don't have to apologize.

I'm not apologizing.

He's the only family I have left.

(SIGHING) You may not consider me family,

but I care about you.

Look, if you're ever in any danger,

I'm gonna do whatever it takes to keep you safe.

If that means Jonathan has to die, so be it.

Clary! The Ley Line intersection's close.


It's here. Do you see something?





That's it, isn't it?

That's the Mortal Mirror.

OK, let's go.











You're Jonathan, aren't you?

You're my brother.

You don't want to hurt me.

If you hurt Jace, that's exactly what you'll be doing.

This is what you came for, isn't it?

You can take this and go.



you can come with us.

We can help you.

Whatever Valentine's told you, it's lies.

Whatever happened in the past,

whatever you've done, it doesn't matter.

You're my family.


Take the mirror and go, Clary!

No! Not without you!

It's the only way to protect the mirror.


- DOT, NO!
- Come on!


You know I'm ready now, right?

I remember holding you

when you were just a few hours old.

I looked into those little eyes,

and promised I'd never let anything bad ever happen to you.

But we're Nephilim.

It's our calling.

I'll have Alec put in a call to the Clave.

Report to the Ops Center first thing tomorrow.


♪ My regrets are a chain around my neck ♪

♪ You know ♪

♪ It's torturous ♪

♪ Have some burdens that I can't let go ♪




I know this is going to be difficult,

...but I'm going to ask you to not to speak. OK?

Yeah. Sure. Yeah. I can totally do that.

I mean, there are times to talk and there are times to not talk.

And I... right.

You were saying.

I've made my fair share of mistakes with guys


I was afraid to put myself out there.

You've had your heart broken.

I guess that's something we have in common.

This was different.


maybe now I'm ready to take a chance.

I mean... I guess...

...I just need to take things slow.

Sure! Yeah!

I mean, slow is good.

I'm a vampire, so...

I kind of have all the time in the world.

Do you think...

the paddle boats are still open?

I think so.


If I had known Dot was gonna do that,

I would've never left without her.

She knew what she was doing.

Because of her, Valentine can't raise the Angel.

We are finally one step ahead of him.


she survived Valentine.

She'll survive this.

All this fighting and bloodshed, but...

God, for what?


Hey, you OK?

It was like my dream.

I was back at the lake,

drowning, and...

there were these two swords coming at me.

These aren't dreams.

They're visions.

I think it's some kind of message.


MAX: What are you doing?


Buddy, I, uh...

Don't... don't mind me,

I'm just looking for...

something for the boss.

How's the, uh... training going?

What's the matter?

I found a single hair,

stuck in the bottom of the box.

You're him.

You're Jonathan