03x01 - On Infernal Ground


Previously on Shadowhunters...


Jonathan Morgenstern is a demon-blooded monster

who is responsible for the death of your friends.


You're my brother. We can help you.


I don't need your pity. I need your life.



I thought I had to choose between you and the Downworld.

But I don't.

And you, vampire?

You're learning to walk in the sun?

She has this crazy obsession with me because of the whole daylighter thing.

She threatened to hurt people I care about.

Why the Seelie Queen when it's all go?

I have to go back to the DuMort.


I knew you were a man of your word.


The Clave never had the Soul-Sword.

It never did.

With the other two Mortal Instruments, the Cup and the Mirror, - Valentine can raise the Angel.

- The Angel will grant him one wish.



I'm sorry, son.

I had to.



You okay?



His parabatai rune.


You killed Jace.



You may compel me to one action.

Be wise. I will grant but one.


I used the wish to bring you back.

Bringing people back, there's always a consequence.




I'm here now, son.


The ley lines do not lie, my son.

The energy is plentiful here.

Soon, you will return my embrace.


I stand before my fellow Shadowhunters

to receive the rune of the Angel.

I take this mark to honor Him.

To bring His light into me.

To join the ranks of the Shadowhunters, the guardians of peace.


This rune of Angelic Power is well-deserved and long overdue.

You are no longer a Shadowhunter in training.

You have defeated our greatest enemy.

Valentine may have used the Mortal Instruments to raise the Angel Raziel, but you prevented a wish from being granted.

Clarissa Fairchild, may your heroism be a shining example to Shadowhunters across the world.


- Congratulations!

- Thank you.

How did it feel?

Uh... it hurt.

No, it was amazing.

It's just embarrassing with all these people around.

Don't be embarrassed.

You are the hero of Alicante.

You went hand to hand with Valentine and killed him.

So stop being so modest.

- I'm gonna look for Mom.

- Okay.

What you did was impressive.

But there's more to the story, isn't there?

- I told you everything I know Alec.

- Did you?

I felt Jace die.

He says he has no idea why, but he's lying.

Maybe you felt him being impaled.

It was a pretty serious...

My parabatai rune disappeared.

How do you explain that?

I don't know.

Jace is alive.

That's all that matters.


You okay?

This is the closest I've ever gotten to them.

Too bad it's in the Cemetery of the Disgraced.

They weren't bad people, Jace.

They just made a terrible mistake.

They put their trust in my father.

Jace, we need to tell Alec the truth.

- About what I did.

About Raziel.

- No.

He's your parabatai.

We can trust him.

He's also the head of the New York Institute.

If he didn't report us to the Clave, he'd be as guilty as we are.

Guilty of what?

Compelling a wish from the Angel can only happen once.

If the Clave ever found out what we did, they'd lock you in the Gard for the rest of your life.

And if I had to do it all over again, I would.

No one can know, Clary.


Thank you.


I can't keep telling her I haven't seen you.

Girl's like a damn dog with a bone.

You're gonna have to deal with her at some point.

Luke, Mundanes finding out about the Shadow World?

It always ends badly, especially for them.


I know.


Have you seen Simon?

I haven't heard from him since last night.

Probably got his head in some new song of his.

- All right, let's do this.

- Yeah.

Good luck.



What are you doing here?

Couldn't stay away from those wontons, huh?

Maybe you were too bombed to talk at the party and too hungover to come to work today.


But not returning even one of my phone calls?

Not okay.

It's time for some answers.

Look, I wish I could tell you what you wanted to hear but...

How about I talk and you just listen?

Not that I have much of a choice.


It happened four-and-a-half years ago.

I was a rookie cop on patrol down near Dumbo, out by the dockyards.

I heard breathing first.

A deep, ragged panting.

Then it attacked.

A wolf, in the middle of Brooklyn.

They found me unconscious, lying in a pool of blood.

The paramedics said it was a dog attack.

Yeah, I busted a couple of dog-fighting rings down there.

Ever since that day, I've been researching.

And the more I read, the more I was convinced that the thing that attacked me wasn't a dog.

It wasn't even a wolf.

It was a werewolf.

Do you keep yourself chained up when there's a full moon?

In the movies, that's how it works.

- I was lucky.

I never got the disease.


- But you did, didn't you?


And so did these people you hang out with.

- Ollie, come on.

- I must know the truth.

The truth is, I'm worried about you.

I mean, I don't know if it's the stress of the job, - or if you're predisposed to delusions...

- Don't.

And don't try to wipe my memory again.


- Samantha has tapes.

Anything happens to me, they go to the media.

Listen, if people get wind of a cop talking about werewolves...

I have you on video welcoming new werewolves.

- It's a motorcycle club.

- Stop it.

All right, I'm not gonna tell the Lieutenant about your mental state, but take a couple of days off.

You son of a bitch.

You are in no condition to be out in the field.

I'm sorry.


Excuse me, ma'am?

Um, visiting hours are over.


I see.

That precious boy.

Can I hold him?

Um... are you the child's mom?


I'm afraid I'm barren.

- I'm sorry.

- I blame my ex-husband.


He tossed me aside, took everything that was rightfully mine.

He cursed me.

That's awful.

Here, why don't I, um...

Why don't I walk you downstairs?

You're so kind.






Take my wallet, my watch, whatever you want.




You've never let me down, Magnus.

Break a leg.

Who's that?

Stella Woods, a longtime client and the lead in Wicked.

She lost her voice.

A touch of ground ox claw, some calcified lizard's feet, and she's back on the bill.

It's been a long time since I've seen you with a client.

Yes, well, it's frowned upon when you're the High Warlock.

Potential conflicts of interest and such.

But since I've been dismissed, I'm free to see whomever I want.



What happened?

While you were in Idris.

The fallout from my decision to lend the warlocks' support to the Seelie Queen.

- I'm sorry.

- Don't be.

I'm not upset.

I'm actually elated.

Shouldering the burden of all the warlocks in Brooklyn, it gets exhausting.

I understand.

I just thought this was important to you.

What's important to me is I can see clients again.

Help them achieve their dream, and make a lot of money doing it.


So, how was Alicante?

It was fine.

Yeah, I, um...

I was offered a position on the Council.

A delegate, under the new Consul, Jia Penhallow.


Congratulations, Alexander.

I'm sure your family's proud.

- Actually, I haven't told anyone yet.

- Why?

Well, it would mean moving to Idris.

Isn't that what you've always dreamed of?

I've always dreamed of meeting someone like you.

Oh, I'd only be a Portal away.

You wouldn't be allowed to visit.

- Warlocks are not allowed in Idris.

- Oh, yes.

The perks of being a Downworlder.



Whether you're in Idris or in New York, I'm not going anywhere.

I'm here for you, hmm?

Now, the best martini in the world.

What is it?

Izzy, what do you have to show me?

Well, now that you have your angelic rune, it is my honor, as the new weapons master, to help you choose your signature weapon.

You're the new weapons master?

Izzy, that is perfect for you.

This isn't about me.

It's about you.

Alec has his bow and arrows, Jace has his seraph blade and I have my whip.

Now it's your turn.


How do I choose?

Follow your gut.

Dual kindjals, huh?

I don't know why.

It fits your fighting style.

You tend to use your left arm for balance.

Now it'll be just as deadly as your right.

- Can I ask you something?

- Yeah, of course.

What was it like?

Being face to face with Angel Raziel.

Honestly, I was so scared, I didn't even have time to think about it.

Was there a part of you that wanted to make your own wish?

I don't know, like end war?

End world hunger?

Yeah, a part of me, but...

But I couldn't.

Thank you, Izzy.

- You awake?

- I am now.


I can't sleep either.

I still can't believe that after everything we've been through...

I just can't believe that we're here.



Go ahead.


Kill her.

How did you...

What are you waiting for?

Kill her!

To love is to destroy.

Isn't that what our father always told us?


How are you here?

Take that dagger and stab it through her heart.

If you don't, I will.








Curbside greeting?

I sure married well.

Where's the umbrella?


♪ Oh, you Sweeter than your hold over me ♪

♪ Tainted till you take my breath away ♪

♪ Nightshade ♪

♪ Hey, nightshade ♪

♪ Hey ♪

♪ Nightshade ♪


Simply breathtaking.

Not since Mr. Bowie has the Seelie World been so entertained.

- Thank you, Daylighter.

- Uh, you're welcome.

Okay, why am I here?

So you can serve me food and I can serenade you?

Certainly a bonus.

It's not why I invited you into my realm.

It wasn't an invitation.

You threatened my friends.

Tomato, tomahto.

Has the spear been prepared?

- Spear?

- It has, milady.

Your time has come, Daylighter.

Time for what?

What's that...

I don't know what's happ...

what's happening here, but I'm not going anywhere till you tell me what's going on.

There's no use resisting.

Your powers do not work in my realm.

Take him to the Wander Woods.


What are you planning on doing to me?

- Relax.

- Okay, but...


Come on, do you guys really have to tie me up with vines again?

Bad memories.

It is this way so you don't reflexively squirm.

It is ready, milady.

Why are you gonna hurt me?

I've done everything you asked.

I'm a good guy.

I sang you a song about nature!

Do not fret.

The hurt will be over before you know it.

So this is it?

This is the end?

It's the end?


What is that?

What are you doing?



There you are.

What did you do?

Bestowed you with a mark.

Did you brand me?

Did you guys do that to David Bowie?

Anyone but you would be dead, dead, dead.

Only a Daylighter can survive the ceremony.



What are you doing here?

You're supposed to take a personal day.

I'm not a head case.

What do we got?

Twenty-seven-year-old female, lived in the building.

- No sign of struggle.

- She probably knew her attacker.

Yeah, and her husband's conveniently nowhere to be found.

- What do you see?

- Nothing.

I've seen that look before.

- You're lying to me.

- I am not lying.

- And the pack is your motorcycle gang?

- That's right.

You don't even own a motorcycle.

Come here.

Listen to me.

There's no such thing as werewolves, vampires, the bogeyman or Bigfoot, all right?

Sometimes bad things just happen.

And sometimes, young cops get attacked by feral dogs.


Not bad.

Not as fluid as me, but not bad.

Damn it.

It's okay.

You'll get the hang of them.


Let's go.

You give yourself way too much credit.

Do I?

- All the time.

- I think it's deserved.






I am so sorry.

Did I get you?

Jace, it's not a big deal.


I've cut you a hundred times.

It's okay.

- Jace, are you all right?

- Yeah.

I'm fine.


You got a minute?



First I thought it was purely mundane.

Woman's throat slashed with a knife, husband missing.

Then I noticed the black capillaries around the wound.

- Her attacker was possessed?

- Most likely.

Maybe this has something to do with the Wraith demons that disappeared.

Well, we'll know when we take it out.

Who's the possessed?

His name's Tim Dempsey.

He's a pediatric nurse at St.

Ambrose Hospital.

Magnus' friend Catarina works there.

Why don't you go over there and see what you can find out?


- I'll canvass his neighborhood.

- I'll come with you.

- Sure thing.

- I'm gonna gear up.

Welcome to the Church of Talto.

Stand on this infernal ground and share your corrupted soul.


Our time will come.


Labor and delivery?


Tim Dempsey works on this floor.

I need sugar.

I learned from my meetings that everyone has a different way of dealing with cravings.

- Mine is candy.

- Candy?

- Mmm-hmm.

- Careful, that stuff will kill ya.

If anyone knows about living healthy, it's Jace.

He miraculously came back to life.

We've been through this.

I did not come back to life.

Jace, I'm your parabatai.

I know when you're lying.

- I'm not lying to you, Alec.

- Boys.

Tim is a saint.


The man brings his guitar every Tuesday to sing to the kids.

Did you notice any changes in his behavior yesterday?

We're establishing a time-line for when the possession may have occurred.

No, he was perfectly fine.

Of all the people, why the hell would a demon possess Tim?

How's Magnus doing?

Um, great.


I've been worried about him.

When we spoke last night, he was beside himself.

Being the High Warlock meant everything to him.


That's not what he told me.

Lorenzo Rey has been waiting centuries for his day in the sun.

The pompous ass engineered this whole thing.

I hate to see you like this.

Oh, don't worry about me, sweet boy.

What can I do for you?

I need dagget root.

- The vampire tranquilizer?

- Yeah.

There's a new recruit at the DuMort.

Let's just say his transition's been rocky.

Well, that's only a temporary solution.

He's gonna have to face his fears.

Lucky for you, I am open for consultation, if they want it.

For a reasonable price, of course.

Uh... that's okay.

I think we've got it covered.


- What aren't you telling me?

- What are you talking about?

I practically raised you.

I can read you like an open book, in all capital letters.

Who is this tranquilizer really for?

It's for me.

Rosa's not doing so well.

And the thought of losing her, my last living relative, is...

I can't sleep.

I'm so sorry, Raphael.

Thank you.






I tend to get a little violent when I'm hungry.

It's all right.

Brute force doesn't always work.

Sometimes you have to out-think it.

- Out-think a snack machine?

- Yeah.

- There you go.

- Nice shot.

But I could have gotten it myself.

I have no doubt.

I'm Charlie.

Thank you for your help.

You like almonds?

I'm allergic.

Maybe you shouldn't have gotten them.

It's the Hippocratic oath.

I see someone in need, I have to come to their aid.

Um, I have to go.


Do you have a name?


What took you so long?

Problem with the vending machine.



You know, I'm proud of you, kiddo.

It's not every day you get your angelic rune.

- Did you pick your weapons yet?

- Yeah.

What is it?

That was your father's dagger.


- You didn't know?

- I had no idea.


I chose this one, too.

You don't choose the blades.

The blades choose you.

That one was Jocelyn's.


They're both part of you, kiddo.

The light and the dark.

Whether you like it or not.

If your mother could see you now, all that you've done...


I have to tell you something.

What is it?



You should take it.

- No, it's all right.

It's fine.


What is it, Ollie?


I found our friendly neighborhood nurse.


Ollie, I thought I told you to just leave this...

He's in Brooklyn, headed west on Willoughby Street, near his grandfather's residence.

Ollie, I need you to drive away.


- It's for your own safety.

- He's a murder suspect.

Ollie! Listen to me...

- He's approaching a bystander.

- Ollie. Ollie.

- Tim Dempsey!

- Ollie!

Hands on your head!

Down on the ground!

It's okay, Officer.

He's my grandson.

I said, on the ground now!


Tim Dempsey!


Hands on your head!

Down on the ground!

I said, on the ground!














Where the hell are you?

You want me?

Come and get me!





Is she okay?

Yeah, she's fine.

Nice work.

I guess those blades aren't your signature weapon after all.


What is it, Daylighter?

I think I deserve to know what you did to me.

In due time.

Well, if that's the reason you brought me to Seelie-Ville...

- The Seelie Realm.

- You know, I've heard it both ways, but he point is, you've got what you wanted.

I've done what you asked.

So I'd very much appreciate if you'd let me go home.

We can still be in touch.

I can come by when you want to see me, sing you songs.

Very well.

You're free to leave.

- Really?

- And remember.

Though you walk in the daylight, darkness will follow.

Be careful.


Yeah, I'll be very careful.

Thank you.

Thank you, Your Highness.

You hit your head, but luckily there's no sign of a concussion.

As soon as you're up for it, you can get out of here.

That wolf...

That was you, wasn't it?

You're going to tell me some blow to my head is making me see things.

Everything you saw was real.

I'm sorry I lied to you.

All the legends are true.

- Hey.

Miss me?

- Where the hell were you?

I told you, I went to the Hotel DuMort.


I know you're lying.

And now that I know you're not dead, I'll give you one chance to tell me the truth before I kill you myself.

Look, Maia, I can explain everything...

What were you doing?

I was with the Seelie Queen.

- What?

- I went back to the Seelie Court.

It was the only way she'd let you leave.

And I know that if I told you where I was going, you wouldn't let me go.

So I lied.

What did she want with you?

I'm not sure, really.

But I need you to know, the only reason I did it was because I couldn't live knowing you were in danger.

Simon, you brave, stupid idiot.

- [ALEC]

Six ball, corner pocket.

- Mmm.

Good luck with that.

- You're a man of many talents.

- You mean that?

I wouldn't say it if I didn't mean it.

Well, 'cause you told me you were elated they replaced you as High Warlock.

But I found out through the grapevine, you're actually devastated.

Who told you that?

It doesn't matter.

I'm sorry, Alexander.


I guess I just didn't want you to see me like that.

You never have to pretend how you feel.

- Especially not with me.

- You're right.

As far as we've come, I...

I suppose the art of communication is still a work in progress.

So, have you accepted the position on the Council?

Not yet.

But I told Aline I'd let her know tomorrow.

I don't want you to move to Idris.

I know it's selfish, but it's the truth.

Why didn't you tell me that before?

Because this is your life, Alexander, and I didn't want how I felt to affect your decision.

Magnus, all I care about is how you feel.

I didn't want to go to Alicante without you, but when I brought it up, you acted like you wanted me to go.

Guess I'm a better actor than I thought.

I'm not going anywhere.


Go back to sleep.


I can't sleep.

- Me either.


I just want to make sure you're real.

Is this real enough for you?


Kill her.

Hey, what's wrong?


I just...

I just want to hold you.



You are so strong, my boy.

So powerful.

We may have lost our first, but others are waiting for you.


Bring me my virtuous disciples.