03x18 - The Beast Within

[JACE] Previously on Shadowhunters...

[ALEC] I need the family ring.

I'm gonna ask Magnus to marry me.

[LAUGHING]

Have you been drinking?

I lost my magic. Twice!

I'm just a has-been warlock who isn't good for anything.

What I'm feeling now, it may never pass.

- Listen to me...
- [MAGNUS] You can't!

- Just let me be here with you.
- [SHOUTS]

[CRYING]

Watching Alec fall apart over Magnus,

I'm not sure I want love in my life.

I don't know if this whole love thing is really for me.

Let's make a pact. Single for life.

[CHUCKLING]

- I love you, Jordan Kyle.
- I love you, too.

[GROWLING]

I never meant to scratch you, Maia. I swear to God.

You just left me there and never came back.

[ALL GRUNTING]

[JORDAN] I was stabbed with silver.

The Praetor is the only place that can treat silver poisoning.

Jonathan.

- Where are we?
- [JONATHAN] Siberia.

- The apartment can move?
- Cool, huh?

[CLARY] The demonic tether that binds me to Jonathan...

I can feel it. It's this darkness.
It's growing...

[CLARY BREATHING HEAVILY]

- What were you thinking?
- The rune...

Every time I get close to the edge, you pull me back.

We found a way to destroy the Twinning rune.

I'm sorry. This is the way it has to be.

Clary! Clary!

[KNOCK ON DOOR]

- [SIMON] Becky?
- Surprise.

What are you doing here?

Visiting my little brother.

[SIMON] What are you wearing?

Do you not know what day it is?

Wednesday.

It's Halloween.

I'm a vampire.

Okay. All right, that's pretty cute, but you know that we don't all actually wear capes.

Yeah, apparently you wear sweatpants and T-shirts.

I think I'll stick with the cape.

- So, where's your coffin?
- My coffin?

- Yeah, don't all vampires sleep in one?
- No, I sleep in a bed.

Huh. Okay, let's get going.

You're never too old to trick or treat.

I've had a really long week. I don't really wanna go out tonight.

Simon, it's tradition.

When have you, me and Fray ever missed a Halloween together?

Clary can't tonight. She's on duty at the Institute.

Right. With the Shadow-slayers.

Shadowhunters.

I still can't believe that Clary has half-angel blood and tattoos that give her powers.

- And those tattoos are called runes.
- Whatever.

The Shadow World is a very dangerous place, okay?

I've seen people get hurt just for knowing about it.

Well, it's too late for that.

Simon, I didn't fly all the way up from Florida to sit on your couch and play Xbox.

I came here to hang out with you on Halloween, because that's what we do.

Fine. Just give me a couple of minutes to throw together a costume, okay?

[BECKY] What? There's no need.

You've got a built-in costume for life.

Come on. Don't be shy.

- [SQUEALS]
- [BOTH CHUCKLING]

[BECKY] Oh, my God.

[GIRL] It's getting dark. Maybe we should head home soon.

- No way. We just started.
- Three hours ago.

[BOY ] How about one more block?

[GIRL] What'd you get from the last lady?

[BOY ] Two Ring Pops.

[BOY ] What the hell? All I got was Tootsie Rolls.

[BOY ] Maybe 'cause your costume's lame.

At least my mom didn't make mine.

- [THUDDING]
- Guys, look.

[DEMON GRUNTING]

Cool costume.

[GROWLING]

[SCREAMS]

All right. Okay, you're scary.

Let us by, please?

[ALL SCREAMING]

Where do you think you're going?

- [JACE GRUNTS]
- [SHRIEKS]

Jace, hold him up!

I hate Halloween.

♪ We're coming ♪

♪ After you ♪

♪ This is the hunt ♪

♪ This is the hunt ♪

[MAGNUS SIGHS] Good morning.

Or good evening, I should say.

A good hours of sleep was exactly what I needed after last night's little hiccup.

It was more than a little hiccup.

You said some things.

That was the bourbon talking.

I'm fine, Alexander.

I'm just sorry I ruined the fabulous dinner you had planned.

It's not the dinner I'm worried about.

- [JACE] Hey.
- [KNOCK ON DOOR]

Is now a bad time?

Actually...

Not at all.

What is it?

On the hunt, we came across a Drevak demon.

Yeah, which is weird, right?
They usually keep to the sewers.

Maybe the holiday noise is drawing them out.

Yeah, it could be.

The streets are packed with idiots in costumes.

[CHUCKLES] Hey, I used to be one of those idiots.

- Shocker.
- [CHUCKLES]

- What... I love Halloween.
- So do I.

Every year, I would use my magic to decorate an entire city block in Brooklyn.

[SIGHS]

Fond memories.

Brief ops on the demon.

My mother has been dying for somebody to help her decorate her new shop.

Now, I know it's not a Halloween block party, but what do you think?

I suppose I do have an eye for design.

Will you be joining us?

Maybe later.

Yeah, I have this meeting I can't miss.

With who?

Clave business.

Hmm.

[MAIA] That drive took forever.

[JORDAN] You're the one that wanted to stop for coffee twice.

Did you want me to fall asleep at the wheel?

Now back to harsh reality.

Bartending and rebuilding the pack.

I'm so not ready for this.

Yes, you are. You are gonna make an amazing alpha.

What makes you so sure?

You're the kind of person that would drop everything for a friend and stay by his bedside till he recovers.

Well, you did take a silver dagger in the gut for me, so it was the least I could do.

Besides, I'm just glad the Praetor Lupus cured you of your silver poisoning.

Yeah. Me, too.

I am sorry they let you go.

It was for the best.

The Praetor's mission is to help Downworlders in need, and I failed.

So, what are you gonna do now?

I don't know. Maybe I could cross a few things off my bucket list, and go to Fiji and finally surf the breaks off Namotu Island.

Well, don't make any major life decisions on an empty stomach.

You haven't had anything since breakfast.

Take a seat. I'll order you something.

[VERA] Who would you like to commune with, my dear?

A long-lost relative? A fallen friend...

[ALEC] Asmodeus.

Prince of Edom.

I'm sorry. I don't understand.

Don't you think the whole blind fortune-teller thing is a little bit tired?

Look, I know you're a warlock, and your power to channel spirits is real.

Are you gonna help me or not?

Channeling demon royalty, that's quite a request.

It'll cost extra.

Very well.

I will try to channel Asmodeus.

But he will only come if he desires it.

[SPEAKING LATIN]

Alexander Gideon Lightwood.

- You know who I am?
- [ASMODEUS] Of course.

Clever idea, calling on me this way.

I wasn't gonna risk summoning a Greater Demon into New York again.

But I had to speak with you.

And how is my son?

Miserable.

He told me that he'll never be happy again without his magic.

So, please, if you ever cared about Magnus, return what you stole.

[ASMODEUS] What I stole?

My son gave me his powers willingly... to save his lover's parabatai.

[SCOFFS] Pathetic.

It's not pathetic. It was a selfless act.

And one he already regrets.

Immortals aren't meant to grow wrinkled and grey.

In time, Magnus will come to resent you, until the bitter end.

I'm here to prevent that future.

To get him his magic and his immortality back.

[CLICKS TONGUE] Fine.

I'll restore both.

Under one condition.

End your relationship.

What?

You are the source of all his suffering.

You make him vulnerable, weak.

With you, he'll never reach his full potential.

You're wrong. We love each other.

I wouldn't just abandon him.

Then I'm afraid you will be the death of him.

Magnus would never agree to it.

Don't give him the choice.

In fact, Magnus can never know about our little arrangement, or else the deal is off.

Break his heart to save his life.

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

- You should really lose the costume.
- [BECKY] Why?

No one else is wearing one.

What are you talking about? Look, that guy's dressed as a devil.

Okay, he is a warlock. And those horns are real.

Really?

All warlocks have an animal feature, a mark.

Oh.

So, how do they hide these marks every other day of the year?

[SIMON] A glamour. It's the magic we all use to hide our supernatural traits from mundanes, such as yourself.

But tonight, all glamours are down.

Halloween's the one night we get to just be ourselves.

Wait, did you just say "we"?

Maia's a werewolf. I forgot to mention that.

Oh. [CHUCKLES]

Cool.

[ISABELLE] I ran some tests on Jonathan's blood.

The heavenly fire serum caused a reaction that purged all of its demonic essence.

So, injecting Jonathan will burn away all his demon blood?

And his demonic connection with Clary.

We've finally found a way to separate you from your brother.

So, once we remove the Twinning rune, he won't have any influence over you.

He won't be able to hurt you.

What will the injection do to him?

It will hurt. A lot.

You'll feel it, too. But only until the connection breaks.

After that, both of you will be fine.

Let's do it.

Kiddo?

Luke.

How did you get out of prison?

The Praetor Lupus pulled some serious strings.

I'll tell you the whole story later.

Right now, I'm just here to support my daughter.

I'm glad to have you back, Luke.

- We'll meet you downstairs.
- Yeah.

I can't believe you're actually here.

I'm sorry I was ever gone.

And thank you for looking after her while I was away.

Always.

Let's get this rune off me.

They're trying to tear us apart, little sister.

- I know.
- Well, you can still stop it.

I don't want to.

Clary, you're making a terrible mistake.

None of these people care about you the way that I care about...

Enough! Alec, gag him.

Clary. Clary!

[MUFFLED] Clary, please! No! No!

No! No! No! Clary!

Hey, it's okay.

I'm not gonna leave your side.

- [ISABELLE] Here we go.
- [JONATHAN WHIMPERING]

Clary, are you ready?

- Yes.
- [JONATHAN] Clary!

No.

[GRUNTING]

[SCREAMS]

[BOTH GASPING]

- [RUNES SEARING]
- [BOTH SCREAMING]

- What's happening to her?
- She's burning up.

- Izzy, please, you gotta stop this.
- I can't.

Just a little bit longer, kiddo.

[PANTING]

It didn't work.

The formula must be too weak.

I have another idea.

Each vial of serum contains nanoparticles of Glorious.

I can separate the particles out and use them to create a new, more potent formula.

How long will that take?

At least a few hours.

[JONATHAN PANTING]

[CELL PHONE CHIMES]

Ops center. Now.

Several patrols around the city have reported more Drevak demon attacks, and two mundanes have been killed.

Remember, Drevaks are like bees.

If you kill the queen, her offspring die instantly.

Because of the holiday, there are going to be more mundanes at risk than usual.

So, I'm going to need all available personnel in the field.

Dismissed.

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

[CLARY] There's Drevak ichor everywhere.

[ISABELLE] A demon must be close by.

What happened the other night?

I noticed Magnus wasn't wearing the Lightwood family ring.

Yeah, the timing just wasn't right.

Hey, listen. I got faith in you. You'll find the right moment.

How are things with Clary?

She's going through hell. I just...

I wish I could rip that Twinning rune off her, you know?

You would do anything to break Clary's connection with Jonathan, right?

Yeah. Yeah, of course.

So, hypothetically, what if you could?

But, as a consequence, you could never see her again?

That's a little dark.

Just humor me. Would you do it?

Now that I've lost her once, I don't think I could ever go through that again.

It's selfish, I know. It's selfish. But...

No.

I get it.

Where'd they go?

[ISABELLE] It kills me that you have to be connected to Jonathan for another second.

Honestly, I've reached a point where I don't mind.

Really? After everything that monster has done to you?

Jonathan is not a monster.

What?

He was rejected by my parents, tortured and mutilated by Lilith.

If anything, he's a victim.

A victim? Clary...

This isn't you talking. It's the rune.

Don't touch me!

Hey, hey, I'm here. I'm here.

Izzy, I'm sorry.

It's okay.

Just stay close to her, Jace.

- Trick or treat?
- [LAUGHS] What is all this?

A carefully curated box of items to spruce up your new business.

They are lovely.

I'm so grateful Alec sent you here to help me.

Oh, my pleasure.

Though, I suspect it was more for my benefit than yours.

How do you mean?

I'm still adjusting to life as a mundane, and Alec knew I could learn from your shining example.

I mean, look at you.

New place, new job, new look.

I'm sure you're fighting off suitors left and right.

Or perhaps you already found one?

What? No, I never said that.

Oh, come on. Who is it?

Lucian.

I can't think of a more perfect couple.

It's just all so unexpected.

When we were younger, Lucian and I were vicious rivals.

First at the Academy, then in the Circle. And now...

You've grown up.

Do me a favor, will you?

Keep this to yourself, just until Lucian and I figure out what we are.

My lips are sealed.

Wait. Fairies are real?

They're the most evil, conniving members of the Shadow World.

Yeah, sure. They seem terrifying.

Trust me, Becky. And their queen?
She's the worst of all.

So, this was Lilith's apartment.

Smaller than I expected.

[LANAIA] It's an honor, my lady.

[MELIORN] You have good news for your queen?

The New York Institute has sent out all its soldiers.

[SEELIE QUEEN] Marvelous, Lanaia.

According to my birds and bees,

Jonathan Morgenstern has yet to tell anyone that I possess the Morning Star sword.

But it's only a matter of time.

While the Shadowhunters are away, get to Jonathan and pierce his heart.

Your Majesty, you are aware that will also kill Clarissa Fairchild.

Pity.

Protect your queen...at all costs.

[ISABELLE] You've been brooding more than usual, which is saying a lot.

What's up?

Nothing. And I don't brood.

Come on. Remember what you told me after my relapse?

"Be honest with the people who care about you."

[SIGHS]

Okay. Just... you can't tell anyone.

I was gonna propose to Magnus last night.

What? Are you serious?

Yes, but just listen.

I got the family ring. I had a whole dinner prepared, and Magnus showed up drunk out of his mind.

Told me how miserable he is without his magic.

Oh, no.

[ALEC] I've never seen him so low.

I had to do something, so I decided...

I would speak with Asmodeus.

You did what?

[ALEC] I didn't summon him. I spoke to him through a warlock conduit.

He agreed to restore Magnus's magic, but only if I broke up with him.

You're not considering it, are you?

Magnus lost his magic in the first place because of me.

He chose to save Jace.

He knew I'd never get over losing my parabatai.

Magnus sacrificed everything so I could feel whole.

And now I have the chance to do the same for him.

He wouldn't want this. He loves you so much.

I know.

But I'm not the first person he's loved, and I won't be the last.

Breaking up is gonna hurt like hell, but it's the kind of hurt he can recover from.

But what about you?

Can you recover?


[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

♪ We can see it push ♪

♪ And we can sense the pull ♪

♪ A force mysterious ♪

- What?
- Nothing.

Where did you learn how to bartend?

It's not rocket science.

- It looks like you have an admirer.
- Oh, I'm not interested.

- Are you sure? She's cute.
- I'm sure.

[BECKY] Holy crap! That werewolf's hammered.

Your girlfriend transforms into that?

Ex-girlfriend.

Wait. You and Maia broke up? When?

Pretty recently.

Oh, Simon, we can get out of here if you want.

No, no, no, it was a mutual thing. I'm good.

Besides, I've sworn off love.

[CHUCKLES] Oh, come on.

You are the biggest hopeless romantic I know.

[SIMON] No, I'm serious, Becky.

I'm not the same Simon anymore.
Everything's different now.

- Okay, now I'm worried about you.
- Stop, Becky...

No, listen. Now that Mom and I live in Florida,

I just wanna know that you've got people looking out for you.

I'm fine. I'm better than fine, really.

And, if anything, I should be worried about you taking care of Mom alone.

How is she?

She's getting better every day.

And next week, she even has an interview at the DA's office.

- That's good.
- Yeah.

That's... that's really good.

Simon, Mom could not handle the Shadow World stuff. You...

You did the right thing, making her forget.

- I should probably check in on her.
- Yeah.

- You know how paranoid she gets.
- [SIMON] Yeah.

Hi, Mom. Yeah, I made it to New York in one piece.

Of course I'll tell Clary you say hi.

[GASPS]

[GROWLING]

[SHRIEKS]

Are you okay?

[MARYSE SIGHS] Everything looks magnificent.

I think a celebration is in order. Red or white?

Neither. I'm taking a break from drinking for a while.

Really?

I haven't been handling my transition to ordinary human as...

[CHUCKLES] gracefully as I'd hoped.

And I had a drunken, emotional breakdown in front of Alec last night.

[MARYSE] You've been through a trauma, a loss of identity.

Believe me. I understand.

I feel so hopeless sometimes.

And I don't want to burden him.

Magnus, it's not a burden.

In times of crisis, the people we love want to help.

I don't know what I'd do without your son.

We are all here for you, Magnus.

You're part of the family.

Thank you for saving my sister's life again.

Luckily, Alec and I were already on the demon trail when it found her.

It was awesome. [CHUCKLES]

[ISABELLE] I'm just sorry we couldn't save your, uh, coat.

My coat? No, this was a cape.

It's part of my vampire costume.

Vampires don't wear capes.

I told her, but mundanes like to imagine vampires wearing capes.

Count Dracula, Count von Count.

[LAUGHS] You're making this up.

No, I'm not. I swear.

Count von Count?

That does sound really made up.

Isabelle, over here.

The boss is calling.

[ALEC] I think I know what's causing our Drevak problem.

Is that a Cibus Orb?

Someone's been leaving demon bait around town.

- Now I get it.
- What?

Why you're "better than fine."

You're totally into Isabelle.

No. No, no, we are just friends.

Oh, like that's stopped you before.

Becky, I'm serious. You're way off here.

The puddle of drool on the ground suggests otherwise.

Why don't you make a move?

Even if I was interested, which I'm not, Isabelle has a type: mysterious, hot, bad boys.

She's never gonna see me that way.

Don't be so sure.

I may not be a shadow expert, but I know romance.

And there's something between you two.

I just got an alert.

Jace and Clary are closing in on the Drevak nest.

I'm gonna go back them up.

I'm gonna head back to the Institute.

Someone's leaving demon bait all over town, so I'm gonna test this orb for prints.
Maybe I can ID the culprit.

One way or another, we'll stop these attacks.

Wait, Isabelle!

You should take Simon with you.

- He has nothing better to do.
- That's not true.

I have to walk you back to the apartment.

There's no need. I'll go inside. I'll call an Uber.

I'll meet you back at your place.

[WHISPERS] Don't screw this up.

[JACE] Well, don't say I never take you anywhere nice.

Wait.

Those are Drevak eggs. The queen must be nearby.

[CLATTERING]

[DEMON GROWLING]

Clary!

Clary!

Jace.

Hello, sister.

[JACE] Clary!

[JONATHAN] Join me.

[JACE] No, Clary, don't! Don't do it.

- [JACE GRUNTING]
- [DEMON GROWLING]

[GROWLING]

[GROWLS]

You're in my way, Your Highness.

You're late.

Better late than never.

[BOTH PANTING]

[JACE] We have to get to Clary.

[ALEC] Are you okay?

Never better. Just a little bruised.

I'm so sorry.

Wait, why are you apologizing?

I promised I would never leave your side.

Jace, relax, okay? It was just a few minutes.

Okay?

You guys go ahead to the Institute.

What about you?

There's something I have to do.

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

[MAIA] Night.

I really appreciate your help. Tonight's crowd was extra sloppy.

No problem.

I'd better go.

[MAIA] Jordan?

Yeah?

I want you to stay... for the pack.

If I'm going to be a strong alpha, I'll need a beta by my side.

- A beta?
- [MAIA] A second-in-command.

Someone I can rely on. And that's you.

Maia, you... You've been so generous to me, and it's more than I could possibly deserve.

But, uh... this isn't a good idea.

Why not?

I'm the guy that Turned and abandoned you.

I forgive you for that.

When we were locked in the storage room, you probably just didn't hear me.

I heard you. I...

I assumed you said it because I was dying.

No.

I said it because you've changed.

I've seen it for myself. You're...

You're committed to being a good person.

And that is why you'll make a great beta.

[JORDAN SIGHS]

You know, I've never had a pack before.

To the new New York pack.

Wait, where is everyone?

Out hunting Drevak demons.

So... just the two of us... alone.

Uh-huh.

- [MACHINE BEEPS]
- [ISABELLE] I just got a hit.

A Seelie nymph named Lanaia.

With quite the criminal record.

I'll submit a request to bring her in for questioning.

[TYPING]

Simon, why are you being so weird?

[STUTTERS] I'm not being weird.

Maybe I'm being a little weird, but it's because of something Becky said.

[SIGHS] She said something that, you know, got into my head.

Siblings are good at that. They know us better than anyone.

Maybe she was right.

Right about what?

[RUMBLING]

- What's happening?
- [ALARM BLARING]

There's been a breach in the wards.

What?

Lanaia.

You're here.

[JACE] Are you okay? What did you see on the other side of that wall?

- Nothing but darkness.
- [CELL PHONE RINGING]

Izzy, what's up?

The demon attacks were a diversion.

I think some Seelie nymph is trying to break into the sub cells

to get to Jonathan.

- Did you speak to Alec?
- [ISABELLE] He's not picking up.

You have to get back here.

Hang on. We're coming.

[GRUNTS]

[GROANING] Clary?

I love you, Jace.

But I won't let you stop me.

I underestimated your loyalty.

My loyalty is to the Seelie Queen.

She wants you dead.

I won't let anyone hurt you... big brother.

You came for me.

- Oh. I thought you were Maryse.
- [ALEC] Yeah, where is my mom?

She retired for the night.

She left me the keys so I can keep working.

You know I'm a perfectionist.

You okay?

Oh, you seem stressed.

Actually... that's what I came here to talk about.

I've been feeling a little overwhelmed.

And, to be honest, I need a break.

[MAGNUS] That's a wonderful idea.

Uh... Well, where do you wanna go?
Hawaii? Jamaica?

I've never been on a plane before, but let's avoid coach...

No, Magnus. I need a break from us.

Is this about last night? Because I'm going to quit drinking.

This isn't about your drinking.
It's about what you said.

That without your magic, you could never be happy.

[SIGHS] Look, I was being dramatic.

No, you were being honest. I know the difference.

Fine. I'm in pain.

But your solution, to break up, how is that going to fix anything?

There is no fixing this.

You said there's nothing I can do to make it better.

It's not your job to make it better.

Well, what am I supposed to do?

Just stand by and watch you suffer for the rest of our lives?

This isn't you. You're not this selfish.

Days ago, you told me that you couldn't bear to lose me.

Days ago, I didn't know the spark inside of you, the one I fell in love with, was out for good.

No, no, no. Please.

I've lost everything.

I've lost my home, my job, my powers.

I can't lose you, too, Alec. Okay?

[WHISPERING] Stay with me, okay?

Come on. Stay with me.

Magnus...

I can't.

I'm sorry.

[EXHALES]

Who's there?

[ASMODEUS] Hello again, Vera.

I closed our connection.
How is this possible?

[ASMODEUS] I am a Prince of Hell.

[BREATH TREMBLING]

[VERA SPEAKING LATIN]

Thank you.

[VERA GRUNTS]

My son needs me.