During Tuesday’s Shadowhunters, Clary received an unwelcome Valentine. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Ever since learning that she is actually a Shadowhunter, Clary was bound to discover some other truths about herself, her destiny, her mother and her past. Well, that’s exactly what happened in the second episode of the freshman season, but it was a total letdown.
While visiting the City of Bones alongside Jace, Izzy, Alec and Simon, Clary set off to have the Silent Brothers (who literally have their eyes and mouths sewn shut) uncover her memories that her mother had Magnus erase. Jace and the others hoped to learn the whereabouts of The Mortal Cup, aka the most powerful object for Shadowhunters that can create more Shadowhunters and can control demons. Of course, it wasn’t going to be easy, because if Clary couldn’t handle the pain, then she would die.
Spoiler: She didn’t die. That said, she did receive quite the shock in no relation to The Mortal Cup. In a past memory, Clary overheard her mother, Jocelyn, and Luke talking about her father. “Isn’t he supposed to be dead?” you might be asking yourself. Yes, that’s what Jocelyn told Clary, but guess what? He’s alive! That’s not the only so-called shocker, because his identity was also unveiled.
Are you ready? Clary’s father is Valentine. Clearly, this isn’t news to fans of the books, but it most definitely is to anyone new to the story, including myself. Oh, and it shocked and upset Clary, too. I mean, if I learned that my father who I thought was dead is actually alive and is evil, yeah, I’d be feeling a lot of emotions as well.
That said, it was pretty apparent from Episode 1 that Valentine is Clary’s father. If you recall, Valentine had a telling expression on his face in hearing that Jocelyn had a daughter. That moment gave it away. Maybe some other viewers didn’t pick up on it and were shocked. However, for those who were expecting Valentine to be Clary’s dad, it was a bit lame. I mean, at least try to surprise us somehow.
I’m hoping this isn’t any indication of what’s to come, aka future yawn-worthy reveals. Though, maybe the series is trying to get the most obvious information out there in the open immediately and is saving the good stuff for later.
Also, I’m still hoping that there is more than meets the eye to this whole Clary being related to Valentine thing. Seeing as her memories were erased and her mother kept a lot of secrets from her, I have a feeling fans don’t know the half of what’s coming up in future episodes. Well, let’s hope so.
Shadowhunters airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Freeform.