TV Review: Shadowhunters 2 x 10 ‘By the Light of Dawn’
Shadowhunters: Season 2 Episode 10
Episode Name: By the Light of Dawn
Release date: 6th March 2017
Running Time: 42 minutes
Starring Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia, Isaiah Mustafa, Harry Shum Jr.
Directed By: Joshua Butler
Watch: Freeform (US) – Netflix (Worldwide)
Episode Reviews: Season 1 | Season 2
The New York Institute is under attack as Valentine’s plan for The Soul Sword is getting dangerously close to coming to fruition. The Shadowhunters must act fast to save their loved ones and the rest of the Downworld.
Meanwhile, some of the Downworlders have their own plan to stop Valentine and their target is Clary.
By the Light of Dawn:
Wow, what a way to have a mid-season finale. Throughout the whole episode, I was on the edge of my seat, not knowing what is going to happen next. After last week’s episode, I knew that we were in trouble this week. Valentine has Simon and downworlders still want Clary dead – and Valentine is crazy.
In By the Light of Dawn Valentines plans come in full force. Valentine and his followers attack the New York Institute trapping everyone inside. While Clary, Luke. Jace and Magnus try and figure out a way to stop Valentine from the outside.
This was one of my favourite episodes for Clary. She really showed her strength, her determination to save Simon. I loved the grit she had when she fought. I admired that she would take a chance on her life for a world that she hasn’t been in for long. We really get to see her stand up for what she believes in and doesn’t let people around her make the decisions.
Wow – what an episode for Jace. If you thought he was tested in previous episodes then you have another thing coming. Jace not only has to deal with what is going on around him, but also what is going on inside him.
Again like Clary, Jace showed really power and strength in this episode and I loved it! We also get to see his vulnerable side – his weakness.
Those last scenes with Valentine – yes! They showed his skills as a fighter, but also how much he does care for others around him. Especially those that mean a lot to him.
Alec + Magnus
I am dead. They have killed me. Goodbye.
Okay, let’s be serious. YES. YES. YES. I loved Alec and Magnus from the start, but as the series has gone on, I feel more and more in love. They are both so innocent with each other and even though Magnus has had years of experience and I mean years – this is new. That end scene between them. I cannot wait to see what 2b brings.
I love Valentine. I mean I hate him, but he is also such a great villain. His manipulative and evil and just works so well in this world.
The way that he plans things and we think they aren’t going well, but he always has something up his sleeve that just changes everything. And how the episode ended for Valentine, I am not too sure that it’s over for good and I cannot wait!
Wow. What an intense episode and the last 20 minutes, kept me on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what was going to happen next.
That moment with the soul sword – wow – that was intense, but also really good and brings so much more for 2b. All the emotions of everyone are brought to the surface and shadowhunters and downworlders alike are ready to fight to save their lives.
The ending scene with the sword – we all know who that is!
This was a great ending to 2a and I cannot wait to see what 2b brings. We know that Sebastian will be there ready to cause trouble. And we know that Valentine is gone just yet – plus I reckon the Seelie Queen is about to start causing trouble.
What did you think of By the Light of Dawn? Did you enjoy it? I know it’s a long time to 2b, but what are you looking forward to? Let’s Chat!