TV Review: Shadowhunters 2×12 ‘You Are Not Your Own’
Shadowhunters: Season 2 Episode 12
Episode Name: You Are Not Your Own
Release date: 12 June 2017
Running Time: 42 minutes
Starring Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia, Will Tudor, Isaiah Mustafa, Harry Shum Jr.
Directed By: Matthew Hastings
Watch: Freeform (US) – Netflix (Worldwide)
Episode Reviews: Season 1 | Season 2
Everything is turned on its head as the greater demon Azazil remains at large. Magnus and Valentine have switched bodies and Sebastian is making a statement.
You Are Not Your Own:
After the ending of last weeks episode, I knew that things were going to go down in You Are Not Your Own. Magnus and Valentine are still in each other bodies and time is on the line. Imogen Herondale wants the cup and Valentine dead and will stop at nothing to do so. Imogen has also shown an interest in Clary and Jace’s abilities.
Sebastian has entered the institute and starts to make friends with his friendly nature. He has started to wiggle his way into all their lives.
A lot of You Are Not Your Own focused on the body switch that happened between Magnus and Valentine in last week’s episode. This episode was just so well done. Probably one of my favorite episodes to date. Alan Van Sprang and Harry Shum Jr. were absolutely fantastic.
I really enjoy the concept of switching bodies and having Magnus stuck in Valentine’s bodies begging and trying to get Alec to realise that it’s him.
Valentine stuck it Magnus’s body was hilarious. It created this sign of relief in a very tense episode. It was great seeing Valentine try and adapt to being in a warlocks body and harness his powers. It was like a little kid trying to swim for the first time.
Magnus stuck in Valentine’s body on the other hard was heartbreaking. How he was trying to show Alec, that it was him in every way possible. The pain that he had to go through and now will go through, just broke me.
Clary had a difficult time in You Are Not Your Own. She is still struggling with the grief of her mum and finding out that Jace isn’t her brother. Because now she doesn’t have any family. We see this impact her rune powers and it was fascinating to see.
In saying that, we see this amazing scene between Jace and Clary that worked just so well. The remarks, the tension between them. I feel that we are going to be more tension between these two in the coming episodes.
While Jace wasn’t in You Are Not Your Own all that much, his scenes were really well done. Again the scene with Clary worked wondered. But, we also get to see a different side of him, one that I cannot wait to explore in coming episodes.
However, there was a kind of big reveal in You Are Not Your Own, but it didn’t feel big enough to me. I wanted more of a reaction and I just didn’t get it.
We start to see some really cute interaction between Isabelle and Simon in You Are Not Your Own. And I am so excited to see where this takes us. I reckon by the end of the season Simon and Clary will have split and the tension between Isabelle and Simon will be at its max.
Acting and Script
This season and even 2B have really impressed me. Season 1 the acting and script were just not good. At all really. But this season there has been so many improvements that I am loving each episode. Although it’s not perfect, it is improving and that is all I can ask for.
This episode was intense but really good. We find out stuff that we hadn’t known before and everything is starting to turn into motion. However, things and falling into place and all hell is going to break loose. Really excited for next week.
Have you watched You Are Not Your Own yet? What did you think of it? How are you finding 2B so far? Nevertheless, what are you looking forward to? Let’s Chat!