TV Review: Shadowhunters 2×14 ‘The Fair Folk’
Shadowhunters: Season 2 Episode 14
Episode Name: The Fair Folk
Release date: 26 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: Chris Grismer
Watch: Freeform (US) – Netflix (Worldwide)
Episode Reviews: Season 1 | Season 2
Alec has big plans to mend fences with the Downworlders, while Jace and Clary are summoned by the Seelie Queen.
The Fair Folk:
Holy! This week’s episode of Shadowhunters was intense. As soon as I saw the name The Fair Folk, I knew what was going to happen in this episode. I was both excited and scared at the same time. There was a lot holding up to this scene and I really think they did well.
The Fair Folk follows the aftermath of shadowhunter killings in last week’s episode. Alec now head of the New York Institute starts to try and form ties between shadowhunters and the downworlders. To do that Alec sends Jace and Clary to the Seelie Court to meet with the Seelie Queen. And you know things are bound to get crazy. Plus we start to see Sebastian true colours.
I loved Sebastian’s story line and character arc in The Fair Folk. The audience and even some of the characters are starting to see his cunning ways. And gosh this makes me excited.
For those who have read the books, we know what Sebastian is like. We know that at first he likes to influence those around him. But, slowly his true colours shine through and that is what’s happening. I cannot wait to see where they take his character. That endings!
This has been coming for a long time now. But with the title of The Fair Folk, I knew what this episode was going to entail. And gosh it was good. However, it was also heartbreaking at the same time.
I’ve spoken about this before, but I’m not a massive fan of the acting throughout the series. However, I think that during this scene, everything was spot on. In saying that, I do wish that Clary and Jace’s feelings were more played on during the series so far. I felt that to people that don’t know the series – they might be slightly confused.
I felt that this episode had a lot of focus on the Lightwood family. Maryse is back and we are starting to see a change in her. She really starts connecting better with her kids and it was nice to see.
There was scene between Maryse and Alec where they are talking about the Lightwood name. Alec said something along the lines of ‘this isn’t the worse things the Lightwood family have done.’ I spent the next five minutes laughing thinking about Lightworm.
We get our first look at the Seelie Queen in The Fair Folk. And I think she was brilliant – cunning and manipulative but beautiful at the same time. However, I did feel she was a little on the younger side.
The Seelie court was also so beautiful and so how I imagined it. I feel in love and it was great to see a different side to the shadow world.
I just want to talk quickly about something. I am seeing a lot of hate recently about Shadowhunters and the way they are going about things. I am all for great adaptations, however, I also see that changes are necessary. You would think that after one and a half seasons that people would get the idea that yes things are different. I hate going onto my timeline on twitter and seeing not only fans but fan accounts having a go at the staff and actors. If you don’t like what they are doing, that is fine – but please just stop complaining every second.
I enjoyed this episode. A lot happened and there is so much more to go. But I am really looking forward to see where they are taking it. I loved seeing different sides of the shadow world, seeing characters break and seeing others come together.
Have you watched this week’s episode? What did you think? Are you planning on watching it? Nevertheless, what do you think is going to happen next?
Don’t forget to check out my Lord of Shadows review. However, it was heartbreaking and epic all at the same time.