TV Review: Shadowhunters 2×16 ‘Day of Atonement’
Shadowhunters: Season 2 Episode 16
Episode Name: Day of Atonement
Release date: 17 July 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: Paul Wesley
Watch: Freeform (US) – Netflix (Worldwide)
Episode Reviews: Season 1 | Season 2
Jace and Clary go on an unsanctioned mission, while Maia helps Simon out at a Yom Kippur family dinner.
Day of Atonement:
This week was a really interesting episode. Day of Atonement really delves back into the shadowhunter world. And we are given some answers to last weeks shocking discovery about Sebastian.
The shadowhunter world is still reeling from the escape of Valentine and everyone is on edge. But, even before the episode starts we know who has Valentine.
Alec is feeling the pressure of being head of the New York Institute and Valentine escaping on his watch. Jace and Clary head to Idris to an old cabin where Jace spent some as a child with Valentine.
Meanwhile, Simon has a family dinner that doesn’t exactly go to plan.
Sebastian had a really big impact in this weeks episode. We got to really find out more about this life growing up with and without Valentine and how he ended up the way that he is.
I really enjoyed that we got to delve deep into Sebastian character in Day of Atonement. We really get to see him become ‘Sebastian’ – he is evil and cunning.
Clary and Jace
This episode had a great focus on Clary and Jace and we really get to see them connect in a way they hadn’t before.
We get to see them both worry about each other and while they both can’t admit it yet, we know that they are falling for each other.
Clary and Jace dive into Lake Lyn – literally. It was amazing to see something so close to the book in the TV show. I have said this a couple of times before, TV adaptations are hard and while they aren’t sticking closely to the book, I am still really enjoying it.
Simon and Maia
In Day of Atonement, we start to see the connection between Simon and Maia and while I don’t love them together. It’s still really nice to see. They are both interesting characters and together they are quite dynamic. It’s definitely going to create more tension in the show, much like the books.
The audience also got a good look at the Lightwood family in Day of Atonement. We see the tension growing between the Lightwood kids and their father. We see Alec struggle with the responsibilities of being head of an Institute and dealing with the outcomes of losing something very valuable to the Clave.
I really enjoyed this episode. I liked delving into characters more, finding out more about the shadowhunter world and seeing some ships come to life. I think that the audience got a nice outlook on Sebastian and got to see his – demon side. We see the connection between Clary and Jace start to really form and with only a few episodes left I am so ready.
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