TV Review: Shadowhunters 2×18 ‘Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen’
Shadowhunters: Season 2 Episode 18
Episode Name: Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen
Release date: 31 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: Amanda Row
Watch: Freeform (US) – Netflix (Worldwide)
Episode Reviews: Season 1 | Season 2
After a devastating attack at The Institute, everyone is on high alert as the Shadowhunters close in on their hunt for Jonathan. Meanwhile, Simon and Maia help a new downworlder as the Seelie Queen demands an answer from Magnus and Luke.
Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen:
Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen was an intense episode. I thought after last week all hell was going to break lose and it sort of did. This week’s episode starts off with an intense scene with Max and Sebastian. But, when something interrupts them, everything is put on hold. And then Isabelle finds Max – unconscious. Now with the institute is high alert things are about to get interesting. Outside the institute the downworlders are starting to get antsy.
Max again had a read big part in this episode, although it was unconscious for most of it. After being knocked out by Sebastian, and waking up hidden under Alec’s desk Max tries to make his way to Izzy’s room. And he only just makes it.
Although I hated seeing Max hurt, it was great to see the Lightwood family came together. They have been through so many ups and downs during both season 1 and 2. It was great to see everyone in the same room, not fighting and being there for Max.
The Mortal Mirror
The mortal mirror played a massive part in Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen. After last week, I was hoping my feelings about the mirror were right. What the mirror is plays such a big part in the books and I didn’t want that to be taken away.
I love Sebastian’s determination to get the mortal mirror. We really see how sick and horrible he can be. He will stop at nothing and I mean at nothing to get it. He was horrible at times, but that is also what made it so good! Sebastian is one of my favourite villains. He is so twisted and evil that he is a really interesting character to both watch and read.
Magnus and Alec
What an episode for these two. There are going to be some people saying ‘why did they do that?’ But, I think that they seem to forget how much they both went through before they were finally together for good. They fought – a lot. They disagreed, they hurt each other. And I am glad that they are showing this in the show.
We are able to see that it’s not easy for two very different people, from two very different sides be together. In Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen we see both Alec and Magnus struggle with one being a shadowhunter and the other a downworlder.
But we also get to see some really nice and beautiful moments between the two and it just so nice to see – but also very bittersweet.
We get to meet a very interesting character in this week’s episode and I nearly jumped out of my skin.
Also in Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen we see a side of the werewolves that we hadn’t before, a side of Maia that we hadn’t seen before. I read someone that we will be seeing Jordan next season and I am so ready to see what happens.
This episode kept me on the edge of my seat. I didn’t know what was going to happen next, I wanted to know what was going to happen next and I cannot wait to see where it goes. There were many ups and downs in Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen. And with only 2 episodes to go – I am so not ready.
Have you watched this week’s episode? What did you think of it? Nevertheless, Are you ready for what is to come? Let’s Chat!