TV Series Review: Shadowhunters 2×20 ‘Beside Still Water’
Shadowhunters: Season 2 Episode 19
Episode Name: Beside till Water
Release date: 15 August 2017
Running Time: 42 minutes
Starring Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia, Will Tudor, Isaiah Mustafa, Harry Shum Jr.
Watch: Freeform (US) – Netflix (Worldwide)
Episode Reviews: Season 1 | Season 2
Jace and Clary rush to make a final stand, but when a traitor is revealed, Jace and Clary may have a bigger fight on their hands than expected. Meanwhile, Alec and Izzy must fight off a large mass of demons that have unexpectedly shown up, as Luke and Simon head to the Seelie Court to deal with some unfinished business with the Seelie Queen.
Beside Still Water:
Wow, what a way to finish the season. It was intense, kept me on the edge of my seat and left me wanting more. It was heart-stopping until the credits started rolling.
Beside Still Water starts off from episode 19 and if you thought things were intense then – well it’s 10 times that now. Clary and Jace are still on the lookout for Valentine trying to stop him from finding the mortal mirror. While Izzy and Alec must try and stop more demons coming into the mundane world. With the little help from a certain warlock.
Again this episode had a big focus on Clary’s character development and I loved it. In Beside Still Water, Clary has to again find her place in this world of demons, downworlds and shadowhunters. We see her take charge of her powers and herself.
I really loved the scene between her and Valentine, towards the end of the episode. We not only got to see what she can do as a shadowhunter, but what she can do when those she loves is in trouble.
I can’t say much about Jace without spoiling what happens in the episode – but man was it good. Like Clary we get to see Jace’s character development in this weeks episode and I cannot wait to see what next season brings.
Clary and Jace
In last weeks episode we see Clary and Jace give into each other, but in Beside Still Water we really get to see them connect and let themselves go with one another. It was sweet and heartbreaking at the same time to see.
Alec and Izzy
We really get to see the sibling bond between Izzy and Alec in this weeks episode. Throughout both season 1 and 2 – we see their love for each other, but in the midst of all this tension and knowing that they might not live. Thier strength together stood strong.
Alec and Magnus
For the second half of season 2, there has been a lot of tension between Alec and Magnus and while it hurts like hell. It needed to happen. We needed to see yes, they are different. They are two very different people that come from different sides of the same world.
We see them overcome trails, and hurt. I love them together and they always put a smile on my face.
I loved the season finale of Shadowhunters. It was fast paced, intense and kept me hanging to the last second – literally. There were similar themes to the books and I really enjoyed that. I loved seeing Clary and Jace together, Alec and Izzy going siblings crazy.
I am so excited to see what season 3 brings – I have no idea what to expect and with that ending, all I know is that it’s going to hit the roof.