Shadowhunters Season 2 Episode 7 Review: How Are Thou Fallen

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Simon needs to get over his crush on Clary. Like right now!

He's been pining after her for two seasons and never made his move. And for the first time in a long while, he ends up on a date with a great woman on Shadowhunters Season 2 Episode 7. Maia (played by Alisha Wainwright) is a perfect catch.

Dating Advice - Shadowhunters

I'm not saying it's Clary's fault. She didn't lead him on or toy with him purposely. This is all Simon's doing.

Ever since the first season, it was painfully obvious he loved Clary. Clary, on the other hand, only looked at Simon as her best friend while she chased Jace. None of this is new information – he knows this.

Sure, Clary did look a bit jealous when she found out about Simon's date with Maia. We were teased that Maia would cause tension for this friendship. But that's just it, they're friends and incredibly close. Clary didn't know how to react.

He didn't need to doubt himself and ask Jace for dating advice. He had the confidence in him all along. Jace has the worst dating advice!

Are you rooting for a romance with Maia and Simon? Or hoping for a Clary and Simon pairing?

Maia's Smile - Shadowhunters Season 2 Episode 7

My money is still on a romance between Simon and Maia.

They seem like the better pairing. They're both geeky, they like to watch sci-fi and supernatural films, and they can relate being Downworlders. Besides, Alisha Wainwright and Alberto Rosende have great chemistry together.

Close Coupling - Shadowhunters Season 2 Episode 7

Speaking of chemistry, you can ignore what I said in the review for Shadowhunters Season 2 Episode 6. Magnus and Alec are connecting just fine. They have a spark – it's obvious after their dates.

It's great seeing the show tackle the issue of Alec's virginity. They didn't initially just jump into things and get it over with. Though, Magnus seemed to be the one more considerate about the matter.

How long have they been dating at this point? I wouldn't guess that long.

This is a big life decision. With this being his first time with anyone, Alec seemed pretty confident after his chat with Isabelle. I guess he was ready to finally do it.

Magnus: What's this all about? I'm not complaining but...
Alec: I just thought we could take the next step.
Magnus: The sex step?
Alec: Yea.
Magnus: Alexander, I may be experienced but it's rare that I've ever felt this way about someone. I worry that once we...that if we rush into this, I may lose you.

I'm not liking Jace's sudden transformation into a heartless jerk. (I would use another title, but I don't want to swear.) This new identity seems out of the blue.

We've spent the last six episodes watching him survive and persevere. He's made it off Valentine's ship, against a wolf pack, the City of Bones, and a demon attack – he can handle anything. And yet Aldertree was the one to break him? Does this seem off to anyone else?

Jace has always been the conflicting yet caring Shadowhunter. He's tortured, but he's also selfless. I would hate to see his character become the type of person I actively avoid on Tinder. Aldertree cannot turn him into a player.

Jace: You know, I didn't think hot-tempered wolves were your type, Simon.
Simon: No, we're just...
Jace: Friends? Shocking. It's the Simon Lewis sweet spot. just ask Clary.
Simon: What does that mean?
Jace: It means you're the safe choice, Simon. You're non-threatening, you're easy to talk to, and you never seal the deal, am I right?
Simon: No.

The same goes for Isabelle. He's corrupted her and influenced her dark side. Her venom addiction is leading her into danger and pushing people away, like when she snapped at Clary.

Emeraude Toubia teased pre-season that Isabelle would be going down a dark path. This latest episode led her to a group of vampires. Do you think she'll go deeper into this addiction?

Sibling Rivalry - Shadowhunters Season 2 Episode 7

I could tell Luke and Cleophas had a strained relationship.

Their body language was closed off. Luke never looked happy to see his sister and she was indifferent to him. This was a nice touch as it provided the mood to explain their history. Though, we barely got scenes of them together.

There could've been plenty of moments to rekindle a friendship. We did get a scene of the two agreeing to work together to stop Valentine. It was a start and one that helped in the long run for the angel.

Worry Among Wolves - Shadowhunters Season 2 Episode 7

Why do you think Clary heard the angel's cries? I think she's holy. She must be the one destined to wield the sword.

The angel was calling out to her and seeking her help. (The sound alone of the cries was painful to the ears!) Valentine may be Clary's father, but there must be another reason why the angel sought her out.

Kudos to the editing and special effects teams for the rooftop fight scene. The darkness of the thunderstorm, the glow of the rain water and the sword fighting worked perfectly well together for an action-packed moment. It didn't look cheesy or campy, but there was actual tension in the moment to save the angel.

Clary: What are you doing to me?! The sounds in my head. It's coming from Valentine, aren't they?
Cleophas: What sounds?
Clary: It's getting louder!
Cleophas: Give me my hearing rune. Here.
[Traces rune]
Cleophas: It's not possible...
Clary: What is it? Tell me. What is Valentine doing to me?!
Cleophas: It is not Valentine, it is an angel.
Clary: Angel?
Cleophas: Here on earth. I think he's holding him captive. The angel is crying out for help. Valentine...how could you...

Did they ever discuss the Mortal Sword in the first season? I'm trying to recall any instance. There was a lot about the Mortal Cup instead.

The introduction of this weapon was pretty random. It was tacked onto the end of an episode that freed Jace from the City of Bones. We know it's dangerous, but nothing much else that isn't revealed in bits and pieces.

The vision at the end of the episode looked troubling. I have a feeling it could be danger for whoever uses the blade. Please don't hurt Clary! Though, Jace got the vision too. It could be him.

Jace: Isn't it time we kissed and made up?
Maia: Or I could just rip your face off?

What did you think of "How Are Thou Fallen"? Does Jace have the worst dating advice? Is Isabelle's life in danger after she met with the vampires? What does the angel's vision mean?

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How Are Thou Fallen Review

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Shadowhunters Season 2 Episode 7 Quotes

Magnus: What's this all about? I'm not complaining but...
Alec: I just thought we could take the next step.
Magnus: The sex step?
Alec: Yea.
Magnus: Alexander, I may be experienced but it's rare that I've ever felt this way about someone. I worry that once we...that if we rush into this, I may lose you.

Jace: You know, I didn't think hot-tempered wolves were your type, Simon.
Simon: No, we're just...
Jace: Friends? Shocking. It's the Simon Lewis sweet spot. just ask Clary.
Simon: What does that mean?
Jace: It means you're the safe choice, Simon. You're non-threatening, you're easy to talk to, and you never seal the deal, am I right?
Simon: No.