Shadowhunters Season 3 Episode 6 Review: A Window Into An Empty Room

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Heidi's long-awaited reunion with Simon finally happened on Shadowhunters Season 3 Episode 6 and it was...awkward. Her first visit with him definitely didn't go as she planned.

She escaped Raphael's clutches to find her sire, but she didn't get the storybook ending she wanted.

The drama basically wrote itself! And this vampire star turned into the villain pretty quickly.

Dinner With The Family - Shadowhunters

Heidi's sire bond felt more like obsession than actual love. She barely knew Simon, but she was ready to kill for him. And in a way, she did when she drained the unknown woman to prepare for her visit.

Their entire reunion might be one of the most uncomfortable scenes ever on Shadowhunters.

He was scared and worried while Heidi had this wide-eyed yearning to be with him and spend the rest of their lives together. How did she not expect he would be confused? Simon had no clue that he accidentally brought someone back from the dead.

Past Hookup - Shadowhunters Season 3 Episode 6

Luckily, Simon did the right thing by clarifying any misconceptions and telling Maia the truth about everything right away. He's proved time and time again why he's genuinely a good guy.

He never wanted to hurt Heidi or Maia, but he was taking on the matter head on. Being upfront about having a girlfriend, which hurt Heidi's ego and heart, was going to be the only way to stop her during this vampire transition.

Simon: Heidi?! I thought you were dead.
Heidi: Yeah, not anymore. Thanks to you, Sire.
[She lips her vampire fangs]
Simon: How is that even possible?
Heidi: We both got a little carried away that night. That douche Quinn might’ve killed me, but I died with your blood on my lips.
[He steps away and walks back]
Simon: How did you come back?
Heidi: Raphael dug me up, but you’re the one that gave me life. And now we’re bonded...forever.

Still, he should have gone to her sooner instead of waiting out for a potential attack on Maia.

Was he going to wait the rest of her life in case Heidi attack? Simon couldn't watch Maia every moment of the day. The gut feeling he felt after their last interaction should've pushed him earlier to get Heidi some help.

He's lucky that Isabelle didn't report him or Heidi to the Clave. If it had been anyone outside of the core group, Heidi would've been taken away as a prisoner.

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Now that she's with the Praetor Lupus, she can get the treatment and rehabilitation needed. Raphael hurt her with the Daylighter torture, so her natural instincts were completely raw and unhinged.

Hopefully, we do see Heidi again. She had a lot of potential as Simon's first vampire siring and could be a good surprise return in the future. Future friend or foe will be left up to time at this point.

Without Love - Shadowhunters Season 3 Episode 6

Nothing supports drama and tension better than a countdown.

Lilith gave us the ticking clock when she revealed that 32 Mundanes were infected by the owl demon and that they needed only one more. We no longer had to sift through other random corruptions; there was only one more left. And by the interactions she had with Jace, the demon queen had tired of her controlling him.

Murderous and deadly speeches by villains aren't a rare occurrence. But her threat to Jace was savage! She wanted him to know how bad his limited life was going to be because he killed Jonathan.

Lilith would've killed him right and then there if she didn't need one more Mundane.

At least through this looming interaction, we learned how Lilith had been controlling him. Those tainted kisses were giving him the power to corrupt others like how they corrupted him. He must be filled with evil demonic energy.

I know you’re in there, Jace Herondale. I know you’re suffering. When I’m done using you, you’ll return to find your friends dead and your world on fire. Burning at the hands of the son you so carelessly took from me. And when you scream and beg for death, I will smile. Now kiss me, you will need your energy.

Lilith

Clary might have the best sense of intuition from the group. She picked up right away that something was off about Jace. The treatment at the Silent City couldn't have been that good and quick.

And all of the previous signs that came before, like the demon clawing at her chest and his strange behavior, had to tie together somehow.

When she went to see Magnus for help, was everyone else just waiting for him to make the Lilith connection? Besides Jace, he's the only other character who interacted with her, and he knew what was needed for the potion he made. The plot connection had foreshadowed itself.

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The only benefits of the convoluted series of events that led to Magnus and Clary realizing that something was off about Jace were them getting the records of ancient demons, deducing the woman poisoned Jace, and the introduction of the Silent Brother.

A lot of the scenes could've been summed up in a few minutes, but hopefully, they'll matter in future episodes down the line. Especially the Warlock-looking Silent Brother. He doesn't look like the other Silent Brothers we've seen before, so he must be relevant to the story.

Dinner Guest - Shadowhunters Season 3 Episode 6

Alec choosing not to sweep the immortality issue under the rug was a big growing moment for him.

We've seen Magnus and Alec not take on their relationship hurdles head on lately and instead ignore them for the sake of bliss. This discussion could've fallen into the same category.

The way he acted at the breakfast table, on the other hand, was childish.

He could've gotten his point across without acting petty. It's not Magnus's fault that he's lived for hundreds of years and had past loves. But, here in the now and the future is where they could mend any fences.

In hindsight, they're both at fault for their latest tension. Alec was acting petty for not getting the discussion he wanted and Magnus for blaming Alec's worries on being inexperienced. (Worst. Defense. Ever.)

Alec shouldn't have walked away. They needed to stay and talk with each other.

A Mad Call - Shadowhunters Season 3 Episode 6

There was an uneasy feeling that a potential romance was being teased between Alec and Underhill. A lot of their scenes together verged on flirtation and alluding to a potential romance or cheating betrayal.

When Underhill came out to Alec on Shadowhunters Season 3 Episode 5, the theory sparked then that something between the two shadowhunters could blossom. And many of their scenes supported this.

We saw Underhill defend Maryse at the Institute in front of Alec, the way he was checking out Alec at the bar, and their flirtation at the pool table. These two characters have a professional friendship, but all the pieces of Alec's plot were lining up for a potential hookup.

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Luckily, a betrayal wasn't in the cards.

Alec isn't the type of character to cheat; it's not in his nature or personality. And Underhill's coming out shouldn't be used as a device to then drive a wedge between the "Malec" relationship. These two characters can be friends and support one another.

Alec needed a friend and Underhill was there to listen. And help him get home safely in a cab while drunk.

Maryse: Isabelle, where’s your friend?
Jace: What friend?
Alec: Friend? Wait, you have a new boyfriend? Why am I the last one to hear about this?
Jace: Oh no, Alec, I haven’t heard about this one either.
Isabelle: Okay, he’s not my boyfriend. We’ve only been on one date.
Maryse: [Whispers] He’s a doctor.
Alec: Oh, what is he? Is he a Warlock? A werewolf?
Isabelle: He’s a Mundane.
Alec: Seriously?
Jace: Well, that’s new.
Maryse: I’m practically a Mundane at this point.
Isabelle: You all have to promise to behave yourselves.
Jace: Us?
Alec: What?
[Charlie walks in]
Maryse: Oh Isabelle, he is handsome.
Isabelle: Mom!

It was too soon for Dr. Charlie to meet Isabelle's family, right? They literally only had one date!

Regardless of her liking him and the drinks going well, she shouldn't rush the relationship. The pair still needs to get to know each other before they involve the bigger people in their lives. He likes her right back; Charlie was pretty keen to meet her family.

Though, Isabelle should've pushed Maryse harder not to invite him. And to Hunter's Moon of all places?!

He's already suspicious of her and her secret-ish life. Bringing him to a bar that's built for shadowhunters and downworlders was a risk; they're lucky he didn't see anything supernatural.

Ready To Fight - Shadowhunters Season 3 Episode 6

Maryse Lightwood, on the other hand, can flirt all she wants with the studly werewolf. Come on; she was so into Luke! And he was digging her right back.

This romance has a lot of potential because of their shared pasts. They have a history together with moments that span decades; if they find true happiness together, they'll be making up for lost time. (Sorry, I'm acting like a hopeless romantic here.)

Still, this flirtation/emerging romance has peaked an interest to see how it develops. Let the sparks fly!

Maryse: What?
Luke: Nothing, I just...
Maryse: What?
Luke: I just haven’t seen you let your hair down...literally...since the Accords Ball in Idris.
Maryse: That was 20 years ago.
Luke: Was that 20 years ago?! [Maryse laughs] Well, you look just as lovely now as you did then.

And Maryse deserves all the happiness she wants in life.

Her character has gone through a big upheaval so far during Shadowhunters Season 3. From the way she spoke about her future, she's worried about finding a job and being in the real world. The Mundane life will be a big adjustment for her.

She's spent a lot of time working for the Clave. Maryse had put on a brave face for her children and tried to stay positive about the entire situation, but you could sense she's scared.

Being a shadowhunter was her entire life, and now she needs to find a new purpose. That's a big shock for any character, especially a supernatural one who didn't grow up in a Mundane life, like Clary, Simon or Maia.

Wolf Instinct - Shadowhunters Season 3 Episode 6

Poor Ollie!

She was in the wrong place at the wrong time. If she had not told Luke about the targets, she wouldn't have been corrupted.

Dr. Charlie was always the top suspect for potentially being infected by the owl demon. He was a paragon for good, and he had the makings of being the perfect vessel. However, when Ollie entered Hunter's Moon, it was clear that she was the target.

Ollie's story found a conclusion when Luke told her the truth on Shadowhunters Season 3 Episode 1. The signs were right in front of our faces, and we missed them!

Now with 33 people infected and Jace's identity as the owl demon revealed, Lilith is no doubt going to speed up her ritual process. If they don't save Ollie in time, Jonathan will come back. And while having more Jonathan/Will Tudor in our lives is always welcomed, we can't lose Ollie!

We got too attached, and now she might be irreversibly demonic. So cruel, Shadowhunters. So cruel.

Heidi - Shadowhunters Season 3 Episode 6

What did you think of "A Window Into An Empty Room"? Will the group be able to save Ollie? Are Magnus and Alec in danger of breaking up? Will Lilith succeed in bringing Jonathan back?

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A Window Into An Empty Room Review

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Shadowhunters Season 3 Episode 6 Quotes

Simon: Heidi?! I thought you were dead.
Heidi: Yeah, not anymore. Thanks to you, Sire.
[She lips her vampire fangs]
Simon: How is that even possible?
Heidi: We both got a little carried away that night. That douche Quinn might’ve killed me, but I died with your blood on my lips.
[He steps away and walks back]
Simon: How did you come back?
Heidi: Raphael dug me up, but you’re the one that gave me life. And now we’re bonded...forever.

I know you’re in there, Jace Herondale. I know you’re suffering. When I’m done using you, you’ll return to find your friends dead and your world on fire. Burning at the hands of the son you so carelessly took from me. And when you scream and beg for death, I will smile. Now kiss me, you will need your energy.

Lilith