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Shadowhunters "A Day of Atonement" Episode Recap

Ok first off, I want to apologize for not blogging in such a long time. I needed a little break and then I got super busy and haven't been able to catch up on my shows. Finally getting back into the swing of things and I'll be back hopefully from now on! Plus there isn't much TV watching in general happening since it is the summer time. At least there are a couple things I can watch during the summer and I'm also getting caught up on all things CW. It takes a while because those shows you have to watch in order or else you'll be completely lost.

With that said and done, let's get into the recap/review of Shadowhunters "A Dark Reflection". I know I feel like I say this a lot, but I am really glad I stuck with this show. The first season was kind of eh, but it seems like they listened to the fans and are trying to stick to the books a little better. It has been a long time since I read the series, but once they start talking about something in the show, it jogs my memory. 

Once Sebastian lost his smooth side, I remember why I hate him so much. But at the same time, he's one of these evil villains that you just love to hate. That hardly ever happens to me on shows. I normally don't like villains at all (except for one other, yes, I'm talking about Kai from Vampire Diaries), but I think Sebastian might be one of those exceptions. Of course, Freeform is really amazing when it comes to casting, so that could have a lot to do with it.

I wasn't expecting a father/son reunion quite so soon, but I'm kind of happy at the same time that we got it sooner rather then later. Valentine seems truly terrified at his own creation. But he really is the only person to blame. I mean, he did experiment on him and then he left him and went to Jace. So not totally surprised that Sebastian is the way he is, but he is still one weird villain. But when are villains ever normal? 

The minute Izzy and Alec's dad came into the picture, I knew something was off with him. That whole story about Max, too? So random. Max is a trouble maker, but nothing like that. Then to learn that the Clave has a secret of their own. First off, Valentine is missing and then if anybody ever finds out that the Clave actually doesn't have the sword, that would mean the end of them. That's how their Dad was able to keep Alec's job in tact, which I still think is a better suited job for him anyways.

I remember not liking Mia in the books, but I actually like her character on the show. Ok, it did take a while for me to warm up to her, but in this episode, I loved how she was just there for Simon. I think she's been in that same situation and knew that if he had someone there with him, that it would make things a lot better and it did. That dinner time was very cute and normal. Something this show hardly ever has anymore. At one point, I thought Simon was gonna come clean about being a vampire, but Mia yet again, saved his butt that night. All because I think she might actually have feelings for him and I totally ship it! Ok, I ship Izzy and Simon more, but we haven't had like anything on them yet which is kind of disappointing, but don't even get me started on that subject.

Was it just me or did it look like Jace can only use his powers when he's close to Clary? I mean, I am all for that since you know, it's Clace, but I haven't figured out how Clary can use her's yet. Unless it's just the same just vice versa. That whole time at the lake was quite interesting. Glad that Jace was somehow able to use his power in order to save Clary.

They end up getting to the cabin where they think Valentine is being held at. They are right, but they just somehow manage to get there too late. I'm sure Sebastian is even more furious now that he didn't get to send Valentine to what is basically hell it seems like. Something else he can add to the list whenever he meets up with Jace and reveals who he really is. I'm sure there's an epic fight in their future.