'Shadowhunters' season 3B: A very scary Clary and what her return means for the rest of the team

One thing we can't absolutely overlook is Clary Fray's (Katherine McNamara) appearance in the upcoming and final installment of the show. Why? Pitch black demon eyes.


                            'Shadowhunters' season 3B: A very scary Clary and what her return means for the rest of the team

With just a week to go for the big premiere of Freeform's fantasy 'Shadowhunters', excitement peaks as fans try to anticipate and deduce what to expect from the upcoming season. Offering some solace and closure on the topic was the most recently released teaser by Netflix on its international platforms which revealed more than any Freeform teaser has in the recent past. Filled with Easter eggs, there can be a number of takeaways from the trailer, but one thing we can't absolutely overlook is Clary Fray's (Katherine McNamara) appearance in the upcoming and final installment of the show. Why? Pitch black demon eyes.

Fans are aware that in the very emotional mid-season finale of the preceding half of season 3, Clary had disappeared in the Mark of Cain explosion. The cliffhanger's resultant questions were answered by McNamara in the coming months when she shared that she will be back for the rest of season 3, aka 3B — which will also be the last and final installment of the show based on Cassandra Clare's bestselling novels, 'The Mortal Instruments.' And so she is, and with a massive bang too, as is clear from the very opening scene of the new trailer.

Quite symbolic to the dark and sinister theme of the upcoming season, the very first scene of the trailer shows Clary opening her eyes, presumably after coming back to life. But much along the same lines, the trailer ends with another frame of Clary opening her eyes but this time it's pitch black.

Could this mean all our fears about Clary coming back to life as her half brother and this season's antagonist, Jonathan Morgenstern's (LukeBaines), aide were legitimate all along?

This, along with scenes of Clary ending up at Jonathan's extremely lavish apartment and the two of them engaging in some presumably intense conversation also further validates the fact that, be it intentionally or unintentionally, Clary could be joining forces with her half brother. Other scenes of Clary throwing punches at Aline, and even attacking her closest friend Isabelle Lightwood (Emeraude Toubia) with fiery seraph blades of a color different from those of Izzy and Jace's (Dominic Sherwood), also lays down that she is not entirely on their side.



 

 

But there is also quite the possibility of Clary doing all of this just as a facade to trick her demonic half-brother, and help her friends win 'the final hunt'. This is purely because of the moments Clary and Jace finally get to share in the new trailer; Jace professes his eternal love for Clary and in one particular scene the two of them can be seen lying down in his bed at the Institute. We all know what this means, especially with the ambiance of a wedding being so clear in the trailer, but sadly, it doesn't seem like Clary and Jace's wedding, as she can be seen leaving the venue crying in a maroon dress.

Even with Clary finally having joined her group of Shadowhunters, things don't seem to go so well as one particular scene shows her, Jace, Izzy, and Alec Lightwood (Matthew Daddario) all staring at something possibly overwhelming ahead of them. The catch here being Alec's expression as a tear rolls down his cheek. Are they about to lose Clary again? Or do they realize that her coming back to life comes with some extremely negative prices to pay?



 

 

A majority of the fighting scenes we see Clary in, she doesn't seem to be fighting with her friends — from holding a dagger to Jace's neck in one to those of her having the upper hand over Izzy — it is all very reminiscent of Jace being under the influence of negative forces in the previous season and much like his friends' demeanor in fighting him, this time the same spirit comes out as we see the rest of the Shadowhunters fighting Clary but trying to refrain from completely sabotaging her. 

But most importantly what we must not forget is the runic mark that Lilith had drawn on Clary to invoke Jonathan back from the dead — probably why the trailer shows Clary staring at her half brother so lovingly as he asks her to join him, and she does the inevitable.

'Shadowhunters' returns with its final set of 10 episodes and an additional two-hour long finale on February 25, only on Freeform.