'Shadowhunters' Season 3 episode 13 preview: Luke Garroway might finally get his happily ever after with Maryse Lightwood
In the upcoming episode, Luke turns into a fighter, a leader, and even a lover - and that's everything his fans could ask for after all he has been through
The next and 13th episode of 'Shadowhunters' season 3B is titled 'Beati Bellicosi' and that's a major hint the episode could be about alpha werewolf, Luke Garroway, played by Isaiah Mustafa. But taking into account the new photos released by Freeform to tease the upcoming episode, we aren't just going to see Luke's character in all his warrior glory; no, in the upcoming episode, Luke turns into a fighter, a leader, and even a lover - and that's everything his fans could ask for, after all he has been through.
Luke's connection to the plot of 'Shadowhunters' is through its protagonist, Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara), who's the daughter of his best friend turned wife, Jocelyn. Throughout his life, Luke was dedicated to helping Jocelyn raise her little girl, and following her death, he rose to his fatherly responsibilities and has never let Clary down. So much so, he didn't even have the time or interest to focus on finding love and settling down; Clary had always been his first priority.
But after all those years of being the perfect guardian, and also a kicka** fighter werewolf side-by-side, it looks like Luke's time to find happiness and solace is finally here. For starters, 'Beati Bellicosi' directly translates to 'blessed be the warriors.' The link the term shares with Luke in the episode is that the titular words are also the slogan of the wolf organization called Praetor Lupus, he has been associated with.
The official synopsis of the episode describes it as: "Jordan and the Praetor (members of the organization) try to track down Heidi, while the Shadowhunters attempt to locate Jonathan; Luke looks to Maryse for help; Isabelle gets a possible lead on information on what is really going on in the Clave prisons."
The whole tracking down angle could be explained by the organization's purpose, which is to rescue Downworlders - such as newly turned werewolves, vampires, or even warlocks who are unaware of their new identity or other people of their kind. The organization aims at finding them before they can turn violent, or pose a threat to those around them, and then aims at getting them into a pack, a clan, or a warlock mentor to help them learn more about their powers, and control it better.
So, to expect Luke is going to go full alpha in the upcoming episode as they offer asylum to another lost Downworlder, wouldn't be a far-fetched estimate. At the same time, there have been buzz among fans that this is the episode where Luke finally hands over the alpha duties of his pack to our favorite she-werewolf, Maia Roberts (Alisha Wainwright.)
With successfully rescuing Clary and bringing her home, one would think Luke finally feels like he has lived up to his promise to her mother Jocelyn, and also been able to deliver on his guardian duties. So, it's only natural that he wants to pass the alpha responsibilities on to a younger member of the pack and take some time off for himself.
This is probably why we also see some special moments between him and Maryse Lightwood (Nicola Correia-Damude) after all that passive, but heavy flirting the two of them indulged in, back in the first half of this season. With Clary back home, and his responsibilities taken up by Maia, maybe Luke feels it's finally time for him to indulge in the heavy spark he and Maryse have shared for quite a while now.
And that brings us to the promo photos released by Freeform, where we see the two of them in what seems to be a fun, casual, but definite first 'date.' Let's just hope there's more of these to come because clearly, the chemistry is jumping out between the two of them!
'Shadowhunters' season 3b returns with episode 13: 'Beati Bellicosi' Monday, March 11, at 8/7c, only on Freeform.