'Shadowhunters' Season 3 episode 13: Given they experience each other's pain, how dangerous will Clary and Jonathan's bond prove to be?
Hunting down Jonathan could impact Clary, considering she was the one used by Jonathan's mother, and the Queen of Edom, Lilith, to resurrect him
This article contains spoilers for 'Shadowhunters' season 3B.
The 'Shadowhunters' promo photos teasing the upcoming 13th episode of the latter half of season 3 suggests there is finally going to be one big reunion where Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) is welcomed back by all her friends. But what the episode synopsis also suggests is a heightened search for her half-brother, Jonathan Morgenstern (Luke Baines), who happens to be the prime antagonist this season.
Keeping all of that in mind, the burning question that arises in every fan's mind is how hunting down Jonathan could impact Clary, considering she was the one used by Jonathan's mother, and the Queen of Edom, Lilith (Anna Hopkins), to resurrect him back to life.
In the exceptionally emotional and intense mid-season finale that had aired back in 2018, we saw Clary threaten to kill herself because her death would mean Jonathan being dead for good too, as they have the same father.
In the end, when Lilith tries to harm Clary's best friend, Simon Lewis (Alberto Rosende) and his Mark of Cain had caused an explosion which took Lilith's life, a newly resurrected Jonathan's arm had grabbed Clary's and all three of them disappeared from the spot, which led the rest of the Shadowhunters to believe that all of them had died.
But then it was assured that Clary and Jonathan are both, in fact, very much alive. And ever since the mid-season premiere of the show, which aired February 25, we have known about Clary and Jonathan's mortality status, and found they were alive this whole time.
Clary being the fast thinking and cunning strategist she has been throughout this last season of the show, tried her best to squeeze information out of her evil stepbrother as he tried his hardest to manipulate her into joining the dark side.
Of course, Jace Herondale (Dominic Sherwood) and Luke Garroway (Isaiah Mustafa) was able ot track Clary down and reached her before Jonathan could get suspicious of her motives, and now with her being back at The Institute of Shadowhunters, the rest of them aim at tracking down and destroying Jonathan.
But the first two episodes of season 3B that have aired, have also shown the growing bond between Clary and Jonathan. Even the showrunners have also alluded to Jonathan wanting what every regular person wants, and that is love and acceptance. But his intentions are also too evil, and that is what distinctively sets the two of them apart.
At the same time, there have also been passing mentions of Jonathan sharing Clary's feelings and emotions, such as extreme pain, trauma, etc. The new promo even showed a random burn appearing on Clary's palm, and Jace saying it's because Jonathan is deliberately burning himself to cause Clary pain.
So, chances are high that the mark with which Lilith had connected Clary with Jonathan in the midseason premiere, for the resurrection ritual, has the two of them connected on a potentially stronger level than the two of them realize just yet.
This would mean, Clary is also at risk of bearing the impact of whatever the Shadowhunters do to Jonathan; if her death meant fatal harm to her half-brother, then it has to be the case vice versa too, and honestly? We have just gotten Clary back, we can't lose her already!
'Shadowhunters' returns with episode 13 of season 3B Monday, March 11, at 8/7c, only on Freeform.