'Shadowhunters' season 3 episode 14: Everybody has a task at hand as power, responsibilities and action peaks
Episode 14 stood apart because this was one of those episodes, where every character is up to something that could either make it or break it for the rest of the Shadowhunters.
This article contains spoilers for 'Shadowhunters season 3 episode 14: A Kiss From A Rose.'
Yet another episode of 'Shadowhunters' season 3B that left us stunned and on the edge of our seats, but with four weeks into this last season of the show that shouldn't really come as a surprise. As the showrunners are trying to wrap up Cassandra Clare's tale from 'The Mortal Instruments' novels in the last and final installment of the three-year-long show, a lot of fast-paced action and extreme developments have become the norm for each episode. Yet 'A Kiss From A Rose' aka episode 14 stood apart because this was one of those episodes, where every character is up to something that could either make it or break it for the rest of the Shadowhunters. But at the end of the day, the one person whose contribution really stood out was Izzy Lightwood.
Last week we saw Izzy (Emeraude Toubia) and Simon Lewis (Alberto Rosende) finally destroy the Mark of Cain, and even though the two almost died and were eventually able to revive each other, their troubles are far from over. Soon the issue of Downworlders fighting with each other sprung up, which leads to the eventual showdown between vampires and werewolves. And Izzy decided to take upon herself the task of investigating into what's happening to the prisoners at The Gard, after Clave members started getting mysteriously murdered.
What is to be noted here is that both Izzy's brother Alec (Matthew Daddario) and her mother, Maryse advised her to stay away from investigating, but their hesitation was no stoppable force to the determined Izzy, who would go to any lengths to protect those she loves. And as she undertakes the autopsy of one of the Clave members who got murdered recently, we are once again reminded of the many instances in the past where Izzy fearlessly stepped up to be the driving source of fierce loyalty and protection to the fellow Shadowhunters.
Even in this particular episode, and the preceding ones in the season so far, it has been Izzy more than anybody else who has taken the initiative to get something done a countless number of times, and through that, she rises in her Shadowhunter rankings. But who are we kidding, every Shadowhunters rises in their Shadowhunter rankings as the weeks go by, so of course, they deserve a notable mention too.
As Izzy struggles to figure out exactly what is going on with the Clave, Simon and Luke Garroway (Isiah Mustafa) develop what they call a “classic Simon” scheme to help Luke deal with his connections with the police. But crisis strikes elsewhere when it comes to our bad*ss werewolves, as Maia Roberts (Alisha Wainwright) and Jordan Kyle find themselves trapped in a closeted, tiny space, where Jordan is bleeding his guts out and Maia's claustrophobia gets triggered.
Moving on from our werewolves and daylighters, our prime Shadowhunters aka Jace Herondale (Dominic Sherwood) and Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) go on the cutest ever date at the ice skating rink after that steamy lovemaking session we saw last week. But all of their romance is shortlived as Clary shows hints of turning to the dark side, finally giving in to her evil twin brother, Jonathan Morgenstern's (Luke Baines) manipulative tendencies.
One of the only positive developments among this week's plethora of crisis situations was Magnus Bane (Harry Shum Jr.) finally being able to start somewhere with regards to getting his powers back, and it was touching to see how actively he is participating in helping and fighting alongside his boyfriend, Alec, and his friends instead of just being a source of historic facts and knowledge like he has been mostly so far.
'Shadowhunters' returns with episode 15, 'A Problem of Memory' on Monday, March 25, at 8/7c, only on Freeform.