'Shadowhunters' season 3 episode 14 preview: Does Magnus get his magic powers back or is there more he's hiding?
The upcoming 14th episode, titled 'A Kiss from a Rose' will see both Magnus and Alec faced with crises right at the beginning of the new journey they have embarked upon.
This article contains spoilers for 'Shadowhunters' season 3
Right after episode 13 of 'Shadowhunters' season 3 aired last Monday, speculation built up about two things in particular: Magnus Bane's (Harry Shum Jr.) future with regards to his magical powers, and the impact of that on his finally stable relationship with his boyfriend.
Offering some closure to both, the new promo for the upcoming 14th episode, titled 'A Kiss from a Rose,' shows both of them are, in fact, faced with crises right at the beginning of this new journey they have embarked upon.
Magnus' crisis had started with the mid-season finale that aired last year, wherein we find him trading his magical powers with his father -- the price he pays for his friends' lives.
Following that, when the second half of the final installment of 'Shadowhunters' resumed, we saw Magnus trying his best to cope with the lack of his powers - something he had lived with for over centuries.
In his attempt to distract himself, he tries indulging in a more domestic relationship with his boyfriend Alec Lightwood (Matthew Daddario), but the hollowness he feels within puts a strain in their relationship. And no amount of steamy Malec workout and lovemaking sessions could make us overlook that.
Looks like we weren't the only ones to have noticed, as in the upcoming episode we find Alec finally growing suspicious about Magnus' intent, claiming the latter is hiding something from him.
Alec's suspicions are not entirely unfounded, but there's nothing to worry about on their relationship front either; not yet at least. But it does, however, raises the alarm because the official synopsis states that "Magnus succumbs to asking Lorenzo (Javier Muñoz) for a favour."
To those wondering what this favor could be, the new teaser clip offers all the answers. Magnus - the former High Warlock of Brooklyn - reaches out to Lorenzo - who has replaced him as the high warlock - to help him regain his powers. This, after Lorenzo taunts him about his 'loss' and admits that he has forbidden every warlock in the city to help Magnus.
But seeing how adamant he is, Lorenzo warns Magnus that regaining his powers again will come with risks, to which Magnus replies cockily that he can take care of himself.
This is where anticipation peaks for the upcoming episode as Lorenzo can be seen casting a spell on Magnus, and even though we don't see the outcome of that, there's no overlooking the potential risk.
What could this mean? Are things not going to be okay in Malec heaven a second time? Or will episode 14 finally be "The One Where Magnus Gets His Powers Back"?
The new promo photos released by Freeform doesn't suggest much on that front either, but it does show a very concerned Alec trying to figure out something.
It could be something related to his sister Izzy (Emeraude Toubia) reaching out to him for help about the suspected attacks on The Clave's Downworlders, which the official synopsis reveals. But if it really is about something heartbreaking coming Malec's way, we really aren't ready for it!
'Shadowhunters' returns with season 3 episode 14 on Monday, March 18, at 8/7c, on Freeform.