'Shadowhunters' season 3 episode 14: Maia's got her plate full with old demons and a new romance
Maia is the newly appointed alpha, but her responsibilities are soaring too with this new power and so is the danger and risk she is facing
This article contains spoilers for 'Shadowhunters' season 3B.
The upcoming 'Shadowhunters' episode 14 packs in a lot in terms of romance, cute date nights, regaining powers and sibling drama. And while our favourite demon slayers are out trying to battle the recently resurrected evil that is Jonathan Morgenstern (Luke Baines), one of them in particular - Maia Roberts (Alisha Wainwright) - will have to face demons other than just him.
Maia's storyline in the show has peaked recently owing to her being the newly appointed alpha, but her responsibilities are soaring too with this new power and so is the danger and risk she is facing. Giving a glimpse of what lies ahead in our bad**s werewolf's way, the teaser slash sneak peak into the upcoming episode released by the show's official Twitter handle shows Maia in a dangerous situation once again; and this time, she isn't facing the danger alone.
Accompanying Maia this time around is her friend, Jordan Kyle, who is also a werewolf and member of Praetor Lupus - a werewolf organization that takes in newly turned Downworlders to help them transcend into this new supernatural life.
In the previous episode (#13, 'Beati Bellicosi) we saw the organization engaging in a vampire vs. werewolf showdown, and looks like Jordan was the one bearing the brunt of the fight as he ended up with a deep gash and bleeding profusely.
One would think that in the company of a newly promoted alpha -- that too someone as efficient as Maia, Jordan wouldn't find it hard to recover but here's the catch: in their flight from the opposing gang, Maia and Jordan end up hiding in a small, closeted space - as the trailer for episode 14's 'A Kiss From A Rose' shows, and along with the problem of her friend bleeding out, Maia is also extremely claustrophobic.
What really increases the dramatic nature of their predicament is that the two - while trying to calm themselves down - are still on the hideout. But the real problem is their own personal conditions: a Jordan continues to bleed profusely, Maia's condition worsens as she begins hyperventilating.
Of course, we know there's no cause for worry when Maia is around because she will do anything to protect the ones she cares about, but she is also suffering, and honestly, It's a rather painful sequence to witness.
But the biggest reason why this subplot could be a highlight for the upcoming episode is that Maia and Jordan are slowly evolving from being just friends to more. There are sparks flying everywhere and there's no denying the chemistry between them.
Both are in precarious situations, and think any moment could be their last, and that's making them all the more vocal and unplugged about their inherent emotions about each other, so that's definitely something to look forward to!
'Shadowhunters' returns with episode 14, 'A Kiss From A Rose' on Monday, March 18, at 8/7c, only on Freeform.