Spoiler alert for 'Shadowhunters' season 3B.
The last two episodes of Shadowhunters season 3B — episodes 13 and 14 — have been quite big for our favorite she-wolf, Maia Roberts. While her fans are just happy to see the character back on the show, bigger developments happened in her life, as she broke up with her on and off fling, Simon Lewis, and was also appointed the new alpha of the werewolf pack she is part of. But in the latest episode, (episode 14: 'A Kiss with a Rose'), we see Maia confronting a big fear while being stuck in a freezer with her ex, Jordan Kyle. And even though certain sparks flew between the old flames, what really hits us is the question whether the two are going to rekindle their romance or not.
After the showdown between the vampires and werewolves in episode 13, Maia and Jordan find themselves trapped in a tiny freezer with Jordan bleeding out profusely after suffering an attack in the showdown. That, however, isn't the biggest hindrance in their path, as soon Maia's claustrophobia kicks in, sending her on a spiral. And this is where Jordan's presence steps up as a source of both comfort and relief for Maia, as the two of them are able to revisit some old memories and finally achieve closure from where the exes had left off.
As Jordan talks her out of the panic, Maia reminisces about the good times from their past where Jordan had proven to be the voice of reason, grounding her back to reality and helping her cope through things better. The exact same thing happening a second time around helps Maia realize that despite their differences, there's no denying their past or the fact that the two are still one of the biggest sources of support for each other. This helps Maia confront not only her fear better, but also able to address the mistakes Jordan committed towards her, especially abandoning her after turning her into a werewolf himself.
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Jordan's apology in response to Maia's confrontation seemed extremely genuine — all the more reason for the two of them to receive closure from their past. But there were also instances of a possible rekindling of romance as the two of them once again decided to join forces in order to fight against the evils along their way. With the confrontation and apology out of the way, Maia was able to let go of a lot of residual baggage and pent up anger she was holding on to — something that was much needed for the pair to move forward, both individually, and in terms of a possible reconciliation.
This whole rebonding also gave the two of them a scope to realize just how intense the chemistry between them has always been, and how easily they fall back into each other every time. With Maia's new responsibilities and roles towards the pack, a round two with an ex might seem like the last thing she needs; but if this episode is any proof of the people they are at this juncture of their lives, it's safe to conclude that they are finally mature enough and ready to handle each other better than the did the previous time. Maybe they will start all over as just friends, but there's definitely potential for being something more than that.
'Shadowhunters' returns with episode 15 on Monday, March 25, at 8/7c, only on Freeform.