Shadowhunters Season 3 Premiere Recap: Lilith Unfair

The “mother of most demons” made her occurrence known during Tuesday’s third season premiere, taking a minute to mourn Jonathan before practically elevating hell in New York City. Her first stop was a medical center, where she complained to a unsuspecting doctor about her ex-husband Adam — hang on, like, Adam of “Adam and Eve” fame? — whom she promises remaining her barren. “He tossed me besides, took exactly what was rightfully mine. He cursed me.” (Talk about some fun flashback opportunities.)

As though boring this doctor with her baggage wasn’t bad enough, Lilith then sent a demon to strike the poor guy after he done his shift. Next time I get found in the rain, I’ll help remind myself that it might always get worse; at least a terrifying hell-born creature isn’t pinning me down, vomiting in my oral cavity and turning me into one of its kind.

Obviously, Lilith’s behavior really put a damper on Clary’s first week as a Shadowhunter, having been officially inducted during an elaborate wedding ceremony in Idris. At least it provided her an opportunity to show off her fighting skills — my jaw lowered when she sliced up that buzzing bastard down the center — also to discover her true personal tool: stele light blasts! Pew! Pew!

Jace also got a pretty difficult go of things in the season’s starting hour. On top of the guilt he seems for being lifted from the useless (and lying about it to virtually everyone), he also suffered with a pesky two times dream, one that began with Jonathan going back from the useless — and ended with him eradicating Clary. [Place scared-face emoji here.]

Shadowhunters Recap* Alec discovered that Magnus, who’s been dismissed as the High Warlock of Brooklyn, isn’t quite as satisfied about his new situation as he initially let on. Thankfully, the couple regarded this (“The artwork of communication continues to be a work happening!”), prompting Magnus to inform Alec exactly how he seems — including that he doesn’t want Alec to simply accept the position wanted to him in Idris. “I understand it’s selfish,” Magnus told him, “but it is the truth.”

* We still have no idea just what the Seelie Queen has organized for Simon, but at least she let him leave the Court docket — even if he previously to suffer through an involuntary branding service beforehand. (Also, does anyone else giggle when the Queen likened Simon’s musical skills to those of David Bowie’s? After all, I love Simon, but… seriously now.)

* Rather than seeking to influence her she’s getting rid of her head, Luke came clean to Ollie about being truly a werewolf, delivering the complete “All of the legends are true” spiel. Naturally, it helped that she already looked like very alert to the potential issues of the Shadow World — and gets the claw marks to prove it.

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