Things are getting darker and darker in the Shadow World.
In season 2 episode 15, Clary and Simon's crumbling relationship sent him to a very dangerous place. Magnus and Sebastian both hid big secrets, while Izzy headed up a mission to transfer Valentine to Idris. But nothing went according to plan. Catch up with the latest episodes and then check out our recap of all the most important moments of this episode.
Simon nursed a broken heart.
He was drowning his sorrows when a Vampire from Raphael's clan arrived at the bar. Quinn encouraged Simon to drink some plasma then took him to a bleeder den. The Mundanes there wanted to get high off Vampire bites. Simon gave in to temptation and bit a young woman called Heidi.
Magnus got caught up in some emotional memories.
Alec was surprised to wake up in bed alone. Magnus was living through some intense flashbacks of his childhood, including the moment he found his mother dead in her bed. When Alec asked him what was wrong, Magnus insisted it was nothing. Alec didn't believe him but he also didn't want to push his boyfriend. Meanwhile, Sebastian ironed some clothes and appeared not to notice when the iron seared his skin.
Jace confided in Izzy about his feelings for Clary.
Jace talked to Izzy about everything that happened at the Seelie Court. Izzy warned him not to put too much pressure on Clary while she was still trying to figure things out with Simon. Alec asked Izzy to lead a transfer mission to hand Valentine over to the Clave. He knew Valentine was no longer safe at The Institute and wanted to avoid getting Luke in trouble for his assassination attempt. Sebastian promised to continue following leads to track down the mole.
Izzy tried to comfort Clary.
She found Clary upset in her bedroom after trying (and failing) to call Simon again. When Izzy offered Clary the chance to be a part of the transfer mission she refused, saying that she wanted to keep trying to get in touch with her boyfriend. Izzy pointed out that she hadn't done anything wrong and that it was okay to have feelings for two people at the same time.
Simon woke up in a pool of blood.
He quickly changed out of his bloody clothes when he heard Clary banging on his door. She tried to explain that what had happened at the Seelie Court had not been real but he didn't believe her. He told her that trying to make their relationship anything more than a friendship had been a mistake. Meanwhile, Jace painfully removed Valentine's Circle rune to ensure he could get through the wards at Idris. Valentine distracted Jace by insisting that his love for Clary would be his downfall.
Luke tried to track down a killer.
Simon tried desperately to piece together what had happened the night before, but he was interrupted by Luke. The Werewolf told Simon that he was like a son to him and that he would always be there for him. Then Luke's partner called to inform him of the murder of a young woman. She reported that the only DNA found at the scene belonged to a guy called Simon Lewis. When Luke turned to face his friend, Simon had disappeared.
Sebastian received a surprise visitor.
Alec told Izzy about Magnus' sleep problems and she encouraged him to make Magnus tell him the truth. Then Izzy spotted an old friend, Aline Penhallow, walking around The Institute. She was visiting to catch up with her cousin, Sebastian, who had disappeared and not contacted any family members for months. Later, Sebastian returned to his apartment to interrogate the real Sebastian Verlac, who was tied up in the closet, about his cousin.
Raphael demanded answers.
Luke and Clary discussed Simon's possible involvement in the murder. Clary couldn't believe her friend would do something like that, but Luke was suspicious. Meanwhile, Simon asked Raphael for help. The head of the New York Vampires agreed, in exchange for the truth of how Simon had achieved the ability to walk in the sun. Simon insisted he didn't know how it had happened and so Raphael denied him assistance.
The real Sebastian escaped.
The fake Sebastian used his newfound knowledge to convince Aline that he was her real cousin, and that he was happy and safe at The Institute. He also asked her to check up on his Aunt Elodie and look after her. While the imposter spoke to Aline, the real Sebastian made a desperate bid for freedom.
Simon got arrested.
Ollie found Simon looking around the crime scene for clues. He had convinced himself that he was the one who killed Heidi so Ollie was able to arrest him easily. While she was driving him to the police station, she mentioned that the murderer had bitten the young girl's feet. Simon realized that someone else must have killed her because he found feet really gross. He escaped and went to hunt down the real murderer.
The real killer was revealed.
Clary and Luke continued trying to track down Simon. The fake Sebastian realized that his hostage had escaped. Simon rushed to the bleeder den and almost immediately realized that the murderer was Quinn. He threatened to tell the Clave, and Quinn tried to stake Simon to keep him quiet.
Clary and Luke found out the truth.
They tracked Simon to the bleeder den where they met Raphael. He revealed that the true killer was actually Quinn. All three rushed into the club to save Simon. As they arrived, Simon got the upper hand in his fight with Quinn and managed to stake him in the heart. Clary tried to talk to him but Simon ran away.
Magnus placed his faith in Alec, sharing a shameful secret from his past.
Alec found Magnus drinking alone and he refused to leave until Magnus told him what was bothering him. Trusting in Alec, Magnus told him how during his time in Valentine’s body, he was tortured with the agony rune and made to relive his worst memory. As a child Magnus’ stepfather blamed him for his mother's suicide, calling him an abomination as he stood in front of her dead mother. Magnus lost his temper, lashed out, and killed his stepfather. Magnus told Alec he didn’t want him to see that terrible, ugly side of him. Alec comforted Magnus, telling him there was nothing ugly about him.
The real Sebastian tried to warn Aline.
Izzy and Aline said their goodbyes while the real Sebastian tried desperately to reach them and explain what had happened to him. Just as he got close to them, the fake Sebastian arrived and killed him. Meanwhile, Luke met Ollie at the Jade Wolf. Raphael used encanto to make her forget about arresting Simon for Heidi's murder. Simon visited Clary to tell her that he needed space, but couldn't imagine a world without her.
Izzy and the Shadowhunters prepared to transfer Valentine.
Izzy and Jace worked together to get Valentine ready for the transfer. Magnus opened a portal to Idris and the Shadowhunter guards went through to the other side where Clave representatives were waiting for them.
Sebastian stole Valentine away from the Clave.
When all the Shadowhunter guards arrived in Idris, they realized that Valentine had not come through the portal with them. Meanwhile, Duncan and Valentine arrived through the portal to a dark basement. The fake Sebastian was waiting there for them. Duncan begged Sebastian to let his family go now that he had delivered Valentine to him. Sebastian killed Duncan and revealed his true face to Valentine. He called Valentine his father...does this mean Sebastian is Jonathan?