Shadowhunters season 2 is officially over.
And what a finale. Jace and Valentine both died but one of them came back to life, Luke's partner figured out his secret, and Malec reunited. And we don't even know what's going on with Sebastian and his mysterious "mother"... Anyway, check out this intense recap of the season finale just in case you missed anything.
Sebastian washed up on the beach.
After being stabbed and pushed off a bridge it seemed like we had seen the last of Sebastian. That is, until he crawled up onto a sandy beach and started some kind of summoning ritual using his own blood. With his last breath he said "Mother," before creating a rift between the worlds. A flying Demon escaped through the rift and into New York.
The Seelie Queen held Maia hostage.
The Seelie Queen tried to get information from Maia about Simon. When the Werewolf tried to escape, the Queen sent her to the Wander Woods. Meanwhile, Simon and Luke visited Magnus to ask for his help in locating Maia. He told them he needed to focus on maintaining the wards to keep Valentine inside the city.
The Shadowhunters faced a new enemy.
Jace and Clary tried and failed to track Valentine, but they were reassured that Valentine must still be in the city due to Magnus' wards. When the aerial sensor alarms went off, Alec and the other Shadowhunters rushed into the city to locate the threat. They spotted the flying Demon and tried to kill it. After Alec shot it with an arrow it multiplied into several smaller Demons which scurried away in different directions. Meanwhile, Luke and Simon confronted the Seelie Queen about her role in Maia's disappearance, and found out about her alliance with Valentine.
Jace and Clary portaled to Idris.
Luke called Clary to inform her of Valentine's escape from the city. Alec and Izzy offered to stay behind and fight the Demons in NYC while Clary and Jace traveled to Idris to warn the Clave about Valentine. Later, Izzy suggested they get Magnus to seal the rift that the Demons had come from. Alec went to visit the Warlock and inform him of the Seelie Queen's betrayal. Magnus already knew about Valentine, but he did agree to help mend the rift to save Mundane lives.
Jace and Clary uncovered Valentine's spy.
After trying to warn the Clave Consul, Malachi, about Valentine's arrival in Idris, Clary and Jace realized that they had been betrayed. Malachi was a Circle member working with Valentine to destroy the Downworlders. He tied them up to keep them out of the way. Meanwhile, Luke ventured into the Wander Woods to find Maia. When Meliorn and the other knights tried to stop him, he knocked them out.
Magnus closed the rift.
Alec and Izzy discovered that Malachi was Valentine's spy, but they couldn't go and warn Clary and Jace until the rift was sealed. They located it and brought Magnus with them to prevent any more Demons from entering the city. While he was working his magic, another flying Demon appeared and tried to kill Alec. Magnus almost used up all of his strength to save Alec and seal the rift at the same time.
Maia was saved.
Luke finally located Maia in the Wander Woods. She was exhausted from walking around trying to find her way out. Simon and the Queen appeared at the same time. The Seelie Queen said they were all free to leave. When Luke was suspicious of her motives, Simon and Maia told him they should just go while they had the chance.
Malachi tried to kill Clary.
He brought Jace and Clary into the woods and prepared to execute them. Malachi explained that he and Valentine shared the same goals, and that Clary's life, and that of all Downworlders, was a small sacrifice to pay. When Jace saw Clary with her head on the chopping block, he activated his runes without a stele and broke free of the Circle members restraining him. Together, Clary and Jace fought and killed their captives.
Jace was killed.
Clary and Jace reached Lake Lyn just before Valentine. Suddenly, he appeared right behind them and stabbed Jace in the chest. At the Institute, Izzy, Alec and Magnus had been wondering where the Demons had disappeared to as they were no longer showing up on the aerial sensors. Then Alec felt the pain of Jace's death through his Parabatai bond and knew something was wrong. In Idris, Clary tried to help Jace but he only had the strength to say "I love you" before passing away. At the Institute, Alec saw that his Parabatai rune was gone and realized what had happened to Jace.
Valentine united the three Mortal Instruments and summoned the Angel Raziel.
At Lake Lyn, Clary was still in shock from Jace's death, but unsuccessfully tried to stop Valentine from summoning the Angel. After explaining that he loved Jace but his death was a necessary sacrifice, Valentine put the Mortal Cup and Soul Sword into the lake, uniting the three Mortal Instruments and for the first time in known Shadowhunters' history summoned the Angel Raziel. Nearby, Alec, Izzy and Magnus appeared through a portal to Idris and realized what was happening. When Valentine asked the Angel for the death of all evil-blooded creatures, Raziel said though it was not the wish of heaven for that to happen, whoever spilled their blood would compel one wish from him.
Clary stops Valentine once and for all.
While Valentine was distracted, Clary got Jace's stele and escaped her chains. Just as he was about to spill his blood and compel Raziel to kill anyone with demon blood, Clary stopped him. The two fought fiercely, but ultimately Clary killed her father, ending his ability to harm the Downworld forever.
Clary was granted one desire.
She spilled blood in Lake Lyn so that she could command the Angel Raziel. After making sure Valentine's wish would not happen, Raziel told her she could compel him to one action she desired, but to be wise. Clary asked him to bring Jace back. The Angel disappeared and Jace came back to life. Jace couldn't believe that of everything Clary could have asked for, bringing him back was what Clary wanted most. While insistent that there would be consequences for bringing him back, Clary told Jace there wouldn't be. As the two kissed, Alec, Izzy, and Magnus arrived at the lake. Alec was surprised and relieved to see his Parabatai alive, but Jace pretended he didn't know why their rune had disappeared. They all saw Valentine lying dead and realized the fight was over.
The Shadow World celebrated.
Luke invited everyone to a party at the Hunter's Moon where they celebrated Valentine's death. Izzy admitted to Clary that she always wanted a sister, and Clary felt the same way. Simon interrupted and thanked Clary for saving the Downworld. They agreed they were still best friends even after everything that had happened. Maia had a drink with Simon and asked him why the Seelie Queen had let them all go free. He avoided the question and said he had to go talk to Raphael in the Hotel DuMort.
Magnus and Alec reunited.
Alec asked if they could talk in private. Then he brought Magnus into the alleyway and apologized for everything that had gone wrong between them. Alec insisted that he couldn't live without the Warlock, and Magnus said he couldn't stop thinking about the Shadowhunter. They agreed that relationships took effort and decided to try again.
Luke's secret was revealed.
Clary and Jace decided to keep what happened at the lake a secret between the two of them. Luke got a bit drunk at the party and started hugging everyone. Then he realized his partner, Ollie, had snuck into the party. She asked him how long he had been a Werewolf. Meanwhile, Simon visited the Seelie Queen again and it appeared they had made some kind of deal to work together.
Sebastian's mom arrived.
Outside the Hunter's Moon, Jace collapsed on the ground in pain. At some mysterious location, the Demons that had escaped in New York City hung like bats inside a cave. Then they all flew down and reformed into the shape of a woman. She walked over to the body of Sebastian on the ground and said, "I'm here now, son."