We're still catching our breath after season 2 episode 19 'Hail and Farewell.' It was such a thrilling episode, and everything is set up perfectly for the season finale. Sebastian is dead, Clace had that kiss, and Valentine is on the run. The Shadow World is in turmoil and that ending made us question everything we thought we knew. Don't forget to tune in on Monday, August 14 for the epic conclusion to season 2.
Sebastian told Valentine that he had failed to retrieve the Mortal Mirror.
Sebastian's secret was out, and he knew that the Shadowhunters were hunting him down. Valentine was furious that the Mortal Mirror was now out of his reach, and he couldn't believe that Sebastian had allowed Clary to take it from him.
The three Shadowhunters managed to kill the Demon, which was possessing the corpse of the real Sebastian Verlac. Later, they told Inquisitor Herondale what had happened and figured out that Valentine must have used the Mortal Cup to command the Demon.
He revealed that the Warlocks had already accepted her offer of protection in the Seelie Realm, but Luke and Raphael were reluctant to form an alliance with her.
At an emergency meeting of the Downworld Cabinet, the Seelie Queen refused to help the Shadowhunters.
Alec pleaded with her for cooperation, but the Queen made it clear that she didn't trust the Clave.The Downworlders intended to search for Valentine without the help of the Shadowhunters.
Clary asked Simon to persuade the Queen to change her mind.
She noticed that the Queen was particularly interested in Simon, because of his special status as a Daylighter. Simon was clearly intimidated by the Queen, but he couldn't say no to Clary.
Valentine and Sebastian tried to portal out of New York, but soon realized it was impossible.
The Warlocks had put up wards preventing anyone with Nephilim blood from leaving the city. Luke's pack caught up with the Circle members, but Valentine and Sebastian escaped.
Simon met with the Queen, but it became clear that she wouldn't listen to reason.
She wanted Simon to join her court, and in return she promised to protect him. However he stayed loyal to his friends, and rejected her offer.
Clary had a vision that showed her a way to track Sebastian.
She hoped she could find him using her Angel blood connection with Jace, and her Morgenstern blood connection with Sebastian. She drew a rune on herself and Jace, which caused all their runes to glow and revealed Sebastian's location to them.
The team closed in on Sebastian at a cemetery, where they were ambushed by the Forsaken.
Valentine had turned a group of Mundanes into Forsaken to help cover his escape. He left Sebastian at the cemetry, and said he would come back for him. The Shadowhunters defeated the Forsaken, but they became separated during the fighting.
Sebastian kidnapped Jace, and dragged him to a bridge.
Sebastian was strangling him with a chain, and planned to bring him to Valentine as a trophy. Jace goaded him into a one on one fight, but it looked like Sebastian had the upper hand.
Isabelle saved Jace, and together they overpowered and killed Sebastian.
Izzy was furious that she had ever trusted Sebastian and that he had attacked Max. Jace stabbed him in the back with his seraph blade. Alec and Clary arrived just in time to see Jace kick Sebastian off the bridge and into the river below.
Back at the Institute, Clary and Jace shared a passionate moment.
They both admitted how scared they had been of losing each other. Clary said that she was tired of being scared, and kissed Jace.
Simon and Luke realized that Maia was missing. She woke up and found herself in the Seelie Realm.
We don't know why Maia was taken by the Seelies, but it could be in retaliation for Simon turning down the Queen's offer.
Valentine and the Seelie Queen had a secret meeting and seemed to form an alliance.
At first the Queen intended to kill Valentine, but he whispered something in her ear and she changed her mind. The last thing we saw was Valentine and the Queen walking arm in arm through the park.
What do you think Valentine offered the Queen? Let us know in the comments.
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