This week's episode gave us serious season 2 flashbacks. Magnus sent Alec and Izzy inside Jace's mind where they experienced some of the tricks Lilith was playing on Jace. Part of that was taking away everything he held dear, including memories of Alec and Izzy. Which means ... that's right, the younger versions of Jace, Alec and Izzy were all featured in season 3 episode 8.
Remember the first time we saw the younger versions of Jace and Alec?
Alec almost skewered his new brother. Instead of being mad, Jace just gave him archery tips.
Their initial introduction was a bit rocky, but it was obvious they were two of a kind.
We learned all about their origin story in season 2 episode 3, while Alec was unconscious after trying to track Jace through their Parabatai rune.
After that episode, we didn't think we'd ever see the Shadowhunter kids again...
But then this happened! In season 3 episode 8, Alec and Izzy went into Jace's mind and watched one of his childhood memories.
Younger Jace was just as sassy as the grown up version we know and love.
The three thought of themselves as a family and a team.
Jace was trying to act like he didn't care, but we could tell being part of a family was a big deal for him.
Alec's smile as he watched his sister kick his ass made our hearts melt.
And Izzy was so proud of her younger self.
She was obviously born with that all-conquering warrior attitude.
But the moment we heard their sibling motto, we all wanted to join the Lightwood team.
So. Much. Love.
The moment didn't last. Young Izzy and Alec disappeared, and Jace ran away. Izzy and Alec ended up being separated trying to find him.
Then when Izzy found him again, we thought everything would work out.
Like a good sister, she knew just how to earn his trust again.
Have you ever wanted to protect someone more than little Jace?
Meanwhile, Alec found adult Jace.
This hug was everything.
Soon, Izzy also found them.
And they knew it was time to bring their brother home.
Izzy even repeated their motto to remind Jace that they were a family.
Grown up Jace was just as frightened as his younger self, but he knew Izzy and Alec would save him.
Then Lilith stole Jace back from them at the last minute!
We're still not over it.