Although Clary continues to move at super speed in an effort to find her mother, the pace of the second episode slowed down considerably from the series premiere, giving the audience, especially those who aren’t familiar with the books or the movie, a chance to breathe. Along with making the adventure much more exciting
It wasn’t much of a surprise that Clary was decided to join Jace. There was no way Simon was going to convince her to walk away from it all. It was also a big surprise that Jace decided to let Simon join them. Alec definitely isn’t all too happy with a mundane in the institute while Isabelle couldn’t be happier to have him, jumping at the chance to introduce herself. What I think is even better is the relationships you can see forming, especially with the actors as well.
While Isabelle has Simon in her bedroom, Jace and Clary have headed straight to the training room to talk Hodge. He immediately mistakes her for her mum which only intrigues her even more about her past. After getting all the information they could from Hodge, ending up still on square one, except knowing that she was an ex-circle member.
When Jace realises that her memory had been taken away, they go on a mission to find Dot, who Clary believes did it. The necklace that Clary was given comes into play when she sees a vision of Dot at the Pandemonium club. The thing that annoyed me so much was the fact that nothing had seemed to phase her.
After the Dot plan seemed to fail, Jace decides it was time to visit the Silent Brothers, using the Mortal Sword to dig through her brain and retrieve the memories that were stolen from her. At first, Alec and Isabelle are completely against the idea but Jace wants the cup and Clary wants her mum so off the City of Bones
When Simon finally asks the question of how she wasn’t freaking out about everything, I was happy. It just felt like something that needed to be said. And in the usual Clary fashion, she replied with, “always felt like something was missing.”
When she did find out the Valentine was her father, I was glad. You finally got to see Kat’s acting and she was great at the whole scene and how distraught someone really should be in things like that. When she does share the news with everyone around her, Jace doesn’t have anything to say, while Alec is immediately suspicious of all of her actions. Everyone forgets quickly though when Simon was kidnapped.
Overall, I think this episode was much more of an improvement than the first episode, which would be quite hard to keep up with if you didn’t have previous knowledge of the books. One thing I am happy to see is the relationship between Emeraude and Matthew.
By Hannah Hunter