2015 • Freeform
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Season 3 episodes (22)

1 On Infernal Ground
Clary is being hailed a hero after stopping Valentine, but is also struggling with the guilt of keeping Jace's resurrection a secret.
2 The Powers That Be
After witnessing warlock magic going dangerously haywire, Magnus and Alec team up to uncover who or what has tampered with the ley lines.
3 What Lies Beneath
Jace fears his hallucinations may be prophetic of Jonathan's return, but Clary suspects they are merely a result of his sleep deprivation.
4 Thy Soul Instructed
Alec doubles his efforts to find the Owl. Jace begins to fear his hallucinations may hold roots in his past and turns to Luke for guidance.
5 Stronger Than Heaven
When Jace tells Clary he's considering turning himself into the Silent Brothers for treatment, Clary and Luke seek out to help him.
6 A Window Into An Empty Room
Clary and Magnus team up to find out more about the demon that attacked Clary, fearing its connection to the Owl.
7 Salt in the Wound
With the Owl's identity revealed, the Shadowhunters devise a way to capture him using stolen tech.
8 A Heart Of Darkness
With Magnus' help, Alec and Izzy make a dangerous attempt to rescue Jace.
9 Familia Ante Omnia
Clary faces down an old foe in an attempt to find answers. Lilith finds an ally while Alec and Magnus seek help. Luke must make a difficult decision.
10 Erchomai
Lilith gathers the final pieces for her dark ritual, igniting a race to stop her. With Isabelle’s help, Simon makes a heartbreaking choice. Magnus reconnects with a powerful person from his past.
11 Lost Souls
Jace is free of Lilith's control, but the aftermath of the battle has everyone reeling. Simon is determined to rid himself of the Mark of Cain once and for all while Clary tries to escape an unfamiliar captor.
12 Original Sin
While Jace and Luke get one step close to finding Clary, she and Jonathan search for the Morning Star sword in Paris. Simon and Isabelle look for a vampire who holds the key to removing the Mark of Cain.
13 Beati Bellicosi
When Heidi resurfaces, Simon and Jordan work to stop her before she can ignite a war between the vampires and werewolves. Reunited with her friends, Clary tries to find a way to remove Lilith's rune. Isabelle recovers from the Seelie Court.
14 A Kiss From A Rose
The Jade Wolf pack is devastated after Heidi's attack, leaving Jordan and Maia in a corner. Jace encourages Clary to take a break from hunting Jonathan, not realizing that Jonathan has returned to New York. Magnus goes to Lorenzo for a favor.
15 To the Night Children
As news of the vampires' attack on the Jade Wolf spreads, the Shadowhunters spring into action to stop the culprit. When Heidi concocts a plea deal, Maia considers taking justice into her own hands.
16 Stay With Me
Clary, Jace, Isabelle, and Simon team up to summon Lilith for answers about her "Twinning" rune and how to remove it. With Magnus' life in the balance, Alec begs him to let go of Lorenzo's magic.
17 Heavenly Fire
Jonathan reveals more of his past to Clary, who finds herself more conflicted than ever about her brother. Isabelle sends Simon undercover on a dangerous mission and Alec stresses over an important dinner with Magnus.
18 The Beast Within
It's Halloween! Not only does that mean demons are a little more restless and showy but Becky is in town to hang out with her little bro, Simon, to get the low down on the Shadow world. Isabelle tries using a newly developed serum to separate Clary and Jonathan.
19 Aku Cinta Kamu
In order to win Clary back from the darkness that's overtaken her, Jace joins Clary and Jonathan on their quest for the Morning Star sword. Izzy, Luke, and Simon try to remake the sword Glorious. Magnus is surprised to see his father in New York.
20 City of Glass
Jonathan and Clary plan a trade to secure the Morning Star Sword while the Shadowhunters plan an ambush. When carefully laid plans hit the fan, it's a race to Alicante to stop Jonathan from unleashing all the demons of Edom.
21 Alliance
Our Shadowhunters and Downworlders connect in new ways to band together and save Magnus from Edom and Lilith's threats. Jonathan begins going through a transformation with a potential new ally at his side. Isabelle hides the full weight of what it means to have Heavenly Fire within her.
22 All Good Things...
With his new power, Jonathan wreaks havoc on the Shadow world, targeting institutes around the globe, and Clary must make a great sacrifice in order to hopefully stop him for good. Meanwhile, wedding bells are in the air for one special couple.

About this show

Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.

Ratings and reviews

3.67K reviews
A Google user
March 13, 2017
First, the TV story line does not follow the books exactly line by line, and as an adaptation that's what one should expect. The writers kept the essence of the story but took liberties and made changes. No small or large screen production stays 100 percent true to the book. The adaptation to the small screen causes some anticipation and wonder about what will happen next. Second, you can tell the seasoned actors from the newcomers. The characters portrayed by Magnus, Luke and Valentine are well done. You can tell they have been around the block a time or two and portray their characters well. The characters that portray Alex, Isabelle and Simon follow as the second best set of actors. Seasoned yet still learning. Their acting is not over the top or too dramatic. The character Clary overacts most of her scenes. If the directors were aiming for her to play the role of a drama queen with overt feelings of self entitlement they succeeded. She needs to tone down the drama. In a nutshell she could takes cues from Simon. Strictly from an entertainment point of view the show is alright. It's a good way to waste an hour each week. Nothing award worthy, but still fun to watch.
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Anthony Tran
January 17, 2018
The show was moving quite slow and did not move fast enough as other shows on freeform like Stitchers. Freeform needs to fix that problem because at times it gets quiet boring and it seems like the characters are saying stuff over and over again. The show does not even make each episode after the next more interesting as other freeform shows. It seems as though it is just going in circles for a lot of episodes in my case.
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Nicole Young
August 1, 2017
Just because something is not like you expect it to be does not mean it's not good this show is really good I would give this show a 5 star rating any day of the year even if it was everyday I will continue to watch The Shadowhunters until the very last episode and I like the characters that play Jace and clary more than the ones in the movie the series characters are way better than the movie characters. Never let other people tell you what to think just let them help you out sometimes. Just be yourself.😘
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