Episode three of season one leaves off just where episode two did. Simon has been captured and being held at The Hotel DuMort. Clary pleads with Jace, Alec and Isabelle to help her rescue him.
Clary Fray as finally found her sass, and watch out, she is more than fired up. The Shadowhunters, who were supposed to protect her best friend (while Clary had a sword dangle above her head) fail, she flips. And for good reason. The vampires what the Mortal Cup from Clary. A trade, the mundane for the cup. Seems far enough, if Clary knew where the Cup was.
Newly found sass or not, Clary doesn't have the know how to take on a clan of vamps by her lonesome. She needs Jace, Alec and Isabelle's help to save Simon. Without them she will surely die. But her foot is down, showing spunk that she hadn't shown before.
With a plan in hand, they set off. Well, first they need weapons because they can't get them from the Institute without anyone getting suspicious because they've conveniently forgotten to get permission from the Clave. No permission equals no weapons. But never fear, there is a tomb they can raid nearby to get all there needs. Sort of.
The empty tomb holds no bow, which is Alec's choice of weapon. He offers to go back to the Institute to grab a bow and several arrows himself. Him and Jace have a small spat over, who else, that girl. With Alec gone, Jace slides up beside Clary to "teach" her how to handle the seraph blade she choose. It was cheesy, because Clary pretended not to get the short lesson just so eager Jace could teach her again. It was adorable.
Clary pulls away from Jace and slices the air a few times like a seasoned expert. Telling Jace that she still feels him with her.
He says, "I am. I will be." He's quick to correct himself to" we will be." Clary challenges that because we are all aware the Alec hates Clary's guts. It isn't a secret. Jace, of course, is quick to defend his parabatai. Which is explained, a parabatai are two people who are bound by oath to protect, and potentially, die for each other. Alec and Jace are more than brothers, and the bond forged between them is strong.
With weapons, and somewhat of a plan, Jace takes Clary to a biker bar to practice unglamouring people, monsters, things, around her. She quickly sees that the bar is full of vampires, and Jace instructs her to flirt with one. Really?! Turning on her charm and cranking it to ten, she saunters to one and compliments the bike he's standing near. Things went to her control to the vamps super fast. Jace is clearly having a difficult time watching but lets it drag on for a bit.
Let us jump to Simon, who is having a similar experience at The Hotel DuMort. Poor Simon is a mess, who has caught the eye of vampire clan leader, Camille. The love struck Simon has no secrets from this vamp, who asks is Clary indeed possesses the Cup. Simon, of course, says no. It doesn't stop there, he offers the information that the five of them went to the City of Bones in hopes to retrieve Clary's missing memories. Only to find that they have been erased. Camille grumbles a familiar name (Magnus Bane) before hoping off the couch and offering Simon a Bloody Mary.
I haven't forgotten about Izzy. She is off "retrieving" information from the fairy Meliorn. Rumor is that Meliorn is dating Camille, and Izzy is using that connection to find a way into The Hotel DuMort.
Jumping back to the bar, Jace has finally interceded. He confronts the biker dude and picks a fight. We find out that the whole plan was to steal the bike. Which can fly, by the way. They take off into the night, with Clary giggling like a school girl who doesn't have a kidnapped best friend and missing mother. Also, Jace has never been in love.
Clary: You've never been bitten by a vampire.
Clary: Oh. You've never been in love.
Instead of killing Simon, he lets him go with the Shadowhunters. No fuss. Except for a warning, remember who there friends are. What does that mean? Not a clue, we might find out later, or not at all. We can only safely assume that it has something to do with Valentine.
Clary slams herself into Simon, thankful that he is alive. Claiming that she could never live without him. For a split second, poor Simon's face lights up like the Forth of July, until she says those two damning words, best friend. But something is seriously off with Simon, because he zeros into Clary's carotid artery. I'm guessing that there was more to that Bloody Mary than a celery stick and tomato juice. It's a good things he's so pale already.
This episode trucked along just like all the others. It's cheesy still, but there are big improvements to the characters and story-line. Hopefully it just gets better from here in out.