TV Review: Shadowhunters (1×10) “This World Inverted”

This World Inverted

This week’s Shadowhunters revealed that there is another dimension slightly similar to one viewers see every week. It was no surprise to find out that Clary’s portal shard was one of the keys to getting there. That thing had to come in handy in more ways than one. The surprising part was that Meliorn was the other part necessary for the dimension swapping.

At the end of the last episode, it was crazy how casual he was about getting Clary to her father. Valentine is only the main antagonist of the entire show. Of course there’s a portal just sitting there that sends them directly into his base. Obviously that wasn’t case. That portal was one of the biggest Seelie secrets. Not to mention Clary had to dimension hop in order to get the secret evil lair. Also she couldn’t be herself, but had to be Clary Two. No one said this trip would be easy.

Dimension Two (as I call it) was very interesting. Everyone seemed happy, and nothing was going wrong. It was almost the complete opposite of Dimension One. To be honest, it almost seemed like a utopia, which would make the other world a dystopia. Looks like Clary got the wrong dimension. What was interesting about her trip was that she was stuck in her doppelganger’s body and that she had to assume control or else she’d be lost forever. What’s even more significant is that Clary was messing Clary Two’s life. She seemingly destroyed Clary Two and Jace Two’s relationship. Not to mention that Jace Two might be scarred from that demon attack. Surely Magnus will fix it, but it’s a curious after thought.

Apparently thinking twice about things wasn’t Lydia or Alec’s strong suit this episode. Against better judgement Lydia locked up Izzy. She should’ve known that Alec would feel a certain way about that, which he did. He offered the Mortal Cup for his sister proving that he wasn’t as rude as he was in the last episode and still cares about his family – at least about his sister because he is done with Jace. It was shocking to see him risk their parabatai just find out his location. He could have severed their bond. This won’t end well for either of them.

Two people that did bond in this episode are Luke and Simon. Despite the natural Downworlder rivalry, they managed to work together to get rid of that cop. Simon’s initial lack of control helped out a lot. Who knows what kind of trouble Luke would’ve been in if he had killed that guy. It was also a pleasure to meet Dark Simon. If it wasn’t obvious based on the previous information that it was a ruse, then it would’ve seemed like Simon had gone off the deep end. Good thing that was all clarified when Luke showed up to save the cop by shooting Simon a couple of times. What’s a couple bullets between friends? Alaric seems to be on board with being friends with the vampire and hopefully Luke can convince the rest of the pack to be nice to Simon since he saved his life.

Side Thought: I asked for stronger demons, and I got one.

8/10

Shadowhunters airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Freeform.

Leaf Miranda is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is currently a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.). His major is Individual Studies, which is when he creates his own major, so he considers himself an "English" major. He also minors in Creative Writing. After college he aspires to be a media critic, author, and Youtuber. When he is not working, he can be found either watching TV or playing video games. He also believes that pizza is the best food ever!
  • Cain

    Great episode, and great write up on the plotlines! Looking forward to reading more… :)