Shadowhunters

The BEST episodes of Shadowhunters

Every episode of Shadowhunters ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Shadowhunters!

On her 18th birthday, Clary Fray discovers that she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters, group of human-angel hybrids who fight to protect their world by hunting down demons. With warlocks, vampires, werewolves, and ominous threats at every turn, the Shadowhunters must lean on each other and their abilities to keep the darkness at bay.

Last Updated: 8/1/2022Network: Freeform
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All Good Things...
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8.41
453 votes

#1 - All Good Things...

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/6/2019

Jonathan begins his reign of vengeful terror as the Shadowhunters try to find a way to stop him. With only one hope, Clary must make a sacrifice that could have long-lasting implications for all. Meanwhile, wedding bells are in the air for one special couple.

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Erchomai
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8.33
674 votes

#2 - Erchomai

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/15/2018

The team scrambles to find a way to put a stop to Lilith’s plan coming to fruition. But going up against their biggest opponent yet, their odds are not looking good. Meanwhile, Simon makes a heartbreaking choice with Isabelle’s help and Magnus reconnects with a powerful person from his past.

Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
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Alliance
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8.17
424 votes

#3 - Alliance

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/6/2019

Clary comes up with a plan that will bring Shadowhunters and Downworlders together, as Alec struggles for a way to help Magnus.

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City of Glass
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8.13
494 votes

#4 - City of Glass

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/29/2019

Alec, Jace and Isabelle make a plan to finally get Clary back and stop Jonathan — much to Luke’s and Simon’s chagrin. Meanwhile, an emotionally raw Magnus struggles to deal with his father’s reappearance and Maia must make a tough decision that could affect the rest of her life.

Directors: Matt Hastings
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By the Light of Dawn
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8.08
1375 votes

#5 - By the Light of Dawn

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/6/2017

The New York Institute is under attack as Valentine's plan for The Soul Sword is getting dangerously close to coming to fruition. The Shadowhunters must act fast to save their loved ones and the rest of the Downworld. Meanwhile, some of the Downworlders have their own plan to stop Valentine and their target is Clary.

Directors: Joshua Butler
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Beside Still Water
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8.06
1048 votes

#6 - Beside Still Water

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/14/2017

Jace and Clary rush to make a final stand, but when a traitor is revealed, Jace and Clary may have a bigger fight on their hands than expected. Meanwhile, Alec and Izzy must fight off a large mass of demons that have unexpectedly shown up, as Luke and Simon head to the Seelie Court to deal with some unfinished business with the Seelie Queen.

Directors: Matt Hastings
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Familia Ante Omnia
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8.04
619 votes

#7 - Familia Ante Omnia

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/15/2018

Clary faces down an old foe in an attempt to find answers about Lilith’s plan. Alec and Magnus turn to Lorenzo Rey for help, while Lilith finds a new ally. Luke must choose between his pack and his family, as Simon is forced to deal with his past.

Directors: Matt Hastings
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The Powers That Be
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8.03
757 votes

#8 - The Powers That Be

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/27/2018

The Warlocks’ magic is becoming corrupted by a demonic presence while Izzy and Luke try to track down more information on the recent series of possessions.

Directors: Peter DeLuise
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Those of Demon Blood
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8.02
1068 votes

#9 - Those of Demon Blood

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/19/2017

After several Shadowhunters are killed, the Institute turns to controversial methods to prevent a Downworlder uprising.

Directors: Michael Goi
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Lost Souls
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8.01
534 votes

#10 - Lost Souls

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/25/2019

Everyone is dealing with the loss of Clary and are trying to move on best they can. Unbeknownst to them, the Shadowhunters face a new level of evil that they can't even imagine with the arrival of Jonathan Morgenstern.

Directors: Matt Hastings
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Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen
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8.01
1079 votes

#11 - Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 7/31/2017

After a devastating attack at the Institute, everyone is on high alert as the Shadowhunters close in on their hunt for Jonathan. Meanwhile, Simon and Maia help a new Downworlder as the Seelie Queen demands an answer from Magnus and Luke.

Directors: Amanda Row
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The Beast Within
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8.00
472 votes

#12 - The Beast Within

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/15/2019

A demon outbreak in New York City on Halloween becomes a top priority at the Institute, but as the Shadowhunters hunt the demons, Jace becomes more worried about Clary. Meanwhile, Alec has to juggle the outbreak with his deep concern about Magnus’ depression.

Directors: Joshua Butler
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Salt in the Wound
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8.00
650 votes

#13 - Salt in the Wound

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/1/2018

With the Owl’s identity revealed, Alec, Isabelle and Clary head to Alicante to try to find a way to stop him. Luke and Simon team up to track Lilith’s latest possible victim. Maia reflects on her past.

Directors: Joshua Butler
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How Are Thou Fallen
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7.99
1416 votes

#14 - How Are Thou Fallen

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/13/2017

Luke’s sister shows up at the Jade Wolf claiming innocence about the recent attack. But with Luke not trusting a word Cleo says, he finds himself at odds with Clary who sees an opportunity to get to Valentine. Yet how far will Clary go to prove she is right about Cleo? Meanwhile, Simon gets dating advice from a surprising source as Isabelle takes a dangerous path.

Directors: Ben Bray
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A Problem of Memory
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7.98
1049 votes

#15 - A Problem of Memory

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 7/10/2017

Simon looks for a distraction with an evening out with some of his new vampire friends. What started out as a night to let loose quickly turns much darker when Simon wakes up the next morning with no memory of the night before and a dead body he now has to answer for. Meanwhile, Alec orders Valentine to be transferred to Idris to help repair relations with the Downworlders.

Directors: Peter DeLuise
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Heavenly Fire
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7.97
450 votes

#16 - Heavenly Fire

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/8/2019

Simon and Izzy team up on a secret mission to figure out what the Clave is hiding. Meanwhile, Clary is conflicted about Jonathan as the Shadowhunters try to get answers.

Directors: Shannon Kohli
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A Window Into an Empty Room
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7.97
652 votes

#17 - A Window Into an Empty Room

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/24/2018

Clary teams up with Magnus to investigate a recent demon attack. Simon is stunned with he’s visited by someone he never thought he’d see again, and who now won’t seem to leave. Meanwhile, Izzy worries about dinner with her family and a special guest and Luke reaches out to Maryse.

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You Are Not Your Own
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7.96
1189 votes

#18 - You Are Not Your Own

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/12/2017

Everything is turned on its heads as Azazel remains at large. Meanwhile, Simon asks Isabelle for help.

Directors: Bille Woodruff
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A Heart of Darkness
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7.96
643 votes

#19 - A Heart of Darkness

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/8/2018

Magnus, Alec and Isabelle try to reach Jace inside The Owl. But even as powerful as Magnus is, can he help the Lightwoods retrieve their brother from his demon prison? Maia and Jordan join Simon on the hunt for Lilith, while Luke tries to find a way to get to Clary.

Directors: Ari Sandel
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Stronger Than Heaven
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7.96
660 votes

#20 - Stronger Than Heaven

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/17/2018

Someone is out to get Simon and Jace is on the hunt to find out who it is, meanwhile Clary turns to Luke to find a way to help Jace. Alec worries about the future of his relationship after learning more about Magnu's romantic past.

Directors: Geoff Shotz
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Aku Cinta Kamu
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7.95
475 votes

#21 - Aku Cinta Kamu

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/22/2019

To try and save Clary from Jonathan, Jace goes undercover. Back at the Institute, Isabelle, Simon and Luke race to find a way to finally destroy Clary’s bond with Jonathan. With time running out, can Isabelle create the solution before Jace’s cover is blown?

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To the Night Children
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7.94
442 votes

#22 - To the Night Children

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/25/2019

Several members of the team must examine the reasoning behind certain rules after some consequences to questionable actions come to light. Whether the rules were broken because of love, loyalty or revenge, they'll have to figure out if the end justifies the means?

Directors: Siluck Saysanasy
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A Dark Reflection
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7.93
1066 votes

#23 - A Dark Reflection

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/24/2017

With two of the three Mortal Instruments missing, everyone is on the hunt for the last one — The Mortal Mirror. Jace and Clary are on the hunt to recover it first before it falls into enemy hands. But along the way, Clary realizes that her brother Jonathan may be closer than she thought. Meanwhile, Isabelle has a hard time accepting the fact that her little brother Max is growing up, and Maia struggles to bring her guard down with Simon.

Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
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Stay With Me
star
7.93
456 votes

#24 - Stay With Me

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/1/2019

Clary and Jace come up with a risky plan to get rid of her twinning rune, which may bring an old enemy back into the fray. Meanwhile, Alec is worried about Magnus.

Directors: Amanda Row
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Love is a Devil
star
7.92
1403 votes

#25 - Love is a Devil

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/20/2017

Tasked with arranging his brother Max’s Rune Ceremony, Alex decides this would be the perfect opportunity for his family to get to know Magnus. But with tensions flying among the different Shadowhunters, Max’s big event quickly becomes an evening where they all must face their biggest fears. Meanwhile, Simon makes a bold move as Isabelle finds an unlikely new ally.

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