The BEST Episodes of Shadowhunters
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2019
Clary Fray discovers on her 18th birthday that she comes from a long line of shadowhunters, being that are half angel and half human who protect the world by hunting demons. She and her friends try to stop Valentine Morgenstern, a shadowhunter who seeks to conquer the world by seizing the moral instruments, with the plan to create an elite group of beings that are half shadowhunters and half demons.
#1 - All Good Things...
Season 3 - Episode 22
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.
#2 - Erchomai
Season 3 - Episode 10
In the climactic mid-season finale, 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.
#3 - Alliance
Season 3 - Episode 21
Clary comes up with a plan that will bring Shadowhunters and Downworlders together, as Alec struggles for a way to help Magnus.
#4 - City of Glass
Season 3 - Episode 20
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.
#5 - Familia Ante Omnia
Season 3 - Episode 9
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.
#6 - By the Light of Dawn
Season 2 - Episode 10
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.
#7 - The Powers That Be
Season 3 - Episode 2
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.
#8 - Beside Still Water
Season 2 - Episode 20
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.
#9 - Lost Souls
Season 3 - Episode 11
In the emotional midseason premiere, 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.
#10 - Salt in the Wound
Season 3 - Episode 7
With the Owl’s identity revealed, Alec, Isabelle, and Clary head to Alicante to try and find a way to stop him. Luke and Simon team up to track Lilith’s latest possible victim. Maia reflects on her past.
#11 - The Beast Within
Season 3 - Episode 18
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.
#12 - A Window Into an Empty Room
Season 3 - Episode 6
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.
#13 - To the Night Children
Season 3 - Episode 15
As the saying goes, “rules are made to be broken.” But what if the rules are there for a reason? Several members of the team must examine the reasoning behind certain rules after consequences to questionable actions come to light. Whether the rules were broken because of love, loyalty or revenge, does the end justify the means?
#14 - Stronger Than Heaven
Season 3 - Episode 5
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.
#15 - Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen
Season 2 - Episode 18
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.
#16 - A Kiss From a Rose
Season 3 - Episode 14
Continuing to track down information on the rumors about misconduct at The Clave's downworlder prison, Isabelle asks Alec for help. Meanwhile, Magnus succumbs to asking Lorenzo for a favor and Jace takes Clary on a special date.
#17 - Those of Demon Blood
Season 2 - Episode 13
After several Shadowhunters are killed, The Institute turns to controversial methods to prevent a Downworlder uprising.
#18 - A Heart of Darkness
Season 3 - Episode 8
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.
#19 - Heavenly Fire
Season 3 - Episode 17
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.
#20 - How Are Thou Fallen
Season 2 - Episode 7
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.
#21 - Aku Cinta Kamu
Season 3 - Episode 19
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?
#22 - You Are Not Your Own
Season 2 - Episode 12
Everything is turned on its heads as Azazel remains at large. Meanwhile, Simon asks Isabelle for help.
#23 - Hail and Farewell
Season 2 - Episode 19
With Valentine and Sebastian on the loose, the Downworlders come together to make a surprising choice.
#24 - Original Sin
Season 3 - Episode 12
Simon is determined to get rid of the Mark of Cain and, with Isabelle's help, tries to track down New York's oldest vampire to get more information on the mark. Now in Paris, Clary desperately tries to find an escape from her current situation. Meanwhile, with his new sense of mortality, Magnus tries to live life to the very fullest.
#25 - On Infernal Ground
Season 3 - Episode 1
Secrets abound as the shadowhunters and downworlders try to get back to normal after Valentine's death. Clary struggles with keeping her secret about Raziel's wish, while Alec pushes Jace to come clean about whatever Jace and Clary are hiding. Luke must use tough love to keep his secret hidden from Ollie who is on a war path for answers. And Magnus hides his true feelings about his new position in the Warlock community from Alec. Meanwhile, Lilith sets a plan in motion in New York City as Simon spend stime in the Seelie Court.