Shadowhunters Season 3, Episode 19 advanced preview: Aku Cinta Kamu

Photo credit: Freeform / John Medland, acquired from Walt Disney Television Press Site
Photo credit: Freeform / John Medland, acquired from Walt Disney Television Press Site /
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Shadowhunters Season 3, Episode 19 Aku Cinta Kamu
Photo credit: Freeform / John Medland, acquired from Walt Disney Television Press Site /

Team Evil is here!

Several characters on Shadowhunters have faced possession or have been made to act unlike themselves in alternate realities / hallucinations, but we’ve never seen anything like “Dark Clary.”  Keep a close eye on Clary’s mannerisms and tone of voice throughout the episode because it seems as though Kat McNamara has put an emphasis on the Morgenstern side of Clary beyond the dialogue and actions written on the page.

Though we caught a few glimpses of this character last week, in Shadowhunters Season 3, Episode 19, Clary is thriving and has a significant amount of “control” in her new familial relationship with her brother as they set out on a secret mission to retrieve the Morning Star Sword.

Jonathan’s dream has been realized — his princess finally rescued him — and his gratitude and love for his little sister plays a role in how he respects Clary and collaborates with her to plan and execute the mission. Of course, a major third wheel (aka Jace)  interrupts the plan, but Jace knows just what to say to win over Clary’s trust. He speaks in a few half-truths to keep himself and Clary safe, and it’s very interesting to watch him interact with this new version of Clary — especially since he’s experienced losing his own free will while under the control of the Owl.

The biggest issue here isn’t that Jace comes in to be the third wheel, but that Jonathan feels Jace has replaced him, and the unique “sibling” rivalry between the boys helps drive the story as the Team Evil trio navigates their dangerous and high-stakes journey together.

A central question in the Team Evil story arc focuses on just how far Jace is willing to go to stay with Clary and protect her. Aside from agreeing to join them in the first place, Jace is going to have to make decisions that could be more of a help than a hinderance to Jonathan and Clary’s plan. His love for Clary keeps him motivated, and though Clary has dramatically changed, it’s fascinating to see that there are elements to her character that remain untouched, something made clear to us in moments when she needs to recall past experiences and act in tandem with Jace.

We’ve seen from trailers and photos that Team Evil will find themselves in a crowded nightclub where a fight will break out with Seelie knights, and the nightclub setting in Shadowhunters Season 3, Episode 19 allows for unanticipated (and steamy) Clace moments that are quite the contrast to the couple’s wholesome ice skating date not too long ago. The action that unfolds won’t only shake up the power dynamics between Team Evil, but will undeniably affect Shadow World overall.

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Shadowhunters Season 3, Episode 19 airs this Monday, April 22 at 8/7c on Freeform and on the Freeform App. “Aku Cinta Kamu” will be available on Hulu and Netflix’s international streaming sites the following day.