Shadowhunters Finale Spoilers

Shadowhunters' Katherine McNamara Explains Clary and Simon's Bond, Promises 'Intense' Finale Cliffhanger

While filming Monday’s Shadowhunters finale (Freeform, 8/7c), star Katherine McNamara says she remembers turning to the directors and asking, “How are we going to shoot this in eight days?”

“The finale is insane,” she tells TVLine. “Valentine has kidnapped Simon, and Clary’s first instinct is to rescue him — but that would be playing right into Valentine’s plan, since Clary is the key to activating the Soul Sword and killing all of the Downworlders. And just to make this even worse, the Downworlders are all trying to kill Clary, so just getting to Simon will be a difficult task.”

Speaking of Simon, McNamara says she’s fully aware of the show’s current ‘shipping climate, though she urges naysayers to enjoy Clary and Simon’s relationship as part of her character’s overall story.

“These characters all have such long journeys ahead of them,” she reminds us. “There’s so much content from the books, plus new things the writers are adding in. It’s more about the journey. We can’t just jump straight to the relationships that people want to see. Clary and Simon are both at a point where they’re fortified in the shadow world, and they’ve grown so much in doing that. They’ve gained confidence in their powers and in themselves, so they’re able to see each other in a different light for the first time.”

As for the level of ass kicking in the finale, even though Clary has “become a lot more careful since losing her mother,” McNamara still promises an action-packed hour.

“She doesn’t want to put anyone at risk if she doesn’t have to, but now that she’s Valentine’s weapon, she has a responsibility to more people than just herself,” McNamara explains. “It’s great to finally see Clary and Jace working as a team again, along with Alec and Izzy. They’re back to being that Shadowhunter squad, if you will.”

McNamara also promises an “intense … emotional, gut-wrenching” cliffhanger to leave fans guessing until the show returns for Season 2B: “What, did you think we were going to tie things up in a nice little bow?”

Your hopes for tonight’s Shadowhunters finale? Thoughts on the Clary/Simon/Jace situation? Drop ’em in a comment below.


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  1. sarah says:

    They wouldn’t both be at this point at the exact same time if the writers hadn’t rushed so many story lines, and made so many changes. Obviously some changed are necessary, but they are not doing it right and in the process take away from what makes the books so good.

  2. Darlene Schoreder says:

    Can’t wait to see how the season ends. I’m in love with the show. I wrk alot so I have to dvr it. I would be so pissed if I could not watch shadow hunters. Thank the Lord for technology.

  3. Gift says:

    I totally love this show, nd I love simon nd Clary’s relationship. also what’s up with Izzy nd Rafael? want to see more of that. Hope he isn’t just after her blood.

  4. Jasmine says:

    Not everything is going to follow the books. All tv series explore different romantic pairings. Clary and Simon have the best chemistry on the show next to Malec. Their scenes are raw and heartfelt. I have been very impressed with their romance so far, and it is sad that it will be ended.

    • sarah says:

      Yes, it is impossible to not have some changes. But the writers have taken things from Books 3, 4 and put them into season 1 and 2, and then added more changes on top of that, which is taking away from a lot of the more emotional depth of the books. I like some of the changes and will still watch the show, but think that the writing could be better at times.

  5. Jacques Burton says:

    Kate and Alberto have such amazing chemistry that I’m glad the writers decided to explore it sooner rather than later…

  6. The Author says:

    I don’t care for the books, so I’m good with changes.

  7. Trisanna16 says:

    clace 😍😍😍

  8. Dianne says:

    I love the show I hope it goes on forever I’ll be ther to watch it xxxoooxoxo

  9. Jessica says:

    I can’t wait and trust me know am enjoying Simon and Clary I love them we all know in the end she’ll end up with Jace but in the meantime I will enjoy Simon and Clary I love both Simon and Jace

  10. Alison says:

    It was so good I love jace he is the best

  11. Anna says:

    I just love Clairy and Jace, they must end up together. I prefer Simon as a friend of her, he should stay with the werewolf girl Maia.