The supernatural drama is heating on “Shadowhunters” and so is the story's main love triangle. Ahead of Freeform’s premiere of episode 3 Tuesday night, one star of the adapted series is giving fans an early look into the competition between Simon (Alberto Rosende) and Jace (Dominic Sheerwood) over Clary (Katherine McNamara).
Just like Cassandra Clare’s book series “The Mortal Instruments,” Rosende said that Simon and Jace will compete for Clary’s affections on screen. “There’s that contentious relationship between them, Jace being the ultimate protector and Simon being the ultimate best friend,” the actor told TV Line. And while Clary needs Jace to guide her through her new life as a Shadowhunter, he said she will also need the comfort that Simon offers as her best friend. “We dive into it in a new way,” Rosende teased of his character's rivalry with Jace. “But it’s very much still a competition between them.”
In episode 3, Jace will have to put his potential feelings for Clary aside to save Simon. Viewers will remember he was captured by vampires in last week’s installment, and according to the synopsis for “Dead Man’s Party,” Clary will need help rescuing her pal. “Clary convinces Jace, Alec and Isabelle to help her save Simon from The Hotel DuMort,” TV Guide’s plot synopsis reveals. “Meanwhile, Simon meets the leader of the vampires, Camille.”
Unfortunately for Jace, Rosende’s character’s introduction to Camille may making his feelings for Clary more prominent. “It’s the first time Simon gets a glimpse of the supernatural world without Clary,” Rosende told TV Line. “This all seems fake to him at first, but being dragged into this world makes him realize the danger is real. It scares him, but also makes him more determined to be with Clary.”
While saving Simon will likely be Clary’s top priority in episode 3, she will get some one-on-one time with her supernatural savior. Freeform’s synopsis reveals she will “learn more about her powers,” thanks to Jace. Elswhere in episode 3, Isabelle (Emeraude Toubia) will search for intel as Alec (Matthew Daddario) “questions Jace’s motives.”
Watch the promo video for “Dead Man’s Party” below:
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Posted by Freeform on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
“Shadowhunters” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Freeform.