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SHADOWHUNTERS’ Showrunners Talk about that Winter Season Finale (*spoilers*)

The SHADOWHUNTERS’ showrunners Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer answer some important questions about episode 10, “By the Light of Dawn.”

For those that missed the winter season finale of Shadowhunters, you might want to skip this article as there are huge spoilers that are revealed. So, leave now if you don’t want to know what the episode entails… or read our recap of the episode first. However, if you do want to know now…

This week’s episode of Shadowhunters, “By the Light of Dawn” was such a doozy that we don’t mind seeing it a few more times just to take it all in again. However, the showrunners, Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer, are ready to answer a few questions about this particular episode and what we’re to expect in the second half of the season, or what is being also called Season 2b.

Here are some of the questions that were asked and answered by the duo:

TVLINE | You mentioned Valentine, so I have to ask about the big Jace-isn’t-his-son reveal. How long will we have to wait for Jace to tell Clary?
Well, it’s complicated. Clary’s in a great relationship with Simon right now, but Jace is Jace, so those feelings that he has will be really hard to contain. The triangle gets super juicy in 2B. … We take the book adaptation super seriously. We know that’s where it goes, but we wanted to give Clary and Simon their time and really dig into it. They’ve got great chemistry. It’s a little sexier with Jace, whereas it’s more sweet with Simon. But it’s two different spices, and we love them both.

TVLINE | I loved Magnus and Alec swapping “I love you”s, but I got the feeling that Alec meant it more than Magnus. Please tell me I’m crazy.
Oh, it was definitely reciprocal. We were intrigued with what happens when someone you love is in grave danger and you think they’re gone, that you’ve lost them. Then, when you realize they’re alive, it shines a light on your true feelings for that person. We thought it was a beautiful moment. Both actors just crushed it together.

TVLINE | Lastly, since we know Sebastian is coming in 2B, it is safe to assume he was carrying the Soul Sword in that final shot?
[Laughs] It’s not safe to assume anything! You’ll have to watch 2B to find out the mystery of the sword.



Read the entire interview here.

Of course we can’t assume anything, but honestly, the idea of Sebastian holding the Soul Sword is both exciting and terrifying at the same time, but also brilliant!

Shadowhunters will return June 5th on Freeform for Season 2b.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary