Synopsis: “Mercy” is about three Asian friends who are still dealing with the aftermath of a violent crime that happened between them 18 years ago.
Actors: Jona Xiao, Harry Shum Jr., (…)
Director: Josh Tate
What can we say about last Monday’s episode of Shadowhunters other than, holy shit! We were literally at the edge of our seats for this riveting, passionate, soul stirring, heartbreaking, utterly devastating emotional journey that lifted us to the highest highs then sent us crashing down to the lowest of lows. Not only did we experience these overwhelming feelings during the show’s 43 heart racing minutes, but it continued on into the days that followed. Leaving no doubt in our minds that Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen, written by Jamie Gorenberg and directed by Amanda Row, will go down as our favorite episode to date, and quite possibly of the entire series! Our team has been rocked to the core by the events that unfolded between Magnus and Alec, so much so we’ve barely been able to function. Sitting here five days after the show has aired we’re still unable to fully process our thoughts and form coherent opinions about what we saw. This is surely a testament to just how amazing the episode was. To say that it was absolute perfection and everything we’ve ever wanted in life, still seems like a vast understatement. But we have to find a way to make it through this review somehow, so buckle up and we’ll start at the very beginning! …