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The Best Episodes of Shadowhunters

Every episode of Shadowhunters ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Shadowhunters!

When Clary Fray's mother has disappeared, Clary joins a band of Shadowhunters; demon killing hunters, and gets caught up in a plan to save the world.

Genres:Action & AdventureDramaSci-Fi & Fantasy

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The best episode of "Shadowhunters" is "Erchomai", rated 9/10 from 2398 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Erchomai" aired on 5/15/2018 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Beside Still Water".

  • Erchomai
    9.0/10 2,398 votes

    #1 - Erchomai

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-05-15

    In the climactic mid-season finale, the team scrambles to find a way to put a stop to Lilith’s plan coming to fruition. But going up against their biggest opponent yet, their odds are not looking good. Meanwhile, Simon makes a heartbreaking choice with Isabelle’s help and Magnus reconnects with a powerful person from his past.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Beside Still Water
    8.9/10 2,285 votes

    #2 - Beside Still Water

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2017-08-14

    Jace and Clary rush to make a final stand, but when a traitor is revealed, Jace and Clary may have a bigger fight on their hands than expected. Meanwhile, Alec and Izzy must fight off a large mass of demons that have unexpectedly shown up, as Luke and Simon head to the Seelie Court to deal with some unfinished business with the Seelie Queen.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Malec
    8.7/10 3,465 votes

    #3 - Malec

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2016-03-29

    The Institute is in full swing as everyone is preparing for the wedding of Alec and Lydia. Lydia is getting final touches made on her wedding dress, the wedding decorations are set and Isabelle is trying to figure out a way to throw a traditional, mundane bachelor party for her brother – whether he likes it or not. During what should be a time of great celebration for many is far from it as they examine their relationships. Alec is struggling on two sides – his wedding is one of the biggest days in his life and his parabatai should be at his side, yet he and Jace are still at odds. Alec also continues to struggle with his feelings for Magnus, especially when Magnus won’t give up on Alec. And as the Institute is buzzing with romance, Clary is desperate to work things out with Jace, but he is keeping her at arm’s length. Meanwhile, Jace, Clary and Magnus go looking for warlock Ragnor Fell to try and find the antidote to awaken Jocelyn.

    Director: James Marshall

    Writer: Michael Reisz

  • By the Light of Dawn
    8.7/10 2,359 votes

    #4 - By the Light of Dawn

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-03-06

    The New York Institute is under attack as Valentine’s plan for The Soul Sword is getting dangerously close to coming to fruition. The Shadowhunters must act fast to save their loved ones and the rest of the Downworld. Meanwhile, some of the Downworlders have their own plan to stop Valentine and their target is Clary.

    Director: Joshua Butler

    Writer: Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer

  • Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen
    8.7/10 2,202 votes

    #5 - Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 2017-07-31

    After a devastating attack at The Institute, everyone is on high alert as the Shadowhunters close in on their hunt for Jonathan; Simon and Maia help a new Downworlder as the Seelie Queen demands an answer from Magnus and Luke.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • City of Glass
    8.7/10 651 votes

    #6 - City of Glass

    Season 3 Episode 20 - Aired 2019-04-29

    Alec, Jace and Isabelle make a plan to finally get Clary back and stop Jonathan—much to Luke’s and Simon’s chagrin. Meanwhile, an emotionally raw Magnus struggles to deal with his father’s reappearance and Maia must make a tough decision that could affect the rest of her life.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Love Is a Devil
    8.6/10 2,306 votes

    #7 - Love Is a Devil

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-02-20

    Tasked with arranging his brother Max’s Rune Ceremony, Alex decides this would be the perfect opportunity for his family to get to know Magnus. But with tensions flying among the different Shadowhunters, Max’s big event quickly becomes an evening where they all must face their biggest fears. Meanwhile, Simon makes a bold move as Isabelle finds an unlikely new ally.

    Director: Catriona McKenzie

    Writer: Y. Shireen Razack

  • Familia Ante Omnia
    8.6/10 2,158 votes

    #8 - Familia Ante Omnia

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-05-15

    Clary faces down an old foe in an attempt to find answers about Lilith’s plan. Alec and Magnus turn to Lorenzo Rey for help, while Lilith finds a new ally. Luke must choose between his pack and his family, as Simon is forced to deal with his past.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Alliance (1)
    8.6/10 623 votes

    #9 - Alliance (1)

    Season 3 Episode 21 - Aired 2019-05-06

    Clary comes up with a plan that will bring Shadowhunters and Downworlders together, as Alec struggles for a way to help Magnus.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • All Good Things... (2)
    8.6/10 880 votes

    #10 - All Good Things... (2)

    Season 3 Episode 22 - Aired 2019-05-06

    Jonathan begins his reign of vengeful terror as the Shadowhunters try to find a way to stop him. With only one hope, Clary must make a sacrifice that could have long-lasting implications for all. Meanwhile, wedding bells are in the air for one special couple.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Fair Folk
    8.5/10 2,194 votes

    #11 - The Fair Folk

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2017-06-26

    Alec has big plans to mend fences with the Downworlders, while Jace and Clary are summoned by the Seelie Queen.

    Director: Chris Grismer

    Writer: N/A

  • The Powers That Be
    8.5/10 2,217 votes

    #12 - The Powers That Be

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-03-27

    The Warlocks’ magic is becoming corrupted by a demonic presence while Izzy and Luke try to track down more information on the recent series of possessions.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • How Are Thou Fallen
    8.4/10 2,298 votes

    #13 - How Are Thou Fallen

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-02-13

    Luke’s sister shows up at the Jade Wolf claiming innocence about the recent attack. But with Luke not trusting a word Cleo says, he finds himself at odds with Clary who sees an opportunity to get to Valentine. Yet how far will Clary go to prove she is right about Cleo? Meanwhile, Simon gets dating advice from a surprising source as Isabelle takes a dangerous path.

    Director: Ben Hernandez Bray

    Writer: Hollie Overton

  • You Are Not Your Own
    8.4/10 2,141 votes

    #14 - You Are Not Your Own

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2017-06-12

    Clary feels pressured between choosing Jace or Simon. Izzy settles things with Raphael. Sebastian breaks his father out of prison.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Day of Atonement
    8.4/10 2,101 votes

    #15 - Day of Atonement

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2017-07-17

    With everything that Simon has gone through this past year, a family dinner for Yom Kippur – the Jewish Day of Atonement – poses as a real challenge. How can he come clean about being a vampire and especially about what just happened to his family? And if he is stressed out, what if he can’t control his vampire urges? Looking to take care of this himself, Maia insists on helping him out whether he likes it or not. Meanwhile, Clary and Jace go on an unsanctioned mission and test out their newfound rune powers.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Hail and Farewell
    8.4/10 2,101 votes

    #16 - Hail and Farewell

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 2017-08-07

    After centuries of being lied to and treated poorly by The Clave, the Downworlders decide to come together and take matters into their own hands as the hunt for Valentine and Sebastian intensifies. But what starts off as a way to preserve their own, the Downworlders choice to break with the Shadowhunters, could quickly escalate to war.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Heart of Darkness
    8.4/10 2,090 votes

    #17 - A Heart of Darkness

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-05-08

    Magnus, Alec and Isabelle try to reach Jace inside The Owl, but even as powerful as Magnus is, can he help the Lightwoods retrieve their brother from his demon prison? Maia and Jordan join Simon on the hunt for Lilith, while Luke tries to find a way to get to Clary.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Day of Wrath
    8.3/10 2,357 votes

    #18 - Day of Wrath

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-01-23

    Clary continues to struggle with the new Shadowhunter order as Jace is being held in The City of Bones with an unknown fate, and all suspicion in the Shadowhunter world continues to rest on Valentine’s daughter. When duty calls, Clary gets a little reprieve from the family drama as she helps Alec and Isabelle hunt down a powerful demon. But what starts out as a routine mission quickly puts the Institute on high alert, and what happens next will change everything for the Shadowhunters and their Downworlder friends. Meanwhile, Jocelyn has a proposition for Clary as Raphael and Simon ramp up their hunt for Camille.

    Director: Joe Lazarov

    Writer: Jamie Gorenberg

  • A Dark Reflection
    8.3/10 2,060 votes

    #19 - A Dark Reflection

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2017-07-24

    With two of the three Mortal Instruments missing, everyone is on the hunt for the last one – The Mortal Mirror. Jace and Clary are on the hunt to recover it first before it could fall into enemy hands. But along the way, Clary realizes that her brother Jonathan may be closer than she thought. Meanwhile, Isabelle has a hard time accepting the fact that her little brother Max is growing up, and Maia struggles to bring her guard down with Simon.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • On Infernal Ground
    8.3/10 2,254 votes

    #20 - On Infernal Ground

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-03-20

    Secrets abound as the Shadowhunters and Downworlders try to get back to normal after Valentine's death. Clary struggles with keeping her secret about Raziel's wish, while Alec pushes Jace to come clean about whatever Jace and Clary are hiding. Luke must use tough love to keep his secret hidden from Ollie who is on a war path for answers. And Magnus hides his true feelings about his new position in the Warlock community from Alec. Meanwhile, Lilith sets a plan in motion in New York City as Simon spend stime in the Seelie Court.

    Director: Matthew Hastings

    Writer: N/A

  • What Lies Beneath
    8.3/10 2,134 votes

    #21 - What Lies Beneath

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-04-03

    The Shadowhunters try to track down the new imposing threat, while Jace has a suspicion that Jonathan is back and behind the mundane attacks. Simon tries to figure out what The Seelie Queen did to him during his time in the glade. Alec decides to host a Lightwood family dinner at Magnus’ house after a surprising visit from Maryse.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Stronger Than Heaven
    8.3/10 2,087 votes

    #22 - Stronger Than Heaven

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-04-17

    Someone is out to get Simon and Jace is on the hunt to find out who it is, meanwhile Clary turns to Luke to find a way to help Jace. Alec worries about the future of his relationship after learning more about Magnus’ romantic past.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Salt In the Wound
    8.3/10 2,067 votes

    #23 - Salt In the Wound

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-05-01

    With the Owl's identity revealed, Alec, Isabelle, and Clary head to Alicante to try and find a way to stop him. Luke and Simon team up to track Lilith's latest possible victim. Maia reflects on her past.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Stay With Me
    8.3/10 639 votes

    #24 - Stay With Me

    Season 3 Episode 16 - Aired 2019-04-01

    Clary and Jace come up with a risky plan to get rid of her twinning rune, which may bring an old enemy back into the fray. Meanwhile, Alec is worried about Magnus.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Parabatai Lost
    8.2/10 2,416 votes

    #25 - Parabatai Lost

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-01-16

    Already cut off from the Institute and his friends, Jace finds his situation worsen when he becomes a target for the New York wolf pack who believe Jace to be a killer. And don’t forget about Aldertree and the Shadowhunters who continue their own hunt for Jace! With Jace becoming the most wanted man in New York, can his friends get to him before everyone else? Meanwhile, Simon is on a search of his own as Raphael puts pressure on him to find Camille.

    Director: Gregory Smith

    Writer: Peter Binswanger