Bad boy Jace Wayland and nerdy Simon Lewis may get all the attention on Shadowhunters, but under-the-radar Alec Lightwood seriously deserves a little love too. After all, without Alec, everything would probably implode on itself. Smart, serious, and a lot stubborn, he’s earned a reputation of being a stick-in-the-mud, a squad mom of sorts. Seriously, though, who could blame him? As the leader of the Institute, he is the one stuck being responsible for everyone when a member of the team causes trouble by acting impulsively and jumping into situations without thinking things through. It is on him to make sure all missions go smoothly and that everyone gets home in one piece. Because of this, Alec keeps a tight lid on his emotions in public, leading many to view him as frigid and uncaring. However, what most don’t realize is that Alec is the way he is because he cares so fiercely. Alec would lay down his own life for any member of his team. He is terrified of not measuring up, because he knows that one mistake could cost him his sister, his parabatai, or any of the people he has come to call friends. He carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, many days he struggles to not collapse under it. Thank goodness he has his boyfriend Magnus to give him a soft place to land when he needs to be taken care of. The rock of the Shadow World, Alec is the steadfast warrior you want in your corner.
Shadowhunters aired its season two finale this week, and Clace fans got one hell of an epic moment when Clary used her wish to the angel Raziel to bring Jace back to life after being killed by Valentine. An iconic scene in the books the show is based on, both actors brought it to life beautifully, making it their own while holding true to the essence of the scene. Sure, Jace seems to be having some issues as a result, but, with a love this powerful, Clary can help Jace conquer anything.
Simon Lewis may have just gotten his heart broken by his BFF-turned-GF Clary Fairchild, but the resident geeky vampire on Shadowhunters can’t be held down for long. It looks like he’s moved on from shadowhunter girls to werewolf girls. Well, he’s got eyes for one werewolf girl in particular:Maia Roberts. The sexy bartender may have been suspicious of him at first, but she’s definitely digging the vibes Simon’s putting out. A serious case of opposites attract, their clashing personalities are what make them so interesting to watch. Independent and tough, Maia is straight-shooter who doesn’t take any crap from anyone and speaks her mind. Sweet Simon, on the other hand, is much more cautious about life, trying his best not to rock the boat too much. They have forged an unlikely bond built on their mutual struggles of transitioning from ordinary people to members of the Downworld. Maia has become a permanent sounding board for Simon, providing a shoulder to lean on and, when needed, an ass-kicking pep talk or two. Simon has allowed Maia to let her guard down, thawing the ice surrounding her heart. He even brought her home to meet his family. They can’t deny the attraction between them, and it looks like those little sparks just might ignite into some serious flames.
It’s unclear where this budding romance is going, but Simon and Maia are definitely one couple to watch.