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A Door Into the Dark is the second episode of the second season of Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments.


CLARY LONGS FOR THE GOOD OLD DAYS: Clary struggles to find where she belongs, while Simon seeks Magnus' help.

The hunt is on for Jace Wayland, and Alec and Isabelle hope to reach him before the rest of the Shadowhunters do. With orders from the Clave of "shoot to kill," the Lightwood siblings must act fast. Also on his own search, Simon turns to Magnus for help when he finds himself at odds with both Raphael and Aldertree.

Meanwhile, Clary struggles to find where she belongs since she doesn't seem to fit into the Shadowhunter world, yet can't go back to her mundane life.


  • Y. Shireen Razack — writer
  • Andy Wolk — director
  • Peter Binswanger — story editor


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A list of the known songs and score music featured in this episode:

  • "Bird" - Billie Marten
  • "Poison Chalice" - Scoreganics
  • "Battle Sirens" - Knife Party & Tom Morello
  • "Sitar Source" - Martin Gibson
  • "Save Me" - Majik


  • Filming took place in the last two weeks of August 2016.

The following are elements adapted from The Shadowhunter Chronicles:

  • Magnus's tendency of taking in new Downworlders is somehow similar to his desire to "save every fallen bird," as mentioned in Clockwork Prince.