Harry Shum Jr. and Matthew Daddario Tease a “Devastating” ‘Shadowhunters’ Series Finale

By | April 30, 2019

[Warning: spoilers for Shadowhunters season 3, episode 20 “City of Glass” ahead]

Shadowhunters fans who double as Game of Thrones stans were probably unprepared for the emotional sequel to Sunday’s Battle of Winterfell, but that’s exactly what they got with this week’s episode “City of Glass”…only with even more dragons. When all hope seems lost after Jonathan opened up an unsealable rift between the underworld and Alicante, a freshly warlocked Magnus Bane shows up fashionably late (the traffic was hell) to save everyone from certain doom. He just needs to trap himself in Edom to do it.

Thankfully—with a little help from a certain Maryse Lightwood—Magnus finally knows all about the deal between his father (bye, bitch) and his ex, and takes a moment to stage his own heartbreaking marriage proposal to Alec Lightwood before his big goodbye. I’m not crying, YOU’RE crying.

Thankfully, I was able to talk to Harry Shum Jr. and Matthew Daddario ahead of next week’s epic Shadowhunters conclusion, and they have a few things to tease. Oh, and make sure to watch them face off against a Malec superfan in the video above!

Before we get into the finale, I was wondering: what was your favorite Malec moment over the course of 3B?

Harry Shum Jr: There’s this one scene that we got to play very comedically…In Alec’s office?

The one where you’re discussing Underhill and Magnus gets jealous?

Harry: Yes! That’s the most fun because it wasn’t meant, I don’t think, to be like that. Like, it’s not comedic, but there’s some comedy elements into it.

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Matthew Daddario: It was light.

Harry: Yeah and it felt light, ’cause usually they’re arguing or trying to figure out what’s wrong with the other person.

Matt: We had a good time with that because they’re growing. Their relationship is growing. It’s like, “you’re jealous,” but it’s not a thing to fight about.

Ok, I can’t wait any longer. What three words would you use to describe the finale?

Matthew: Devastating.

Harry: I was gonna say heartbreaking, but that’s too close. I would say…challenging.

Matt: Brilliant!

Harry: And satisfying.

Matt: Nice, well done. Delete my brilliant one and go with satisfying.

Harry: It is satisfying. In a very creative way that I don’t think anyone’s gonna expect. That’s what I enjoyed about the finale.

Matt: Everything gets sort of… you get things wrapped up but then…

Harry: Not really.

Matt: Yeah, not really. It’s interesting. I think fans will be happy, but they won’t feel like they’ve been told what to think. You know what I mean? You know, sometimes things end… I just watched a show, recently, called Catastrophe, and it ends in this kind of open way that gives a sense that, oh, there’s more going to happen.

Harry: Life doesn’t end happily ever after.


My face right now.


Is there happily ever after for Malec?

Matt: A lot of people want to know, but you don’t know. We don’t know the long term….I’m going to get skewered for this. I would say it depends. It depends how you look at it.

Harry: You don’t want to live happily ever after. You don’t!

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People are going to be so afraid after reading this teaser!

Matt: Sadness is part of the human experience.

Harry: It goes down so you can go back up. Because, if you are “up” the whole time, that’s boring! I don’t think Malec is gonna be in a tragic relationship, that’s for sure.

Matt: It’s not going to be a tragedy. No way. But it’s not permanently happy. They get the human experience. And I think that’s the best thing for them.

It’s not over just yet. Make sure to watch Shadowhunters on Freeform next Monday at 8 P.M. EST (And come back to Cosmo for our full post-mortem interview with Matt and Harry).

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