The Descent Into Hell Isn't Easy
Season 1, Episode 2
Air date January 19, 2016
Written by Ed Decter (story) and
Hollie Overton (teleplay)[1]
Directed by Mick Garris[2][3]
Episode guide
The Mortal Cup
Dead Man's Party

The Descent Into Hell Isn't Easy is the second episode of Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments.


With the knowledge that Valentine is alive and on the hunt for The Mortal Cup, the Institute is on high alert. Not wanting to waste time, Jace jumps into action and figures that Clary's memories are the key to finding Jocelyn and The Mortal Cup. Unfortunately, Clary's memories were wiped leaving her without any recollection of this other life that could help her and the team. With only one other option remaining, Jace, Isabelle and a very reluctant Alec take Clary to the City of Bones to face the powerful Silent Brothers.

Meanwhile, Luke continues his search for Clary, and Simon tries to come to terms with his best friend's new life.



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  • Shooting ran from June 9 to June 18, 2015.[1][4]
  • This episode was made available for viewing on the Freeform app after the premiere of the previous episode on January 12, 2016, a week before its airdate.


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