If you thought for one second that I was done bitching about how both the Clave and the parents of the series are totally inept, then I have to say you’re going to be sorely disappointed. Because right off the bat, there are no parents to be seen and The Clave have yet again had done zero investigation. They just let Clary go without interviewing her or do any research into her background or hell, even try to fully integrate her into the Shadowhunter world. No, they just let Clary go about her business.
I especially want talk about how there is obviously no Clave authority overseeing Jace and the Lightwoods. They are just letting these damn kids run around the city and getting into dangerous situations all on our own. I normally wouldn’t care that teenagers are just hanging around the house unsupervised for a few days, but these are not normal teenagers. They are undertrained warriors, going off on dangerous missions with no backup.
This is not Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for the most part, Buffy, and her friends didn’t have any lot of parental support or authority figures to count on. And at the very least they did have a few adults that they can ask for help. Jace and the Lightwoods have no such support, and this passage is prime example of how often they get way over their heads.
The blame for this bit of stupidity is not only on Jace and the Lightwoods children, but it’s pure negligence on almost all the authority figures in this fucking series