*snorts* Give me a fucking a break, Hodge! Seriously, guys look back at all my previous sporkings where I went off in freaking detail about how inept Hodge was as a caregiver. Hodge often lets Jace and the Lightwoods get away (sometimes literally) with murder. Look especially at that last sentence. Hodge lectured and scolded Jace, but it’s more than obvious that at the end of all that Hodge is just defeated and resigned. It’s really obvious that Hodges is really not going to punish Jace, or even call the Lightwoods (Jace’s legal guardians) and tell them what’s going on. At this point, this would be the most responsible and logical thing to do.
Yet, in the end, Hodge just does what he what he always does—absoultey nothing.
I also want to take some time out to point out how stupidly oblivious Hodge is. Seriously, Hodge at some point would have seen one of the kids dressed up in club gear. In a logical and sane world Hodge would question why these kids are going out clubbing when Clary especially is being hunted by Valentine and his forces.
Yet, Hodge never called Jace and the others out on this. So again, I ask why is Hodge exactly here again? He’s been used to give exposition, and that’s it. I personally think that Hodge’s presence should have been cut out of this book because he’s presence is completely superfluous at this point.