So you probably wondering where the hell is quote from the books? I don’t have one. I know, its positively shocking! However, I didn’t have a quote that could really sum up what I wanted to talk to you guys about today. I really want to take a brief moment to explain to you just a little bit more why Hodge Starkweather is the worst caretaker ever. I have talked for little about it in the previous posts this week, but now I REALLY want to rant about this asshole. At this point, everyone knows how much how much Hodge is a coward and an incomptent leader. Seriously, Hodge Starkweather is a Shadowhunter version of a Keystone cop., I mean at the point at this story it’s been three days, and half days the only Hodge has done was at the last freaking hour contact the silent brothers. He hasn’t contacted the Clave, even though Valentine is supposed to be a huge threat to not only Downworlders, but to Shadowhunters themselves.
But most importantly? Valentine is a threat to the children, because they are in fact are the vulnerable children of the people who betrayed him to the Clave. So it’s pretty logical to assume that if Valentine can’t get to The Lightwoods or Hodge, he’s going after Clary, Jace, Alec, and Isabelle. Yet, Hodge hasn’t contacted the Lightwoods, hasn’t called the authorise to help. If Valentine attacked the Institute it would literally be Hodge and a bunch of junior Shadowhunters against Valentine and his horde of fully trained minions.
I would also like to finally point out that Hodge knew before Clary woke up that there was someone out there killing people to make Forsaken. And all Hodge has done so far is call the Silent Brothers, which spoiler alert: Are not the freaking authorises and won’t protect anyone! And even then, the Silent Brothers took hours to show up, when obviously a freaking emergency.
So basically Hodge continues to be the most incompetent caregiver/babysitter ever.