So normally, I would be applauding this characterization of Jace. This is the first time we have seen a softer side of Jace. However, this feels like he’s more showing off how awesome he is. It’s nothing said implicitly in the text, but the subtext of this scene feels to me, like it was a way for Cassandra Clare to show the audience how much better Jace is than everyone else. I would also like to point out that Clary is once again romanticizing a man who admitted to stalking her and had plans to kidnap her.