Welcome back, everybody! This chapter is so chocked full of fuckery, that I had to post two panels today. So, I have procrastinated enough, let’s get straight to it, shall we?
First, and foremost. This whole plot twist is so unoriginal and lackluster I could fucking cry! It’s a complete ass pull on Cassandra Clare’s part, and she should really be ashamed of herself. I mean out of nowhere, with no foreshadowing what so ever, Dorothea just decides to demand the Mortal Cup?
Not to mention, Dorothea’s attempt to gain the Mortal Cup that was so patently obvious that even Jace (who has the brain capacity of a freaking tick) figured out something was up. And even though Dorothea is a mundane ‘witch’ with no real power, her apartment is full of magic and wards that she could have easily used against Clary and the rest of the Shadowhunters. You would think that someone as powerful as Dorthea’s mother would have had something like a devil’s trap from ‘Supernatural’ hidden under a rug or something?
Also, I’m not going to talk about her motivations for wanting the Mortal Cup in this post, I’m saving that rant for a little later. However, I will tell you right here and now that Dorothea’s motivation makes zero sense and is just as much as an asspull as this current plot twist.