Simon (Alberto Rosende) has found himself in a pickle again (go figure), and this time it's with a mysterious organization called "The Praetor."
Shadowhunters book fans will know all about Simon's new roommate, Kyle (Chai Hansen), and why he's playing Simon like a fiddle, but for those of you who haven't read the books three hundred times, TV Guide has the rundown.
In the Mortal Instruments novels, the Praetor Lupus is an organization that tracks down and monitors newly turned vampires, werewolves and warlocks. In rare cases where a newborn Downworlder is "orphaned" without any understanding of what they are and what they're capable of, Praetor Lupus members will step in to act as a kind of Big Brother program, teaching them how to control their powers and even trying to place them with a pack or a clan. Apparently, Luke (Isaiah Mustafa) called the Praetor after he had to toss Simon out in the cold for whatever the Seelie Queen (Lola Flanery) did to him, asking them to look after Simon since he couldn't anymore. Thus, Kyle (whose real name is Jordan Kyle) showed up with a hella-awesome bachelor pad and offered to let Simon live with him.
This all sounds wonderfully benevolent and harmless, but we all know that's just not the case when it comes to the Shadow World. For one, why is Jordan lying to Simon about who he is? And what's up with his rule about Simon telling him when he's bringing a girl over? It could just be normal roommate behavior, but there's possibly a more Maia (Alisha Wainwright) related reason for that one. We'll let you find that answer out on your own.
Finally, did you spine shiver also when Jordan told Luke that Simon, "belongs to the Praetor now"? There's a difference between an organization that helps orphaned Downworlders and one that monitors and eliminates threats, and it kind of sounds like Simon might have fallen in with the latter.
Jordan seems like a cool enough guy so far, so we'll give him the benefit of the doubt — if only because Simon needs a win, and we'd hate to see this poor little Daylighter face yet another impossible hurdle in his newfound immortal existence. Still, let's keep an eye on this guy.
Secrets from the Set: Now that we know Jordan likely decked his apartment out with stuff Simon would find alluring (like a hipster version of a gingerbread house), we just had to take a closer look at the details of said apartment, and Rosende gave us the tour.
"When Simon walks over to the record player, the first time I tried not to laugh because all that's there are Olivia Newton John records," Rosende reveals. "I guess Simon was like, 'My type of music! I'm staying here!"
On top of that, when you take a closer look you'll notice a fake David Bowie photo on the wall and various bike and guitar nicknacks to represent Jordan and Simon's shared interests.
Shadowhunters airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Freeform.