Magnus And Alec Have An Intriguing First Date On “Shadowhunters”

"I'm not being cryptic—I'm being coy."

Since Freeform debuted Shadowhunters, fans have been anxiously waiting to see how the show would roll out the relationship between ancient warlock Magnus Bane (Harry Shum Jr) and demon-stalking love interest, Alec (Matthew Daddario).

After a few weeks of flirting and longing stares, the pair finally had their first meaningful rendezvous this week, as the 800-year-old Magnus tells a perplexed Alec why he’s felt so drawn to him.


“For over a century, I’ve closed myself off to feeling anything for anyone, man or woman. You’ve unlocked something in me.”


Below, NewNowNext spoke with Shum and Daddario about their characters’ relationship.

Shadowhunters airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Freeform.

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