A manhunt is on in New York City and “Shadowhunter”s Jace is in the wind. Cut off from his Institute support system, the Clave’s most wanted will enter season 2 with blood on his hands.

Valentine (Alan Van Sprang) is grinding the gears of war, sowing the seeds of distrust from Alacante to Manhattan. Jace (Dominic Sherwood) ascended to the right hand of his father, however unwillingly, in the season 1 finale, and the events of Cassandra Clare’s “City of Ashes” will turn his world red.

Can Jace cope alone on ‘Shadowhunters’?

The head games are real on “Shadowhunters,” particularly for an embattled Jace Wayland/Morgenstern. Buffeted from all sides by revelations regarding everything from his morally corrupt destiny to his true parentage to his status as an older brother, the teen Nephilim is careening through his darkest hours without so much as a parabatai by his side.

It doesn’t take a 400-year-old warlock to realize this won’t end well.

Things get worse for Jace before they get better,” Sherwood recently told Entertainment Weekly.

“He’s struggling with new information that he’s being given by Valentine and really has no support system anymore because his friends aren’t with him, he can’t get to them. He’s really a fish out of water and in a bit of trouble at the beginning of season 2.”

Throw in a ticked-off wolf pack and you will have a recipe for disaster by episode 3. Titled “Parabatai Lost,” the Jan. 16 hour will take Jace close to rock bottom.

“Already cut off from the Institute and his friends, Jace finds his situation worsen when he becomes a target for the New York wolf pack who believe Jace to be a killer. And don’t forget about Aldertree and the Shadowhunters who continue their own hunt for Jace!” freeform teased. “With Jace becoming the most wanted man in New York, can his friends get to him before everyone else?”

‘Shadowhunters’ ups the body count

Whether he is fighting for his father, his friends, or himself, Jace will take down more than his fair share of enemies.

Look for his body count to rise to triple digits ahead of the midseason finale.

“Jace has some really brutal moments as well,” Sherwood told Idris Brasil earlier this month. “My kill count up to episode 10 [is] maybe 100? Fifty to 100, Jace’s kill count already this season.”

Can the young warrior’s conscious survive such a hefty tally? Find out when “Shadowhunters” returns to Freeform on Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. ET.

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