Shadow and Bone Season 1 Recap: Everything to Be Kept in Mind Before Season 2


Shadow and Bone Season 1 Recap: Everything to Be Kept in Mind Before Season 2


The second season of Shadow and Bone is now on Netflix. The new season of the show came out on Netflix on March 16, 2023.

The first season came out in April 2021, so it’s been a long time. There were almost two years between the first and second seasons. Before you watched the second season, we told you what happened in the first.

After reading, you’ll know everything there is to know about Shadow and Bone and know what’s going on in season 2 right away.

Shadow and Bone season 1 Recap

Waring Spoiler Ahead!

The Sun Summoner

Alina Starkov, a mapmaker for the First Army of Ravka played by Jessie Mei Li, finds out that she is a super powerful Grisha (a person with elemental powers) who can actually call the sun!

She is the first person in history to be able to do this, and Ravka needs it to destroy the Shadow Fold, a monster-filled wall of darkness in the middle of their country.

Shadow and Bone Season 1 Recap: Everything to Be Kept in Mind Before Season 2

Alina finds out about this power on a trip through the Shadow Fold that goes wrong. She and others are saved by an explosion of light.

This gets the attention of the First Army and the leader of the Second Army, General Kirigan (Ben Barnes), who is also known as the Darkling, the Black Heretic, and other names Alina doesn’t know yet.

He tries to protect Alina from people who want to kill her. They have to fight their way back to the Little Palace, which is where the Grisha of the country are trained.

Alina leaves Mal

Since they met in an orphanage in Keramzin, Alina and Mal (Archie Renaux) have been best friends. Mal is left in the dark and behind by these reports about Alina.

He is a tracker for the First Army, and he can’t just leave his job to be with her. She’s on her own in a whole new world, trying to use a power she doesn’t know anything about. She’s an outsider there, and people don’t believe she has the power to change the world.

General Kirigan and Alina Become Friends

Even though Alina is lonely, Gen. Kirigan gives her comfort. They are almost friends and almost in love with each other. He can use darkness, and together with her ability to use light, they would be impossible to stop.

Shadow and Bone Season 1 Recap: Everything to Be Kept in Mind Before Season 2

They could save Ravka, but we know that the Darkling isn’t telling Alina the whole truth about his past and what he wants from her.

Morozova’s Stag is what Alina and The Darkling need to enhance her powers

Mal comes back into play at this point. He is one of the best trackers in the First Army, and Alina and the Darkling need to find Morozova’s Stag to boost Alina’s powers.

Baghra (Zoe Wanamaker), who knows where the Darkling’s plan to find the Stag will lead, tries to kill Mal at the Little Palace, but she fails. Mal gets away, which forces Baghra to tell a big secret.

Baghra Tells Alina who the Darkling Really Is

Shadow and Bone Season 1 Recap: Everything to Be Kept in Mind Before Season 2

At this point, Alina is fine with the Darkling and their relationship, but Baghra throws a wrench into everything. She tells him that she is his mother and that he has been around for a long time under other names. The Black Heretic is him. He is the Shadow. Baghra says that he made the Shadow Fold and that he plans to use it as a weapon, not destroy it.

Mal and Alina Reunite

Alina leaves the Little Palace because she thought what Baghra said. There, she meets Mal or Mal finds her, and the two of them come up with a plan to stop the Darkling and end the Fold for good. The problem is that Alina doesn’t have enough power or skill with her powers yet to be a threat to the Darkling or the Fold. They need Morozova’s Stag to boost her powers, so they went on a mission to find it and use it.

Does Mal Die?

Mal is badly hurt during the fight for the Stag, but Alina agrees to do what the Darkling wants if he saves Mal’s life, which he does. Oh, this story would have been so different if that had happened and Mal had died. So, no, Mal doesn’t die. He lives in spite of the Darkling and because of him.

Does the Darkling Die?

After making the amplifier for Alina, the Darkling drags them into the Fold to show off his new power, which is basically him moving the Fold and using it as a weapon.

Alina is then able to fight back, thanks to Mal and the Crows who have stowed away on the ship. She breaks off the connection with the Darkling and uses the power of the Stag to save herself and her friends. During the fight, the volcra attacks the Darkling, and everyone thinks he is dead.

The Ravkan Army is after Mal, Alina, Kaz, Jesper, Inej, and Zoya (Sujaya Dasgupta), so they run away from the Fold.

The Darkling does not die, though. In the last scene of the season, the Darkling leaves the Fold with what look like new creatures made from the Shadow Fold.

Wrapping Up

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