Harry is assuring fans that #Malec will go through some ups and downs, but you’ll see some sweet romance too.
“I think their relationship is growing stronger and when it grows stronger, you’re also going to have different mindsets on how things are dealt with that they need to figure out just like any relationship,” Harry told TVInsider.com. “I think it’s just cool that the fact that they’re acknowledging they’re boyfriends and the fact that Alec came to Magnus and was like,’“Look, this, what we have right here, it’s not going anywhere,’ and for someone to say that, I think that’s a big deal in any relationship.”
Harry added, “Oh, definitely you’ll see romantic moments. One thing I’ll say to that is that the cast, the writers, and the producers, we all care about all the relationships and we all always champion the idea of showing the progression of the relationships. Specifically for Malec, and I can speak for Matt, we always try to play it as real as possible. There will be a lot more romantic moments coming up while trying to battle Valentine and hopefully not getting killed in the process!”
“I love the way that they’ve built their love story because Clary and Simon have grown up together and they know each other better than they know themselves, and now they’re both a part of this new world and beginning to find their way,” Kat told EW. “They’re both changing. Clary is growing up. She’s beginning to fight her own battles; she’s maturing. And Simon is as well. Simon’s no longer the nerdy guy that we saw in episode 1. He’s becoming a vampire; he’s owning his powers; he’s starting to have a lot more confidence. And Clary is seeing this change in him…They say all things happen for a reason, and Clary and Simon are a result of that natural progression.”
“For Simon, that’s always been one of his dreams,” Alberto said. “There was a moment at the end of episode 13 of season 1 where Simon says to Clary, ‘I love you.’ They’d just captured Hodge. That was where the spark kind of happened. She said it back but it wasn’t as solidified as a ‘friendship love’ as it had been. That was the first time that it might’ve been something more.”
WHAT DID YOU THINK of the #Climon kiss? Check out some fan reactions below!
During the latest episode, Magnus tells Alec that he feels vulnerable just before they get intimate. Alec then kisses him and pushes him off screen, implying that they do indeed have sex.
But for a lot of fans, consent from Magnus wasn’t given – or if anything, portrayed clear enough.
Showrunner Darren Swimmer took to social media to acknowledge fans’ concerns and thank them for bringing it to his attention.
“We thought it was a given that Alec wouldn’t have forced anything, but a fair point that we could have made consensus more clear onscreen,” he tweeted. “Consent: a big issue. Thank you for sharing your pov on this topic.”
TELL JJJ: What did you think of the #Malec scene?
We thought it was a given that Alec wouldn't have forced anything, but a fair point that we could have made consensus more clear onscreen.