i really enjoy the lightwood family in tv form, maryse is awful to her kids, except jace it seems who isn’t even her biological son. izzy being constantly put down for the way she dresses and who she CHOOSES to date, her mother not even hugging her or showing any affection. and then alec, too afraid to make a mistake or do what he wants to do because maryse is such a commanding force that she terrifies both her kids. (not to mention jace who makes things worse with alec by how he treats him, i prefer book jace). im really glad the show is getting that across without having to SAY it, just showing it is enough.
and also, as annoying as clary is, the little supportive arm touches she gave alec in episode 5 were nice. i hope they become friends in a weird way.
someone please give these two a hug and tell them how special they are