I do want to remind everyone that while season 4 was rather lacking character development and relationships, it was originally supposed to be a part of season 3, which had quite a lot of that and was much less focused on overall plot. As unfortunate as it was, keep in mind that it is important to keep the overarching plot moving and therefore, the writers cannot focus on character development and relationships all the time. Narratively, I think it was the right move to make season 3 very character heavy and season 4 very plot heavy. Because the seasons are so short, mixing the two up could have been rather ineffectual. But because they were separate these seasons overall left us with very powerful messages. Even though it doesn’t feel like it, I think we will eventually get the character and relationship development we want to see. We just have to be patient and we should appreciate the plots as they are presented along with character development. Character and relationship development wouldn’t mean nearly as much without a good plot.
could you please shed some light on the last malec's scene? magnus' expression specifically when he says "i can't do anything without thinking of you" like he hates himself for saying it.