i just… they pretended that maggie didn’t have a reason to hate valentine’s day? that her bad feelings on the topic weren’t valid? like they could be swept under the rug with a simple “yeah I’m sorry I’ll be happy about it now :)”? and that just feels so inorganic to me, that entire emotional arc was rushed. the turn around and the apology would have made more sense if they stuck with the initial reasons she gave for hating it.

what i would have liked to see instead is her doing up the prom and going all out for alex, and then saying something along the lines of “I don’t think I’ll ever like valentine’s day, but I can do cheesy romance. for you.” THAT is the sort of compromise a relationship like theirs should have, and would have, if the writers weren’t rushing through their scenes to squeeze in excessive heterosexual bullshit.

maggie was encouraging alex to come out to the people closest to her on her own terms because she knows exactly what it’s like to be pushed into that place before you’re ready and she wanted alex to experience it all for herself