I've been kinda apprehensive about Maryse x Luke just because wouldn't it be kind of unfair to Luke? Maryse has been so horrible towards downworlders that I can't help but think Luke deserves better, but as I said I don't really know what to think about this. Just wanted to get your opinion on this since you always seem to know what to say :)
I’d agree if Maryse hadn’t gone around sincerely trying to make things up with everyone, including Luke himself. Plus, we should remember Alec has been pretty awful to them in the past, too, but his relationship with Magnus isn’t unfair because he’s working hard at being better, just like Maryse is now.
And…honestly, Luke might be a Downworlder now and he might’ve tried to stop Valentine when things finally got too far – but Luke was part of the Circle all the way up until the Uprising occurred. He (and Jocelyn) turned a blind eye just as much as Maryse to Valentine’s initial behavior and sentiments. I think they all made mistakes in the past when they were younger, but what’s important is how they deal with those mistakes.
I don’t expect them to get together right away, but I would love to see them grow as allies, then friends, and then maybe something deeper as Maryse works to redeem herself. I think it’s important to show that there is a right way to deal with having held ignorant beliefs in the past – and that you don’t just throw your hands up and go well this is just how I am I can’t fix anything so I won’t bother. It’s nice to see characters owning up to it and apologizing to the people they’ve hurt. It’s still up to those who have been hurt whether they choose to forgive them or not – but as long as they’re allowed to make that choice without pressure, then that’s okay.