Completely agree, context is SO important. And while Alec’s behaviour can’t be excused in any way to him there’s a legitimate reason for reacting that way. People jumping to conclusions can be so tiring and as much as I love seeing the promo I hate seeing people starting shit before we even know what really happens.
Exactly. I mean I am used to people just jumping to conclusions on promos but sometimes it can get to me. Especially when characters I love are called abusive or are being bashed on something we haven’t even seen the full scene of. If you’re going to critique Alec’s actions at least wait until you see the full scene. And there’s a difference between looking at the promo and saying, “I hope Alec’s actions don’t go unexcused” and “Alec’s actions are going to go unexcused because Magnus is always passive to Alec and Alec’s actions are abusive.” We have no way of knowing how that scene will play out. They always splice together the most dramatic parts of an episode to put in the promo.