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04 December 2010 @ 05:12 pm
Merlin - Season Finale thoughts  
Aww, I wish still had my one Merlin icon to use because I'm actually writing a Merlin post. Shocker!

OMG! I loved it. It was so cool; and I'm so proud of my sister because there was a review that mentioned a knowingly cute final shot and everyone thought it was about Gwen/Arthur, but my sister thought it would be Merlin putting Excalibur in the stone ... and she was totally right because she is awesome-sauce like that!

Random thoughts ...

- The knights of the round table scene was so cool. I loved them all standing up (especially my beloved Gwain!), and the final bit with Merlin and Arthur was adorable. And then I thought Arthur might knight them, but figured they wouldn't go there right then, but then they did and it was awesome.

- Lancelot, who has bored me past episodes he's been in, was fabulous in this one. I loved all of his scenes with Merlin, even if it deprived me of my lovely Merlin/Gwain scenes -- I love those bunches.

- Ah, Gwain! I would have liked more with him, but we've had some great stuff with him recently so I won't complain. I know he's not the bestest actor, but Eoin Macken has such an easy, charming charisma about him that he's an utter delight. In just his short time on the show, he's become my third favorite character (after Merlin and Gaius).

- Gwen was pretty durn awesome in the first half of the episode, even if she pretty much disappeared in the second half, I still loved what we got with her.

- And speaking of Gwen, I loved that they framed the big Arthur/Gwen kiss much in how they framed their first kiss, less backlit this time, but still lovely.

- Oh, man, when the dragon said that his allegiance was to Merlin, I was all: Awwww!!! I love the love/hate relationship between the dragon and Merlin. Tis awesome.

- I also like the little bit we got with Merlin and Freya because I did love that episode with the two of them.

- My one complaint remains the same one I've had all season, they didn't lay enough groundwork for Morgana's utter evil. I really wish we'd been given flashbacks in the first couple of episodes to some of what went down in the year she was with Morgause. I think that would have given a MUCH stronger base for the EVUL!smirking evil of Morgana! However, I thought the whole Morgana going mad, glowing gold eyes, windows breaking and walls crumbling in her grief was pretty dang awesome.

- Also awesome was Excalibur coming out of the lake, Lancelot's reaction the first time he saw the sword take out an undead knight, and, of course, that final shot of the sword in the stone. AWE-SOME!

All in all, despite some issues with the show overall still, I did like this season, and I LOVED this finale. It was fantastic and Colin Morgan (as always) was deliciously wonderful. He's the reason I decided to watch this show in the first place (I will always love him as the goth kid from Doctor Who's "Midnight"), and he's never disappointed me because he is just marvelous. Such a wonderfully gifted young actor, and such a cutie too. :)

Bottom-line: FANTASTIC FINALE!!! Too bad we have to wait forevvvvver for it to return.
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ruby_caspar: arwenruby_caspar on December 4th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Loved it! Spent the entire 50 minutes yelling/laughing/crying at the very possibility that Gwaine had died. It was awesome!
Arabian: What's not to Love? (Logan)arabian on December 4th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
As as Elyan asked if he was dead, I knew he wasn't. But before he said that, my heart stopped. I said to my sister: They better have not killed Gwain. HELL TO THE NO! But they didn't.

disney_fan9disney_fan9 on December 5th, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
YES!! This exactly! I was horrified that Gwaine might be dead. I was actually rooting for the characters like I would for a football team at a football game. It was crazy good, can not wait till the fourth season comes out.
Arabianarabian on December 11th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
Too bad it's going to be almost a year before we get series four. :sniff sniff:
vamplover85vamplover85 on December 5th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)
FANTATIC FINALE IS RIGHT. To BAD WE HAVE TO WAIT FOREVER FOR THE NEXT SERIES!!! *Sigh* It was amazing. The sword in the stone is my favorite part of the arthurian legend. I LOVED THE ENDING THAT WAS EFFING FANTASTIC. I kind of wish they did flashbacks of why she HATES them all. Seriously. And why she grew so CLOSE to Morgause. I WOULD LOVE them to pieces if they did a summer series of that year! Because that would fill in the BIG blanks this season! But this was EFFING AMAZING I LOVED IT SO MUCH. And I didn't know you watched Merlin! <3 Morgana when she was greiving HOLY CRAP my heart fluttered fast when that happened and when Gwaine...ah...my heart stopped for a minute when that happened. Like phew....and I LOVED the little bit of Merlin & Arthur parts. *Sigh* this show is just brilliant! <3
obstinate, headstrong girl!: TV » Merlin » Morganazombie_boogie on December 5th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
Smirking!Morgana, without any sort of sojourn into morally grey territory, will always be my biggest beef with this season. I was hoping for some kind of psychotic break or hint that she regreted her actions. But I did love her scene with Uther and the final scene where her magic went haywire - the positioning of her and Morgause nicely paralleled the scene in last series' finale with Morgause taking Morgana away after she'd been poisoned.

KNIGHTS! Oh boys ♥.
lacrimadraconis: Merlin smilelacrimadraconis on December 7th, 2010 07:22 am (UTC)
IKR?! The finale was so fantastic. I wasn't too pleased with the season as a whole, but this? Totally made everything right in my Merlin world again!