MERLIN CLUB: The Coming of Arthur Parts 1 & 2

Or The One Where EVERYONE Comes Back
Creepy Cenred is back (for a wee bit anyway), Gwaine and Lancelot are back, even Freya is back…in a puddle, but back….

As I write this with a bucket hugged to my side in case I get sick again (gross, I know!), I’m skipping the recap portion this week and just jumping right into the questions, so I can go to bed. I’m so sorry. L And I’m disappointed because these two episodes rank very high on my fave Merlin episodes list.

If I’d written this episode, I would have changed… I hate how idiotic they make Merlin with magic. The very first episode he was able to stop freaking time when Gaius fell, keeping the hold man hovering in the air as he got the bed underneath him. This episode, they just have him clobber a guy with magic and send the cup that is so powerful and dangerous in the wrong hands flying through the air. To be caught by the enemy. WTF? That’s just stupid. He could have made the cup fly to him. He’s capable of that; they’ve shown that kind of thing before. So it’s just inconsistent and stupid. Yes, the cup had to end up in the bad guy’s hands but there had to be a better way to do it.

Things I loved about this episode—

  • Gwaine being back
  • When Lancelot and Percival show up
  • The entire round table scene
  • Freya!
  • Concerned!Merlin (when Arthur is hurt)
  • Sassy!Merlin
  • tumblr_ljm0w2iMjv1qfdneyo1_250Just…Merlin.

Thing I hated MOST about this episode—That they CUT this out!

THIS was so important—Arthur basically motioning for Merlin to sit—beside him, at his right hand. It was acknowledging how important Arthur felt Merlin was. I hate that they cut this. Such a short thing, but it meant so much, IMO

Something I never noticed about this episode before—The excessive amount of the immortal army running around the castles—through halls and up and down stairs—after Camelot has already been taken. What’s up with that? What are they doing?

Proof of some head canon I’ve created—The looks between Morgana and Morgause…not sisterly looks, my friends.

Also, what Morgana does—killing innocents to manipulate the knights etc—that is so far from the character we originally met, further convinces me Morgause used the mandrake root on her at some point during the year she had Morgana.

Favorite costume—Gwen’s outfit in the 2nd part


What would Bron steal from Camelot from the ruined castle of the ancient kings in this episode? I feel that Bron would find a use for the original round table.


What made Jen lose her shit (in a good or bad way) in this episode? Oh I don’t know. ALL the incest innuendo would be my guess. It was pretty in your face.

Bron’s Merlin Club: The Coming of Arthur Post
Jen’s Merlin Club: The Coming of Arthur Post

Next week 10/20 at 8pm EST, we’ll be watching S04E01 & 02 “The Darkest Hour”. NOTE: This is a 2-PART episode. We’ll start Part One at 8pm EST, take a short break then start Part Two at 9pm EST. We’ll be on Twitter with the hastag #MerlinClub