MERLIN CLUB: The Death Song of Uther Pendragon


Or This Week on Doctor Phil…My Dad’s a Ghost and Trying to Overthrow My Kingdom
(Thank you @swl_dylan, for the title this week)

So this week we have Ghost!Uther. Who is NOT happy with how his song is ruling his kingdom, and by his I mean Uther’s because that’s clearly how he thinks of it. A former maid as a wife, commoners being knights…it’s unheard of and just not acceptable to the dearly departed. Honestly, this whole episode can be summed up by this post on iamroboteye’s Tumblr

Arthur: Daddy!! Oh my god I’m so glad to see you I missed you so much and I wanted your advice I love you

Uther: I’m still a dick

Arthur: …goddamnit

And onto the questions…

If I’d written this episode, I would have changed…Nothing major I can think of, this week. 

Thing(s) I loved about this episode—Sooooo much Merthur. So so much. And it was lovely. I can’t even put all the scenes I loved in this post. But here is my favorite. 

Then there’s the outtake, with Colin laughing. It’s too freaking cute so I’m linking that too. 🙂 Just because.

Thing(s) I hated about this episode—As much as I hated Uther, I hate Ghost!Uther even more. There’s no love shown for Arthur, and that doesn’t fit Uther’s character at all. 

Something I never noticed about this episode before—While Leon is giving some report or another to Arthur and the Knights of the Round table, I never noticed this dude. This poor knight sitting next to Leon. LMAO



Proof of some head canon I’ve created—I don’t know that this is proof of anything, but I have a head canon of sorts to “fix” the thing that bugged me most about this episode. As fucked up as Uther is, he loved Arthur, and basically died for him. I can’t imagine that, no matter how he may disagree with Arthur’s choices, he would go after Arthur the way he did. I could imagine it if say Arthur had lifted the ban on magic or something… LOL 

But my head canon is that the spirit brought back with the horn thingy isn’t fully the person that has passed. Like aspects of that person are amplified–like in Uther’s case, his devotion to Camelot and his vision of what Camelot should be. His fears and views are so much in the forefront they crowd out his love for his son.

Don’t know if that makes as much sense written out as it does in my head, but it makes me feel better. 🙂

Favorite costume—Can’t find a full length of this one, but I loved Gwen’s dress this episode. 


What would Bron steal from Camelot in this episode? Oh this was hard. Either Gwen’s dress or the horn…I could see that horn thing resting on a shelf or somehow hanging on a wall in her house. Could be wrong though. If she’s opposed to the horn, go back to Gwen’s dress. 😉 (Or perhaps Arthur’s leather gloved hand…ROWR)


What made Jen lose her shit (in a good or bad way) in this episode? Ghost!Uther using Neil’s Dom voice. Probably the only thing she’s missed about Uther.

Bron’s Merlin Club: The Death Song of Uther Pendragon Post
Jen’s Merlin Club: The Death Song of Uther Pendragon Post

Next week 2/9 at 8pm EST, we’ll be watching S05E04 “Another’s Sorrow”. We’ll be on Twitter with the hastag #MerlinClub

9 Replies to “MERLIN CLUB: The Death Song of Uther Pendragon”

  1. #no pls leon continue
    OMG, i laughed so hard at that!! He looks just like me on a friday morning in my first lecture at 8 am :’D

  2. The Tumblr post is the best episode sum up ever.

    Look, I’m not picky…I’ll take the horn, the dress and Arthur’s gloved hand. It comes wit the rest of him, right?

  3. I agree with your head canon. It just doesn’t make sense for Uther to backtrack that much in personal growth.

  4. I could see Uther being upset that Arthur married Gwen. But he already knew about the knights. In the episode where Uther dies, he is sitting at a feast with all of the knights sitting around he and Arthur. So, the part about him being angry that commoners were knighted made no sense at all. But we’re talking about the Merlin writers, who obviously never watched the episodes they didn’t write.

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