No recap this weeks, friends. This week has been crap. A sea of pain and flu and unmentionable things happening because of pain and flu. I didn’t even get to watch the episode with everyone on Monday night…
…and am still pouting about that. Still not a hundred percent, and frankly, I’m running out of time. I refuse to give up completely, though, so I shall still do my questions.
So basically, this episode is Merlin screwing up because he’s so focused on saving Arthur’s life. Other stuff happens obviously, but that is the underlying theme of it all. I’m sure Bron and Jen have much better recaps/summaries. Or if you want, head over to the Merlin Wiki page and read the summary (click here).
If I’d written this episode, I would have changed…I’d have had Merlin reveal is magic. Then again, I’d have had him reveal it a long time ago, so…
Thing(s) I loved about this episode—Colin. Freaking. Morgan. I know, I know, I love him in every episode. But this is another one he, in my opinion, played his character very well.
I actually like (and I’m likely in the minority, here, I know) how Merlin puts everything else aside to save his
boyfriend. When he says there is no place in Camelot for magic, he’s putting aside his wants, the big picture of what he and Arthur are supposed to build of Albion, because he just wants Arthur to live. He denies an intregal part of himself for Arthur’s survival (never mind that it backfires so horrendously).
I like the moments between Merlin and Mordred. I think Merlin actually could come to like Mordred. They could be friends, but he can’t get it out of his head that this is the man who will kill Arthur.
Thing(s) I hated about this episode—I’ll admit this isn’t one of my favorite episodes. Because I think without all the judgy judging happening from the Disir, perhaps it would have been easier for Merlin to get to the point that
Something I never noticed about this episode before—Just how shitty Arthur and the knights were entering the Disir’s cave the first time around. I remembered them bringing their weapons in despite Merlin’s warnings, but FFS, Percival, did you have to tear down one of their relics from where it hung and trample on it? Show a bit of respect.
Proof of some head canon I’ve created—Merthur love all the way. Merlin’s jealousy of Mordred – his issues aren’t all because Mordred is destined to kill Arthur. He’s way jealous of the time and attention his man is giving the new knight. And Arthur asking for Merlin’s advice and noticing Merlin hasn’t smiled in three days.
Favorite costume—This was tough this week. The boys spent lots of time in chainmail and capes, which are lovely, mind you, but… I guess I’d have to go with Gwen’s
What made Jen lose her shit (in a good or bad way) in this episode? How Gaius’ advice constantly contradicts past advice.
Next week 2/23 at 8pm EST, we’ll be watching S04E06 “The Dark Tower”. We’ll be on Twitter with the hastag #MerlinClub