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14 December 2008 @ 03:21 am
Merlin Finale!  
OMG. *flails*

It's rather late, but I wanted to post a quick reaction post for my immediate thoughts.

First, the ''Cup of Life'? That's totally going to be Merlin's version of the Grail, isn't it? :)

Ooh, Merlin being all in the face of the Slash Dragon. He's never coming to visit again? I reckon that totally means the Slash Dragon is going to go to plan B - in other words, suddenly Morgana will be hearing a little voice and the Dragon is going to groom her with evil magics to lead Arthur into a new magical kingdon. Which proably means the Slash Dragon is going to become the Het Dragon and persuade Morgana to seduce Arthur now. Which is a nice way of presenting that bit of plot (if they go with that bit of the legend, since Mordred is already around, and doesn't need to be Arthur's son)

Magical battle! Yay! Does this mean that Merlin's used evil magics? It's hardly the first time he's killed an evil sorceror though, so I'm going to hope not. Lets hope the Old Religion doesn't get sniffy about Merlin killing their priestess too. Although she did say the balance wouldn't care, it doesn't mean to say that good old earthly politics won't come into it.

Oh yes, and the Guardian Angel idea that Uthor put into Arthur's mind? It's a bit lame, but I totally see that they might use this to get Arthur and Gwen together. I will flail like a flaily thing though, particularly if they labour the point for a few eps - in which Merlin saves Arthur, and Arthur believes it's all to do with Gwen being his personal rabbit's foot. And then, of course, Arthur marries Gwen, and Uthor will die, and then Merlin will be like - it was all me! And Arthur will facepalm. And be stuck married to a woman he shacked up with under false pretences. No wonder she runs off with Lancelot, after all that.

God, I might write even this, after Christmas... :)

PS: Oh yes. And there was Bradley's chest. We are now even on the chest front - and I still prefer Colin Morgan. *grins like a mad, slightly ashamed thing*
 
 
 
waitin' round the bend: Merlin: Arthur/Merlinir0nically_no on December 14th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
XDD

I'm still just glad that Gaius is still alive. I haven't yet been able to process the rest.
Valderys: Merlin/Arthur - lightbulb!valderys on December 14th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
I was pretty sure that he'd make it, because they made it look like he wouldn't in the publicity stills, and it seemed unlikely that they were going to give away such a significant plot point in publicity stills! Although that's significantly meta, so I was being a bit naughty really! :)
emmzzi on December 14th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC)
I didn't think they'd got a 2nd season so the best bit for me was 'Merlin will return'!

Valderys: Merlin - swordyvalderys on December 14th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
Ah, I'm on the communitities, so I knew that! Although they left it to the wire - they only announced the second season on Friday, I believe!
koriliankorilian on December 14th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
It was cool, but killing of Nimueh spoiled it for me a bit. She could have been such a great ambiguous baddie. Sure she was plotting and killing and being evil, but like Uther, I had the feeling she had some kind of reason for having become so twisted and it would have been interesting to see if that motive was good enough to sway us and more imporantly Merlin. (also, I wanted to see her plotting with the slash dragon! :)
Valderys: Merlin/Arthur - lightbulb!valderys on December 14th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
Ah, but I bet they could bring her back if they really wanted to - magic is like that. And then the balance woudl be out of alignment, and that could be extra plotty stuff, or something! Because I agree, she would have made a great on-going baddy!
prochytesprochytes on December 16th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
As I said, I am very much of your opinion that the Dragon is going to become the Big Bad and start grooming Morgana instead. It would be interesting if her magical aptitudes turn out to be rather different from Merlin's. If she is into visions and mind-f$%ks and summoning things, there would be an interesting contrast with Merlin's more elementalist groove. Of course, if she does go definitively evil, the dragon will probably insists that Morgana wears more leather. I can live with that.

"Magical Battle, yay!", indeed. I am always a sucker from the moments when a shy and diffident mage character finally lets rip and shows that (s)he can be, when push comes to shove, entirely terrifying (cf. Willow: "I. Owe. You. PAIN."). The bit where the Dragon unleashed its Cosmic Breath Weapon of Doom and Merlin deflected it WITH HIS HAND was particularly awesome.

My favourite parts were all Gaius-related, though. "That is the lament of all men" almost made me tear up. I really should consider getting myself a Gaius icon, actually.

Thanks for putting me up on Sunday!

Hilaryelenopa on December 20th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
Finally got to see it.

Damn you slash writers! I just couldn't help myself when Merlin said "We haven't done everything yet."

Please don't say I was the only one, when the dragon was talking about the old magic 'binding the universe together', to say "Use the force."