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14 September 2010 @ 10:11 pm
Pierrefonds filming today  
My goodness, we had a good day today! There seemed to be dozens of units filming all over the place! Well, all right not dozens, more like three but that's still a lot for Merlin! And they were all cheerful and upbeat, despite being obviously up against it in terms of time etc. I suspect that the hotel's internet connection is so dire that I'm not going to be able to upload anything tonight, so go have a look at yavannauk's stuff for an idea.

First there was a fight between stunties and Harry Melling, who's grown up well, I must say - he's unrecognisable from Dudley Dursley! Unfortunately we know no more, not even the characters name. But it set a mood for the car park, which had fight after fight all through the day - althugh most of the rest did seem to be Tony's stand-in against various tough guys with increasing weapons. I saw a spiked ball and chain, stabbing spear, and large hammer, and I wasn't there all the time!

Then Rupert Young arrived and drilled the knights - he got to shout a very emotive 'No!' several times, as they faced off against a set of evil knights with crossbows. (I know they were evil as they had black livery with a red tree, and then shot someone not in the field of camera - although it seems likely to be Uther. Gasp!)

Then Katie arrived in Morgana's purple frock, and then Emilia Fox resplendent in pink dressing gown! And we got to discover who had ordered the knights to shoot (the probable Uther) - it was Morgana! From the balcony! Wearing the crown! *falls over in shock*

Then for the next scene there were the sound of horses and loads of knights - Leon, Gwen's brother, Lancelot, Tom Hopper, and Gawain, all rode into the Coutyard with Gwen at their head! Cor, you can tell it's the finale! And Gwen is in trousers and a fur over her shoulder, and gets off the horse to kiss Arthur. Aww. Although I personally want to know where Merlin is!

Luckily I did get a bit of long-distance Colin at the end of the day. I had to climb up a steep bank to get it, but we saw him and Bradley and Gawain all walking along - only Arthur was limping, and not in his red shirt, but in his blue and brown jacket combo. So different episode again then...
archaeologist_darchaeologist_d on September 14th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
I'm really curious about the finale! So it was Gwen kissing Arthur and now the other way around?
Valderys: Merlin - Iz Dedvalderys on September 17th, 2010 09:14 am (UTC)
Well, she holds out her hands and slides off the horse and into Arthur's arms, and the kiss looks a bit spontaneous on both sides, although I thought the significant bit was it was in public! In the courtyard, in front of the knights!
archaeologist_d: Merlin pierrefondsarchaeologist_d on September 17th, 2010 11:59 am (UTC)
Yes, in public and in front of the knights. I'm sure Uther would hear about it pretty darn fast! Thanks for the info!
Hilaryelenopa on September 14th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
You're out there again!

Maybe one day they'll let you into a crowd scene.
Valderys: Merlin - Iz Dedvalderys on September 17th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
Nope, there are unions and contracts about that kind of thing - I'll never be in a scene unless I win a competition or something. And it was a spontaneous being out there - I had three flexi days that I had to use or lose, and it coincided, so...
genstarwen92genstarwen92 on September 14th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the report it all sounds soooooo exciting!!!!
Valderys: Merlin - Iz Dedvalderys on September 17th, 2010 09:17 am (UTC)
There are pictures but not exciting ones - I must out them up anyway!
Lotripper: merlin ot4msilverstar on September 15th, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
YAY!!! Especially the leader Gwen part, for me.
Valderys: Merlin - Iz Dedvalderys on September 17th, 2010 09:18 am (UTC)
Well, I don't know if she is *actually* their leader but she was in front! :)