I was wondering if a few of you maybe noticed that the who ever catched excalibur, wasn't Freya. I am saying this because the hand who catched is was a man's hand. I kind of noticed it when I was watching the episode live. Has anyone else noticed and why do you think this is?
Is is then Arthur? Or did the makers were just too lazy to have atleast a woman catch it.
No, it WAS Freya who caught the sword at the end of Diamond of the Day. At least, it was her character, but not the same actor/actress. This was confirmed a while back. The makers just used a male diver for that scene, thus the reason a few people are confused.
Though, if you look CAREFULLY at the hand in The Coming of Arthur, which was also meant to be Freya, the arm while not looking as overtly male as in the finale of season five, is a bit on the buff side. I speculate that that may have been a guy's arm too, rather than Laura Donnelly's.
They had to have the story match up to the myth, at least in some part. In arthurian legend, Arthur is wounded by Mordred and tries to go to Avalon to heal himself, but dies. Personally, I wish they ignored it and showed Arthur ruling as a grey old man and Merlin by his side.
@ A Lurker in the Woods - but if they showed Arthur ruling as a grey old man, then the show would be officially over. The way they ended it not only means that it can easily be picked up again in the future, but they gave it a very emotional ending, which even though it left me depressed for at least a week after watching it, I like it when a story is strong enough and loved enough that it can evoke real emotions from the audience, and it definitely did, because this made me cry.
220.127.116.11 wrote: The biggest plot hole that still bothers me is why on earth Merlin didn't just summon the dragon earlier and get Arthur to Avalon very much alive quite easily...
Because, as Merlin said so himself, he didnt want to bother the dragon unless he knew there could never be another way. Kilgharrah was old and his days were coming to an end and MErlin knew that and he didn;t want Kilgharrah to die because of him
I have watched the entire series on Netflix. I purposely waited months to watch the final episode because I could not imagine being satisfied no matter how they ended it. I was wrong. The ending was perfect! I thought when Mordred stabbed Arthur it was ver anit-climatic (btw, loved Arthur's hesitation). But the last half of the episode with Arthur and Merlin's relationship growing again as it had through out the series was perfect. I loved it! And the epilogue left me with closure. Awesome writing, HUGE kudos to the writers!!!!
Even if Merlin didn't want to bother Kilagarrah, he could have called him sooner. It really made no sense that he waited that long, other than Arthur had to die per the legend. Heck, he could have even called Aithusa and given him a little redemption, and turn him from Morgana's evil, vindictive ways. The ending was sad and disappointing because several things were dictated by the plot, not logic.