The title of this blog says it all for me.
Merlin premeried in the US last night. I swore I would not watch given I know how this ends, but out of morbid curiousity I watched 5 x 01. All it did was make me more ticked at the writers and producers on how the show ended. The scene where the dragon told Merlin it was up to him to keep Arthur's safe when Merlin learned about Arthur's Bane comes off like a joke; especially when in 5 x 13 the dragon tells Merlin that he and a dead Arthur met their destinies. It still makes me feel the show runners misrepresented the premise of the series; that it's a prequel to the Golden Age of Camelot and the beginnings of Albion. I'm also ticked that they squandered character development in the name of …Read more >
First off, Happy New Year! A new year usually means new beginnings, a fresh start, but in regards to Merlin and the show's fanbase, the bad feelings about how the show ended have not gone away. People are still upset about how favorite characters went out, how the story ended, a sense of failure to meet goals, another sense that the writers and producers misled everyone into believing those goals will be met, etc. I never realised how invested people were in this show until I saw comments to the vein of "I wasted four or five years of my life watching this show"; or "I can't watch the episodes again because of the tragic ending". Some are turning to writing fan fiction to give an alternate ending because they are dissatified with the…Read more >
Reading on different blogs and seeing different comments on the Merlin finale, my take from it is that the majority of people are so disappointed on how this series ended. The reasons are various: the ending was rushed; too many plotholes; Arthur dying without uniting the kingdoms to form Albion; Morgana dying in a low rent way; (personally Morgana paying the ultimate price for her reign of terror was the only bright spot for me); Gwen ruling alone without the love of her life; Mordred dying; the present day final scene with Merlin roaming around Avalon (really?); you name it. There have been calls for a pox on the houses of the writers and producers of Merlin for the product they put out going back to the beginning of season 4. The…Read more >
When I read Balinor was being brought back in 5 x 12, people are trying to tie in his appearance to the warning Finna gave to Merlin in the poem; e.g., "brother against brother" could mean Mordred is Merlin's half brother. Another suggestion is that Balinor would transfer another form of dragonlord power to lMerlin from the grave, giving him more firepower to go up against Morgana and Mordred. I could buy that, especially with this line from the poem:
Let the dreadfire of the last Priestess rain down from angry skies
To me this means Morgana is going to deploy Aithusa at the battle, and she may use magic to amp up the dragon's abilities to take on Arthur's forces. Fearing Emyrs, Morgana may put a spell on Aithusa to make sure Merlin/Emy…Read more >
I found this sneak peek for this episode, showing what turned Mordred against Arthur....
Sorry about chopping off Kara (who's opposite of Mordred in this picture), but I wanted everyone to be able to see it. It looks Arthur has just cause (for that legal system during the time) to send Mordred's love to the gallows - attempted regicide. Of course we would have to see the episode to she her reasons. (Arthur did her or her family wrong; perhaps they were part of the slaughter of some druids described in 4 x10 - a raid Arthur led?) Kara couldn't argue enchantment; whatever her reasons Kara seems like she acts of her own free will. Even if Arthur has qualms about sending her to her death (some scenes in 5 x 11 have Arthur deep in thought -…
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