At least she actually got to do things besides smirk this episode, but really, enough!
Merlin: I've no intention of walking.
Prince BAMF Arthur
OH YEAH. That was so cool, and all he did was sit down. There wasn't even big music or anything!
King BAMF Uther
Sir BAMF Leon
He's really become Head Knight In Charge, I love it.
Morgause & Cenred
Morgause: I'll wait and see if you deliver, before I'll say I'm pleased.
Cenred: And when I do?
Morgause: Then I'll give you a feast that you will never forget.
Yeah Cenred, you better not stop until the job is done. She better be satisfied. You need to have stamina for what's to come. Things are gonna get hot. It's not the size of your sword that matters, but what you do with it. SO MANY DOUBLE ENTENDRES YOU DIDN'T USE, SHOW!
She's sooo checking him out.
Morgause: Here, have this scale model of the Tree of Gondor from the LOTR movies as a token of my affection. I even glued it to a staff.
Morgana: I DO NOT HAVE THE STRENGHT TO WIELD SUCH AN INSTR
Morgause: No, really, it's just a ridiculous prop, not a sex toy! Ehm, I mean IT HAS ITS OWN POWER.
Morgana: I will not fail you.
Morgause: I know.
GUESS. WHAT MORGANA DID. OH YES. FAILED H
Their hands are aaaaall over each other and Uther is making a kissyface. Your argument is invalid.
LOLOLOL Gwen's face. She's obviously thinking " AM I TALKING TO THE WALLS HERE? HAVE I T
At least Gwen had something to say, and I liked the handporn and ~looks~, but give them something to do together already please.
Blahblah, generic Gwen/Arthur motivational speech, zzz, OOOOH! HANDPORN!!
JUST KISS HER ALREADY. WE KNOW YOU WANT T
Gwen: I should go, sire.
Arthur: There's no need to call me that.
Gwen: There is every need, sire.
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?! They can't make out right now because ~duty comes first~? She needs to remind herself they can never beeeee? The kingdom needs a sire? Whatever, Gwen looks gorgeous in that cap:)
Merlin: You haven't had your breakfast this morning, have you?
Arthur: I'll have you for breakfast!
I'll have you for breakfast
I'll have you for breakfast
(Arthur starts throwing things)
Merlin: NO WONDER THIS PLACE IS SUCH A MESS!
Merlin: Look what we've got.
Merlin: You! ... Me.
Arthur: Merlin, what exactly are you going to do?
Merlin: I'm gonna be at your side, like I always am...protecting you.
Arthur: God help me.
Merlin: We're preparing for a siege.
Arthur: Yes, not a banquet.
Merlin: You know what you're like without food. We could be trapped here for weeks, months even!
Look what I've got for your breakfast ! Your favorite... PICKELED EGGS!
Merlin likes to hide behind the broad shoulders of his boyfriend.
Arthur: It's not like you to get nervous, is it Merlin?
Merlin: It is your fate to be the greatest king Camelot has ever known. Your victory today will be remembered.
For every age, until the end of time.
Oh Merlin. OH MERLIN. With the soft voice and the absolute faith in Arthur and the Legend!Merlin coming through and then Arthur being all "have you been on the cider?!" and not knowing what's going on but listening very carefully anway and OH BOYS.
Arthur: There are times, Merlin, when you display a sort of...I don't know what it is.
I wanna say...It's not wisdom. (pause) But yes. That's what it is.
NO WORDS. NOO WORDS. UNF. And damn, Bradley! I'm not always impressed with him (probably because next to Colin you'd have to be damn good) but daaamn this scene. His voice kind of cracks, he's all silent and serious and awkward and loving and IT'S AMAZING.
Haha ok, this was so weird. When Arthur hands Uther over to Merlin, there's like this milisecond where Arthur rubs Merlin's belly. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS IS but I like it;
eeee such a good episode for them. Don't care that they're ~archenemies~ now, they're now obviously obsessed with other.
Yay parallels with previous episodes! also: hot!
Eyefucking like whoah.
Morgana: You should get out while you still can.
Merlin: Women and children are dying!
Merlin: No. You don't mean that.
Morgana: I have magic, Merlin. Uther hates me and everyone like me. Why should I feel any differently about him?
but...that doesn't actually explain why you don't care about women and children dying, Morgana.
Morgana: You don't have magic, Merlin. How could you hope to understand?
Merlin: I do understand! Believe me!
TINY FLAW IN YOUR ARGUMENT, MORGANA. But I LOVE this scene. Colin once again breaks my heart, and I hope Merlin/Morgana has tons of discussions/talks like this again, AND THAT MORGANA FINDS OUT ALREADY. I can understand Merlin not wanting to tell her but uuuuugh can you imagine if they both knew about each other. Though her knowing he knows is hot enough in a ~secrets shared between them~ kind of way for now.
Merlin: It doesn't have to be like this. We can find another way.
Morgana: There is no other way.
OH KIDS. HAVING SEX IS ANOTHER WAY. I APPROVE OF T
And then Merlin & Morgana shamelessly start eyefucking each other in a room full of people.
Or plotting each other's murder in a room full of people, whatever.
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Next week: fart jokes with Gaius. Oh dear.
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