Can we keep the director for this gorgeous episode forever? Can we keep Gwaine forever? Can we keep adorable Gwen/Merlin scenes forever? Can we keep Gwen smart and dealing with non-Arthur-related stuff forever? Please?
Merlin/Arthur part 1
I CAN'T EVEN EXPRESS HOW GLAD I AM THIS S
Good way to start the episode, I say!
- You must be Courage.
- No, I'm Prince Arthur of Camelot.
Hmm, how could we make Merlin/Colin even MORE adorable than usual? Show him with his mouth full and a pout face, of course!
Gratuitous neck/profile porn! The Crystal Cave had that too, and was directed by the same person, Alice Troughton, who also directed Doctor Who's Midnight. SOMEONE LIKES COLIN MORGAN'S PRETTY FACE A
HOW AWESOME WAS SHE THIS EPISODE? A WHOLE LOT IS HOW!
Aww, that was cute. No violins or big speeches, just a quick kiss before Arthur heads off ~to danger~.
MAGIC REVEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : Gwen/Morgana
GWEN IS NOT FOOLED, YO.
Sorry Morgana, looks like the time when you could simultaniously feed Gwen lies and sex her up is officially over.
A magic reveal, at least. SO HAPPY. And SO happy that Gwen actively did something to find out what was going on.
She isn't the person I knew. She's changed, Gaius. I don't think she means well to any of us anymore.
OH GWEN. I feel sad for you because you just found out your friend is evil and all, BUT I'M SO HAPPY FOR ME THAT YOU KNOW. Please be talking about it with Merlin now!
The Wacky Adventures of Merlin & Gwaine
Merlin: Hello, Gwaine.
Gwaine: Ah! Merlin!
HEARTS IN MY EYES. Look at Merlin having fun! And then "fighting in the market" as soundtrack, AWESOME.
Merlin: Why do you want to do this?
Gwaine: Same reason as you. Help a friend.
Merlin: Arthur's lucky to have us.
Gwaine: Not Arthur.
*intense love stare*
Merlin: I'd do the same for you.
Gwaine: I'd hope so, you're the only friend I've got.
OH GOD. Gwaine, sweetie, I hope you find Lancelot offscreen and become BFFs with him. And then you can both shower Merlin with love. I LIKE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS.
Merlin/Arthur part 2
Protecting his man (like usual).
WHY DO YOU NOT SEE HOW LUCKY YOU ARE TO B
COUNTRIES HAVE STARTED WARS FOR LESS.
Great. This is just getting better and better. Are Gwen and Morgana here too? Are we going to have A SURPRISE PARTY??
YOU ARE HUGGING MERLIN IN PUBLIC.
PLEASE STAY FOREVER! THE BOY NEEDS SOME LOVE!
Aww, look at Gwaine's heartbreak in that last pic. I know it won't be too long before he's back BUT I'LL MISS HIM ANYWAY.
Why hello, Kemp from Being Human.
I loved these scenes. Merlin was using his Special Soft Voice again and I liked the actor and there was some sense of importance about these scenes.
Fisher King: I've been waiting all these years...for the arrival of a new time. The time of the once and future king.
Merlin: I've heard these words before.
Fisher King: And you will hear them again, for that time is dawning. And my time finally can come to an end. This is why you were brought here. For this is not Arthur's quest, it is yours.
Travelling by tornado: all the cool magical kids are doing it. ALSO MERLIN, YOUR FACE.
Merlin/Arthur part 3
Got to say, that was a good quest. Did you meet than man on the bridge?
And then Arthur was all "oh yeah, he said I was Courage and that I needed Strength and Magic, and there is NO WAY you are strength, so...Need to tell me something, Merlin?" Oh, wait. That didn't happen :( WHY SO DUMB ARTHUR. LEARN FROM YOUR FUTURE WIFE.
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Next week: ANOTHER troll-like episode, really?! There probably won't be a picspam next week because I'm moving next weekend, so I'll see how settled in I am by the time Merlin airs:)
I'll post my favorites on my Tumblr myself,
if there are others you'd want on there I don't mind if you post them as long you give a link back.