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Episode 5x03 'The Death Song Of Uther Pendragon' discussion thread

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    [1]Oct 19, 2012
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    Please post your opinions/comments/discussion topics on episode 5x03 "The Death Song Of Uther Pendragon" here.

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    5x03 Masterlists:

    Episode 5x03 magic and spells:
    -Arthur uses the Horn of Cathbhadh to summon Uther from the spirit world.
    -Uther’s spirit makes the throne room doors open suddenly.
    -Uther’s spirit makes a chandelier fall on the Round Table.
    -Uther’s spirit makes wind howl in the castle corridors.
    -Uther’s spirit makes spears clash together and a shield drop to the ground in the armoury. He also inflicts a wound on Percival’s shoulder with a flying axe.
    -Uther’s spirit makes wind howl in the castle corridors.
    -Uthers spirit makes windows and doors open and bang against the wall.
    -Uther’s spirit drags Gwen along a corridor.
    -Uther’s spirit makes objects fly around and hit Gwen.
    -Uther’s spirit throws a spear in Gwen’s direction.
    -Uther’s spirit makes shelves tumble down and object fly around in the pantry, knocking Gwen out. Then he starts a fire.
    -Merlin unlocks a door using a spell.
    -Uther’s spirit makes a bottle break, a door bolt, some shelves tumble and objects fly.
    -Uther’s spirit blows Arthur’s torch down.
    -Uther’s spirit blots a door.
    -Uther’s spirit knocks Arthur unconscious using a shield.
    -Uther’s spirit throws a bench at Merlin.
    -Merlin diverts the trajectory of the bench using his mind.
    -Merlin stops Uther’s spirit’s attack and flies him out of the room.
    -Merlin lights some torches using a spell.
    -Uther’s spirit makes some maces swing.
    -Uther’s spirit throws to spears towards Merlin, pinning him to a door.
    -Arthur uses the Horn of Cathbhadh to send Uther’s spirit back to the spirit world.

    Episode 5x03 RIP list:
    -Valdis (the sorceress).
    -Uther’s spirit is sent back to the spirit world.

    Episode 5x03 Lives Saved list:
    -Arthur saves Valdis’ life by preventing Alrick from burning her at the stake.
    -Arthur saves Merlin’s life by preventing Uther from killing him.

    What Arthur calls Merlin:
    -Unpredictable.
    -Coward.
    -Clumsy oaf.

    What Merlin calls Arthur:
    -Foolish, arrogant ass.
    -(Indirectly): better and much more worthy King than Uther ever was.

    Times Sir Leon says “Sire”:
    -None (he calls him M’lord twice though).

    Liar, liar:

    Arthur's attributes to being the great king of legend:
    -His father’s loss still weighs heavily on him, particularly in the anniversary of his death which prevents him from enjoying his birthday.
    -He saves a woman accused of sorcery from being burnt without a proper trial. When the executioner tells Arthur that Uther would have shown her no mercy Arthur replies that he is not his father. -Since becoming king he’s done what he believed to be right, even if knowing that his decisions went against what his father taught him.
    -He has ignored tradition and broken the laws by bestowing knighthoods on commoners because he knows that they make fine knights and will give their life for the Kingdom.
    -He listens to the advice of others which he considers to be a sign of strength instead of a weakness.
    -He doesn’t want people to respect him because they fear him.
    -He married a serving girl for love instead of choosing a noble lady and forming an alliance with another kingdom.
    -He strives to make his father proud, he wants that more than anything.
    -He has brought peace to the kingdom.
    -Despite being really harsh, he gives his father’s words a second thought and debates if there might be some truth to them.
    -He is respected by his people, they believe in him. Camelot is a better place since he became King.
    -He thanks Merlin for his reassuring words.
    -The love for his father hasn’t blinded him and he knows that he could be a cruel man.
    -He trusts Guinevere more than anyone and is proud to have a strong and wise woman by his side.
    -He trusts others and would rather not rule at all than rule alone.
    -He loved and respected his father and by watching him rule he learnt than trusting no one only brings fear so he has decided to rule the Kingdom his own way, always being true to himself even if it wouldn’t please his father.
    -He doesn’t think that Uther was always right even if his father’s decisions were meant to protect the Kingdom.
    -He wants to build a kingdom that is fair and just and where everyone is respected regardless of rank.

    Arthur is knocked unconscious or prevented from knowing about Merlin's magic:
    -Uther’s spirit has knocked Arthur out when Merlin uses magic to counteract Uther’s attack.
    -Arthur sends Uther’s spirit back to the spirit world when he was mid-sentence warning him about Merlin having magic.

    What Arthur says about magic:
    -He believes that the chandelier fell on the Round Table because the chain broke and that Percival’s wound was an accident and can’t be persuaded to think otherwise (“Do you expect me to believe that my father's spirit is responsible for these things?”).
    -He refuses to believe that Uther’s spirit is responsible of Gwen’s attack.
    -He asks Gaius about ghosts and goes along with his plan to send Uther’s spirit back to the spirit world.
    -“I never thought the day would come when I would be hunting my own father”.

    Potions made by Gaius:
    -A poultice for Percival’s shoulder wound.
    -A sleeping draught for Gwen.
    -A potion for Arthur and Merlin to see Uther in spirit form.

    Gaius's smacks:
    -None.
    But:
    -Artur smacks Merlin.
    -Merlin smacks Arthur.

    'I have faith Arthur makes a great king' statements:
    -Valdis: “You showed kindness and compassion. Those are the qualities of a true king”.
    -Merlin: “You’ve always done what you believe to be right. People respect you.”
    -Merlin: “You’ve always done what you believed to be right even if you knew that your father would disapprove of it. Do you not see how different you are to him? Camelot is a better place since you became king.”
    -Merlin: “The people believe in you, Arthur”. -Merlin (to Uther’s spirit): “You are wrong about so much. Arthur is a better and much more worthy King than you ever were”.

    Merlin and Great Dragon meetings:
    -None.

    Great Dragon's riddles:
    -None.

    Aithusa meetings:
    -None.

    Morgana's premonitory dreams:
    -None.

    Morgana's smirks of doom:
    -None.

    Arthur and Gwen moments:
    -Gwen realizes that he is sad during the banquet. He kisses her cheek and touches her shoulder affectionately as he leaves the table.
    -Arthur tells Uther that he married for love. “I love Guinevere. More than… I can express”.
    -Arthur is worried over her after she’s injured.
    -Arthur tells Merlin that Uther knows how much he loves Gwen.
    -He reproaches Uther for trying to kill Guinevere.
    -Arthur tells Uther that “Guinevere is wise and strong and I trust her more than anyone” and that he would rather “not rule at all than rule alone”.

    Chestporns/Bodyporns:
    -Percy’s armsporn and chestporn.
    -Merlin’s armsporn.

    Dungeon time:
    -None.

    Fashion:

    Merlin:
    -Red shirt, blue scarf and brown jacket (day 1).
    -Blue shirt, red scarf and brown jacket (day 2).
    -Blue shirt, red scarf and brown jacket (day 3).
    -Red shirt, blue scarf and brown jacket (day 4).
    -Blue shirt, red scarf and brown jacket (day 5).

    Arthur:
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail with voiders (arm armour piece) and hauberk (chest armour piece) and Camelot cloak (day 1).
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail with voiders (arm armour piece) and hauberk (chest armour piece).
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail.
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail (day 2).
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail with Camelot cloak.
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail (day 3).
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail with voiders (arm armour piece) and hauberk (chest armour piece) and Camelot cloak.
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail with voiders (arm armour piece) and hauberk (chest armour piece).
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail.
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail with Camelot cloak (day 4).
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail.
    -Red shirt.
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail (day 5).
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail with jousting armour.

    Gwen:
    -Off the shoulders red velvet dress (day 2).
    -Purple dress (day 4).

    Gaius:
    -Maroon robe (day 2).
    -Green robe (day 4).

    Edited on 10/26/2012 8:14am
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    [2]Oct 20, 2012
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    I enjoyed this greatly. I'm sure I've forgotten about everything I wanted to say but I did like the balance of the episode (between serious/spooky and banter). It's really nice to see the introspective Arthur we saw a lot of in the second half of S4.
    I love the music that was played when the veil was closed (I know we've heard it before, I'll have to search which track it is).
    Poor Percy got on the wrong side of Uther. Why him more than Gwaine or Elyan, we'll never know!
    Loved the poetry excuse and the way that was delivered. It was funny to see that Colin seriously had the giggles when he delivered that line (I don't think that was just acting, he looked positively gleeful). Uther was so blue he almost looked like a Sidhe, I wish they had downplayed the colour a bit, but otherwise his presence was very powerful. at the near reveal... Nasty, nasty Uther
    Anyway, a very good episode overall, with, all in all, very little happening. Which seems to contrast hugely with next week's episode!
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    Sabrina2322

    [3]Oct 20, 2012
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    Is Percy dead
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    Sabrina2322 wrote:
    Is Percy dead
    He is not, he was just injured in his shoulder, that's all
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    ACDiNosey

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    Lol, sorry if my wording was misleading. I merely wanted to say that Uther seemed to have a gripe against all the knights of the round table that Arthur had chosen, but only attacked Percival. I'm not surprised he didn't attack Sir Leon, for obvious reasons, but he could also have attacked Gwaine and Elyan, as they are also both commoners, and I don't think three men would have been any better at defending themselves against a ghost than one, but there you go! Sorry if I confused anyone

    On a side note, for a physician, Gaius is rubbish at bandages!
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    zeencat

    [6]Oct 20, 2012
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    I totally loved this episode. Arthur was so close to finding out the truth. Plenty of Arthurmerlin moments. Nice to see Merlin standing up to Uther. There really hasn't been much magic in any of the first 3 episodes. It makes me think they are saving it up. It was nice to see Uther back, I forgot what a tyrant he was in the first few seasons.
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    dpebbleson

    [7]Oct 20, 2012
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    I liked this episode very much.

    Highlights:

    - The near reveal, which was also very painful. Would've preferred if Arthur asked himself why Uther wanted to kill Merlin. But then again, he could think it was because the two of them wanted to send him back. - At any rate, Arthur has gone to great lengths to show he's a different king, which will probable mean a 'détente' regarding magic in the future. Finally the context that TPTB have been talking for so many years, things are different. Magical user is saved by Arthur; magical object is used by Arhur; magic is again used to banish Uther; and Arthur saves Merlin, the magical user (though probably unintentionally). All in one episode - I hope it means a reveal by the end of this season (hopefully not as a cliffhanger to the next...). - Uther was brilliant in this one. He was like Count Dracula, wandering around the castle, and when he attacked Merlin the first time, it seemed like he was going to bite him!

    - The entire mood of the episode was great, dark and sombre interspersed with jokes, which has become something TPTB & the actors are very good at.

    - Why Percival and not Gwaine and Elyan? Could be random. But maybe if it had been Elyan, it would have been too much of the same family being prosecuted, since Guinevere was also haunted; and Gwaine is actually from a 'noble family'.

    - Gaius was as reliable as ever. But why does the actor sound and look so weary and beaten? The hair, the look is like of a man who is ill. Of course, the actor is quite old, still the various departments aren't doing much to make Gaius look healthier and whatnot. At the same time, we aren't given any information that something is wrong with Gaius, so that we could infer his demise...

    - The whole contrast between Arthur and Uther was done rather well. Uther hates equality and prefers class-system, while Arthur is what can be called an 'enlightened absolutist'. He doesn't really care about classes and looks for essence before form, while Uther is more about the form. Morgana is somewhere in between: she wants a liberation of the magical people, doesn't care much about classes, but is full of hatred and bitterness just as Uther.

    - I liked the showdown between Uther and Merlin. I think Uther may have died a second death when he found out about Merlin
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    dpebbleson wrote:
    Uther was brilliant in this one. He was like Count Dracula, wandering around the castle, and when he attacked Merlin the first time, it seemed like he was going to bite him!
    Sorry but I couldn't resist

    dpebbleson wrote:
    Gaius was as reliable as ever. But why does the actor sound and look so weary and beaten? The hair, the look is like of a man who is ill. Of course, the actor is quite old, still the various departments aren't doing much to make Gaius look healthier and whatnot. At the same time, we aren't given any information that something is wrong with Gaius, so that we could infer his demise...
    I've heard Richard say that his new longer and somehow ruffled wig is meant to improve the quality of his old one rather than reflect those 3 years between s4 and s5, I think it actually stresses the later.
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    PendragonLady

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    The highlight of the episode for me was definitely the Merlin/Uther confrontation. The look on Merlin's face and the tone of his voice when he said "Even while you were King, there was magic at the heart of Camelot', showing no fear - incredible. I, too, thought Arthur was going to find out at the end. So close!

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    boom-moo

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    PendragonLady wrote:

    The look on Merlin's face and the tone of his voice when he said "Even while you were King, there was magic at the heart of Camelot', showing no fear - incredible.

    Absolutely!

    Episode 5x03 magic and spells:
    -Arthur uses the Horn of Cathbhadh to summon Uther from the spirit world.
    -Uther’s spirit makes the throne room doors open suddenly.
    -Uther’s spirit makes a chandelier fall on the Round Table.
    -Uther’s spirit makes wind howl in the castle corridors.
    -Uther’s spirit makes spears clash together and a shield drop to the ground in the armoury. He also wounds Percival with a flying axe.
    -Uther’s spirit makes wind howl in the castle corridors.
    -Uthers spirit makes windows and doors open and bang against the wall.
    -Uther’s spirit drags Gwen along a corridor.
    -Uther’s spirit makes objects fly around and hit Gwen.
    -Uther’s spirit throws a spear in Gwen’s direction.
    -Uther’s spirit makes shelves tumble down and object fly around in the pantry, knocking Gwen out. Then he starts a fire.
    -Merlin unlocks a door using a spell.
    -Uther’s spirit makes a bottle break, a door bolt, some shelves tumble and objects fly.
    -Uther’s spirit blows Arthur’s torch down.
    -Uther’s spirit blots a door.
    -Uther’s spirit knocks Arthur unconscious using a shield.
    -Uther’s spirit throws a bench at Merlin.
    -Merlin diverts the trajectory of the bench using his mind.
    -Merlin stops Uther’s spirit’s attack and flies him out of the room.
    -Merlin lights some torches using a spell.
    -Uther’s spirit makes some maces swing.
    -Uther’s spirit throws to spears towards Merlin, pinning him to a door.
    -Arthur uses the Horn of Cathbhadh to send Uther’s spirit back to the spirit world.
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    lilyflower1345

    [11]Oct 20, 2012
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    I really enjoyed this episode. The first scene when Uther tells Arthur he is disappointed in how he ruled Camelot was a bit heartbreaking. I felt bad for Arthur. He's always wanted Uther's approval, but he's not going to get it. But I like how the whole thing made Arthur realize he has to rule Camelot how he believes is right. That's a really important realization for Arthur to make. It almost seems a way to prepare Arthur for a magic reveal. With this realization he'd be more likely to handle it better.


    The almost magic reveal at the end there was good. I can't help smirking a little at the thought of Uther back in the spirit world. He'd be so angry that he didn't get the message to Arthur and knowing that he actually made Merlin Arthur's manservant. This seems to be the second almost reveal. In the last episode that moment where Arthur follows Merlin going after Aithusa made me thing for a moment that Arthur would see Merlin being a dragonlord. Maybe we'll get a few more almost magic reveals, and then the real thing. I'm going to hope for that anyway. I really want the magic reveal to happen soon. It seems like its way past time for it.

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    FrancesWebb

    [12]Oct 21, 2012
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    There was another almost reveal at the beginning of the last episode when Arthur and Merlin were about to be killed by agents of Morgana until Mordred appeared from the forest and insisted they be delivered to Morgana alive. Presumably, Merlin would have used magic openly if no other means of saving Arthur seemed possible, and I think that without Mordred's arrival that's where he would have been.

    In this episode it was tempting to imagine what Arthur would have thought of Uther and Merlin's conversation if he weren't actually unconscious, but that type of speculation is useless, as it's been well established that Arthur is the easiest person in the world to knock out, and always remains unconscious until shortly after the risk of his learning something interesting has passed. It would be very obvious of the writers to finally do the reveal as an Arthur's-not-really-unconscious moment, so hopefully they'll come up with something more interesting.

    This situation will only get more and more ridiculous until they finally make the reveal happen. Further, now that Merlin has grown to be as powerful as he has, he runs the risk of starting to look like a schmuck for refusing to take action out of self-protection. Merlin and Arthur spend an uncomfortable night hanging from a tree because Merlin has a secret to keep and doesn't let them down. Then they get captured and force-marched to hungry exhaustion through frozen tundra with their hands tied because Merlin has a secret to keep and doesn't get them free. Later, he sends Aithusa away without helping the young dragon because he has a secret to keep and doesn't want Arthur to see them together. The wait-and-watch approach serves the plot in some ways because it allows Arthur to grow into a leader, but if the negative consequences of Merlin's inaction are allowed to pile up it will start to look bad for him. There's already speculation about whether this or that person who has died in front of Merlin could have been saved, and it's looking more and more likely as his skills grow that they could have been.

    One of the refreshing things about this episode is that Merlin isn't put in that position - he couldn't strike at Uther's ghost until he could see him, then he didn't have to because it was Arthur's job to take care of things. When Arthur got knocked out it simultaneously left Merlin to deal with Uther and freed him up to do so - so there were no moments of him holding back for fear of getting caught. I liked that we got some good and very believable character development surrounding Arthur's transition away from Uther's ways. I liked that the episode had a lot of light and funny scenes and yet didn't make any of the characters look stupid to do it. I'd be just as happy if we never get another scene of Merlin stealing Arthur's things, while making them both look like idiots. (After all, does it make sense for Arthur to be trying to track down a mysterious "jangling" sound without ever once checking on the one thing in the room he knows of that should jangle - the keys that should be on his belt?) And, like others, I really liked seeing Merlin tell Uther off, and I was surprised because I early in the ep I thought they were heading toward a father/son recognition of differences and mutual acceptance - but this was better, and not just because it was fun to watch. but because it freed Arthur from the feeling that he should be living up to what his father would want of him.

    The one note that seemed a little sour to me at first was Arthur's sputtering efforts to make excuses to Leon for walking down a corridor in his own castle. I decided that this was appropriate, because from the moment Uther returned and told his son how upset he was with his management of Camelot, Arthur became the son again, trying to appease his father, the king. He was feeling like a boy, caught where he shouldn't be, and that's how he acted when he met Leon. It was when he confronted Uther (before getting knocked out) that he regained himself and discovered that he could be an adult and the king even in Uther's presence - something he'd never had the opportunity to do when Uther was alive. At least, that's how I'm interpreting it.

    My question: When Arthur was heading out to visit his father, he doesn't tell Merlin where they're going but does order him not to tell Guinevere that they're leaving. What is their relationship that he simply would disappear for days without notice? Couldn't he have made up a story if he knew she'd disapprove? Maybe she reads him to well for him to lie to her?
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    PenguinSuzie

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    This was a very atmospheric episode, I liked that. There was a lot to like about this episode but I found it disappointing. I thought it was a real shame that they went the route of making Uther seem like even more of a complete bastard than before, I thought it was really out of character that he would ever hurt Arthur, for any reason. I also didn't like that Arthur kept hitting Merlin, the end was amusing but I don't like that it gives me an image of hm hurting him.

    boom-moo wrote:
    Sorry but I couldn't resist


    I enjoyed the music, I liked the awkward moment when Leon found them and that poetry excuse and the look on Arthur's face. I liked how everyone was almost asleep with boredom at an exceptionally boring council meeting. I liked that Uther found out about Merlin and almost told Arthur. I really liked the constant reassurance to Arthur that he is a good king and that he is doing things right. I liked what Merlin said about magic always having been at the heart of Camelot. Overall I enjoyed the episode, it had great production value and it was very emotional and funny but I am disappointed that we didn't get the kind of 'look after him' sort of scene between Merlin and Uther that I was hoping for, and I really just wish that Uther didn't come across as such an ignorant lunatic. I wished that they would have had the afterlife give him a different perspective.

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    Connor91

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    PenguinSuzie wrote:

    This was a very atmospheric episode, I liked that. There was a lot to like about this episode but I found it disappointing. I thought it was a real shame that they went the route of making Uther seem like even more of a complete bastard than before, I thought it was really out of character that he would ever hurt Arthur, for any reason. I also didn't like that Arthur kept hitting Merlin, the end was amusing but I don't like that it gives me an image of hm hurting him.



    Absolutely agree with all of this.

    They did such a great job with Uther in s 1 - 3, showing him as someone who wasn't necessarily 'evil' but was forced to do the things he did out of fear/wanting to protect his kingdom. I didn't agree with him but you could see why he was the way he was.

    Since he left the show, I don't like the way they have dealt with his legacy. I think this episode undid a lot of the characterisation and thought Anthony had put into Uther as a conflicted character.

    I mean, I get that they have to show him in a negative light to serve as a foil to Arthur (same with Merlin/Morgana) but I just didn't really enjoy the way it was executed. ITs a shame because 4x03 was such a GREAT episode imo.
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    dpebbleson

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    boom-moo wrote:
    Sorry but I couldn't resist


    Roflmao This and Morgana's demented reaction at the table are at the top of the top ten most demented moments of this series

    boom-moo wrote:
    I've heard Richard say that his new longer and somehow ruffled wig is meant to improve the quality of his old one rather than reflect those 3 years between s4 and s5, I think it actually stresses the later.


    I agree with you. It's not only about the quality, it's longer, messier...

    Nothing Morgana-related in this episode: no Smirks of Doom, no Premonitory Dreams.
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    boom-moo wrote:
    Sorry but I couldn't resist
    That is genuinely terrifying!


    Anyway back to the proper episode! I thought it was very good, scary, dark, sad but with some very funny laugh out loud moments. The interaction between Colin and Bradley is brilliant their comic timing is priceless when they get found by Leon, is hilarious! And the poetry line is classic! You really feel for Arthur in this episode, he seems to be proud of the Camelot he's created and then properly crushed when Uther rips into it. You can see he's heartbroken by what his father tells him. Ah Uther, i agree with the person (sorry i've forgotten who ) who said you forget what a tyrant he was back when he was king! He wasn't a nice character just played really well by Antony Head, so you were sympathetic towards him at points.


    The scene between the ghostly Uther and Merlin was magnificent! It's one of the scenes i've been waiting for from the moment the series started, Uther discovering the boy he hired to protect his son from Magic, is in fact magical, his fury and Merlin's defiance was brilliant! And the near reveal, ahhh!! Trying to keep himself as a ghost he tries to tell Arthur the truth, I'm not sure if it's to warn and protect his son or just to spite him, though i'm leaning more towards the first.


    A very good episode, i was glad there was no Morgana, she can't turn up every week it would get too much. Better to have an episode which is set almost totally in the castle (we saw some new parts to it!) and that focuses mostly on the king and his secretly magical servant friend

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    boom-moo

    [18]Oct 21, 2012
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    Thanks DaNko

    Morgana's premonitory dreams:
    -None.

    Morgana's smirks of doom:
    -None.

    And

    Chestporns/Bodyporns:
    -Percy’s armsporn and chestporn.
    -Merlin’s armsporn.
    Edited on 10/21/2012 5:33am
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    PenguinSuzie

    [19]Oct 21, 2012
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    Outfits


    Day 1-
    Arthur- Chain mail and red cape.
    Merlin-Red top, blue neckerchief and brown jacket.
    Arthur- Chain mail.


    Day 2-
    Arthur- Chain mail.
    Merlin- Blue top, red neckerchief and brown jacket.
    Gaius- Reddish brown robes.
    Arthur- Chain mail and red cape.
    Gwen- Off the shoulder red dress with embroidered front.


    Day 3-
    Arthur- Chain mail.
    Merlin- Blue top, red neckerchief and brown jacket.
    Arthur- Chain mail and red cape.
    Arthur- Chain mail.


    Day 4-
    Arthur- Chain mail and red cape.
    Merlin- Red top, blue neckerchief and brown jacket.
    Arthur-Chain mail.
    Gaius- Brown robes with embroidery.
    Arthur- Red shirt, brown trousers and belt.
    Gwen- Purple dress with puffy sleeves/shoulders.


    Day 5-
    Arthur- Chain mail (then armour).
    Merlin- Blue top, red neckerchief and brown jacket.


    Potions made by Gaius:
    -A potion for Merlin and Arthur to see spirits.

    Times Sir Leon says "Sire":
    None, he calls him 'M'lord' twice though.


    Arthur/Gwen moments:
    Arthur tells Uther how much Gwen means to him.
    Arthur kisses her at banquet.
    Arthur worries over her after she's injured.
    Arthur calls her wise and strong to Uther and says he trusts her more than anyone.


    Dungeon time:
    None


    Merlin and Great Dragon meetings:
    None


    Great Dragon's riddles:
    None.


    Aithusa meetings:
    None


    What Arthur calls Merlin:
    Unpredictable (does that count, he said he's not predictable)
    A coward.
    A clumsy oaf.

    What Merlin calls Arthur:
    Foolish, arrogant ass
    A better king than Uther.

    Y'konw I liked that we got to see more of the castle in this episode.


    I hope that's right.

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    XyFan

    [20]Oct 21, 2012
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    Another great episode!! I loved all the Merlin x Arthur scenes! They are more buddy-buddy than ever : ))
    ''You are actually threatening me with a spoon?''
    I had so many laughs in this episode. So my guestion to you people is , do you think Arthur heard the last sentence what Uther said? Because his eyes in the end looked really sad, but it could have been because of Uther himself too.
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