BBC (ended 2012)
|I liked the druid guy. Didn't he say at the end that he was really a druid, though? So Merlin was right not to assume he was lying when he said he didn't hear his mind calls...|
Also that boy didnt do anything. He just got Merlin into trouble, picked some herbs, lied and whined about his sad life, didn't even kill the bad guy (it was merlin who used magic to kill that man anyway). That character was badly introduced. In my opinion that is.
Oh, also, why didnt merlin use magic skill to heal his leg after revealing it to that boy? He can bring half-dead people back to life but can't heal his leg? or the makers did it so it would be more dramatic?
Maybe im just in a bad mood, i dont know...What i did like though was the scene with Arhurt being helpless with clothing himself. I literally burst out laughing.
I agree with you. The druid boy was kind of useless. Still seeing him killed of in the end was so sad. They could have used him so much better. Maybe telling Arthur that he defeated the killer and showing him that druids are good people (its not like he have to tell him that he isnt really one of them xD) And than he could have walked aways to be used later in the show or not (Merlin and he could have been allies in the fight against Morgana)
If the writers wanted Merlin out of the castle than they could have used other people too. Maybe he got words from his mother and went to help her and it ends in a trap. With that we at least know that he still cares for other people beside Arthur or Gaius. And it would have provided a real reason to leave Arthur behind. The only good thing was, that Gaius found another excuse why Merlin is not here. I feared that he will use the tavern one again.
I dont know why he couldnt heal is own leg..it seems that he isnt allowed to use that much great magic. But its the same with Morgana. She loves to throw people around XD.
Arthur not being able to dress himself was funny xD I loved Gaius shocked expression. I hope that Gaius finally understands what Merlin has to do everyday .
Where were our favourites knights? I did not see them at the beginning when Arthur welcomed the other "king" (dont know his name x_X) Mordred was the only knight I recognized. And they were not that much in other scenes (or there at all?)
Poor Merlin fighting against poision, saving Arthur life again even with a hurt leg, losing another person and still get no respect. I was surprised that Arthur even noticed that he was hurt..
I cant believe that Morgana of all the people would risk her life to save a dragon. Or that she would stay in that place just to not hurt Aithusa..really one of the most powerful witch alive cant bomb her way out of that place, without hurting another? I could have understand it, if the man found something that surpresses her magic but it did not seems that way. At least Arthur looked not happy about that. Poor Aithusa I wish Merlin would have been there to hear that. His reaction would have been quite interesting.
I am not much of an Arwen fan so those scenes with the flowers and the bed were not that great for me. (Please before some say I hate them. I dont. I am just not a fan of any type of romantic scenes. So even if it would be my favourite pairing I would feel a little of )
Like other already said, the reuse of plot from other season is a little annoying. I hope we will someday see a real big magic battle between Merlin and Morgana, without just throwing each other around or creating snakes.
But the whole episode was still quite nice. Colin really did act excellent.
|So all druid can mind talk, now? I don't think it had ever been made clear in so many words!|
|I dont know why he couldnt heal is own leg..it seems that he isnt allowed to use that much great magic.|
|Where were our favourites knights? I did not see them at the beginning when Arthur welcomed the other "king" (dont know his name x_X) Mordred was the only knight I recognized. And they were not that much in other scenes (or there at all?)|
|I cant believe that Morgana of all the people would risk her life to save a dragon|
|I understand he's not a druid, but then, it seemed that the general opinion is that Merlin should have noticed he was lying about being one because he should have been able to hear the mind-talk otherwise. So my conclusion was therefore that druids should be able to mind talk... |
Sorry if I'm being cryptic, it's just TPTB being all weird about their terminology (btw, did you notice that Daegal called Merlin a warlock? How would he know he's not just a sorcerer?)
|He said that he had the gift and that he inherited it from his mother, who had magic (and Uther killed her because of that). But I don't think he was a Druid.|
Merlin: The gift.
Daegal: Must be from my mother.
Merlin: So that bit was true?
Daegal: It was all true, except about my sister.
Merlin: She isn't sick?
Daegal: I don't have a sister.
Merlin: And you're mother... she wasn't a Druid?
Daegal: No, but she was like you. She had magic... and Uther killed her for it.
|He uses his gift to heal Merlin|
|It is not clear at all if all Druids have telepathy.|
I would have posted this in my other comment but I was having some problems editing it. Another insistent 'Tag span may not have attribute class'.
We've never seen her initiate it though. I wonder if she's knows how to do it now since she's developed so much in power. They both directed it at her as opposed to her overhearing it. Since the boy didn't hear Merlin it does imply that only people with a certain thing can hear it. I'm curious why you have to have some sort of gift or power even to be able to hear telepathy directed right at you. I wonder if it's something any of the characters can learn over time or not, sounds unlikely. I suppose they just can't connect to someone without it. That's unfortunate, it would have come in handy for Merlin and Arthur if it ever got to the point where he knew.
Good point. I wonder if we'll see any more of her dreams, though she has the bracelet it doesn't always stop them. I don't think we've seen one since S4. I wonder how she managed to learn some of the things as Morgause wasn't exactly in a fit state to teach her much when she was ill, and a single year with patches of teachings by a really weakened and ill Morgause doesn't explain half the things she can do. Maybe she's had a lot of access to books. While she's improved in her magic she depends to much on schemes. Her plans are always far to complicated (good for us though since things would have escalated quicker). I wonder where she got the poison, was that the same one that they poisoned Arthur with? I never even noticed that if it was, it didn't even occur to me.
|And I don't think it has to do with the telepathy being directed to her because Merlin could also hear it in 2x11.|
|How does she travel long distances in a blink?|