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What would you like to happen in Series 3?

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    merlinrules09

    [1]Sep 10, 2009
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    What would you want to happen in the 3rd series, if it doesn't happen in Series 2 ? It is most likely that there will be a 3rd series, if Series 2 is successful, because the main cast, except Richard Wilson, have signed a contract for 5 series and it'll continue the story. I think that Arthur will probably not find out Merlin's secret til Series 3. The answers for the new poll are things that probably might not happen til Series 3. Well we now know that the Great Dragon will be released this series not next series, also didn't Katie McGrath say in an interview that Morgana will turn eveil this series, if so, then 2 of the things from the poll will happen this series.
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    boom-moo

    [2]Sep 10, 2009
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    Well, guess one can't really have a good reply for this until season 2 has ended. Or that people's comments on what they want from season 2 apply
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    merlinnohat

    [3]Sep 23, 2009
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    Season 2 has been made and there have been no leaks of any great changes. As a serial, there has to be a formulaic quality to each episode. However, I am more interested in the longer term narrative arc.

    Arthur starts to 'accept Merlin as he really is' i.e. he starts to suspect that Merlin uses magic for good. This will introduce a secret between Arthur and his father which can never be revealed. Arthur comes to this realisation without Merlin's knowledge, very gradually.

    Morgana and Merlin become great friends and share a telepathic ability used on many occasions for the greater good of camelot.

    Merlin faces the limits of his powers as Gaius grows ill. He studies more and more to try to find a way to restore Gaius's health, without success. In the process, he becomes more powerful and sensitive but never achieves the ability to save Gaius from the inevitable. Gaius's declining health makes Merlin feel totally impotent. His death is a defining stage for Merlin. Without his mentor, and in intense grief, he is wild and on the verge of recklessly revealing his powers, but it is Arthur of all people who consoles him, confesses his knowledge of his sorcerry, and persuades him not to reveal it.

    After Gaius's death, a new Court Physician is employed. He is not liked nor is he able. Merlin starts to use his magic to treat the ailments of Court to compensate. When it is revealed that the new physician sought the counsel of a suspected sorcerer he is dismissed and Merlin is 'temporarily' appointed in his place. There is a readjustment with Arthur. Arthur was behind and is pleased with Merlin's promotion but is very sad to lose him as his man-servant.

    Gaius continues to appear in friendly ghost form to Merlin, as if still alive.

    In the absence of regular servant duties, Arthur visits Merlin for advice and company. Inevitably as future king, he accepts that Merlin's (still secret) powers need to be under his influence, if not control. The relationship becomes more complex and balanced.

    Merlin's sense of humour grows with his power. E.g. as Arthur is increasingly required to head formal matters of Camelot which he considers boring, so Merlin diffuses them with subtle practical jokes which only Arthur recognises.

    Arthur marries Gwen. Gwen asks Merlin to give her away. Merlin is very emotional, apparently 'losing' his two best friends. Rather, his two wings form a circle with him at the centre. Hence the heart of the Golden Era is formed. This new staus quo will need working over a few times.


    The conflict between Arthur and his father remains but changes character as Arthur gains in wisdom and recognises that his father's mental abilities are perhaps diminishing.

    Uther calls upon Merlin's services as physician but never accepts him as he did Gaius or understands his humour. Merlin uses magic unnecessarily that Uther never quite notices in order to liven up his times with him.

    The great dragon diminishes in importance and, sensing this, asks Merlin to honour his promise to release it. Merlin honours his promise but cannot possibly tell Arthur. The dragon wreaks havoc on Camelot. Merlin tries to reason in secret with the dragon. The dragon will stop as soon as magic is allowed once again. Uther orders Arthur to find and kill the one responsible for the dragon's release and to kill the dragon, even though it is the very last in existence. Arthur and Merlin have many new issues to work through.

    That is enough for now.

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    chelanza

    [4]Sep 26, 2009
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    wow. you should be a writer!
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    merlinrules09

    [5]Oct 24, 2009
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    I think i heard somewhere that series 3 is being planned.
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    boom-moo

    [6]Oct 24, 2009
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    merlinrules09 wrote:
    I think i heard somewhere that series 3 is being planned.
    Hopefully! It really looks like it, doesn't it? The figures are really good in the UK, so I don't see why they shouldn't carry on. Go Merlin!
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    Geordiegirl1967

    [7]Oct 24, 2009
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    Apparently they have left the sets up at Pierrefonts which they didn't do last year. That has to be a good sign.
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    boom-moo

    [8]Oct 24, 2009
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    Really? That is great to hear *keeps fingers crossed*
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    merlinrules09

    [9]Oct 24, 2009
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    There is like 99.9% chance that there will be a series 3 with there being 0.01% chance that there won't be.
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    Geordiegirl1967

    [10]Oct 25, 2009
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    Some of the cast / writers were at the London expo today, and apparently pretty much confirmed there would be a series 3. Good news!
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    boom-moo

    [11]Oct 26, 2009
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    Awesome news, thank you
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    merlinrules09

    [12]Oct 26, 2009
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    boom-moo wrote:
    Awesome news, thank you
    Fantastic news . Maybe soon they might tell us some of the Series 3 plot details.
    Edited on 10/26/2009 9:29am
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    merlinrules09

    [13]Nov 8, 2009
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    I think they will definately be making series 3, with the success of Series 2.
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    boom-moo

    [14]Nov 8, 2009
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    Watch the double posting, please edit your previous post if needed. Thanks
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    Geordiegirl1967

    [15]Nov 8, 2009
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    A poster on another site tells me that his parents met Anthony Head at an event, and he confirmed that there was going to be a 3rd series with filming starting in April.

    Also go to this link at Amazon

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Merlin-Vol-1-DVD-Colin-Morgan/dp/B002KSA4AQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1257696759&sr=1-2

    Watch the teaser video introduced by AH. The very last frame says 'Series 3 coming soon'. I am not kidding!!

    Yay!!!
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    boom-moo

    [16]Nov 8, 2009
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    Geordiegirl1967 wrote:
    The very last frame says 'Series 3 coming soon'. I am not kidding!!Yay!!!
    It so does, yay! Guess we need no more confirmation, squee! Thanks for sharing, it's gonna be a long wait but totally worth it
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    merlinrules09

    [17]Nov 19, 2009
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    boom-moo wrote:
    Geordiegirl1967 wrote:
    The very last frame says 'Series 3 coming soon'. I am not kidding!!Yay!!!
    It so does, yay! Guess we need no more confirmation, squee! Thanks for sharing, it's gonna be a long wait but totally worth it

    We waited a while for Series 2, so we can do it again for Series 3 At least there will be a full series of Doctor Who to watch next year to pass the time, this year was different.

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    boom-moo

    [18]Nov 19, 2009
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    Anthony Head also confirmed it at the last episode of Secrets and Magic
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    merlinrules09

    [19]Nov 19, 2009
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    boom-moo wrote:
    Anthony Head also confirmed it at the last episode of Secrets and Magic

    Yeh, the one for The Sins of the Father

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    merlinrules09

    [20]Nov 23, 2009
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    I cant believe we have to wait 9 months til Series 3
    Edited on 11/23/2009 10:16am
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