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This cycle 1 rewatch is centered around the character of Merlin. It includes 6 episodes:
1x10: The Moment of Truth.
1x13: Le Morte D'Arthur.
2x09: The Lady of the Lake.
2x13: The Last Dragonlord.
3x11: The Sorcerer's Shadow.
Discussion on this cycle will run form Jan 7th to Jan 27th. Together with the ongoing discussion, a list of best quotes and worst goofs for the episodes concerned is to be put forward. All suggestions will be listed at the end of this post and during the last week of the cycle, votation will took place.
As a reminder of what's to come, this is the schedule for the whole rewatch:
Merlin --->6 episodes: 1x10, 1x13, 2x09, 2x13, 3x11, 4x04.
Merlin and his destiny (Merlin-Arthur) ---> 8 episodes: 1x01, 1x04, 1x11, 1x13, 2x12, 3x08, 4x06, 4x07.
Merlin-Morgana ---> 5 episodes: 1x08, 1x10, 2x03, 2x12, 4x06.
Uther-Morgana ---> 6 episodes: 1x12, 2x11, 3x01/02, 3x05, 4x03.
Uther-Arthur ---> 5 episodes: 1x02, 1x09, 2x08, 3x02, 4x03.
Arthur becoming king of legend ---> 12 episodes: 1x11, 2x06, 3x01/02, 3x12/13, 4x01/02, 4x05, 4x10, 4x12/13.
Arthur-Guinevere ---> 8 episodes: 1x03, 2x02, 2x04, 2x10, 3x06, 3x10, 4x09, 4x11.
Knights' cycle ----> 9 episodes 1x05, 2x04, 3x04, 3x07, 3x13, 4x01/02, 4x08, 4x10.
Gaius ---> 4 episodes: 1x06, 2x07, 3x09, 4x07.
Visiting Ladies ---> 6 episodes: 1x07, 2x05/06, 2x09, 3x06, 4x11.
Morgana/Mordred/Morgause ---> 4 episodes 1x08, 2x03, 2x12, 4x01
Cycle 1: "Merlin". To be opened by BM. Runs from Jan 7th to Jan 27th.
Cycle 2: "Merlin and his destiny (Merlin and Arthur)". To be opened by Dpebbleson. Runs from Jan 28th to March 2nd.
Cycle 3; "Merlin and Morgana". To be opened by ADCiNosey. Runs from March 3rd to March 16th.
Cycle 4: "Uther and Morgana". To be opened by Illegalferret. Runs from March 17th to April 13th.
Cycle 5: "Uther and Arthur". To be opened by pcdsa. Runs from April 14th to May 4th.
Cycle 6: "Arthur becoming King of legend". To be opened by legend-dreamer. Runs from May 5th to June 15th.
Cycle 7: "Arthur and Guinevere". To be opened by fantasyfreak77. Runs from June 16th to July 13th.
Cycle 8: "Knights". To be opened by ForeverArwen94. Runs from July 14th to August 10th.
Cycle 9: "Gaius". To be opened by LizzyGlue. Runs from August 11th to August 31st.
Cycle 10: "Visiting Ladies". To be opened by BM. Runs from September 1st to September 21st.
Cycle 11: "Morgana/Mordred/Morgause". To be opened by dpebbleson. Runs from September 22nd to September 30th.
|Best Quote wrote:|
|-1x10 Merlin: (About the sword that Guinevere gives him.) "It's very... swordy." |
-1x10 Will: (To Merlin - I think this is mirrored in "The Sorcerer's Shadow" with Merlin and Gilli's conversation.) "Face it Merlin, you're living a lie just like you did here."
-1x10 Merlin: (Will has died, but he still is his close friend.) "He still is."
-1x10 Arthur: "In this circle, we're all equals."
-1x10 Merlin: "I just didn't fit in anymore; I wanted to find somewhere that I did."
-1x10 Merlin: "If it comes to a choice... between saving people's lives and revealing who I really am...there is no choice."
-1x10 Merlin: (To Arthur) "You've just got to believe in them because if you don't, they'll sense it, and the battle will be lost before it's even begun."
-1x10 Hunith: (To Merlin about Arthur) "You belong at Arthur's side, I've seen how much he needs you... and how much you need him."
-1x10 Arthur: (To Merlin) "Stop pretending to be interesting."
-1x10 Arthur: "I wish that Camelot was able to help people regardless of how far away they live."
-1x10 Morgana: "Arthur may act like he doesn't care, but he wouldn't be here if he didn't."
-1x10 Gaius: (To Merlin) "One whiff of a barmaids apron and you are singing like a sailor."
-1x10 Merlin: "If it comes to a choice between saving peoples lives and revealing who I really am... there is no choice."
-1x10 Merlin: (About Arthur) "If he doesn't accept me for who I really am then he's not the friend I hoped he was."
-1x10 Hunith: (To Merlin, about his secret) "When the time is right the truth will be known."
-1x13 The Great Dragon: (To Merlin) "I am your kin."
-1x13 Merlin: (To Arthur) "But promise me this, if you ever get another servant, don't get a bootlicker."
-1x13 Gaius: (To Merlin) "You have mastered the power of life and death itself. We'll make a great warlock of you yet."
-1x13 Merlin: (About Arthur) "He can't die, it is my destiny to protect him! We haven't done all the things we are meant to do!"
-1x13 Merlin: (About Arthur) "He is my friend."
-1x13 Merlin: (About saving Arthur's life) "Whatever the price is I will pay it gladly."
-1x13 Merlin: "This is my mother, my powers mean nothing if I can not save her."
-1x13 Merlin: (To Arthur) "I'm happy to be your servant till the day I die".
-1x13 Merlin: (To Arthur) "You must learnt to listen as well as you fight".
-1x13 Merlin: (To Arthur) "Just... don't be a prat".
-1x13 Gaius: (To Merlin) "To sacrifice myself for you is but an honour".
-1x13 Merlin: (To Nimueh) "I will make Arthur King but you won't see that day".
-1x13 Nimueh: (To Merlin) "Pity. Together we could have ruled the world".
-1x13 Arthur: "Morgana, go back to bed."
-1x13 Gaius: (About not being able to do all they want to do before they die) "That is the lament of all men."
-1x13 Gwen: "You're not going to die, Arthur. I'm telling you..."
-1x13 Merlin: (To Gaius) "But, most of all, you have always taught me... to do what is right."
-1x13 Uther: (To Arthur) "In your long journey to become King, you'll need a guardian angel."
-1x13 Arthur: (To Merlin) "I sometimes wonder if you know who I am."
-1x13 Merlin: (To Arthur) "You're a prat... and a royal one."
-2x09 Merlin: (To Freya) "I saw you and... it could have been me in that cage."
-2x09 Merlin: (About Gaius knowing he has magic) "He knows… but I'm not sure he understands."
-2x09 Merlin: (To Freya) "Magic doesn't have to be a curse. It can be a gift."
-2x09 Merlin: (To Freya) "I'm not most people."
-2x09 Merlin: (To Freya) "I like you. With you, I can just be who I am. We don't have to hide anything. We don't have to worry."
-2x09 Merlin: (To Freya) "Being different is nothing to be scared of."
-2x09 Merlin: (To Gaius) "You could never understand. Do you know how it feels to be a monster? To be afraid of who you are?"
-2x09 Freya: (To Merlin) "You've already saved me. You made me feel loved."
-2x13 Balinor: (To Merlin) "You are the last Dragonlord now. You alone carry the ancient gift. Deep within yourself you must find the voice that you and Kilgharrah share, for your soul and his are brothers. When you speak to him as kin, he must obey your will."
-2x13 Arthur: "I will not stand by and watch my men die when I had the chance to save them."
-2x13 Arthur: (To Merlin) "There are loads of servants who can serve, but so few are capable of making a complete prat of themselves."
-2x13 Arthur: (To Merlin) "I wasn't a prince...I think we'd probably get on."
-2x13 Balinor: (To Merlin) "I understand how Kilgharrah feels. He's lost every one of his kind, every one of his kin. You want to know how that feels?"
-2x13 Gaius: (To Gwen) "Never underestimate the power of love. I've seen it change many things."
-2x13 Merlin: (To Balinor) "We'd have been... happy."
-2x13 Balinor: (To Merlin) "You are my son. I've seen enough in you to know you will make me proud."
-2x13 Merlin: (To Arthur) "I know it's hard for you to understand how I feel, but... well, I care a hell of a lot about that armour."
-2x13 Balinor: (To Merlin) "Deep within yourself you must find the voice that you and Kilgharrah share, for your soul and his are brothers."
-3x11 Gilli: "It's time those with magic fought back."
-3x11 Gilli: "Without magic, I'm a nobody."
-3x11 Gilli: "I've never killed a man before. I just wanted to feel... what it was like to be... respected. But this... I'm not a killer. This isn't me."
-3x11 Merlin: "It's... lonely... to... be more powerful than any man you know and have to live like a shadow. To... be special and have to pretend you're a fool."
-3x11 Gilli: "I'm not going to apologise for who I am!"
-3x11 Gilli: (To Merlin) "You've been pretending for so long now that you've actually forgotten who you are."
-3x11 The Great Dragon: "To see one of your kin die is never an easy thing. But all great struggles demand sacrifice."
-3x11 Merlin: "Some choices are easy. Some... stay with you forever."
-3x11 Uther: "The most satisfying outcome of the tournament is that Arthur's actions have shown me that he is now truly ready to be king."
|Worst Goof wrote:|
|-1x10 Uther might say 'Cendred' instead of 'Cenred'. |
-1x10 Hunith looks older than in the S4 finale.
-1x10 Bradley finding it difficult to keep a straight face when he was meant to be having a serious talk with Matthew.
-1x10 The man who falls from his horse when the twister starts and gets tangled in the reins can be seen being dragged about twice.
-1x13 How does Merlin reach the Island of the Blessed the second time if Gaius has used the boat?
-2x09 The sand stain on Merlin's knee appears and disappears in the scene where he first brings Freya food.
-2x13 Arthur requests the help of a dozen Knights to fight the Great Dragon. However, 13 of them step up and stand in circle around them. Later on, when they are seen riding out of Camelot, there are only 9 Knights following him.
-3x11 Merlin doesn't get wet when walking under rainfall, nor do the Rising Sun windows for that matter.
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