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Rewatching Merlin 3x06 'The Changeling' [2011]

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    WitchyWeasel88

    [1]Jul 22, 2011
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    It is interesting how perspectives change once the show has progressed and we've gotten the chance to know the characters better. It is also funny to realize how we are able to catch up on new things when we watch the episodes over again.


    People who have decided to join in:

    Episode Rewatching Thread wrote:
    1. boom-moo.
    2. Illegalferret.
    3. pcdsa.
    4. AC.
    5. Witchyweasel.
    6. Dpebbleson.


    Rules are as follows:

    1. We are getting started on the first Saturday of 2011 and a new thread will be open every following Saturday. We are following the order in the list above to open threads and we are selecting the episodes in sequential order, so all 39 episodes of the three series will be rewatched. Double-parter episodes will be rewatched together, so the rewatching will start on Saturday January 1st and end in Saturday September 3rd.

    2. Everyone opening a rewatching thread should copy and paste the information in this entry (Introduction, List of participants and Rules) in the first post. That way, keeping track of the turns and our progress will be easier and also having the rules at hand will be useful for those who might decided to join us half way through.

    3. Everyone opening a rewatching thread is responsible for reminding the next person in the list to do the same the following Saturday (sending a pm on Friday should do it).

    4. Anyone not being able to open a thread on a particular Saturday can swap turns with the next person in the list (or anyone else) as long as they keep track of their respective turns.

    5. Everyone opening a rewatching thread has to propose a new topic in the "The Best and Worst of Merlin" thread.

    6. Agreed that we all sometimes just don't have the time or the inclination to leave comments, so it is not compulsory to rewatch and/or comment on every single episode.

    7. Anyone is most welcome to join at any time. Boom-moo will make sure to add new members to the list.

    8. If you don't own the DVDs or the episodes, don't let that stop you from joining. Feel free to pm boom-moo who can give you a link to a site where to watch them online

    9. Should anyone have any doubt, do not hesitate to pm boom-moo.

    10.Failure to repeatedly comply with the rules will allow the editor to remove participants from the list.


    As we rewatch, we can work on filling the following lists:

    -Magic and spells
    -RIP list
    -Lives Saved list
    -What Arthur calls Merlin
    -What Merlin calls Arthur
    -Arthur's attributes to becoming the great king of legend
    -Arthur is knocked unconscious or prevented from knowing about Merlin's magic
    -What Uther says about magic
    -Potions made by Gaius
    -Gaius's smacks
    -'I have faith Arthur will become a great king' statements
    -Merlin and Great Dragon meetings
    -Great Dragon's riddles
    -Morgana's premonitory dreams
    -Morgana's smirks of doom
    -Arthur and Gwen moments
    -Chestporns/Bodyporns
    -Dungeon time
    -Fashion.

    -Also, we can keep adding funny arguments to the "Things we've learnt watching Merlin" thread.

    This week we are rewatching series 3 episode 06, The Changeling.


    Alas however, we may never answer the age old* question . . .

    . . . 'What in the name of King Uther's hat's earflaps is that thing Merlin holds up to demonstrate the approximate length of a pixie's tongue?'


    Anyway, enjoy!


    *or 40 weeks-old if you're going to be pedantic





    3x06 Masterlists:

    Episode 3x06 magic and spells:
    -The Sidhe Elder transforms baby princess Elena into a Sidhe (using a spell).
    -Grunhilda pours some pixie dust on Elena to grant her some untroubled sleep while revealing her changeling nature for some seconds.
    -Grunhilda summons the Sidhe Elder and reveals her true pixie nature (using a spell).
    -Grunhilda pours some pixie dust on Elena to grant her some untroubled sleep while revealing her changeling nature for some seconds.
    -Merlin slows down time to see the Sidhe Elder (using his mind).
    -The Sidhe Elder attacks Merlin with a staff twice.
    -Merlin slows down time to see the Sidhe Elder (using his mind).
    -Merlin destroys the Sidhe Elder (using Sophia's staff).
    -Merlin locks a door (using a spell) and applies magic to the keyhole (using his mind).
    -Grunhilda tries to undo the keyhole magic (using a spell).
    -Grunhilda tries to open the door (using a spell).
    -Grunhilda blasts the door open (using a spell).
    -Merlin throws Grunhilda up in the air twice (using Sophia's staff).
    -Merlin destroys Grunhilda (using Sophia's staff).
    -Merlin destroys the pixie that was inhabiting Elena (using Sophia's staff).

    Episode 3x06 RIP list:
    -Sidhe Elder, killed by Merlin.
    -Grunhilda, killed by Merlin.
    -The pixie inhabiting Elena, killed by Merlin.

    Episode 3x06 Lives Saved list:
    -Elena from being possessed by a Sidhe.
    -Arthur from having to marry a women he didn't love.

    What Arthur calls Merlin:
    -Clever clogs, knowledgeable.

    What Merlin calls Arthur:
    -Mad.

    Arthur's attributes to becoming the great king of legend:
    -Despite at first trying to honour his father's wish, he finds the courage to step out of a convenience marriage while being kind to the bride. He believes he will be a better king with the support and strength of a woman he loves.

    Arthur is knocked unconscious or prevented from knowing about Merlin's magic:
    -

    What Uther says about magic:
    -

    Potions made by Gaius:
    -Witches of Meredor potion altered for Elena that forces the pixie out of her.

    Gaius's smacks:
    -None.

    'I have faith Arthur will become a great king' statements:
    -When Arthur asks Gwen at the verge of tears what will she do if he marries Elena, she replies that she will watch him grow into the king that Camelot deserves as it should be.
    -Uther says that until Arthur puts his duty before his feelings he is clearly not ready to be king to which he replies that when he is ready to be king he will be a better king for the support and strength of a woman he loves.
    -Lord Godwyn thinks that Arthur has the makings of a great king and that Uther should be proud of him.

    Merlin and Great Dragon meetings:
    -None.

    Great Dragon's riddles:
    -None.

    Morgana's premonitory dreams:
    -None.

    Morgana's smirks of doom:
    -Three:
    (1) At a dinner with Arthur and Uther, when they're talking about Elena, and Guinevere is serving them;
    (2) Standing at the window, while in the background, Guinevere is tidying up the room;
    (3) Same setting, but this time they talk about how love between Guinevere and Arthur is one that is impossible to realize. After Guinevere leaves the room despondently, Morgana smirks.

    Arthur and Gwen moments:
    -Gwen notices that Arthur is troubled. He tells her that his father expects him to marry princess Elena but to not be worried as he isn't going to. Gwen says (pretends?) she's not worried.
    -Arthur admits to Uther that he has no feelings for Elena whatsoever.
    -Gwen puts a reassuring hand on Arthur's shoulder during the banquet.
    -Arthur tells Uther (in front of Gwen) that he has tried to know Elena but that he has no feelings for her and she wouldn't make a good wife for him. He can not marry someone he doesn't love. When Uther replies that he can and he will, he shares a look with Gwen.
    -Gwen tells Morgana that she doesn't think that Arthur will marry Elena not having any feelings for her. Then she reckons that she has feelings for Arthur and he for her but that it can not come to anything.
    -Gwen visits Arthur and tells him that she knows that he doesn't want to marry Elena but that one can't always have what they want, she knows that too well.
    -Arthur wonders if loving Gwen is really that insane. She says that their feelings for each other are insane to everyone but them. Arthur says that being insane is surely better than being miserable.
    -Gwen tries to see the positive side of Elena saying she won't make him insane as she has a good heart. Arthur replies that so does her. Gwen says that both know it can't be.
    -When Arthur asks her at the verge of tears what will she do if he marries Elena, she replies that she will watch him grow into the king that Camelot deserves as it should be.
    -Arthur is obviously distressed when he gives the speech and asks Elena to be his wife. Gwen is a mix of sad and proud.
    -Arthur wishes to fall on the ceremonial sword that Merlin brings to him. He feels horrible to have a destiny he can't escape from.
    -Arthur looks towards Gwen when the wedding ceremony starts and after a couple of seconds she looks away.
    -Arthur stops the ceremony on the grounds of not loving her and she not loving him either. Gwen is happy and relieved.
    -Arthur tells Gwen happily that he remains a single man. Gwen teases Arthur about not deserving a woman as lovely as Elena to what he replies that he has forsaken her for someone equally as lovely and maybe even more so. Gwen, looking pleased and happy, teases she doesn't know of such a person. Arthur says that time will tell. Both follow their way happily.

    Chestporns/Bodyporns:
    -Arthur's see through and very revealing white shirt.

    Dungeon time:
    -None.

    Fashion:

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

    Arthur:
    -Brown shirt and brown leather vest with Camelot cloak (day 1).
    -Brown pajama pants and white shirt.
    -Blue shirt and brown leather vest (day 2).
    -Brown shirt and brown leather vest with Camelot cloak and crown #2.
    -Brown shirt and brown leather vest (day 3).
    -Maroon shirt with Thriller jacket (day 4)
    -Red shirt.
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail with Camelot cloak and crown #2.
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail with Camelot cloak and crown #2 (day 5).
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail with Camelot cloak.
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail.
    -Brown shirt and brown leather vest.

    Morgana:
    -Silver dress. Hair in a low bun (day 2).
    -Silver and golden dress. Hair in a bun (day 3).
    -Green dress with green overdress. Lose curled hair (day 4).
    -Silver and gold dress. Lose curled hair.
    -Silver dress. Lose curled hair (day 5).

    Gwen:
    -Turquoise dress with yellow bodice and white apron (day 1).
    -Turquoise dress with yellow bodice and white apron (day 2).
    -Purple dress with purple bodice and white apron (day 3).
    -Purple dress with purple bodice and white apron (day 4).
    -Turquoise dress with yellow bodice and white apron and white shawl.
    -Peach dress (day 5).

    Uther:
    -Blue shirt, blue padded shirt and long sleeveless black coat with Camelot cloak and crown #2 (day 1).
    -Blue shirt, blue padded shirt and long black coat.
    -Blue shirt, blue padded shirt and long sleeveless black coat with Camelot cloak and crown #2 (day 2).
    -Blue shirt, blue padded shirt and teal sleeveless coat (day 3).
    -Blue shirt, blue padded shirt and long sleeveless black coat with Camelot cloak and crown #2 (day 4).
    -Blue shirt, blue padded shirt and long sleeveless black coat with Camelot cloak and crown #2 (day 5).

    Gaius:
    -Maroon robe (day 2).
    -Maroon robe with brown sleeveless robe on top (day 3).
    -Green tunic with beige pants.
    -Green tunic with beige pants (day 4).
    -Maroon robe.
    -Maroon robe with brown sleeveless coat on top.
    -White shirt.
    -Maroon robe with brown sleeveless coat on top (day 5).
    -Maroon robe with brown sleeveless robe on top.
    Edited on 08/01/2011 1:06pm
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    boom-moo

    [2]Jul 22, 2011
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    WitchyWeasel88 wrote:

    Alas however, we may never answer the age old* question . . .

    . . . 'What in in the name of King Uther's hat's earflaps is that thing Merlin holds up to demonstrate the approximate length of a pixie's tongue?'

    Lmfao!

    I'd rather avoid the phalic topic and move on to magic...

    Episode 3x06 magic and spells:
    -The Sidhe Elder transforms baby princess Elena into a Sidhe (using a spell).
    -Grunhilda pours some pixie dust on Elena to grant her some untroubled sleep while revealing her changeling nature for some seconds.
    -Grunhilda summons the Sidhe Elder and reveals her true pixie nature (using a spell).
    -Grunhilda pours some pixie dust on Elena to grant her some untroubled sleep while revealing her changeling nature for some seconds.
    -Merlin slows down time to see the Sidhe Elder (using his mind).
    -The Sidhe Elder attacks Merlin with a staff twice.
    -Merlin slows down time to see the Sidhe Elder (using his mind).
    -Merlin destroys the Sidhe Elder (using Sophia's staff).
    -Merlin locks a door (using a spell) and applies magic to the keyhole (using his mind).
    -Grunhilda tries to undo the keyhole magic (using a spell).
    -Grunhilda tries to open the door (using a spell).
    -Grunhilda blasts the door open (using a spell).
    -Merlin throws Grunhilda up in the air twice (using Sophia's staff).
    -Merlin destroys Grunhilda (using Sophia's staff).
    -Merlin destroys the pixie that was inhabiting Elena (using Sophia's staff).
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    illegalferret

    [3]Jul 28, 2011
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    Amazingly i've just watched this episode and so can actually contribute to the re-watch thread!I haven't seen this episode in ages and i really enjoyed re-watching it. The whole episode has a lovely comic undertone, some of the scenes are properly laugh out loud funny! Uther telling Arthur that he wants him to marry Elena when she first arrives is brilliant! I like how Arthur (with a bit of a prompt from Merlin) stands up for himself, speaking of Merlin, he's on fine form in this episode and is a joy to watch!


    RIP List:


    Grunhilda and Sidhe Elder


    What Uther says about Magic:


    Nothing! He's too preoccupied with marrying off his son!


    Lives saved:


    Elena from being possessed by a Sidhe


    Arthur from having to marry a women he didn't love (ok it wouldn't of killed him but he wouldn't have been happy.



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    ACDiNosey

    [4]Jul 28, 2011
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    illegalferret wrote:
    Lives saved:



    Arthur from having to marry a women he didn't love (ok it wouldn't of killed him but he wouldn't have been happy.


    Well, he would probably have fallen on his sword and died anyway

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    dpebbleson

    [5]Jul 29, 2011
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    Okay, finally my input!

    Three Smirks of Doom:

    (1) At a dinner with Arthur and Uther, when they're talking about Elena, and Guinevere is serving them;
    (2) Standing at the window, while in the background, Guinevere is tidying up the room;
    (3) Same setting, but this time they talk about how love between Guinevere and Arthur is one that is impossible to realize. After Guinevere leaves the room despondently, Morgana smirks.

    About 40 weeks old question: it's gotta be one of those mysteries like: who is Morgause's father or mother; what exactly did Nimueh do concerning Arthur's birth, etc.

    I think it would be interesting to ask some kid what they thought it was. A kid who hasn't had chance of watching "like they do it on Discovery Channel" or "Swedish action flicks", that is
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    boom-moo

    [6]Aug 1, 2011
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    Alrighty, wrapping up here:

    Episode 3x06 RIP list:
    -Sidhe Elder, killed by Merlin.
    -Grunhilda, killed by Merlin.
    -The pixie inhabiting Elena, killed by Merlin.

    Episode 3x06 Lives Saved list:
    -Elena from being possessed by a Sidhe.
    -Arthur from having to marry a women he didn't love.

    What Arthur calls Merlin:
    -Clever clogs, knowledgeable.

    What Merlin calls Arthur:
    -Mad.

    Arthur's attributes to becoming the great king of legend:
    -Despite at first trying to honour his father's wish, he finds the courage to step out of a convenience marriage while being kind to the bride. He believes he will be a better king with the support and strength of a woman he loves.

    Arthur is knocked unconscious or prevented from knowing about Merlin's magic:
    -

    What Uther says about magic:
    -

    Potions made by Gaius:
    -Witches of Meredor potion altered for Elena that forces the pixie out of her.

    Gaius's smacks:
    -None.

    'I have faith Arthur will become a great king' statements:
    -When Arthur asks Gwen at the verge of tears what will she do if he marries Elena, she replies that she will watch him grow into the king that Camelot deserves as it should be.
    -Uther says that until Arthur puts his duty before his feelings he is clearly not ready to be king to which he replies that when he is ready to be king he will be a better king for the support and strength of a woman he loves.
    -Lord Godwyn thinks that Arthur has the makings of a great king and that Uther should be proud of him.

    Merlin and Great Dragon meetings:
    -None.

    Great Dragon's riddles:
    -None.

    Morgana's premonitory dreams:
    -None.

    Morgana's smirks of doom:
    -Three:
    (1) At a dinner with Arthur and Uther, when they're talking about Elena, and Guinevere is serving them;
    (2) Standing at the window, while in the background, Guinevere is tidying up the room;
    (3) Same setting, but this time they talk about how love between Guinevere and Arthur is one that is impossible to realize. After Guinevere leaves the room despondently, Morgana smirks.

    Arthur and Gwen moments:
    -Gwen notices that Arthur is troubled. He tells her that his father expects him to marry princess Elena but to not be worried as he isn't going to. Gwen says (pretends?) she's not worried.
    -Arthur admits to Uther that he has no feelings for Elena whatsoever.
    -Gwen puts a reassuring hand on Arthur's shoulder during the banquet.
    -Arthur tells Uther (in front of Gwen) that he has tried to know Elena but that he has no feelings for her and she wouldn't make a good wife for him. He can not marry someone he doesn't love. When Uther replies that he can and he will, he shares a look with Gwen.
    -Gwen tells Morgana that she doesn't think that Arthur will marry Elena not having any feelings for her. Then she reckons that she has feelings for Arthur and he for her but that it can not come to anything.
    -Gwen visits Arthur and tells him that she knows that he doesn't want to marry Elena but that one can't always have what they want, she knows that too well.
    -Arthur wonders if loving Gwen is really that insane. She says that their feelings for each other are insane to everyone but them. Arthur says that being insane is surely better than being miserable.
    -Gwen tries to see the positive side of Elena saying she won't make him insane as she has a good heart. Arthur replies that so does her. Gwen says that both know it can't be.
    -When Arthur asks her at the verge of tears what will she do if he marries Elena, she replies that she will watch him grow into the king that Camelot deserves as it should be.
    -Arthur is obviously distressed when he gives the speech and asks Elena to be his wife. Gwen is a mix of sad and proud.
    -Arthur wishes to fall on the ceremonial sword that Merlin brings to him. He feels horrible to have a destiny he can't escape from.
    -Arthur looks towards Gwen when the wedding ceremony starts and after a couple of seconds she looks away.
    -Arthur stops the ceremony on the grounds of not loving her and she not loving him either. Gwen is happy and relieved.
    -Arthur tells Gwen happily that he remains a single man. Gwen teases Arthur about not deserving a woman as lovely as Elena to what he replies that he has forsaken her for someone equally as lovely and maybe even more so. Gwen, looking pleased and happy, teases she doesn't know of such a person. Arthur says that time will tell. Both follow their way happily.

    Chestporns/Bodyporns:
    -Arthur's see through and very revealing white shirt.

    Dungeon time:
    -None.

    Fashion:

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

    Arthur:
    -Brown shirt and brown leather vest with Camelot cloak (day 1).
    -Brown pajama pants and white shirt.
    -Blue shirt and brown leather vest (day 2).
    -Brown shirt and brown leather vest with Camelot cloak and crown #2.
    -Brown shirt and brown leather vest (day 3).
    -Maroon shirt with Thriller jacket (day 4)
    -Red shirt.
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail with Camelot cloak and crown #2.
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail with Camelot cloak and crown #2 (day 5).
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail with Camelot cloak.
    -Red padded shirt and chainmail.
    -Brown shirt and brown leather vest.

    Morgana:
    -Silver dress. Hair in a low bun (day 2).
    -Silver and golden dress. Hair in a bun (day 3).
    -Green dress with green overdress. Lose curled hair (day 4).
    -Silver and gold dress. Lose curled hair.
    -Silver dress. Lose curled hair (day 5).

    Gwen:
    -Turquoise dress with yellow bodice and white apron (day 1).
    -Turquoise dress with yellow bodice and white apron (day 2).
    -Purple dress with purple bodice and white apron (day 3).
    -Purple dress with purple bodice and white apron (day 4).
    -Turquoise dress with yellow bodice and white apron and white shawl.
    -Peach dress (day 5).

    Uther:
    -Blue shirt, blue padded shirt and long sleeveless black coat with Camelot cloak and crown #2 (day 1).
    -Blue shirt, blue padded shirt and long black coat.
    -Blue shirt, blue padded shirt and long sleeveless black coat with Camelot cloak and crown #2 (day 2).
    -Blue shirt, blue padded shirt and teal sleeveless coat (day 3).
    -Blue shirt, blue padded shirt and long sleeveless black coat with Camelot cloak and crown #2 (day 4).
    -Blue shirt, blue padded shirt and long sleeveless black coat with Camelot cloak and crown #2 (day 5).

    Gaius:
    -Maroon robe (day 2).
    -Maroon robe with brown sleeveless robe on top (day 3).
    -Green tunic with beige pants.
    -Green tunic with beige pants (day 4).
    -Maroon robe.
    -Maroon robe with brown sleeveless coat on top.
    -White shirt.
    -Maroon robe with brown sleeveless coat on top (day 5).
    -Maroon robe with brown sleeveless robe on top.
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    ACDiNosey

    [7]Aug 2, 2011
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    Caught up at last!!!

    Haven't got much to say that hasn't been told before, except maybe how much I love Bradley's acting in this episode and how much I hate the open brown shirt/cloak combo of Day. Merlin dress-up people: hint of bare chest and cloaks should NEVER be mixed together

    Hehe, at Merlin trying to imagine Gaius having a love life and finding it disgusting (I'm really not convinced that's purely because Grunhilda is a Pixie)... and at Gaius trying to repeatedly convince Merlin to never bring the matter again...
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    pcdsa

    [8]Aug 7, 2011
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    I'm playing catch up too!

    I love the final scene with Guinevere gently teasing Arthur. I hope we have more like this in S4.
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