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, I'd like to make clear thatit's 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 so she 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
-'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
Also, we can keep adding funny arguments to the "Things we've learnt watching Merlin" thread.
This week, we are rewatching Season 3 Episode 10 'The Queen of Hearts'
Thank you all and enjoy rewatching
Episode 3x10 magic and spells:
-Morgana can listen to Morgause's telepathy.
-Morgause opens a door and lits a torch to show Morgana the way to her (using her mind).
-Merlin transforms into his old self by means of an ageing spell.
-Old Merlin makes a helmet fly and hit Arthur in the head (using a spell).
-Old Merlin tries reverse the ageing spell twice.
-Old Merlin makes the pyre burn (using a spell).
-Merlin reverses the ageing spell and turns back to his young self by drinking Gaius' potion.
Episode 3x10 RIP list:
Episode 3x10 Lives Saved list:
-Merlin saves Gwen's life but putting the blame on Dragoon the Great.
What Arthur calls Merlin:
What Merlin calls Arthur:
-Spoilt arrogant brat with the brains of a donkey and the face of a toad.
Arthur's attributes to becoming the great king of legend:
-He declares his love for Guinevere and would relinquish his right to the throne in order to save her life.
Arthur is knocked unconscious or prevented from knowing about Merlin's magic:
What Uther says about magic:
-He believes that Gwen planted the magical poultice in Arthur's chambers to enchant him. It is the only reason why he would fall in love with someone like her. Until the enchantment is broken he can't take any word Arthur says as the truth.
-He says that Gwen's father consorted with sorcerers and that she is seeking revenge by enchanting Arthur. He doesn't care what Gaius believes as magic is the only rational explanation for Arthur's behaviour.
-He finds Gwen guilty of using magic and enchantments and condemns her to be burnt at the stake, denying her a fair trial: he has all the evidence he needs.
-When Arthur relinquishes his entitlement to the throne for Gwen, Uther says that his son would never do that and that it proofs beyond doubt that he is enchanted.
-Uther condemns Old Merlin to take Gwen's place at the stake after he confesses.
-Let this serve as a lesson to all those who wish to destroy Camelot.
Potions made by Gaius:
-An antidote to reverse the ageing spell.
'I have faith Arthur will become a great king' statements:
-Gwen tells him that he will be a great king one day and he could change all the ridiculous customs that Uther has set.
Merlin and Great Dragon meetings:
Great Dragon's riddles:
Morgana's premonitory dreams:
-Prophetic dream about Gwen's coronation as Queen of Camelot.
Morgana's smirks of doom:
Arthur and Gwen moments:
-They accidentally touch hands and immediately withdraw them staring at each other for some seconds when she is serving dinner. Arthur loses track of Uther's conversation because he is looking at Gwen.
-Arthur admits to Morgana that he has feelings for Gwen but knows nothing can ever come of them.
-Arthur wants to spend a day with Gwen. She is at first anxious of the risk involved but agrees and daydreams happily.
-Gwen lies to Morgana to get the day off.
-Arthur compliments Gwen on her looks.
-Arthur sets up a lovely picnic date for Gwen.
-Arthur can be himself with Gwen which pleases her.
-Arthur tells Uther he cannot forbid or deny his feelings; he loves Gwen.
-He begs Uther not to banish her from Camelot.
-He cannot accept that he might never see her again. He is willing to leave with her and return one day with her as his queen.
-Arthur runs when Merlin tells him that some guards were dragging Gwen into the castle.
-When Uther accuses Gwen of enchanting Arthur he says he knows how he feels and defends Gwen.
-When Uther condemns Gwen to be death, Arthur begs Uther to let them leave Camelot and never return. He relinquishes his entitlement to the throne. Gwen is astonished to hear this but Uther refuses. Arthur tells Uther he will never forgive him.
-Arthur breaks free from the guards when Gwen is being taken away, he kisses her and tells her that he will always love her.
-He tells Merlin he cannot watch her die.
-Merlin tells Gwen that Arthur will try his best to convince Uther that she is innocent and he will not stop until she is released.
-Gwen asks Merlin to take care of Arthur for her when she is gone.
-Arthur is relieved and rushes to ask Uther to release Gwen after old Merlin confesses.
-Arthur seeks a private conversation with her in the hallway. She is pleased. He assures her that his feelings for her are real but suggests letting everyone believe he was enchanted for her own safety. He insists he still would give up his place on the throne for her because his place is with her. He promises her that when he is king things will be different and they can be together. She says she is counting the days. They go for a kiss but have to stop when a guard shows up.
-Blue shirt with blue scarf and maroon jacket (day 1 – Morgana's dream).
-Blue shirt with red scarf and brown jacket (day 2).
-Blue shirt with red scarf and brown jacket with brown underjacket (day 3).
-Red shirt with blue scarf and brown jacket (day 4).
-Red robe (as Old Merlin).
-Red robe (as Old Merlin) (day 5).
-Chainmail with Camelot cloak and Uther's crown #2 (day 1 – Morgana's dream).
-Brown shirt with brown leather vest (day 2).
-Red shirt with brown leather vest (day 3).
-Red shirt with brown leather vest.
-Brown shirt (day 4).
-Brown shirt with brown leather vest.
-Blue shirt with brown leather vest (day 5).
-Brown shirt with brown leather vest.
-Blue shirt with brown leather vest.
-Red shirt (day 6).
-White nightgown with golden embroidery. Lose hair (day 1).
-Red dress. Hair in a braid.
-Red dress. Hair in a braid (day 2).
-Silver dress. Lose hair.
-White nightgown with golden embroidery and matching robe. Lose hair.
-Purple velvet dress with hood, hair in a low bun (day 3).
-Purple velvet dress without hood, hair in a low bun.
-Purple velvet dress with hood, hair in a low bun.
-Green dress with green overdress. Lose hair (day 4).
-Silver and golden dress. Lose hair (day 5).
-Green dress with green overdress. Lose hair (day 6).
-Blue/purple and white embroidered coronation dress with Queen crown (day 1 – Morgana's dream).
-Purple dress with purple bodice and white apron (day 1).
-Turquoise dress with white bodice and white apron (day 2).
-Peach dress and white shawl (day 3).
-Purple dress with purple bodice and white apron.
-Purple dress with purple bodice and white apron (day 4).
-Turquoise dress with white bodice and white apron (day 6).
-Black shirt and black and brown coat (day 2).
-Blue shirt, blue padded shirt and long black coat (day 3).
-Black shirt and black and brown coat (day 4).
-Black shirt, black and brown coat with Camelot cloak with crown #2 (day 5).
-Blue robe (day 1 – Morgana's dream).
-Maroon robe with brown sleeveless robe on top (day 3).
-Brown robe (day 4).
-Brown robe with sleeveless brown coat on top.
-White shirt and brown robe.
-Brown robe with sleeveless brown coat on top.
-Brown robe with sleeveless brown coat on top and brown mittens (day 5).
-White shirt and brown robe with brown mittens.
-Maroon robe with brown sleeveless robe on top (day 6).
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