BBC (ended 2012)
|Lancelot-fans here are pretty rare. I'm not a fan myself, but have nothing against the character, so I don't think I'm biased. If it's okay with others, I'm willing to write an entry about him. Unless pcdsa objects because I know how much she likes - no! - loves Lancelot...|
I sure do! In fact he is the character I most want to return! I am devastated that you are writing up Lancelot, see -> . Here is my extremely biased take on Lancelot where certain scenes have been omitted because they have been deleted from my memory.
Lancelot (portrayed by Santiago Cabrera) first appears in "Lancelot" when he rescues Merlin from the Griffin. Unfortunately he gets injured and Merlin takes him back to Camelot where he is treated by Gaius. Once recovered, Lancelot tells Merlin his background and his dream of becoming a knight of Camelot. However the law states that only those of noble birth can become knights. Merlin, wanting to show his gratitude to Lancelot, uses magic to produce a false certificate stating that Lancelot is the fifth son of Lord ???. Lancelot uses the certificate to ask Arthur to train him as one of his knights. After a slow start, Lancelot passes all the tests set by Arthur and is pronounced a knight by Uther. However Uther is suspicious of him and asks Geoffrey of Monmouth to check the records for Lancelot's birth. When Uther discovers the truth he has Lancelot arrested. Meanwhile Camelot is about to be attacked by the Griffin. Uther orders Arthur to kill the Griffin but before he does so he visits Lancelot and tells him though he does not sound or look like a knight he surely fights like one and wishes he could help in his fight with the Griffin. However he releases Lancelot and tells him to leave the kingdom. Lancelot finds Merlin and they both set out to help Arthur. They arrive to find Arthur badly wounded by the Griffin. Lancelot charges at the beast, killing it with his spear, which Merlin has made powerful through magic. Arthur is grateful and insists Uther reinstates Lancelot as a knight. Uther is adamant that the law cannot be changed. Lancelot is upset that he is receiving all the credit for saving Arthur and tells Merlin he heard him use magic to help him kill the griffin. He promises to keep Merlin's secret. He also stops Arthur and Uther from arguing by stating his intention to leave and prove himself worthy to become a knight of Camelot in the future .
He next appears in "Lancelot and Guinevere" where he has become a fighter for hire. He fights in front of Hengist, his men and Guinevere. He wins the fight but refuses to kill his opponent. He learns that Guinevere has been mistaken for Lady Morgana and is a hostage of Hengist. He unsuccessfully rescues Guinevere and both are sentenced to death by Henist. They are put in the fighters cage ready to be killed by Hengist's pet wilddeoron. Arthur, together with Merlin, rescue them from the cage and they all escape. Lancelot expresses his thanks to Arthur and discovers Arthur has feelings for Guinevere. He leaves in the dead of the night much much to everyones delight...
Over to you Danko to fill in the blanks!
He leaves in the dead of the night much much to everyones delight...
Well bashing is not allowed and to be honest he hasn't done anything for me to bash him! I obviously skipped over the L-G bits. Please add that final bit even though untrue it is true for me. The double much was a typo mistake.
|I'll update Geoffrey of Monmouth again for 3x09 and take the remaining characters for 3x08: The Fisher King and Grettir.|
|Do you know who played Grettir offhand? I recognize him from somewhere else, don't remember where though.|
|I'm not versed in Arthurian legend at all but I will do my best to help with whatever I might be good for|