Originally Posted by HareBrain
Still, at least they came up with a cute reason for the ‘du Lac’.
Yes, but not the right reason as Lancelot is 'the' son for 'the' lady of the lake. And for that reason alone, he is supposed to be better than mere humans that Arthur and the knights of the round table presents. And you can see that from the reason that his skills are equivalent or even better to Arthur's, and I wish I would have the old legends to prove this, but I don't ... pah.
The part of me wishes that this whole thing was just an illusion and that real Lancelot comes back from the underworld to deliver the real truth on the matter, and in one way, Morgana's dream is a proof that something is going to happen in the future. That Gwen is going to sit next to the throne and Lancelot is going to play a pivotal role at latter part of the legend to bring Arthur to his death.
Therefore, I do believe or I rather want to believe that these five (including this one) remaining episodes are really going to propel the story to another atmosphere.
What annoyed me really much and I believe it was voiced not so long ago is that Merlin is holding so much by staying in the closet. Yet, there isn't a really good way for him to come out and just slap back of Arthur's head and say, "Are you blind? Or stupid? Or both at the same time?"
But in the same time it is the same thing that keeps the audience in their seats as they wish that Merlin will take his place on Arthur's side as an advisor. And to do that he needs to get rid of the bloody uncle. And if I would be in his shoes, I would had arranged something, a loose tile at the battlements or something...
Just think about it, would it be good for the story to see Morgana's having to have to take a reins in her hands, Arthur taking the role as the King and Merlin on his side.
Another thing that many of you have voiced about Morgana is that why Merlin doesn't do her away is because Morgana is Merlin's doom as she lures Merlin to take a shape as a tree, (if my memory serves me well). And if that is true then seeing or even wanting the major villain to kick the bucket isn't going to happen.
Not if they want to keep at least somewhat honest to the series.
And this episode, as Mrs Ctg has shown above, isn't coming close to the legends. Not even by a far stretch. No matter how well written this episode was to put a wedge in Arthur's plans.
Yes, you read it well. It was well written and very well executed plan that to me as a writer felt as part of the story continuum and not a filler.
All the things that happen are meant to happen in one way or another, and Merlin as a series is one interpretation of the legend.