Re: 4.13: The Sword in the Stone - Part II
I really enjoyed it, thinking the whole thing was a magnificent romp, the ideal way to end the series. Of course there were all the normal niggles but they did not seem to matter because there was so much fun to be had.
For a show that has been criticised for not changing much over the course of it's run, this season has managed quite a few - probably more than many other shows, Uther killed, Arthur becomes king, Lancelot written out, a new character introduced and then written out and Arthur and Gwen getting married.
Of course the biggy - Merlin revealing his secret to Arthur has not happened, and I have wondered whether the writers are going to start making use of that in a new way - playing with an audience who obviously want to see it happen. There were a number of times when I thought Merlin was about to spill the beans and then didn't - so are we going to see a lot more of this next year?
It has it's flaws but Merlin has consistently entertained - apparently the highest rated (viewing figures) scripted show on a Saturday night, which is something to be proud of.
I did not like the appearance of the white dragon (the way it looked) but it adds an interesting twist to the tale - although I cannot see how it can be a threat. Merlin is the Dragon Lord and doesn't that mean they all have to obey him?
Dave - two things you mentioned - Merlin's line about 'It wasn't me!' - I agree it was a bit corny, but I took it as one of those joke's between friends, Gwen knowing full well it was, if you know what I mean.
And Merlin not having a sword. I haven't re-watched it but I'm pretty certain he did to start with. When they are preparing to go into the tunnels and Arthur is speaking, Merling and Gwen are in the back ground, both holding swords - Merlin looking really uncomfortable and I thought it odd that he had a sword, but guessed he threw it away when he was out of sight. Of course I might have been imagining things.
I had been drinking when I watched it.
Roll on season 5