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Merlin feels and long rambling thoughts

I've only just realised how bloody long it's been since my last journal post! Needless to say that I'm not as active on here as I once was, but I figured that I should post something to show that I am still around... sometimes anyway! *Note to self - New Year resolution: be more active on LJ* I also wanted to wish everyone happy holidays, and wish you all a happy and safe season with whatever festive holiday you might be celebrating around this time (or even if you don't celebrate any holiday at all).

Okay, okay, so this was also an excuse to post about Merlin now that the series is coming to an end. There will be some spoilers for the series so far in this post, so if you're not up to date on all the episodes that have aired (in the UK), and want to avoid spoilers, then click away now! There's also going to be a bit of speculation on the upcoming finale which is all just my own thoughts and ideas, I haven't seen any spoilers whatsoever for the last two episodes.

Btw, it's after 6am and I haven't slept yet, so I really hope that this post is at least partially coherent, all the html works as it should, and it's not too full of typos! Here goes!

I have to start by saying that I'm not as invested in Merlin as I once was. I still enjoy it, but not to the same extent as I did for the first two or three series. The show has got a lot darker in recent times (which I guess is the norm for long running shows) and Merlin himself has, IMO, become a darker character. More willing to do pretty ruthless things to protect Arthur.

I also have mixed feelings about Morgana. I liked Morgana a lot back when she was good, I remember being disappointed when they made her so outright evil (I thought she was justified in her feelings towards Uther, but she ended up going too far after that). I also liked the chemistry she had with Gwen when she was good (not that there's no fun in a bit of Foe Yay, mind you). Recently though I've got a bit tired of her being the antagonist in practically every episode... although I have to admit that the one where she kidnaps Gwen was interesting. On that note, I'm glad that Gwen got turned back to her rightful self so soon, I was fearing that she was going to remain brainwashed until the end of the series, and I didn't like nasty Gwen. ;__;

This next cut is for speculation on the last two episodes. There's no spoilers for those episodes, it's all just my own ideas, but I thought I'd put it under a cut just to be on the safe side.

At the moment I'm entirely expecting there to be a sad ending to Merlin. I'm guessing that either Aruthur or Merlin will die in the finale, and I'd actually be more surprised if they both come out of it alive. I'm going to blame my cynicism and morbid outlook on Torchwood, a show which made me expect a drama series to end in the death of characters I like! My personal guess would be either Arthur possibly being killed by Mordred, true to the real Arthurian legend, or Merlin sacrificing his life to save Arthur.

The bigger question on my mind is of course the magic reveal. Will it happen or not? Again, my money would be on it happening in a tragic scenario (if it does happen at all). Perhaps Merlin saving Arthur in front of everyone using magic, but getting fatally wounded in the process. Maybe not dieing instantly, but with enough time for Arthur to tell Merlin that he realises that magic isn't all evil.

If I had my way my ideal ending would be that Merlin's magic is finally revealed to Arthur when Merlin uses it to save his life, Merlin isn't mortally wounded in the process. Arthur reveals that he's secretly known about Merlin's magic for a long time (which has been my headcanon for about the last two series now!), Morgana and Mordred are defeated, and (in the Ninth Doctor's words) everybody lives! Arthur then changes the law to outlaw only magic that is used for evil (something he bloody well should have done by now anyway, IMO!).

So, those are my thoughts. No idea on how well they'll match up with how the final episodes actually play out (I imagine the actual outcome will be far more complex) but I guess I'll find out soon enough.


~ Ace.


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 17th, 2012 12:28 pm (UTC)
Yay for Merlin and Doctor Who I'm sooo excited ^_^!!!! "Glomps" Miss you sweetie I'll note you on FA very very soon "Snugs' see you soon love ^^! <3

Edited at 2012-12-18 09:33 am (UTC)
Dec. 17th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
I'm quite impressed with how the show has developed a darker edge - and how they are clearly moving towards a proper ending. But like you, I'm a little concerned it will be a pretty tragic one. I think I'm predicting death, but possible hope of rebirth/"The legend will continue" afterwards? I don't know - it'll be interesting to see what happens.
Oct. 9th, 2016 05:08 pm (UTC)
Btw it's after 6am and I haven't slept yet so I really hope that this post is at least partially coh
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