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Merlin 4.3 reaction post - athene
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Merlin 4.3 reaction post
*pokes f-list* Where are Reggie and T_15 with the Merlin reaction posts? I keep refreshing my f-list and you aren't there!

Anyway, in the absence of flailing all over someone else's post, I'll flail here instead.



Oh my god. I didn't actually think they were going to do that. And I definitely didn't think they were going to it in that way. And Bradley can really act, which I probably shouldn't sound so surprised about, but it really hit me as I watched this ep that he can *really* act. And they need to make Colin Morgan cry as often as possible (which, going by the series so far, seems quite likely, to be fair).

I loved the fun bits of the ep, though. So many bits that made me laugh, especially the scene with drunk!Arthur and Merlin after the party, and of course the scenes with Arthur and Old!Merlin. Oh, and the whole, "I need to pee. What? Do you want to watch?" conversation! Seriously, if that wasn't written purely to feed the slash writers I don't know what is!

And then there was angst and pain and crying and oh my god they actually did it! And now we have King Arthur. That's going to take some getting used to.

On the whole, I am really enjoying this series. It's certainly a lot darker tone than previous series, but in some way that I can't quite put my finger on, it seems to have stepped up a notch, and I thoroughly approve.

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bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: October 15th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't believe they killed off Uther so quickly! But he got a good send-off as it were.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 15th, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know! I mean, I was half expecting something to happen to him, given how little he was doing in the first couple of eps, but I wasn't expecting it to be so soon in the series, and I wasn't expecting it to be like that.

But he did get a very cool swordfight before he went, which was great to see. But now there will be no regular Anthony Head on my tv, which makes me sad :-(
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: October 15th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was a good ep! Lots of heartbreak for the boys. I've been spoiled for Uther's death for a long time, but it was a really good send-off for him. Arthur as King is going to be very interesting.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 15th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd been avoiding spoilers (actually, I hadn't been deliberately *avoiding* them, so much as just not going looking for them). I had suspected that they would kill him in this ep, but then a few days ago saw something that made me think they *weren't* going to kill him, so I was actually surprised when it played out the way it did. I honestly hadn't expected to see King Arthur until series 5.

But yes, definitely a good ending for Uther.

The angst! It's really gone quite dark this series, and much as I like the darker tone, I do hope they're going to have some fun occasionally.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: October 15th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I've done a Merlin reaction post a grand total of once, so I don't know why you were expecting it! *g*

And Bradley can really act, which I probably shouldn't sound so surprised about, but it really hit me as I watched this ep that he can *really* act.

Totally had the same reaction! The scene where Uther had been stabbed, and was lying in Arthur's arms was jaw-droppingly good...

But yes, King Arthur - wasn't expecting that this week!

And in other news, Colin Morgan was having entirely too much fun playing the cantakerous old git! ;)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 15th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Only once? I think to be honest I was more expecting one from Reggie, but thought there was a chance you might post considering it was all angst and death and OMG!

Bradley was good throughout the entire episode, but yeah, the angst scenes and the scenes with him and Tony Head were brilliant in a way that I wasn't expecting. And I just love the way the relationship between Arthur and Merlin is developing. Even considering all the ANGST.

And in other news, Colin Morgan was having entirely too much fun playing the cantakerous old git! ;)

Oh, hell yes. He did look like he was rather enjoying that.

I was expecting more from Phil Davis, though. He's a reasonably big name guest actor, and he was dead within about ten minutes!
reggietate From: reggietate Date: October 16th, 2011 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I would have done a reaction post, but I was watching a male stripper instead! :-)

My workmates invited me to a Ladies Night at the local United Services club, where they were a having a stripper and disco night. For five quid - yes, you heard it, 5-0 - we got a free glass of wine, disco and two lovely blokes taking their kit of :-) I haven't had so much fun in years. They were Welsh, and wore combat trousers, and waved their willies about a lot, what better way to spend an evening?

I did watch Merlin later. Phil Davies was a bit of a red herring, and Uther's demise was kind of unexpected so early on, and overall I thought it was excellent. Old git!Merlin was a hoot :-)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 16th, 2011 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Lol, sounds like you had a great night out. I had been starting to wonder where everyone was last night, hardly anyone seemed to be posting anything or commenting anywhere.

Old!Merlin is such fun, but it doesn't look like we'll be seeing him again any time soon after last night.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: October 16th, 2011 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, it was a hoot. And I haz the naughty keyring to prove it! :-D
fififolle From: fififolle Date: October 16th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was only half watching and I couldn't quite beleive it either!!! I need to rewatch. It's great stuff!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 16th, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been incredibly impressed with series 4 so far. It really hit the ground running, and just seems to be getting better with every new series.
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