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Merlin

Happy Christmas, Holidays, Hanukkah, Diwali, Ramadan or any pagan holiday you like! All the very best to everyone for a wonderful time and the best for 2013. *hugs*

So, how about that Merlin finale? Read no more if you don't want to be spoiled.

Wow. I have no quibbles. It turned out pretty much exactly as I'd expected from the start, as a fan of the mythology. Of course the mythology has huge gaps and many interpretations, but it was internally consistent.

Colin and Bradley, especially Colin, knocked it out of the ballpark and so did the writers. I look forward to the next work of all. Very, very well done.

The first part had an epic quality but the second was quietly intimate, despite the plot interruptions, as Merlin revealed his powers to Arthur who was initially repulsed but, very gradually, came to realise that he'd reached his position, and stayed alive, due to his idiot servant.

Of course it was a gift to slash M/A writers but also a joy for those of us who have followed the series from the start. It had to end some time, and this was the way to do it. :)

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kitty_poker1
Dec. 28th, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
I liked the season but some shortcuts occurred as they knew it'd be the last so were building to the big finale and had to get in some quick nods to the mythology and the fans.

Mordred's switching sides was a bit sudden and had no real basis. His girlfriend was executed for treason and he was miffed. She was guilty and Arthur gave her a chance to save her skin. She didn't take it, and could be given points for loyalty, but it was her choice.

Tears were shed here too. Poor, lonely Merlin. His reason for living left in a small boat.

I had a lovely Christmas and hope you did too! 2013 will be brilliant for all of us!

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