and the obligatory flaily post of merlin 2.06, beauty & the beast, part two! ... oh god. this episode. i just. i can't even. OASD;ALFJD;ALJKFLD; SO GAY. SO, SO GAY. THIS IS SEASON ONE LEVEL OF BRILLIANT OKAY.
+ "I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING FOR A HUG." - "NOOOooooO!" - "NO." :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
THIS SHOW. OH GOD. THE WAYS IN WHICH I LOVE IT. JUST. SO MUCH. :D :D :D
+ WHY CAN'T BEN VANSTONE WRITE ALL THE MERLIN EPISODES? I WANT HIM TO WRITE THEM ALL. because this is definitely one of the best ones out there, no doubt about it.
+ !!! AOSD;ALJFDL;ALJFLD;ALJFLD;ALJKFKDLASLAJK
OH OH SO WORRIED. ♥
SERIOUSLY. THEY REALLY WEREN'T KIDDING ABOUT THE INCREASED SUBTEXT. I MEAN. SERIOUSLY. I HAD MY DOUBTS WHAT WITH ALL THE ICKY ARTHUR/GWEN BUT THIS!!! /flails around
+ also i really like how merlin's apparently the ONLY PERSON IN CAMELOT who uses neckerchiefs, because they were immediately certain it was his neckerchief they found. oh merlin, how unfashionable you seem to be.
+ UTHER. OH GOD, UTHER. HOW ARE YOU SO FABULOUS, ANTHONY HEAD? SERIOUSLY. LOVE-DRUGGED!UTHER IS HILARIOUS. HE WAS, LIKE, THE STAR OF THIS EPISODE I CAN'T EVEN. HE WAS SO BESOTTED. AHAHAHAHAH THE LOOK ON HIS FACE ALL THE TIME. i just love how everyone was all, "EW EW EW TROLL EW," and then cut to uther, who's all, "OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL THING YOU ARE, MY DARLING~" which just ... yeah. :D :D :D :D
+ on that note, UTHER. IN BED. WITH TROLL!CATRINA. OH GOD, MY EYES THEY BE BLEEDING. SO LULZY. OH SHOW, NEVER CHANGE.
NO, SERIOUSLY. I DID NOT NEED TO KNOW WHAT HORNY!UTHER'S LIKE. BUT THEN AGAIN, PERHAPS I DID, BECAUSE IT'S TERRIFYINGLY HILARIOUS.
+ MERLIN'S FACE WHEN HE HAD TO TASTE THE POTION. LOLOL COLIN. :D :D :D on that note, A WHOLE SECOND OR TWO DEDICATED TO HIS TONGUE. i must say i approve. er.
COMPLETELY GRATUITOUS, I KNOW. :D
+ ALSO ALSO ALSO ARTHUR FORGET I EVER CALLED YOU A CLOTPOLE OKAY BECAUSE THIS EPISODE MORE THAN MAKES UP FOR HIS UTTER STUPIDITY IN THE FIRST EPISODES. REFUSING TO OBEY UTHER, STANDING UP FOR THE PEOPLE OF CAMELOT, AND BEING FRIENDS WITH HIS PEOPLE, AND, "WHY CAN'T THEY BE BOTH?" (OBVIOUSLY HE MEANS MERLIN) AND "WE'RE AS MUCH THEIR SERVANTS AS THEY ARE OURS," AND ASD;ALJKFLD ARTHUR NEVER CHANGE. <3333333333
+ apparently arthur doesn't think merlin's stupid. YES.
+ but i love how everyone else, apparently, is a TOTAL IDIOT. because of course they don't see merlin lurking around the corner, or anything, no. THAT WOULD BE QUITE ILLOGICAL.
+ arthur/gwen moment. D: but idk, it wasn't so bad. they probably meant it to be otp-ish, but i didn't see it that way, not really. i think it was just mostly gwen being her lovely self. :D on the other hand, i do wish they'd bring more sides of her into the show. at least in the first season she got in on the action a bit, but now all she ever does is tell arthur what a good king he'll become, and worry about the boys being idiots, and that's ... just about it. then again, that's probably all they'll let her do this season, what with all the mad MUST HAS HET SHIP IN PLACE NAO fuckery. anyway! i'm glad they showed her being all worried about merlin. they've remembered that she and merlin are supposed to be friends, yay!
+ SIR LEON. OH GOD, LOL. I LOVE HIM A WHOLE LOT OKAY. SO BRILLIANT. TOTALLY ON ARTHUR'S SIDE, OH BLESS. and the whole scene with him and gaius and some random knight gently attempting this intervention, all "oh, you tell him," and "oh, no, you tell him," and ASD;ALKJFLD SO GOOD. just seriously that whole scene. gaius being all WELL AS LONG AS THE FACT THAT YOUR NEW WIFE'S A TROLL HASN'T PASSED YOU BY, SIRE.
+ SPEAKING OF TROLL, CATRINA'S STILL ROCKING IT OUT. \o/
+ but uther actually disinheriting arthur D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D:
+ on the other hand, i think it's interesting, because i do think uther has his concerns. i think he does worry about arthur being too soft - yes, it's obvious he loves arthur, and is proud of him, but the peace he thinks camelot has, it's all been a consequence of uther being harsh and demanding and never giving in, always following a strict line, and he knows arthur's not capable of that. on the other hand, i don't think uther truly appreciates just how much power arthur already has, what with basically all the people of camelot being more loyal to arthur rather than uther. anyway! and lots of arthur angst too, especially when it comes to uther - thinking uther can't stand the sight of him, of all things. D:
+ but i love that, despite all the humour, it's still very serious in some places. like, say, ARTHUR. i don't even know, but that whole thing, just so lovely. he actually tells uther that he thinks uther's wrong. he's very insecure when it comes to his father, and uther's opinion of arthur, but arthur still always stands up to him when he feels it's the right thing to do. bradley really did an amazing job with this one, eee, much like he did in 2.04. it was quite subtle, arthur's emo, but you could just see in the disinheriting scene how arthur fights to control himself, to remain calm and cool and collected, and just. asd;alfjls ILUSFM ARTHUR. ♥
+ ahahahahah anyway, in that scene, and when uther tells them that catrina is to be the next heir to the throne, i love how everyone's so clearly all WHAT IS THIS FUCKERY but going along with it anyway, because it's uther and you don't say no to him. but the faces! which brings me to ...
ALSO ARTHUR'S FACE. LOLOLOL.
+ "YOU'RE A TROLL!" - "HOW DARE YOU SPEAK ABOUT HER LIKE THAT?" :D :D :D
+ BUT ANYWAY. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY BUT AFTER THE CEREMONY, WHEN CATRINA RUNS OUT, JUST, THE WAY UTHER IMMEDIATELY FLAPS AFTER HER IS RIDICULOUSLY LOLARIOUS.
+ THE GREAT SLASH DRAGON. I'VE MISSED HIM. to be honest, had i been him, i would've totally been laughing my arse off, too, about uther marrying a troll. OH, THE IRONY.
+ but also his not-so-subtle warning, a reminder of merlin's promise. SO GOOD. I SPOT CONTINUATION, SHOW. WELL DONE!
+ MERLIN SPENDS QUITE A LONG TIME IN THE CLOSET.
+ also merlin's faces when his little adventures go well. such happy faces! :D
+ IS IT JUST ME, OR WAS ARTHUR EVEN MORE RIDICULOUSLY PRETTY IN THIS ONE?
+ ASAOS;DLAJLKFD;ALJKFDLJL THE WHOLE BIT WITH MERLIN. AND ARTHUR. AND ARTHUR GOING TO SLEEP AND SUDDENLY IT'S MERLIN WHISPERING, IN A WHOLLY INAPPROPRIATE MANNER, "AAAARTHUUUUUR! AAAAAAAARTHUUUUUUUUUR!" AND ACTUALLY BEING UNDER ARTHUR'S BED. OH GOD I CAN'T EVEN. THAT'S JUST. OH GOD. THE LOOK ON MERLIN'S FACE! POPPING UP FROM UNDER THERE, ALL GLEEFUL AND STUFF, AND ASD;ALKFJDL WHY WAS ARTHUR SO WORRIED ABOUT MERLIN HAVING BEEN THERE THE WHOLE TIME, HUH? WHAT'S HE BEEN DOING
"IF YOU SAY 'I TOLD YOU SO'..." - "I WASN'T GOING TO! I WOULDN'T. BUT IT'S TRUE THAT IF YOU HAD LISTENED TO ME EARLIER, THEN ... SORRY."
+ also, is it suddenly cold in camelot, or what? arthur slept with a shirt on. that's new to season two!
+ ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNND THE ENTIRE SCENE AFTER THAT AS;DLAKJFLD;ALFJLDK YES YES YES. BRINK OF DEATH! AND MERLIN BEING ALL, "UM, YEAH. I SUPPOSE IT IS A BIT IMPORTANT," AND ARTHUR'S (FOND) EXASPERATED LITTLE LOOK RIGHT THERE OHHHH. AND THE WAY MERLIN JUST 'DIDN'T THINK IT WAS IMPORTANT,' LIKE HE JUST WANTS ARTHUR NOT TO WORRY TOO MUCH. OHHHHH OH OH OH.
NO BUT SERIOUSLY. this is one of my favourite merlin scenes ever. SO LOLARIOUS, we need more lulzy scenes with bradley, colin, and richard, YES?
+ ALSO. GAIUS. "POISON - ER, THE POTION."
+ and ARTHUR'S SHRUG AHAHAHHA. i don't even know why, but i find it incredibly hilarious.
+ but either way, "DON'T BE LATE", and YES, finally a reminder of how much arthur actually trusts merlin. that's a whole lot, okay. just. yes, show. finally getting there. and MERLIN'S HAND ON ARTHUR'S HEAD, CRADLING IT, WHEN THEY PUT HIM ON THE FLOOR. oh show.
+ UTHER. GRIEVING FOR ARTHUR. OH YES. /flails
+ ALSO UTHER. WITH TROLL!CATRINA, KNOWING WHAT SHE REALLY IS. hahahahahahahah his little UGH and it's repulsive and uther going all "I KNOW THE FEELING. DDDD<"
+ merlin. giving arthur the antidote from his neckerchief. oh my. what a scene that was. i'm not complaining.
+ ARTHUR EATING WITH UTHER. OH YEAH. SUCH A GOOD SCENE ASD;ALKJFDL;ALKFJLD ALL HAPPY FAMILY-LIKE, ARTHUR LAUGHING IN UTHER'S FACE ABOUT HIM GETTING IT ON WITH A TROLL AND "FATHER, I REALLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW THE DETAILS," AND ASDALFD;ALKJFLDKJDL MORE OF THIS PLEASE. :D :D :D
+ "I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING FOR A HUG." !!!!!! HAVE I ALREADY MENTIONED THIS. BECAUSE GOD.
but i'll have to smack a bitch if they push the reset button with this, too, because, yeah, fuck that. they did it in the beginning of season two, they'd better not start doing it again.
SO GOOD, IDEK ANYMORE. ♥
+ but on the other hand. god. "you've got a suspicious look about you. shifty. like you've got something to hide." and isn't that painful? i've always thought that arthur's got no clue about merlin's magic (why not, i've no idea, because merlin keeps using it ALL THE TIME and EVERYWHERE but perhaps arthur's just that dense) but. you know. maybe he does. because since when is merlin not an open book? since when has arthur thought that merlin's capable of hiding something? "you can't hide anything from me, merlin," says arthur in 2.03. WHEN HAS THIS CHANGED? i mean. does it mean something? does arthur suspect magic, or is he just starting to suspect that merlin's got some sort of secret, but arthur has no idea what? or is this just another one of those merlin things where continuation is an utterly foreign concept? WHAT IS THIS? I JUST DON'T KNOW. HOW FRUSTRATING. because it's just not logical for arthur to not even suspect. or even morgana! but then again, it's the merlin show, were logic's tossed out the window in the first two seconds.
+ anyway! i do hope the almost-hug wasn't it. idk, maybe i just wanted it to, but i felt to me as if it was merely a sort of ... promise. that there will be a hug, but it'll come with the right moment. arthur pulling his 'i'm a manly man, therefore i don't hug' face was all kinds of lulzy, but i have to admit, he could use a hug. like. seriously. when's he ever had that sort of comfort, anyway? i doubt uther's very fond of doing things like that, so. GO BOYS, GO.
and okay yes, is it next week already? because god, the preview. the WITCHFINDER WHAT and accusing merlin and ARTHUR DRAGGING MERLIN AWAY, GOD. that's going to be one hell of an episode, i tell you. is it next weekend? is it? IS IT NAO?
anyway! now, i'm off to watch the search for spock and after that, TSCC. :D