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She doesn't even know Merlin's magic does she?

At the end of the second episode, when he's trying to stop her KILLING EVERYONE, he just flails about uselessly hiding (while people are dying) until she's conveniently knocked out by a passing plot device and he can do something.

And tonight he surely could have stopped the baddies running away with the cup, but chose not to. Setting those three or four on fire would have saved countless other lives in the long run...

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It was pretty opportune that those guys were stood below a small cliff with their arms out on the off chance the cup got knocked and rolled over, despite them having no visibility of it.

Still I was expecting Merlin to need to get the cup back to save Arthurs life, so it was a pleasant surprise, and not showing the camelot battle too.

Next week looking promising, and should mean next series can move away from the current formula.

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According to the legend, didn't Uthur get given Excalibur first? Could make this interesting.

Arthur already had a play with Excalibur back in the first season, before Merlin nicked it and threw it into the lake. :)

But yeah, next week's looks ace. It also looks like the most King Arthury episode yet.

The Holy Grail, the Round Table, the Lady of the Lake and Excalibur all in the same episode!

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It gets much better amanset just an early misstep of an episode. I really love the way they are side stepping the whole christianity and Arthur. The cup of life screams holy grail but they've managed to include it in a pretty good way.

Thinking back to the Channel 4 Merlin series even they didn't cut out mention of the religious side to Arthurs tale despite being such a magical series, BBC have done a great job more than making up for the disaster that was Robin Hood.

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Next season has been cut by three episodes, so hopefully that's three episodes less filler and more condensed awesome (in which things actually happen).

I'm still a bit stunned that the plot's actually moved on. And about time they killed Sendred (I'm not even going to look up the spelling) as he was easily the worst actor in the show.

The finale's called The Coming of Arthur so I'm guessing he'll get Excalibur back and start kicking ass and taking names. The only other interpretation is that it'll descend into soft porn and I don't think I'm ready for that kind of twist.

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I'm quite torn when Morgana is on screen. It annoys the hell out of me that in EVERY scene she's in it'll end with her evil smirk. But then she's blisteringly gorgeous, so she could be smearing dog shit on her nose and I'd still want to watch it just because she's there.

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It gets much better amanset just an early misstep of an episode. I really love the way they are side stepping the whole christianity and Arthur. The cup of life screams holy grail but they've managed to include it in a pretty good way.

Thinking back to the Channel 4 Merlin series even they didn't cut out mention of the religious side to Arthurs tale despite being such a magical series, BBC have done a great job more than making up for the disaster that was Robin Hood.

Yeah, I'll stick with it. When it is good it is really good, but it can be really bad at times too. I also have a massive thing for Gwen.

I seem to be the only person that liked Robin Hood. Well, OK, I liked two series of Robin Hood but the final one was shit beyond words. I blame it on getting rid of the foxy Turkish lass.

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Caught up with this last night. No Holy Hand Grenade? :(

All leading up to a barnstorming finale, methinks. I really hope that they don't hit the reset button this time.

By the way, obvious plot point for next week (if I remember what this thing does correctly):

That thing that Merlin CASUALLY BROUGHT WITH HIM. One shot of him picking it up, which I instantly zeroed in on. Some liquid in a glass thing or something. Isn't that what he was given at some point by the old King guy earlier in the series, and told to use AT THE MOMENT OF NO HOPE?

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Caught up with this last night. No Holy Hand Grenade? :(

All leading up to a barnstorming finale, methinks. I really hope that they don't hit the reset button this time.

By the way, obvious plot point for next week (if I remember what this thing does correctly):

That thing that Merlin CASUALLY BROUGHT WITH HIM. One shot of him picking it up, which I instantly zeroed in on. Some liquid in a glass thing or something. Isn't that what he was given at some point by the old King guy earlier in the series, and told to use AT THE MOMENT OF NO HOPE?

Yes its the water from Avalon.

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Yes its the water from Avalon.

Yay! I wonder how they're going to draw attention to it before it's used. Its Part 1 appearance was surprisingly subtle! Russell T Davies would have had Merlin SCREAMING about it from the ROOFTOPS, a la Basil Exposition. Before snogging Arthur.

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Yay! I wonder how they're going to draw attention to it before it's used. Its Part 1 appearance was surprisingly subtle! Russell T Davies would have had Merlin SCREAMING about it from the ROOFTOPS, a la Basil Exposition. Before snogging Arthur.

I've been really impressed with this season so far. It had the odd ropey episode but they've really done some impressive stuff and stayed away from the ever famous reset button. I'm really starting to think we will get to see Arthur become King and rule Camelot with the series continuing for some time as there's a ton of stories they could do with that alone.

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I've been really impressed with this season so far. It had the odd ropey episode but they've really done some impressive stuff and stayed away from the ever famous reset button. I'm really starting to think we will get to see Arthur become King and rule Camelot with the series continuing for some time as there's a ton of stories they could do with that alone.

The reset button has been kinda used every so often - Gwen's attitude towards Morgana has ebbed and flowed in a manner which suggests that either the eps weren't meant to be transmitted in the order we got them, or the cast has been subjected to a form of collective amnesia. A couple of times it's been blindingly obvious that Morgana is behind something, but both Gwen and Merlin have feigned ignorance in a totally unbelievable way.

The only other issue I have with the show are the cuts away from violent moments - clearly a result of its timeslot - but I've been pretty happy with everything else, bar the fact that I still think the show would be better if Arthur knew Merlin's secret and had to cover it up from his father. Would introduce a new dynamic - but hey, the sight of the Round Table in the preview indicates that maybe the creators are seeking to freshen it up next year. In the legend, did PRINCE Arthur ever have the Round Table, or was it only when he was King?

And I thought the Goblin episode was funny. Extremely stupid, yes, but a good laugh.

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The reset button has been kinda used every so often - Gwen's attitude towards Morgana has ebbed and flowed in a manner which suggests that either the eps weren't meant to be transmitted in the order we got them, or the cast has been subjected to a form of collective amnesia. A couple of times it's been blindingly obvious that Morgana is behind something, but both Gwen and Merlin have feigned ignorance in a totally unbelievable way.

The only other issue I have with the show are the cuts away from violent moments - clearly a result of its timeslot - but I've been pretty happy with everything else, bar the fact that I still think the show would be better if Arthur knew Merlin's secret and had to cover it up from his father. Would introduce a new dynamic - but hey, the sight of the Round Table in the preview indicates that maybe the creators are seeking to freshen it up next year. In the legend, did PRINCE Arthur ever have the Round Table, or was it only when he was King?

And I thought the Goblin episode was funny. Extremely stupid, yes, but a good laugh.

The legend has been told and retold so many times that I don't think there's any proper version of the round table except for the fact it exists between them all.

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I just hope that next series doesn't see Uther remain in power, but be even more pissed at sorcery, leading to even more "I don't believe it!" "Uther must not find out about this" moments.

Pretty great ending to the series though, and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens to Morgana. Plus the whole Arthur / Gwen / Lancelot stuff looks like it may start up in earnest.

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Yeah, that was great. Particularly liked it that the last scene was Arthur and Merlin, who are really the heart of the show.

I did shout FOR FUCK'S SAKE at the screen when Morgause got knocked out at the end, thereby missing Merlin doing magic.

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Yeah, that was great. Particularly liked it that the last scene was Arthur and Merlin, who are really the heart of the show.

I did shout FOR FUCK'S SAKE at the screen when Morgause got knocked out at the end, thereby missing Merlin doing magic.

She wasn't exactly knocked out. Merlin killed her!

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