While Merlin was on the air, we thought it was a great show. I just finished the finale tonight. What happened, how could he die? Five months later, and we’re still not over the dramatic, traumatizing Merlin series finale. The way I interpreted the ending, Gwen (with Gaius' help) realised that Merlin was the wizard who saved them in the battle and I honestly believe that everything that happened in the series laid the foundation for Gwen bringing about the real change and accepting the reintroduction of magic into Camelot. This is, in our opinion, ultimate proof that the BBC is run by a cult of evil geniuses. And we can’t say we blame the writers for wanting to leave a lasting impression. And, the kicker is he did it without Merlin's help, or without being bound by a prophecy. Merlin’s ‘Destiny’ was to protect Arthur, because there was a ‘Prophecy’ that Arthur would die. I resent it because i know it shouldn’t have been that. I feel like there were a lot of instances where he basically f'ed up. And we hear a sword unsheathing. Yeah, I get what you are saying, at least Arthur found out and was ok with Merlin being a wizard in the end. One of the writers said they felt like they would be cheating the fans by giving it a different ending or something like that? I agree it's sad, bittersweet, and also beautiful. Everyone else had their Golden Age (although most of it happened during the gap between seasons 4 and 5), but Merlin only came into his power at the very end, when Arthur’s reign was over. Back tracking a little bit, I do feel that the final episode was rushed completely. By making Merlin younger, he ceased to be the untouchable enigma he becomes later in life. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. It's been 6 years since Merlin ended and here I finally got to finish the series (Late I know). As for the ending, I think it was a great way to conclude the story because the legend of Arthur is exactly that, a legend and the way it ended was perfect for it to be considered one. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Everyone knows that you can tell the best story in the world, but that story is nothing without memorable characters needed to move it along. DISCUSSIONS. Once she realises from her own knowledge of Arthur’s close calls when she was a servant as well as Arthur’s wife she understood that it wasn’t luck saving him all those times but it was Merlin and the use of magic for good. You can let out a sigh of relief and go back to your own life, content in the knowledge that your fictional friends are alive and well.
As for the prophecy, I believe Merlin and Arthur's actions made Guinevere create a world where magic was no longer banned. arthur is the once and future king so will rise again when he’s needed most. They killed Arthur off to comply with Arthurian legend btw, though they changed a lot of things from the source material so I don't see why they felt the need to do that. The Great Dragon warns Merlin against saving this boy, as if he does then the boy will kill Arthur when he grows up. Which is why the prophecy was never fufilled, the great dragon’s promises were never realised (i made a theory explaining this actually, called Arthur Isn’t Coming Back or The Great Dragon Orchestrated The Whole Thing, that explains this without the knowledge beyond the fourth wall) and there are many plot holes where arthur could have been saved but wasn’t because plot dictated he needed to die. Log in sign up. But in the end their friendship overrules his feelings about sorcery. Wizards: Tales of Arcadia's executive producer has explained why *that* big death had to happen. And really, who isn’t a sucker for that? Merlin just kind of casually kills Morgana with the sword and moves on. Young boy walks up, don't see too much but his profile. Sure, it was silly at times, but no TV show is perfect. I think the last scene sets the stage for a sequel. Instead, they found a way to reintroduce us to characters that some of us grew up hearing stories about when we were children. So why am I still so emotionally compromised by its ending? Just like series that have come before it, BBC’s Merlin is full of irresistibly memorable characters we as the audience just couldn’t help but fall in love with. The newest trailer for The Crown season 4 shines a spotlight on the rise of Margaret Thatcher. Yeah none of us are over it either lol. Nope, it's as if the last 50 episodes didn't happen. The season closer with the immortal army was cooler, though. She knew who Merlin was and what he did was enough for her to understand magic wasn't always used for evil. I decided to let myself watch the final season on netflix as one good go. Could he ever attach himself to people, knowing that he would only lose them like he’d lost everyone else he’d ever loved? It helps: A fan even narrated it onto YouTube (that’s how good it is, someone would go through the effort for that). Cookies help us deliver our Services. As simple as it sounds, the reason is simply that the show runners behind Merlin managed to make the characters relatable to the audience. He never went back, and most likely lived in hiding and disguise while what was left of Camelot fell to Saxons invaders. Edit: Oh, and I loved the idea of the modern day scene, even though I found the truck really jarring as it rushed past. But they deliberately left that up to interpretation in the show. Storytellers usually can’t help but leave their readers/viewers one small silver lining, just enough to allow them to make their peace with an otherwise tragic ending. Unfortunately, the show ran out of funding and couldn’t get renewed so they just killed everyone off and that’s that. That script for a season 6 is very very good, but it isn’t technically official. It's like Gwen's rule and the fate of Camelot never even really mattered past making sure Arthur is "preserved". And it’s not just us! I was so sure that Kilgarrah was gonna show up and do some crazy dragon magic to sacrifice his life to revive Arthur, which would give some closure to the whole "dragon getting old and dying" subplot, but he ended up just saying bye to Merlin. Press J to jump to the feed. I was very ready for Kilgarrah and Aithusa to mean something more. Molly Shannon is heading to HBO for a brand new limited series from Mike White. Read what he has to say about the final episode. ok i’m calm sending love to everyone who feels sad for the ending.
Nothing good came of Arthur’s death, and Merlin was allowed no possible way out of his grief and regret – not even death, as the final scene strongly hinted that he’d indeed been waiting for all this time. ᴡᴇʟᴄᴏᴍᴇ, ᴛʜɪꜱ ꜱᴜʙʀᴇᴅᴅɪᴛ ɪꜱ ᴛᴏ ᴅɪꜱᴄᴜꜱꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ʙʙᴄ ꜱʜᴏᴡ, ᴍᴇʀʟɪɴ.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Merlin in legends is immortal so this was the show revealing that after all this time Merlin’s powers have kept him waiting in hope of Arthur’s return, as evident it’s been 1500 years and still no Arthur. Merlin premiered 10 years ago today, promising a fun family adventure. Someone had to have a happy ending!
honestly, i don’t think they ever planned for it to be renewed after season 5 so they wouldn’t have to think too much about it tbh. Why do you think the Merlin series finale is so hard to get over? Sorry, if it's done a little bit clumsily.).
And even if it's sad for Merlin (Who is apparently immortal now) he knows Arthur will rise again someday and when that day happens, he'll be right there with him. I too just finished the series on Netflix about a week ago.
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