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It's Merlin-day which means part of my flist dissolves into squee, part is still wondering what the hell I'm blabbing about here - watch and know :) - and at least one person is going "goddamnit, will this never end?" ;-)

So, more squee.


Is hunting Arthur's one and only hobby? This must be like the millionth hunting trip that we've ever seen or heard alluded to on the show. Whenever Arthur goes off to do something Arthur-y, he usually gives "hunting trip" as his excuse. Heh.

Hee to the way Arthur signals for the two knights to leave while Merlin stands there.

Merlin can approach a unicorn. Doesn't this only go for virgins? Ahem.

Arthur. Noez.

Sigh. Arthur is being kind of a prat again. Though it does make it more precious when you later see that he is just young and the roots for being a most awesomely awesome King Arthur already lie within him.

Arthur and Merlin as a domesticated couple are so cute. And they totally have bf/gf dialogue/dynamics. With the way Merlin broods over the unicorn and Arthur rolls his eyes over his pissy girlfriend. Teehee.

"It would be embarrassing if I had to lock up my own servant." Admit it, Arthur, you would probably lock him up in YOUR BEDROOM.

The hand signals were awesome. Especially with the way Merlin just went on after Arthur because he didn't understand jack-shit about the signalling.

Ouch, now the people are really suffering, Arthur is quickly losing his erstwhile "it wasn't me" attitude.

He let the one guy go and passed the test. Predictable but awww.

Merlin killed the poor, little rat. Good for him rats don't have a curse-handing out keeper. Which is kind of mean and specicist. Poor maligned little rats.

Rat stew. Eww. But he made Merlin eat it. And then BOTH grinned because they were about to prank Morgana.

Second test failed. But well, hm, I don't think a king could have the luxury ignoring someone blatantly attacking him, even if initially with words so kind of a weird test.

Bugs. Ewww.

Awww, now Arthur is developing a massive guilt complex.

Merlin runs interference for him.

Merlin on a horse. Heh.

They lured and trapped Merlin to make a tasty test for Arthur. Is this like when supervillians capture the superhero's girlfriend in the movies? Hm.

Someone loves their poisoned goblets. Maybe an old Danny Kaye fan? God, I loved that movie as a kid.

Of course Arthur drinks it.

Merlin throws himself over his lover, calling his name dejectedly. *be still my beating heart*

"Now we know what's in Arthur's heart". Sure, you do. It's MERLIN!!!

Awww again, he makes amends with the unicorn and it lives.



It was different slashy than last week but still slashy as hell. These two are just too adorable.

Also, something that struck me in certain scenes when Arthur is sitting behind his desk (well, medieval version) and him and Merlin talk as in discussing state matters, THAT right there would be their future dynamic as King and Head Councelor/Prime Minister/Whatever fancy title Merlin gets. Lovely to see.

Comments

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frogspace
Nov. 29th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
Admit it, Arthur, you would probably lock him up in YOUR BEDROOM.

Of course he would! Does Merlin's door even have a lock? You see, it's just common sense to lock him up in Arthur's bedroom, really. ;)
astri13
Nov. 29th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
Where Arthur can make sure, personally, that Merlin remains under lock and key. And possibly under Arthur, as well. *g*
frogspace
Nov. 29th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
And possibly under Arthur, as well.

Make that definitely. *g*

I really like that they showed us early on where every single character in this show sleeps, what the bed and the bedding looks like, what kind of useful furniture is around, etc. That is the kind of information the dedicated fan needs to have! :D
astri13
Nov. 30th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
I really like that they showed us early on where every single character in this show sleeps, what the bed and the bedding looks like, what kind of useful furniture is around, etc. That is the kind of information the dedicated fan needs to have! :D

Seeing as everyone and their hamster is slashing them within the show, it would make sense if production/set designer and camera operator are too. :D
nachekana
Nov. 30th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
I can never stop myself to read your review before watching the episode. And I never understand half of what you're talking about but you just have to say that it's slashy and my heart jumps in anticipation!

I'll come back with something more interesting to say once I've actually seen the episode... :P
astri13
Nov. 30th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
I can never stop myself to read your review before watching the episode. And I never understand half of what you're talking about

Hahaha, I tend to read other reviews before I get around to watching the ep myself and I usually end up totally confuzzled on what they're talking about. So, definitely know the feeling. :)

but you just have to say that it's slashy and my heart jumps in anticipation!

I think this show might be incapable of not being slashy. It makes me squee so much.
nachekana
Nov. 30th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
Well, it all makes a lot more sense now! LOL

This episode was a real Merlin/Arthur feast. I was squeeing and gleeful the entire time. And I'm developing quite a kink about the way Arthur prononces Merlin's name. Especially as he does it around 20 times in this episode...

Sigh. Arthur is being kind of a prat again.

Arthur's prattiness is something I adore so much! And it had been a long time since we hadn't seen it full force. He's still not over the "I bully the girl boy I like" phase from kindergarten, is he? *pets him*

Arthur and Merlin as a domesticated couple are so cute.

Definitely! I love the logic evolution of the show, it's getting clearer and clearer:
-episode 9: Uther gives his blessing.
-episode 10: Merlin's mum give her blessing.
-episode 11: the young newlyweds live happily bickeringly together. And Merlin is so the girl in this relationship...

Is this like when supervillians capture the superhero's girlfriend in the movies? Hm.

*starts laughing and just can't stop* SO TRUE.

Merlin throws himself over his lover, calling his name dejectedly. *be still my beating heart*

That's still not beating the "faster, Arthur, faster" but it's quite close! And again, Merlin is Juliet...

Also, something that struck me in certain scenes when Arthur is sitting behind his desk (well, medieval version) and him and Merlin talk as in discussing state matters, THAT right there would be their future dynamic as King and Head Counselor/Prime Minister/Whatever fancy title Merlin gets.

Very true. Though I have to say my mind was more turned toward their future dynamic as Husband and Wife King and Consort.
astri13
Nov. 30th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
And I'm developing quite a kink about the way Arthur prononces Merlin's name. Especially as he does it around 20 times in this episode...

Hee. Yes, there is always such an affectionate-exasperated undertone to it, just like when Arthur stumbled upon Merlin sleeping on his watch and his expression went from "awww" to "bloody slacker". *g*

He's still not over the "I bully the girl boy I like" phase from kindergarten, is he? *pets him*

Haha, true. Then again, the poor thing was raised by Uther. So he turned out pretty great. :D

Definitely! I love the logic evolution of the show, it's getting clearer and clearer:

Oooh, didn't even think of that but it's very true.

And again, Merlin is Juliet...

Bwahaha. The scene was very reminiscent, wasn't it? :D

Very true. Though I have to say my mind was more turned toward their future dynamic as Husband and Wife King and Consort.

Well, that too. I guess in the future they'll discuss the real important matters during post-coital cuddling.
nachekana
Nov. 30th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
just like when Arthur stumbled upon Merlin sleeping on his watch and his expression went from "awww" to "bloody slacker".

So true! I went to see that scene again, and Arthur definitely stops for two seconds and you can see the "Aww, so cute!" forming in his mind before he remembers what the situation is. *giggles*

Then again, the poor thing was raised by Uther. So he turned out pretty great. :D

Oh, yes. I sometimes forget to put things into perspective. Him being able to actually have feelings is already a miracle. *booes Uther's parenting skills*

Well, that too. I guess in the future they'll discuss the real important matters during post-coital cuddling.

*restrains herself* Post-coital cuddling.... Awwwww, so cuuute!!!! *sigh* I really tried to restrain the fangirl in me but the idea of post-coital cuddling between those two just makes me melt!
kuhekabir
Nov. 30th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
i agree with everything you said but mainly i just got SQUEE on my mind...

hugs
astri13
Nov. 30th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
but mainly i just got SQUEE on my mind...

Hehe, that's Merlin for you. The show is just pure, unadultered fun right now. *pets it and calls it George*
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