such_heights: gwen (merlin) looking at the camera (m: gwen [queen])
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2009-10-11 03:45 am

Merlin 2x04

I should absolutely be asleep and I haven't even got round to last week's yet, but, well.

+ How much do I love Morgana and Gwen, you guys? SO MUCH OMG. Running around being sneaky and competent and good with swords, eeeeee.

+ Oh, the quiet little way Morgana says "she is more than just my maid, she's my friend". MY HEART.

+ Ahahaha, I do enjoy Morgana shouting at Arthur. Also, "bring her home". THIS SHOW SHIPS ITSELF.

+ HI, LANCELOT! Oh, sweetheart, what on earth are you doing?

+ MERLIN ILU. I just -- yeah, that's all. *pinches his cheeks*

+ GWEN IS THE BEST THING EVER, OMG. So brave and badass and wonderful! *swoon*

+ WHAT THE FUCK IS WITH THE GIANT RAT THINGS. JUST. WHAT.

+ Also, Arthur is a dork. :D

+ Oh my, Gwen/Lancelot. More thoughts when I see how the episode plays out, but I love the way Angel is playing Gwen's range of new feelings omg!, it's lovely.

+ That conversation Arthur and Merlin have by the lake about Gwen is just wonderful - I love how much Arthur is growing to love Gwen and how much Merlin loves Arthur. In conclusion, OT5.

+ :(((( Gwen don't cry, no!

+ Lancelot is seriously suave, you have to give him props.

+ OH HELLO HAND!KINK, HOW NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

+ GWEN I LOVE YOU. a;slkdja;slkja

+ ... HOLY CRAP, EPIC GWEN/MORGANA HUG IS EPIC, EEEEEEEEEE. I CAN'T TURN MY CAPSLOCK OFF ANY MORE OMG OMG. (WITH, LIKE, HILARIOUS MERLIN/ARTHUR CODA, OH BOYS.)

+ Damn, I need to watch last week's episode at some point, BECAUSE OH SHOW I LOVE YOU.

+ Okay, so I am sad the that girls' ass-kicking quota mostly got used up in the first bit of the episode - I mean, seriously, is at all believable that Morgana wouldn't go with Arthur and Merlin, really? Really? And much as I enjoyed Lancelot's chivalry it did get very damsel-in-distress, though Gwen remained awesome. Also, some of Gwen's lines re. Lancelot felt kind of forced though I absolutely believed that her joy at seeing him again brought back a sudden rush of emotion such that him disappearing again out of the blue was really kind of devastating. (Wait, does that sentence even make sense? It's nearly 4am, okay, and I am giddy with Gwen love.) Which does not in any way negate her feelings for Arthur. And I am sure there is Gwen!bashing going rife through fandom, but stfu, haters to the left!

Also, did I mention that Gwen/Morgana hug? Because omg. <333333333 I am going to shamelessly steal [personal profile] heathershaped's gif without permission - forgive me, bb?



I WANT TO VID IT FOREVER. OH GIRLS. *sparkly hearts everywhere*
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[personal profile] glass_icarus 2009-10-11 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
*\o/* *\o/* *\o/*!!!! :DDDDD GLEE. GLEE GLEE GLEE OMG.

[identity profile] fly-to-dawn.livejournal.com 2009-10-11 11:29 am (UTC)(link)
MORGANA/GWEN! HUGS! LANCELOT! EVERYONE/EVERYONE! OT5! I am nearly dead of joy, really :DD
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[personal profile] lefaym 2009-10-11 11:32 am (UTC)(link)
I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING.
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[personal profile] heathershaped 2009-10-11 11:38 am (UTC)(link)
FORGIVENESS IS EASY, I DIDN'T MAKE IT EITHER. :P

TOTALLY AGREE ON ALL OF THIS - even the forced dialogue in Gwen's speech. This episode had the most over-the-top dialogue EVER. But I can fanwank Gwen's as her being JUST THAT BLOODY RELIEVED that she hadn't, in fact, been abandoned to die alone and that someone actually had come for her.
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[personal profile] briar_pipe 2009-10-13 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
haters to the left

AMEN. I'll take meta any day, and disappointment, and distress. But flat-out vitriol? No thanks.

GWEN GOT AN EPISODE OMG FINALLY.
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[personal profile] wanderlight 2009-10-13 03:49 am (UTC)(link)
Okay, so I am sad the that girls' ass-kicking quota mostly got used up in the first bit of the episode - I mean, seriously, is at all believable that Morgana wouldn't go with Arthur and Merlin, really?

Boo, I know. There was SO MUCH Morgana ass-kickery in season one, but the writers seem to have tapered that off and made her stand in windows and scream during nightmares a lot. I will love Morgana no matter what she does, but GRR. More Morgana/sword, please!

Also, Gwen is just -- I have no words. ♥ A few of the lines did seem a little forced to me, but I usually blame that on the show having ridiculously cheesy writing that's probably an amalgam of every quest epic ever. :D Because all of these actors have terrific ability & range (had much joy over queenly!Gwen this ep!).