And if our main character never got to move on, then how can we be expected to? The last shot of the show established that Merlin is still waiting. Merlin will always be waiting. And so we, the audience, will never be able to fully make our peace with the ending. It will never be okay. Every time we think of Merlin, it will be with that twist in our gut reminding us that Merlin’s story didn’t end happily – it didn’t end at all. [x]
Though no man, no matter how great can know his destiny, some lives have been foretold, Merlin. Arthur is not just a king, he is the Once and Future King. Take heart, for when Albion’s need is greatest, Arthur will rise again.