merlinxlancelot

never before have I had a otp, but this?

image

WHY DID YOU HAVE TO DIE, LANCELOT??

YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO CAMELOT WITH MERLIN AND GET MARRIED

MERLIN WILL BE FOREVER BROKEN HEARTED

PLUS YOU’RE REALLY HOT

BUT ALSO HOW WILL MERLIN GO ON WITHOUT YOU

PLEASE DO A RORY AND COME BACK FROM THE EVIL CRACK THAT SWALLOWED YOU UP

image

MERLIN THOUGHT: Lancelot

Okay, so can we just acknowledge that moments before Lancelot appears on screen we see a shot of Merlin wriggling on the ground and making what I can only interpret as an orgasm face while we hear Lancelot shouting off-screen?

…so basically we’re off to a really good start in this episode, is what I’m saying.

2

MERLIN THOUGHT: Lancelot

Oh no! Lancelot’s been attacked by a GIANT BIRD-MAN-THING (er, griffin) and now he’s injured! There’s the big cliffhanger, cue the opening credits. Only here’s the thing:

Lancelot’s injured….like a tiny bit! MERLIN WRITERS. JUST. HOW BIG WAS THAT GRIFFIN. YOU’D THINK HE COULD HAVE DONE MORE DAMAGE THAN THIS. MERLIN WHAT KIND OF AN OPENING CLIFFHANGER IS THAT LITTLE SHIRT-STAIN.

Ohhhh I see. The injury isn’t actually that bad, just bad enough so Lancelot can come home and be sweaty in Merlin’s bed. It’s all suddenly very clear what the writers were going for here.

Touche. 

2

MERLIN THOUGHT: Lancelot

So basically my “take” on this episode is that Lancelot shows Merlin viewers the impending ot5 mess that could easily be Merlin fanfic Camelot in a few years if a couple of the show’s other plot-points separating these characters never actually happened. 

Which would explain why, less than 5 minutes into the episode, we get this single we get things like:

Lancelot (fanboy-ing hard core): You KNOW Arthur?

and

Merlin: Lancelot.
Lancelot: Yes?
Merlin: They are going to LOVE YOU.

…which in this case is clearly Merlin-speak for “BECAUSE I ALREADY DO.”