This show is HORRIBLE it will take your emotions, stomp on them, chop them up, shoot them 84 times with a bazooka, throw them in a blender, eat them (without silverware!), shit them out and then tHROW THEM IN YOUR FACE
Morgana: You are not going to win this time, Emrys. Merlin: An interesting theory. Let me propose an alternative one: I am going to win this time. Morgana : Ah, but- Merlin: And this is a theory I have built up from the following postulates: one – I win every time; two – this is a time; three – I will win this time.
Merlin Theory - The Once and Future King has Already Returned
Right, so. My name is Kayla, I’m a new fan of Merlin, blah, blah, blah.
I have recently fallen in love with Merlin (the show, the person, the actor, the figure, everything.) And like everyone else, I have some feels about that final.
I was actually surprisingly okay with Arthur dying. I mean, Kilgharrah said he was the Once and FUTURE King and that when Albion needed him, he would return, right? So, considering he died, I still had hope that he wouldn’t be dead forever. That he would come back for everything he left behind.
And then they left us with this.
So we’re left assuming that Arthur has not yet returned. Even now, even in modern day.
Except that Camelot and Albion are both long gone (Albion is usually meant in a historical context. Thanks, Google.) So their need for the Great King Arthur is already ceased. And even though he “hasn’t come back” he still has gone down in legends (I mean, obviously.) While what he accomplished while he was King was GREAT, he still didn’t a) bring back magic or b) unite Albion. He could possibly still have gone down in legend for what he accomplished by the time of his death or … . maybe not.
Because what would be an even greater legend? If he had returned, come back to life, when Camelot and Albion was in need.
Maybe, before we saw Merlin walking around in modern day, he wasn’t still waiting for Arthur. Because maybe Arthur had already returned and we just weren’t around to see it. And maybe, part of the reason why King Arthur is still a well-known legend today is because Merlin just won’t let his image die. (I mean, could you? Look at that face, the good hair. Oh, yeah, and all his good deeds.)
Maybe Arthur came back for his Kingdom, his friend after all.
(Before I go, I would also like to point out, WHY COULDN’T YOU HAVE SUMMONED THE DRAGON SOONER, HUH, MERLIN? IT’S NOT LIKE TIME WAS OF THE ESSENCE OR ANYTHING. NO, IT’S OKAY. HORSEBACK IS FINE.)
So I was thinking about the last Merlin episode and everything and when the dragon tells Merlin that Arthur will rise again.
BUT WHAT IF HE WAS LYING?
Because the dragon knows that Merlin is immortal and what if his last gesture is to give Merlin hope. And Merlin will never lose hope because he lives to serve Arthur and he will live infinitely with the same purpose waiting for Arthur even though it might all be a lie.