You know what? I have yet another point to make about our good ol’ buddy Arthur…
Which is, dreaming about Merlin.
A weird point, I know, but hold on for a second and you’ll see.
So, of course, we have that glorious scene in 2x13 where Arthur straight up moans Merlin’s name as he sleeps… Like he’s not even one bit awake, he’s just casually saying Merlin’s name when he’s fast asleep, totally normal and fine… Wonder what he was dreaming about… ;)
Anyway, fast forward to 5x13, where Merlin talks to Arthur through the crystal or whatever and Arthur wakes up, causing alarm to Gwen. He murmurs Merlin’s name, blah blah blah… and, Gwen barely looks surprised. She’s worried when Arthur jumps out of bed but even then she doesn’t look too alarmed?
Almost like…. it’s happened before…???
She’s quick to comfort Arthur, telling him it’s just a dream….
It definitely feels like this isn’t the first time that’s happened, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t.
Because then I got thinking, what if that kind of thing happens all the time?
We already know Arthur dreams about Merlin, because of 2x13, but I feel 5x13 confirms that it happens all the time.
Arthur’s line of ‘Didn’t feel like a dream. It felt-’, was certainly gonna end with ‘It felt real’, but Arthur already jumped out of bed at that point.
Which means only one thing, Arthur knows the difference between dreaming of Merlin and, well, Merlin literally talking to him through magic.
Which brings me to my main point…
I’m willing to bet that Arthur wakes up in cold sweats, from nightmares - perhaps where Merlin dies or gets hurt in them - and then Gwen has to comfort him, all the time.
Perhaps she manages to calm him down to the point where he’ll wake up the next day and not even remember waking up from the dream. Or maybe she’d persuade him not to jump out of bed to go check that Merlin is alright.
I wonder if when Arthur is out on some sort of mission, that the knights have to keep an eye on him to make sure that if he does wake up, scared, that someone calms him down.
Maybe the dreams are mostly good ones, or… uh, ones like the one in 2x13, where he literally moans Merlin’s name… But perhaps sometimes they become nightmares…
Maybe his fears of losing Merlin leaks into his dreams… and Gwen knows that well, she didn’t even question it, she only said that Arthur was having a dream, ‘Just a dream’. And as far as she knows, he’s just woken up from a bad dream, she doesn’t know that he was given vital information from Merlin.
Like that just tells me, she’s had to calm him down before. That he does have dreams where he wakes up confused, murmuring Merlin’s name. Perhaps Gwen wakes up in the night and Arthur is fast asleep, yet, he moans Merlin’s name.
Maybe that’s why she’s so content when Arthur stays with Merlin during his last days, because she already knows how much Arthur needs Merlin, and that Merlin will look after him just fine.
And she knows it on a deeper level, because she’s known for years that Merlin is in every part of Arthur’s life. Even when Arthur is asleep, Merlin is in his subconscious.
Gwen must know a whole lot more about merthur than we do :P
Took them 10 years to investigate, to look for Ken O’Neill and set the record straight. Like they deliberately choose not to believe DDL and PTA words because the story of “DDL so scary and intense his co-star quit filming” is far more interesting and click baiting than a simple story of “young, inexperienced actor fired from film set because of his lack of ability”.
I’ve finished it! Zelda end up getting a bit weird (I don’t know why), but I guess it’s fine.
I didn’t expect this eye piece to get quite populair! And a big thank you and welcome to the people who suddenly followed me! I’ve been losing some followers lately so I got a bit discouraged. But all the lovely comments and notes that I got made me happy! :)
I fell down a hole of reading stuff about this movie but omg I am LOSING MY SHIT that apparently Taika Waititi actually genuinely wanted to have a flashback scene with teenage Thor and Loki where everyone would have tacky 80s outfits with shoulder pads and mullets and and Loki would be “a little goth kid sitting off by himself like Draco Malfoy” [DIRECT QUOTE] ????? We were robbed