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Old October 8 2008, 04:11 PM   #61
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I thought that last weekend's episode was the best one yet.

Still not brilliant, but decent enough for a Saturday evening.
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Old October 12 2008, 01:24 PM   #62
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I enjoyed last night's episode, I think the show is improving slightly with each episode.

Looks like it's holding its own in the ratings against X-Factor, too.

Merlin logged its second best audience last night (Saturday) despite going up against the first live edition of The X Factor.

Episode four of the Arthurian drama pulled in 5.92m (25.6%) for BBC One over 45 minutes from 7.05pm, a rise of 160,000 on last week
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Old October 12 2008, 01:28 PM   #63
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Also enjoyed this weekend's episode. It was nice to see Arthur get a bit more screentime, too. I'm really enjoying the costuming. Nimway's costume was about as authentic as a tenner spent in Primark, but I thought she looked great. Good all round entertainment, and I don't usually say this about BBC drama (even considering a dvd purchase! )
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Old October 12 2008, 02:18 PM   #64
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yep as I thought this episode showed the series at its best so far.
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Old October 12 2008, 02:57 PM   #65
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Nimueh's f***ing hot! even with a blue towel on her head.

and i'd do Morgana too.

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Old October 12 2008, 03:08 PM   #66
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^ lol moving on.

I noticed John Hurts name on screen but I dont recall seeing the Dragon in this episode, did I miss his voice at some stage, maybe when Merlin was ill and using his magic to help Arthur, was he helped by the Dragon?
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Old October 12 2008, 04:04 PM   #67
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^ lol moving on.

I noticed John Hurts name on screen but I dont recall seeing the Dragon in this episode, did I miss his voice at some stage, maybe when Merlin was ill and using his magic to help Arthur, was he helped by the Dragon?
He also does the narration at the start of every episode, so he probably gets credited even when the dragon doesn't appear.
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Old October 12 2008, 04:10 PM   #68
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^ lol moving on.

I noticed John Hurts name on screen but I dont recall seeing the Dragon in this episode, did I miss his voice at some stage, maybe when Merlin was ill and using his magic to help Arthur, was he helped by the Dragon?
He also does the narration at the start of every episode, so he probably gets credited even when the dragon doesn't appear.
yep that will do it, TBH I wonder why he isnt in the main title sequence.

One thing I didnt like about the episode was Nimueh, not killing Arthur because it wasnt his destiny to be killed by her (or her destiny to kill him) yes we know the destiny these characters have ahead of them, but for the characters to use that as an excuse not to kill them, is lazy writing.

There are any number of reasons she might want him to live, but to say that is poor writing, and something I hope we dont see again.
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Old October 12 2008, 04:51 PM   #69
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Arthur's her son. Not a spoiler, just obvious.
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Old October 12 2008, 04:55 PM   #70
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Arthur's her son. Not a spoiler, just obvious.
that is not where I was going with it, but its possible.

You know what I find amusing about this, is that Merlin doesn't know his place, he seems to know as little about life as a servant as the average viewer. I guess that helps views see the world from his POV, but whilst we are wondering why Uther would have Merlin taste the wine, or why Nimeuh would know that would happen, when that is what would have happened in the past.
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Old October 12 2008, 06:25 PM   #71
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Again, harmless fun but not engaging enough to seek out on a regular basis. Tony Head's the best thing in it, and Uther seems to be a complete bastard, willing to make sure Merlin dies just to make a point to his son...
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Old October 12 2008, 07:16 PM   #72
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but Arthurs rebellion against his farther is what has helped turn his character around since the first episode
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Old October 12 2008, 08:41 PM   #73
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but Arthurs rebellion against his farther is what has helped turn his character around since the first episode
Yeah, but I mean the fact that Uther outright decides to kill Merlin despite knowing that he was right, just as a spot of familial discipline
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Old October 12 2008, 09:06 PM   #74
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Last night's was good. Nice to see Arthur take centre stage for a change, and Hollywood's loss is our gain if Michelle Ryan's returning full time to British TV!!

Still light weight fluff but I'm enjoying it.
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but Arthurs rebellion against his farther is what has helped turn his character around since the first episode
Yeah, but I mean the fact that Uther outright decides to kill Merlin despite knowing that he was right, just as a spot of familial discipline
this is part of what I was saying above, in the past someone like Uther or Author would have a food taster, and alot of the time that duty would come down to there loyal servant, we see it as cruel, but it happened.
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