The only thing that really compels me about next week is the context of that scene with Guinevere. She is back in Camelot, in her coronation dress, wearing her crown and looking grim…
Is she to be the Queen Regnant?
Based on what I said earlier, this is the ideal way to end the show in my head. It was an idea my mum had. Morgana is snuffed out by Merlin (Three cheers, everyone!) Mordred is snuffed out by Merlin (Three weeps for the character he could have been but never got to be!) and Arthur snuffs it.
Everyone is sad but, sod it, at least Smirky and Stupid-Subcharacter are dead.
So, Guinevere in accordance to Arthur’s will and the wishes of the people, assumes the throne as Queen Regnant of Camelot in her own right. Merlin lives but is now an old man who, like some of the legends, must now live backwards before he becomes who he used to be. Naturally, he is consumed with the guilt over not being able to save Arthur.
But big shocker - it turns out that Guinevere is preggers and she has a son. And names him Arthur.
That’s when Merlin realises that Albion might still be born out of the tragedy. La de da. Bittersweet ending.
Doubt it will happen, but my mum’s idea was better than whatever is going to happen on Monday. :P
Why are so many people certain that Merlin will end as if it were Le Morte d’Arthur, or worse… The Mists of Avalon?
They have long since told us that…
1.) The show was going to be about HOW Merlin and Arthur become the men of legend.
2.) They have already stated there would be a twist.
It feels like I’m the only person who is trying to think of twists here, people. Let’s start twisting. Seriously, I’m so pissed off with Merlin right now coming up with new and better ways to end the show than what’s gone before is the funnest part about it. I’ve been with the fandom since the start, and I damn well intend to pray it gets a better ending than what I’ve been seeing suggested on the Merlin tag.
So, come on! What do you think would be a great ending? We want satisfying, not contrived We’re gonna get enough of that with the stupid Mordred storyline (People in the know, know what I mean… :P)