This week's Merlin
, “The Dark Tower,” features the Knights of the Round Table going on a quest to a tower that may or may not actually be there, surrounded by a dusty plain filled with bones, led there by riddles. I wasn’t the only one waiting for the deadly killer rabbit to show up, was I?
Plus the Indiana Jones bit with the booby-trapped floor tiles was a bit Knightmare
. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing.
Someone isn’t coming back by the end of the episode. Hmmm, given that we’ve been quite forcefully reminded this week that Sir Elyan (a) exists and (b) is Gwen’s brother, both things the show itself rarely remembers, I wonder if it might be him who’ll cark it?
I was going to say “what was the point of all Morgana’s titting about then” but it seems at the end that her plot to brainwash Gwen did actually work, so that’s OK then.
I note that, having spent five series refusing to let Arthur know that Merlin’s a wizard, this episode Merlin is basically used as the mystical source of getting them out of the forest, as if everyone does know actually. I guess when your lead character’s an all-powerful wizard, after a while you run out of excuses for why he can’t magic everyone out of trouble every week.
The Dark Tower was basically The Shard with a coat of black paint, wasn’t it?SOSSERY! count
Not much – there’s a bit of a revival of the occasional “Morgana/Gwen lesbitarian hour” series, but it’s kind of half-hearted.