London Expo 29th May 2010 ©
Colin Morgan on the set of Legend *
merthur + 4.03
Magic will still be outlawed. I’ve turned Arthur against it forever. He’ll never know who I really am. That time will come. I’m sure of it. Arthur will be under even more pressure now that he’s King. He will need you more than ever. There’s nothing more to be done. Let’s go and have some supper. I think I’ll wait here.
Merlin? It is a new day. You been here all night? I didn’t want you to feel that you were alone. You’re a loyal friend, Merlin. You must be hungry? Starving. Me too… Come on, you can make us some breakfast.
merlin + 5.05
I can’t ignore what I saw. Gaius, Mordred is destined to play a part in Arthur’s death. Perhaps, perhaps not. The future has many paths. That is only one. Have you ever seen him show anything but kindness towards Arthur? No, but… If Mordred wished Arthur ill, he has had ample opportunity to do so. He’s a likeable boy, Merlin. I know. I like him myself, but I can’t ignore what I saw. Seeing is not the same as knowing. And we must know for certain before we act. [-] How could I have been so stupid? You did what you thought best. I assumed the best way to protect Arthur was to kill Mordred. A perfectly natural assumption. But all I did was make sure he lived. That was the Disir’s judgement. Mordred’s life is Arthur’s punishment for rejecting magic. You mustn’t blame yourself. But it is my fault. Mordred is alive and well. He’s free to play his part in Arthur’s death and there is nothing I can do to prevent it. Nothing.
Merthur Graphic Meme - Touching Scenes [2/2]
You’re certainly not.
You know, I had never clued in on the line in the first gif. The ‘no man is worth your tears’ is the one you see the most, and on the surface, out of context, it sounds like Arthur’s trying to make Merlin feel better about Balinor’s death, or at least trying to “teach” him how to deal with loss (the way a knight would). And with hindsight, it’s one of those lines that makes you go ‘Arthur was worth it’.
But with that first line, and in context, the whole thing has more meaning. He’s just basically asking Merlin not to cry over him. Because he’s going to fight the dragon and he doesn’t expect to come back from that. And he doesn’t know Balinor was Merlin’s father, all he sees is Merlin being incredibly sad over the death of a man he barely knew, a man Merlin couldn’t save. And maybe he wonders, what his own death would do to Merlin, because they’re friends, they know each other. He’s saying ‘don’t cry over me. I’m not worth your tears. PLEASE’. Maybe the thought of Merlin being heartbroken over him pains him, maybe it’s his way of trying to lessen Merlin’s pain, because he’s convinced he’s going to die.
Colin at Comic-Con 2012
Arthur and Merlin are both serial killers.