I would be more excited about the series finale of “Merlin” if Episode 11, “The Drawing of the Dark”, wasn’t just so darn predictable. Granted, the acting is fantastic, as are the costumes, atmosphere, and nearly everything else, but the events that occur to initiate the long-expected turning point in the final story, do not surprise or offer anything new.
Prophecies, magical symbols, closely guarded secrets, destinies and dragons; You can tell we are getting close to Merlin’s finale as all these elements combine darkly in this one episode, “The Kindness of Strangers”. There is a lot of time spent on the run in the forest. The formula of the story seems very familiar– we’ve seen episodes with very similar conventions to this one before. Read more about Merlin Season 5, Episode 10 Review: “The Kindness of Strangers” …
Ladies and Lords, welcome back to Merlin’s Fifth Season run on SyFy! After a long break heading into sweeps, SyFy has led us with much anticipation into the final 5 episodes of the adapted fantasy series. This long of a break puts a bit of a wrench in the momentum of the show’s continuity, as those in the UK were able to watch the show’s entire run week-by-week, uninterrupted during its original airing. However, Americans are more used to this kind of thing with our favorite TV shows, so let’s move on to discuss how this episode works to bring us back into the storyline.
Warning, spoilers below!