Remembering Gwaine

Merlin really does need a buddy now that Lancelot is off pursuing his goal of becoming a “loyal knight of Camelot”. Traveling with Arthur is borne with good humor and an occasional jibe. The first meeting with Gwaine points to adventure ahead, as this man tends to invite trouble along the way.

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Being a bit of a rascal, still Gwaine has a good and generous heart. He’s just not one to live quietly, but he is a great friend and he and Merlin develop a fondness for each other. Gwaine undoubtedly challenges Merlin’s serious side.

During this episode, Gwaine saves Arthur from harm, not once, but twice. The second time being in the Melee. Uther’s unreasonable treatment of Gwaine causes Arthur to challenge his father … and so Gwaine’s ability to upset the status quo leaves its mark on Arthur. That same questioning of the ‘status’ or caste system becomes evident again when Gwaine attempts to charm Guinevere.

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Certainly, Merlin takes the opportunity to drive the point home with Arthur.

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(photo credits: farfaraway site)

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