When I found out that BBC 1's hit Saturday night TV show Merlin was coming to an end, I must admit I shed a tear. I have been a Merlin fan since episode 1 aired on the 20th September 2008; that's 5 whole years of my life dedicated to the fandom of Merlin.
However, the final episodes have aired and the final box-sets have been delivered to my door. I was very pleased with how the writers left it with no loose ends, that every question was answered. I know more than anything that if there were any loose ends, I would search the Internet for potential answers.
Shortly after losing his powers, Arthur announces that they are to have their battle with Morgana at Camlann. Any die-hard fan would know that this was now lined up to be Arthur's final showdown. Merlin heads off to the crystal caves in the Valley of the Fallen Kings to restore his powers, but becomes trapped when Morgana gets wind of his plans. Through the crystals, Merlin warns Arthur of the impending attack at Camlann. Even with the warning, the battle has already begun. The final moments of the first episode shows Merlin escaping the cave as Emrys and heading to Camlann.
At this point, I wept like I have never wept before. Even now I'm still sad that it's all over. Overall I must say I thought the finale was very well put together, and like I said earlier, it tied up any loose ends. As a Merlin fan, you have to think that you've been waiting 5 years for the ‘big reveal’ and so when you hear the preview of the very last episode saying "I have magic" you can't help but feel excited! It’s safe to say that the reveal was almost everything you could have wished for, though I would have liked to have seen the ‘big reveal’ a bit sooner in the episode, so we could have seen more of how Arthur would’ve reacted. They had about a quarter of the episode to explore what had happened but a reveal that huge needs at least half, maybe more time to really explore the emotions of the characters.