Odin and Loki on Jane.
Isn’t it interesting that Odin says, in effect, “don’t attach yourself to humans because their mortality makes them unworthy” while Loki says “don’t attach yourself to humans because their mortality will cause you pain”.
I’m wondering if I’m the only one who heard Arthur whisper ‘Merlin—' and instantly thought of the scene beforehand where Arthur told Merlin he never wanted him to change. Merlin has killed before, only for Arthur. But Arthur has never seen this side of Merlin, never known for him to be a killer. So while Merlin had never really in essence changed, to Arthur he had. The shock in his eyes when he watched Merlin thrust that sword into Morgana and the gasp that accompanied it. In his final moments of life, he realized all that Merlin had done, had sacrificed, all for him. Only for him.
"Only for you, Arthur."
Merlin, to Arthur, had changed. Only for him.
#and Arthur’s thinking back to the Merlin who first came to Camelot#the one who cried over unicorns and hated hunting for its senselessness#who valued life and wouldn’t hurt a fly#so innocent and hopeful#and then he sees what Merlin has become#hardened#almost ruthless#unhesitating in the face of what needs to be done#even when it’s killing a former friend#he sees how much Merlin really has changed#in his service and in his name#all of that innocence lost#so thoroughly disillusioned#and it hurts Arthur to realize that HE is the reason for that change#that Merlin has had to harden himself like this because of him#to keep him safe#that is the moment when Arthur understands the enormity of Merlin’s dedication#and everything that Merlin’s sacrificed for him#i’m gonna go curl up in a corner and cry now thanks#Merlin#BBC Merlin
But I also feel like when Arthur’s asking him not to change he’s asking him not to become like Morgana, in a sense. I mean, this is where Arthur realises that Merlin has magic and he probably realises the difference between them. Morgana discovered she had magic she began hating Arthur, but Merlin managed to continue being good and continue loving him despite all the horrible things he’s said over the years about magic and sorcerers. And I think he’s asking him to always be like that… to always be able to love so wholly and be brave in the face of adversity and all that shit.
my dog just had surgery to get a nipple removed and when she came home after the surgery she immediately walked to the window and she has been staring out of the window for like half an hour now thinking about her new life with one less nipple