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The Final episodes end on a high note...
on 15 January 2017
The final six episodes of Merlin manage to collect together everything we have loved and enjoyed about the show in the past for one final celebration, before closing with a big and dramatic finale. These episodes first round off the "Gwen Trilogy" and sees Merlin and Arthur's attempts to free Gwen of Morgana's control. While these episodes are as entertaining as ever, once the Gwen we do know returns, it feels as though we may be missing an episode that explores how Gwen copes with things she's done while under Morgana's control. Still the episodes that follow manage to make up for this and surprisingly turn Mordred, a character we had all been wary of up until now, into one of the show's most tragic characters. And of course, we round things off with the two-parter The Diamond Of The Day, which is stunningly directed and acted by everyone involved. The battle itself is the biggest ever seen on Merlin - it certainly impresses and provides an amazing cliffhanger at the end of Part One. I know there were several people disappointed by the finale, but I don't see why as it managed to wrap everything up before coming to a close. I personally feel that the show finished at the right time, as I don't think that there was quite enough left in the show that we hadn't already explored - at least not enough to recommission a sixth series.
Just like Volume 1, Volume 2 is very nicely packaged and comes with more extras and special features. The behind-the-scenes featurette also includes a fitting tribute to everyone's time on the show and once again, the audio commentaries prove to be both informative and entertaining. Overall, a fantastic set for any Merlin fan and one to get to complete the collection.