As much as I like to pretend that I don’t read fanfiction, I think the cat is well and truly out of the bag by now. So! Here are some of my (extremely long-winded) thoughts on magic reveal fics (mostly bitching at the official Merlin writers, unfortunately). Illustrated by slightly random gifs for the purpose of breaking up the WALL OF TEXT. Also, spoilers ahoy! LOTS OF SPOILERS. Spoilers for the WHOLE DAMN SHOW.
I agree with a lot of this. The ending was rushed as hell, I hated that episode where Merlin was like “MAGIC IS BAD”. Albion wasn’t united under magic—even though they’ve been promising it for 5 seasons. I won’t mention the disgrace of what they did to Mordred—I mean the whole ‘he betrayed him for a girl’ is kiiiiiind of… dumb. There, I said it. SO DUMB. SO SO DUMB.
To me, if it was supposed to end at 5 seasons, they should have had the magic reveal at the end of Season 4. The ending would have been just as heartbreaking without the magic reveal being there (hello, Arthur died).
Plus yeah, what the fuck happened to Morgana?