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Summary:

While the battle continues on outside, Arawn remains unconscious in bed despite the fact that his wound should have already healed. Unbeknownst to everyone, Arawn is seeing visions of Myrddin who reminds him of the past and why the elves fought alongside him. It makes Arawn question if he was mistaken in what he did, but he then sees a vision of Primula and Pwyll who tell him that he wasn’t, and they urge him to wake up. They show him visions of how everyone is fighting hard and trying their best right now, causing Arawn to realize his own patheticness, and Pwyll reminds him of how he invoked his trust. The battle meanwhile winds down for the night, but Gaius’s massive battering ram has finally arrived to destroy the castle gate. During a break in the fighting, Gaius confides to his subordinate that he’s planning on becoming the next Emperor after this is all over, and he proceeds to kill the spy who was working for the Senate. Gaius’s reasoning is that he can create a better and more tolerant country.

By this point, Arthur has reached the forest where Taliesin and his tribe reside. Arthur wants to go see the Brigantes chief to ask for help, but Taliesin once again stands in his way. Taliesin observes that Arthur has changed since they last met, so Arthur explains that he finally realized how stupid he was up to now with all the vows and laws. The lesson he should have learned from his own people is that they’re all irreplaceable friends, and he now wants to repay them by saving them, making particular note of Arawn who called him a friend. Arthur’s determination to fight for his friends reminds Taliesin of Pwyll, and, as the leader of the Brigantes, he summons his forces and throws his support behind Arthur. While Arthur leads these men toward Avalon, back at the castle, Riannon has had to retreat her forces to the inner wall because the enemy battering ram has successfully broken through the main gate.

Preview

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I was hoping this episode would be a lot better than it actually ended up being. It’s still not bad of course (as usual, the fighting was nice), but I was rather disappointed at how prolonged Arthur’s revelation was about the whole friends thing because it’s so stupidly obvious. And having Taliesin gather an entire army like that in 30 seconds by just calling out for them was laughable in a what-the-hell sort of way. It would have been more believable if he had used magic to summon an army of mythical creatures or something. His men don’t exactly constitute an overwhelming force either compared to Gaius’s army, so I have a hard time envisioning them doing anything like a heroic charge to save the day a la the cavalry in the LOTR movie version of Helm’s Deep. Then again, they might not need to defeat the entire army. I suspect that if they just killed Gaius, then his men would give up and the battle would be over. The fact that Gaius revealed his lofty goals of making the Empire better only makes me think that he’s now that much more likely to die. The preview shows Arthur fighting with him, so maybe that is what happens, thought I’m sure Arawn reappearing will be critical too.

July 30, 2009 at 3:36 am
12 comments »
  • July 30, 2009 at 4:15 amCHIBI

    FUWA FUWA TIME! FUWA FUWA TIME! FUWA FUWA TIIME!!!!

  • July 30, 2009 at 4:16 amzerofinal

    is that myrdinn?, i guess he is no longer bald..

  • July 30, 2009 at 5:16 amShiroiRyu

    Yes…
    But he is old. :)

  • July 30, 2009 at 5:31 amMorpheous

    where did my comment go??

  • July 30, 2009 at 5:32 amMorpheous

    my first comment*

  • July 30, 2009 at 8:58 amsyazwanreno

    L loled hard if they won the war with just armies….. This is not 300…. This is not LOTR…
    Gaius army is organized, unlike Arthur and Taliesin armies coz both of them is just barbarian wearing fur armor (but they have faeries btw) where Gaius armies have metal plate armor, formation, etc…. If i recalled from passed episode, Arthur tribe arrived at the castle with only 1 ship!! and it is packed with housewives, kids, etc…. How the heck the tribe got so many people???!!! O.o
    Btw, picture no 8 is Llyr doing STARLIGHT BREAKER??!!!

  • July 30, 2009 at 9:38 amchad001

    Wow… wasn’t the castle walls supposed to be super magic, invincibly strong, and reach endless into the depth?

  • July 30, 2009 at 11:29 amraii

    The ‘stupidly obvious’ is always conveniently overlooked. It’s like people sometimes don’t see what’s under your nose when all you see is the horizon.

  • July 30, 2009 at 12:20 pmxcswmboy

    i dunno, i think gaius announcing his plans make him liable to join up with arawn after everything.

  • July 30, 2009 at 10:57 pmHolding

    Next episode gonna be Arthur vs Gaiius.I’m hoping that its going to be a ‘battle’.

    And I want to see Ogam in the Dragon form!

  • July 30, 2009 at 10:58 pmsyazwanreno

    gaius….. d…. i….. in the game ( based on wikipedia )…. T.T

  • July 31, 2009 at 6:47 amRonnie

    The way this battle is going reminds me of the Battle of Alesia. Except for the mythical creatures or the likely outcome, its almost like a carbon copy.