(At other times the romances vacillates between being intentionally funny, unintentionally funny, just plain weird and downright offensive.)
And now: silly poll-time!
What plot-points form Chrétien should the Merlin-writers borrow in series four?
Gaius and Merlin help somebody fake their death. Evil physician guest star gets suspicious and tries to make the faker stop faking by beating her/him up. A bunch of women rush in and throws evil physician out of the window. No ladies ever did better!
Lancelot participates in a tournament. Everyone in the audience swoons, then decides not to stay single forever for the next year, if they cannot marry him. Gwen looks smug.
The winsome damsel Lunete comes to Camelot to attend an“how to tell your boss s/he’s an idiot”-seminar with Merlin and Gwen and become intimate friends with Gwaine. Inspired by their combined awesomeness and hotness everybody begin to flirt, too.
Someone gets a pet lion who forms a habit to show up and save the day at critical moments. Much cooler than one of those venomous, wicked dragons! (Sorry Kilgarah.)
The town of Dire Adventure – Merlin saves a bunch of people from working for below minimum wages, Arthur gets the credit.
Perceval gets offered a new outfit, but declines because his mummy made his clothes and therefore they’re the best!
A teen-age fashionista gets into an argument with her sister about whether Gwaine or Sir Whatshisname is the best knight in the world. Much hair-pulling and name-calling ensues.
Sir Kay the seneschal shows up. And is rude.