Merthur Graphic Meme - Touching Scenes [2/2]
You’re certainly not.
You know, I had never clued in on the line in the first gif. The ‘no man is worth your tears’ is the one you see the most, and on the surface, out of context, it sounds like Arthur’s trying to make Merlin feel better about Balinor’s death, or at least trying to “teach” him how to deal with loss (the way a knight would). And with hindsight, it’s one of those lines that makes you go ‘Arthur was worth it’.
But with that first line, and in context, the whole thing has more meaning. He’s just basically asking Merlin not to cry over him. Because he’s going to fight the dragon and he doesn’t expect to come back from that. And he doesn’t know Balinor was Merlin’s father, all he sees is Merlin being incredibly sad over the death of a man he barely knew, a man Merlin couldn’t save. And maybe he wonders, what his own death would do to Merlin, because they’re friends, they know each other. He’s saying ‘don’t cry over me. I’m not worth your tears. PLEASE’. Maybe the thought of Merlin being heartbroken over him pains him, maybe it’s his way of trying to lessen Merlin’s pain, because he’s convinced he’s going to die.
'I’d love to say I face these sorts of adventures and everything every day. That’s the great thing about the show – we get to do that. In real life, the most exciting thing you can face in Cardiff is getting a freebie in Sainsburys! The thing about the show is you get these exciting things to work with. Unfortunately it’s not as glamorous as it appears, but when you come on set every day into this environment, and you get these stories, that’s really the excitement in our lives in the minute, and hopefully that’ll come across in the show.'
I’m too young to die