This table belonged to the ancient kings of Camelot. A round table afforded no man more importance than any other. They believed in equality in all things. So, it seems fitting that we revive this tradition now. Without each of you, we would not be here.
#Naaah don’t really fancy it
I know this post is basically supposed to be a Merlin/Arthur/Knights love fest, and to each their own, but… this scene was always ridiculous to me. A nice moment, sure, but still ridiculous. Arthur is standing there talking about ancient kings and their traditions of equality like he isn’t the son
and accomplice of the man who conquered Camelot (most likely by overthrowing and murdering the descendants of said ancient kings) and perpetrated a bloody genocide against thousands of his own people because they were different. Arthur wouldn’t recognize “equality in all things” if it shook his hand and introduced itself. Between this and Merlin’s fairy tale of bullshit about Excalibur, you would think the writers have actually forgotten that Arthur has no ties whatsoever to the ancient kings of Camelot and - considering what he and his father have been responsible for - is probably rather high on their proverbial shit list. Then again, this is Merlin. A show held together almost exclusively by plot holes, narrative failure, duct tape, and pretty people. Continuity was always asking a bit much.