The review of this episode was first posted on Ampersand Princess’ blog, which does not exist anymore. However, here is my part of the review:
We meet Lancelot! Prepare to fall in love. He is the perfect knight and wonderful human being. Oh I already want more of him.
This episode tells the story of how Lancelot becomes a knight in Camelot, despite the fact that he’s not from a noble family. Merlin helps him (convinces him more likely) to lie about his birthright, damn the consequences. Everything seems like a good plan – Lancelot advancing in training faster than any of the noble boys – until his papers are more closely checked after his knighting ceremony. Lancelot is thrown in the dungeon.
Merlin: “Oh, just do this, Merlin. Do that, Merlin. Go and kill the griffin, Merlin. I’ll just sit here and warm my feet by the fire.”
During Lancelot’s training a griffin is moving closer and closer to Camelot, and when he’s thrown in the dungeon it attacks the castle. After the attack Arthur releases Lancelot and tells him to travel far away, since his release is not approved by Uther. When Arthur and the knights then are sent to fight the griffin outside the city Lancelot (and Merlin) follows. The knights are down and Arthur is knocked out cold, but Lancelot (with some magical help from Merlin) defeats the griffin).
However, Lancelot does not get his knighthood restored and leaves Camelot.
And that is the story of Lancelot. I love how he became the first real friend Merlin gets. A friend that knows about his magic at that. It is exactly what is needed.
The Gwen + Lancelot thing-y I like a lot. Who wouldn’t fall for him? How should I continue this without spoiling anything for those of you who haven’t seen the whole series? Gwen + Lancelot = Amazing!