Looking at this series of gifs today I realized something about Arthur and Gwen’s relationship that I never understood before.I always thought season two was the progress of Arthur and Guinevere falling in love.Looking at Once and Future I thought maybe they could be in love there or maybe not. What I realized today is that Arthur at least really had been in love with Guinevere since the end of Once and Future and season 2 was him accepting that love and all that loving Guinevere entailed, her being a servant and what it means for him to love a woman so completely.
I really saw it in the last gif the way he’s looking at her the calm in his face, the open directness of his expression. With that one gesture and the open directness of his expression he is telling her “I am giving you all that I have and all that I am and whatever your response I accept it.”
This is such a beautiful love story.
Agreed, and thanks for the beautiful write-up. Always nice to see a fresh interpretation of these two and their timeless awesomeness :)