Episode 18: Return
I didn't think I will be liking you in the last minute.
Having the Brigantes help the Gael tribe is a big thing for all of them. With Arthur's arrival together with the Brigantes force, Gaius' army is greatly weakened and it eventually resulted to his death.
I guess I overestimated Arthur's return. I thought its going to be more grand as compared to what happened in the episode but it was already well and good for me. You can clearly see the bond that has formed between Arawn and Arthur. I like Arawn's confident attitude when he was being attacked by Gaius - he stood really still because he knew that Arthur would be there to protect him.
It was only finally revealed what Arawn's plans for Arthur. He aims for the Regulus - which means kingship. But an another meaning for Regulus is little king thus Arawn is preparing Arthur to be a king. Well, I think Arthur looks fitting for a king. He's got the spirit that would always be lit and would never die especially right now that Arawn is igniting the flame even more. I bet Arthur would be a good king in the near future.
As I have said above, I admire Gaius in this episode. He was able to live up to his pride as an Imperial Soldier. Even though he died in the hands of Arthur, he recognized his mistakes and he even passed on his dream to both Arthur and Arawn - a free and a more lenient world. He accepted his defeat wholeheartedly and just asked for the Imperial Soldiers to be spared from death. For me, he died in a very noble way.
Towards the end of the episode, we meet a new character. He is so white and he burnt the whole Imperial Senate who mocked Gaius and laughed at him because of his death.
And yeah, I will announce that I am now an official Taliesin fan. Hahahaha.
Well for a more comprehensive summary, reychop's posted it on his blog. Big thanks to reychop :)