I'm gonna try a complete write-up of that scene including a transcript (as far as I understood it), but beware of one HUGE spoiler hidden in the text... :D
The knights (Gwaine, Percival, Leon, Elyan), Arthur and Merlin are on the training ground.
Merlin is kinda mocking Arthur. "I hope you're not fighting Percival?"
"What's that supposed to mean?" (Merlin answers something...)
Arthur is offended. "Are you suggesting Percival can beat me?"
So, he challenges Percival. They're fighting with mazes and Arthur beats him quite easily. Leaving Percival on the ground, Arthur goes back to Merlin: "Percival may be strong, but he is not agile. I need the whole package."
"The whole package?", Merlin asks.
(Arthur says something too quiet to hear)
Merlin says: "The knights are responding brilliantly to your training, you're a really good teacher."
(Now Merlin is saying something I couldn't understand, but I assume it was something teasing or offending (I mean you know Merlin, don't you?), because Arthur glares at him and says "You are not serious?!"
Then Merlin says very confident: "Gwaine *is* the whole package!"
"Gwaine has the concentration span of a new born lamb!", Arthur replies, but he is challenging Gwaine anyway. They are fighting with swords, but not before Gwaine pulls off his shirt for no good reason (we weren't complaining though *lol*). The other knights are making kind of "woohoo"-sounds, while Arthur only gestures towards Merlin 'What the hell?'
They fight and again, Arthur wins. But when he returns to Merlin this time, Merlin is laughing and says: "He let you win!" (I'm not sure if/what Arthur says to this). Merlin goes on: "They're scared to offend you. After all, you're the king!"
Arthur seems a bit upset by this. Kinda similar to when Leon got easy on him while training for the tournament in 2x02. So now, he challenges Elyan, but with a different approach.
"You will face me as I'm a dangerous mercenary poised to rip out your beating heart!"
They fight with axes and shields, until the top of Arthur's axe just flies away. (The look on his face is priceless! *lol*).
"Merlin! You're supposed to check my weaponary!" In this moment Elyan whipps the rest of the axe out of Arthur's hand. Elyan keeps on fighting, and Arthur is getting a bit nervous: "Elyan, I'm defenceless!"
"You are a dangerous mercenary!", says Elyan and presses on.
"Merlin! Throw me another weapon!", Arthur cries and is getting more and more nervous, hectic. No reaction from Merlin!
Arthur tries to stall: "The fight will resume in one minute", but Elyan just says: "Of course it will!", and hits again. Arthur is blocking all of Elyan's strikes with his shield. "Seriously?", Arthur asks, quite incredulously.
Elyan: "I'm deadly serious!"
Still no reaction from Merlin.
Elyan: "He can't help you now!"
This all happens while Elyan keeps on hitting hard at Arthur's shield, but suddenly with a quick twist Arthur brings down Elyan. The other knights are clapping, and Arthur calls it a day. He goes back to Merlin and says: "Elyan has concentration, strength, the whole package...still I win. What do you say about that?" (in a prattish, slightly angry way ^^).
After that he dissappears in the tent.
END of scene ;o)
And now...PICTURES!!! :D
We also had two little accidents today (nothing serious!!!)... one, when Tomi got slightly injured...not sure what happened...
... the other, when part of the entrance of the tent came down (while Colin and Bradley were in it ^^)
Sorry, the pics are rather bright, but well, the sun was very bright! *lol* And now, I'm turning in for the night *yawns*, and there won't be any more reports or pics until next week as I'm flying out to Birmingham tomorrow...saying "hi" to Richard Dean Anderson! :D
As usual, take the pics if you like, but please credit me! And no hotlinking! Thanks! :o)
Just an afterthought....
I think, we've have seen Merlin doing some magic. It just came to me that the top of Arthur's axe won't just fly away of its own, my guess is that Merlin magicked it off. They were doing a lot of close-ups of Colin, when Arthur fights his knights. I've got to watch my vids again... ;D