A few days 이전 I 게시됨 a few 질문 on S2E2, "The Once and Future Queen" and received spectacular answers. But I was so taken with the answer 의해 Stacey (EPaws) to 질문 3 that I wanted to frame it! So I'm doing the 다음 best thing 의해 posting it here as an article, instead of broken up in several parts as it is on the 답변 page. Please read and enjoy...I know you'll all 사랑 it. A worthy dissertation of the epic 키스 that we all 사랑 so much 의해 our dynamite couple!
Nanna The Once and Future Kiss
The 심장 wants what the 심장 wants.
Impulsive it might have been, but the impulse comes from somewhere ephemeral. It was the culmination of their time together and other moments shared. It was the tipping point, where emotion supersedes the mind and linear thought, the 우주 that already knows.
In that moment, where they stand a hair’s breadth away from one another with the exchange of token, all the politesse in the world, could not bridge what he felt in his heart. These two actors do what I like to call linger, exceedingly well.
It is the silent, seemingly dormant, spaces that the characters share that is most telling. Examples are myriad in this scene; not the words but the actions speak volumes.
How she steps into his aura. She begins to do that 더 많이 and 더 많이 frequently, as time progresses and then nonchalantly offers him the thin strip of white muslin.
Note the give and take of the exchange. She gives it, but holds it. He takes it and kind of snags it from her, to break the ties that bind in effect. Look carefully at the thrust and parry motion of both hands as Arthur, tries to take control of the situation, and that is where the actual fail occurs, so to speak, because they touch, however briefly. Their frequencies merge.
That is the actual tipping point, the watershed moment for ARWEN.
These two have been circling each other for days. Like Merlin, Guinevere provides a level of honesty, warmth, ridiculous amounts of candor and yes, acceptance of who he is. Particularly telling was one earlier instance in this episode when Arthur said he wanted to be treated like everyone else, to be judged on his own merits as being and not bestowed things 의해 attrition and right of rank.
She begins to really look at him then. That is her watershed moment. She actually sees him, despite his feigned arrogance, as being. That is when she actually shifts and moves from admiration to actually being physically aware of him as a male.
Not the Prince, but as a viable male in a companionable way. That is a huge shift of perspective. Compound that with respect, the inherent attraction they feel towards one another and 당신 have the moment.
The kiss, I must say, I give these two ridiculous amounts of credit for. They were on point. It was Pre-Raphaelite, as I like to say. Discounting the music, if 당신 watch it, and the brief moment when the light recedes and they are in the moment, time stops for both. It is in actuality a thank 당신 kiss, the most profound thing 당신 can ever say to another human being 당신 care about. In it is also a recognition 키스 of kindred and unbeknownst to both, a promissory kiss, and that is what frightened both.
Unanticipated emotional overload beyond flirtation where for an instant two souls met in accord.
Neither knew what to do with it because something far greater touched them both hence the lingering as both held their breath.
Arthur felt it and was flummoxed. Guinevere felt it too and briefly surrendered to it.
Note how her body followed him, very subtly prolonging, subconsciously attempting, to forestall the severing of that which made them whole.
The linger is what made that 키스 resonate with everyone, well beyond the characters portrayed. We were privileged to witness the moment where fate entered with a half smile. In that moment they found that which made them complete.
Written 의해 Stacey (EPaws)