“I would go so far as to say that I think [Lena] has a better insight into Cersei than George does. Honestly, you can quote that fucking shit. Cersei is so much more than she is in the books, because of this woman.” - Peter Dinklage [x]
before the fall of the twelve colonies, erica was making a name for herself as the sickest pilot ever to kick off of virgon. maybe she wasn’t the most precise and maybe she didn’t have the chops to climb the chain of command, but she knew how to fly and didn’t have any wordly ties to cloud her head. all she had was a bunk and a couple of uniforms and a hell of a crush on the commander’s daughter, allison.
even after the beginning of the second cylon war, that’s all she has. and while everyone’s mourning what they’ve lost, erica’s still there. still focused. still giving the enemy hell. still wanting nothing more than to make an impression, live another day, and get into her fellow pilot’s flight suit.
How could the writers [of ‘Merlin’} actually forget about their own central premise? What exactly has Merlin been striving for all these years? What was the point of any of it? It’s hard not to end this show thinking that Merlin didn’t just waste ten years of his life on a man who never treated him with much respect and who never got around to doing all the things he was destined to. Perhaps Merlin should have been focusing on Guinevere all this time, for if anyone is going to legalize magic, unite the realm and reign over a peaceful kingdom, it’s her.