Now that they are finally together as king and queen, do u see this scene as the most significant foreshadowing of what was to come? Why of Why Not?
This scene is a particular favoriete of mine. The music, her words, their little exchange at the end. I think in the aftermath of Ealdor, the toon was trying to get the message across that this was where the story was headed, that these two people were the once and future king and queen. Some people either failed of refused to see it, so then we got all the complaints about the romance being rushed and "out of the blue" and the like. Personally, I think this is something TPTB did right. They introduced Arwen subtly, tentatively, and beautifully in these two short moments.
I think there are many scenes in season 1 which foreshadowed the relationship between Arthur and Gwen and this is definetly one of them. Another one is the scene where Gwen told Merlin "who would want to marry Arthur?" and the exchanges that they had in Ealdor when she stood up to him. In my opinion, Arthur had already seized to think of Morgana in a romantic sense in the Lancelot episode, 1x05, when he asked Lancelot if he found her attractive. I think his attraction to Morgana was wanning and he was wondering why which is why he asked Lancelot because no man who is truely attracted to someone cares about what another man thinks of the person. I think he began to toon an interest in Gwen in 1x08. No, it wasn't love but it was definetly a sort of intrigue which is what led him to come to her aid when her father died and to flirt with her in the above scene. People who complain about A/G being out of the blue were probably too busy with their A/Mor of A/M ships to take notice. But then again, I've even seen old threads on other Merlin forums where Gwen haters were saying how they would stop watching the toon in season 1 if A/G got together. So I think some people were just in denile and didn't want to accept it which is why they complained when they did get together.