Julia: Okay, it was really insanely stupid for Merlin to decide to do a big old display of magic, but did you see his happy little face when he did? Poor guy, keeping such a big part of himself squashed away for so long — no wonder it came out. I just… oh, I still want to hug him to me and tell him it’s all going to be okay.
Ruby: I know it’s probably not the safest thing for him, but I want so badly for him to reveal his magic to someone — Arthur or Morgana. I think since Morgana is struggling with her gift, it would be such a fascinating new dynamic to see Merlin and Morgana share that secret and relate to each other in a completely new way. And Arthur — well, obviously, I want more than anything for Merlin to reveal his magic to Arthur. At the end of every episode, I’m left desperately hoping that maybe it will happen sometime soon. Oh well … I suppose tonight was not the right time, what with the witch hunt and the mobs and the pitchforks.
Julia: There are like ten billion different historical metaphors I could make for this whole Witchfinder fellow, but you know what, I’m very lazy. Maybe I’ll go with the easy one — the Salem Witch trials! There. Hell, they even dressed Charles Dance up in something vaguely pilgrim-esque.
Ruby: I’m honestly not a fan of “witch hunt” episodes (which have been done on any number of TV shows), because they’re so obvious. Ouch, what just hit me over the head?! Oh — it was a huge metaphor.