Merlin – Fathers and sisters and brothers in arms (Originally for Clique Clack Television, Co-Written with Ruby T.)

Trouble’s knocking on the gates of Camelot, this time in the form of the mysterious Morgause (played by the fabulous Emilia Fox), who’s all up in everyone’s business – bonding with Morgana, challenging Arthur to a duel (which he accepts without knowing her identity – will Arthur never learn not to pick fights with mysterious strangers?), and revealing some bits of the past that have been covered up for a long time. And Ruby and I are here to discuss it all.

Julia: So this was really Morgause’s episode, was it not? I’ve been wondering when they’d bring in that character and how, and I really, really like the way they did.

Ruby: Well, she’s another hot sorceress. I have a theory about this. When a man discovers that he has superpowers, the first thing he does is test them out, show off a little bit, maybe levitate some objects or kill someone or destroy something. When a woman gets magical powers, the first thing she does is make herself gorgeous. Like Lucy in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, she goes straight for the “spell for beauty beyond the lot of mortals.” Who knows what these sorceresses really look like? (Remember Catrina after all!) But I guess in Morgause’s case, she probably really is that good-looking, because she’s Morgana’s sister – unearthly beauty probably runs in the family.

Julia: Yeah, I was going to say, I think there’s some sort of gene. Or, alternately, they’re all on television, which accounts for being really, really ridiculously good-looking. There aren’t tons of ugly people running around Camelot, period.

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