My Merlin co-fanatic was busy with Yom Kippur, but she wanted to help out with this Merlin post — so she kindly summarized the entire episode in Julia-speak. I have inserted my thoughts, DVD-commentary-track style. Now visualize the scenes, and imagine my voice piping in at key moments.
(In a cave somewhere)
Dragon: Wakey wakey, young warlock.
Merlin: Ow. I hurt all over but strangely, I’m no longer dying.
Dragon: Yes, I magically did a charm that cures all your problems, because I’m a dragon.
Merlin: I would normally question the massive hand-waving going on here, but I’m a bit too busy being grateful you’re not trying to kill me.
Dragon: Well, you’ve tamed me now, Merlin. And you must remember, you are forever responsible for that which you have tamed….
Dragon: Oops, sorry. Wrong little prince. I get all mixed up, sometimes.
Merlin: I’m just going to go back to sleep and pretend this is the venom talking.