Episode #5 – In Defense of Merthur

Hosted by Pamela Gocobachi, Jessica Chapman, Patricia Spence, Selina Wilken

October 24, 2012

We’ve got an extra jam packed panel this week to talk all about the return of Anthony Head on season five, episode 3 of BBC’s Merlin!

Show notes:
– Hypable staffer and host of many podcasts, Selina Wilken joins the show this week to talk all about Anthony Head’s return in “The Death Song of Uther Pendragon!”
– Cast commentaries on the upcoming Merlin Season 5 DVD, Bradley’s awkward dancing on a British morning show, and Hypable’s very own BattleShips competition are all discussed as we catch you up on this past week’s Merlin news
– The hosts get slightly sidetracked talking about ships on the show– Who do the hosts ship on Merlin? And which hosts speaks up in defense of Merthur? Listen and find out!
– Jessica leads us through our weekly recap and analysis discussion on this week’s spooky episode, “The Death Song of Uther Pendragon”
– Patricia brings up a very interesting point about the use of Stonehenge in this week’s episode and how it ties into the real Arthurian Legends.
– The hosts talk about why the storyline for this episode worked so well and divulge which parts made them a bit jumpy!
– We break down the official synopsis for this coming week’s episode of Merlin, “Another’s Sorrow” featuring the long awaited return of Janet Montgomery as Princess Mithian!
– Does Princess Mithian know Morgana is disguised as her handmaid?
– Could the princess somehow be enchanted to do Morgana’s bidding?
– WILL we find out that Mordred is actually working with Morgana? all these and more are discussed as we make our predictions for this coming week’s episode!
– To wrap the show up, Selina shares with us her very interesting theory on Gwen and what role she thinks the Queen of Camelot should play to further along the story!

A note on this week’s episode: Pam briefly mentioned a short documentary that Bradley and Colin participated in where they traveled across Wales in search of the real Merlin and Arthur. If you haven’t seen that yet, we highly suggest you do so! You can watch the short documentary in three parts on YouTube: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

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Have you read the official episode description for 5×05 yet? The episode synopsis teases that Merlin’s one shot at saving Arthur this time will come at ‘the highest price’– what do you think this could mean?

Leave your theories in the comments below or @reply us on Twitter and we’ll read some of them on the show next week!