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November 1, 2012

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The Talks of Camelot crew is joined by yet another guest host this week to talk all about season 5, episode 4 of BBC’s Merlin, “Another’s Sorrow”!

– Hypable staffer extraordinaire and Imprint Podcast co-host Andrea Salazar is our special guest this week! She kicks off the show by revealing how Pam suckered her into watching Merlin in the first place!
– We get you all caught up on the latest Merlin news including recaps of cast appearances on various television and radio programs to promote Merlin‘s 5th season
– Pam applauds Colin Morgan’s impeccable taste in music and makes a music plug of her own
– Patricia and Jess fantasize about how amazing a Doctor Who/Merlin crossover would be
– The episode synopsis for episode 6 has been revealed early! The hosts ponder on what exactly awaits Arthur and his knights in the mysterious Dark Tower
– Jess leads us through a recap and detailed discussion of this past week’s episode of Merlin, “Another’s Sorrow”
– The hosts delve into Morgana as a character– is there hope for her to redeem herself or is she too full of hate to go back to the girl she once was? Do we think there will come a time when she is more powerful than Merlin or powerful enough to rival his magical strength?
– Patricia leads us through our weekly teaser talk for next week’s epsisode, “The Disir”
– What exactly is the medallion we see in the trailer for 5×05 and do we think it has magical properties?
– The episode teases that Merlin will have to “make the hardest decision of his life”– could this decision have to do with the long awaited magic reveal?
– All this and more are discussed in this week’s episode!

Got a comment, question, or theory related to Merlin? Be sure to leave them for us in the comments below or reply us on Twitter @TalksCamelot so we can include YOUR thoughts on upcoming episode of our podcast!

This episode's hosts: Pam, Patricia, Jess, and Andrea

  • Selina

    Sadly I don’t think redemption is in the cards for Morgana, which is upsetting because I would LOVE to see it. I still don’t buy her flip-of-a-switch transformation, because while her hate for Uther makes all the sense in the world, she really has NO good reason for hating Arthur. And maybe I’ve just been watching too much Vampire Diaries, but it’s very hard for me to believe that there’s just no chance of her remembering why she used to care about these people… but because it’s Merlin and because the legends need her to be the evil sorceress and all that, sadly I don’t think they’ll be turning her back to the good side. It’d be so so so great to see her facade crumble next week when she’s holding [spoiler] captive though… so I hope I’m wrong.

    And all that said, it HAS been good to see that if nothing else, at least she does genuinely care for Aithusa! Sigh. Morgana, you used to be so awesome.

    (Btw unrelated but I forgot to say on the show when I was on: have you guys noticed as well that as the seasons have gone on and Morgana has gotten more and more evil, the mass of her hair has exponentially increased along with her evilness? It’s HUGE!)

    • Jennifer S

      She also keeps looking increasingly like Bellatrix with that hair.

  • Sirius

    First, I’d like to say, “Thank you for the wonderful podcast!” My family and I love Merlin, but won’t be able to see the new season until January when it is aired in the US so we depend on your podcasts to keep us up to date! I also appreciate that it’s family friendly as my children are 8 & 10. And we love all your cross references, especially when it’s to Harry Potter!

    I’d like to weigh in on your disappointment that Merlin is still Arthur’s servant. I feel like keeping him as Arthur’s servant allows Merlin and Arthur to actually remain closer than if Merlin was given any other post – to include Knight. Merlin is allowed and expected anywhere/everywhere Arthur is at all times, this gives Merlin much more knowledge and allows them both many more opportunities to grow and continue their relationship. If Merlin were a Knight he would be sent off for weeks or months at a time and that type of relationship, in my opinion, would not further the plot as much as Prince/Servant does. I would love to hear what your opinions are on this thought and also what position you think Merlin should be in?

    We are watching the shows over again, starting tonight with season 1, episode 1 so we will all be prepared for the new season!

    Thanks again for your wonderful work in podcast-land as I listen to many others as well (you are my running companions)!

    Becky (Siriusgirl)
    Washington State

  • Cora Dora

    I just finished watching the new episode and cannot wait to hear what you guys think. It was definitely an interesting twist at the end in my opinion. And the preview for next week has me so excited.

    Also, I am not someone who needs some romance in shows all the time, but I feel like we are really lacking in the Arthur/Gwen moments this season. I might have to start shipping Merlin/Arthur as more than friendship if this continues. I mean, aren’t they married? Can they not show affection anymore? I love the focus the show is giving to actual plot lines, but still.

  • Zoe

    I’m sure loads of people will say this, but Colin’s acting in ‘The Disir’ when Merlin had to decide what to say to Arthur – MIND BLOWN. So moving, and what a massive twist to the plot! I thought the magic reveal was about to happen!!

  • Jennifer S

    In regards to a Doctor Who/Merlin crossover, it actually has already happened, albeit a long time ago. In this episode ( The 7th Doctor has an adventure in which there is some bizarre crossover between two universes and in the end, the Doctor comes to the conclusion that in this parallel universe, he is Merlin. I think it would be really cool to see a call back to this in a bonus clip or a Comic Relief special.
    Loving the podcast, keep up the stellar work!

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