Episode 39: Review 2×01 The Curse of Cornelius Sigan

cover art in which Merlin wears a headset with microphone and holds up a finger to his lips as if to tell you to be quiet

In today’s episode, MissSnowfox and Momo get started on Series 2 of Merlin, starting with the first episode: “The Curse of Cornelius Sigan.” The episode is about two and a half hours long, and features momo explaining why Arthur is shirtless so much, and Momo and Rox loving Mackenzie Crook the right amount.

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  • First aired 19 Sep 2009
  • 2 female characters (with lines)
    • 2 main cast (Gwen, Morgana)
  • 8 male characters (with lines)
    • 4 main cast (Arthur, Merlin, Gaius, Uther)
    • 4 supporting cast (Cedric, mine worker, Sigan, knight)
  • Enemy/Monster of the Week: Cornelius Sigan
  • Merlin eliminates 1 person: Sigan


Eirene’s comment on Episode 14
Eirene’s comment on Episode 15
Aspen’s comment on Episode 17
Julilily’s comment on Episode 31
“The Curse of Cornelius Sigan” on the Merlin Wiki


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News music by Mansardian on freesound.org
Manip for the cover by brolinskeep, Cover by momo

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2 thoughts on “Episode 39: Review 2×01 The Curse of Cornelius Sigan

  1. No need to comment on these.
    I thought the thriller jacket was the velvet one with the buttons. Oh, well.
    I HATE Arthur stepping on Merlin’s back. Hate it.

    You can comment about the rest if you want.

    I thought Merlin was jealous about Cedric taking his job. Especially with the way Merlin was looking at Cedric, so annoyed and getting his back up. Merlin’s jaw was working overtime – he looked like he was grinding his teeth and I found that hilarious.

    FYI, Boars can be very very big. Height: 1.8 – 4.1 ft. (Adult, At Shoulder)
    Length: 3 – 6.6 ft. (Adult, Without Tail), up to 220 lbs.

    Uther hunting witches. – He had bounty hunters going around looking for magic folk as explained with Freya in Lady of the Lake. So I was assuming he’d been doing it in the background for a while.

    And lastly, I really like the idea that Merlin and Arthur had a big fight about Merlin’s job right before the episode started. That would have made the episode and the dynamics of Merlin, Arthur, and Cedric so much more emotional and interesting.

  2. Oh dear God. Every time I saw this episode, I wondered where Merlin came from when Arthur called him in the beginning. I expected it to be very early in the morning and Merlin was awake but did not look as though he was actually awake. It was really confusing. But finally, thanks to you, the puzzle is solved and I can concentrate on being mad that Merlin had to move out after this episode.

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