Episode 63: Review 2×11: The Witch’s Quickening

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 Xan talk about the eleventh episode of season two: The Witch’s Quickening. Join us for a little under 2.5h of questions over questions, a lot of rage about everything, and the regular amount of nitpicking just with fewer headcanons to fix any of the issues, sadly.

Also, if you find it strange that Connor has things to say during the talkback and then not for the rest of the episode, it’s because we used the talkback recording of a different episode and added it to this episode because tech failures mean that the Costumes episode for misc. characters wasn’t fully recorded but we managed to salvage this massive talkback.

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  • First aired 5 Dec 2009
  • 3 female characters (with lines)
    • 2 main cast (Gwen, Morgana)
    • 1 minor cast (Enymria)
  • 8 male characters (with lines)
    • 4 main cast (Arthur, Merlin, Gaius, Uther)
    • 4 supporting cast (Alvarr, Mordred, 2 knights without a name)
  • Enemy/Monster of the week: Alvarr
  • All the bandits except Alvarr die


Anne’s comment on Episode 04
Anne’s comment on Episode 14
Anne’s comment on Episode 36

I Don’t Want to Be the Strong Female Lead by Brit Marling

Character Study: Gwen
Merlin, Race & Racism

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badwolfzheel on tiktok

Mentioned Fanworks

The Crown of the Summer Court by astolat, podfic by fayjay

Where to find the hosts

xancredible on AO3 | tumblr | Podfic | Fanwork resources
misssnowfox on AO3 | tumblr | YouTube | Cosplay

One thought on “Episode 63: Review 2×11: The Witch’s Quickening

  1. You don’t need to comment on this if you don’t want:
    On the talk-back, Merlin is seen reading books a lot over the years so I think he’d be studying. I would think he’d be using Gaius’s books because Gauis has a ton of them. My guess is that he’d have memorized his book because it’s the first magic gift he’d been given and he wants to learn as much as he can. Plus he writes Arthur’s speech so he sounds more like a reader when he’s got time.

    I really disliked this episode. I’d have skipped it all together. Except for the crystal and later the Crystal Cave, it made very little sense. Too bad. 🙁

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