An episode I'd love to see in Merlin S5
So some kind of monster is attacking Camelot’s outlying villages! Naturally, Merlin and Arthur and the knights clear off to deal with it.
Except rather than following them on their monster-hunting quest, we stick with Gwen, who has been left to hold down the fort on her own for a few days and is a little nervous about doing so since she’s not been queen for all that long. Arthur’s various advisers/council peeps are not very happy about this situation. They tolerate it since it’s Arthur’s will and not for very long but make it quite clear to Gwen that they think Arthur should have left them in charge instead.
But then some sort of major catastrophe happens! A political or a magical crisis, it doesn’t really matter which. As Arthur is off lost in the woods somewhere they can’t get in touch with him, so Gwen has to deal with it. And naturally, being Gwen, she kicks. ass.
*insert Gwen being awesome and queenly here*
So. Once the crisis is averted, the advisers are all ‘yeah okay we admit that you’re a pretty awesome queen’
And Gwen is all ‘oh, it was nothing, I couldn’t have done it without your help! ^_^’
Then Arthur finally shows up and he’s all ‘hey Gwen, we killed the monster! Anything interesting happen while we were away?’
And she’s like ‘oh no, nothing much happened, it was fine. ^_^’