william of ealdor

The Moment of Truth Commentary

Episode: 1x10

Commentary curtesy of Angel Coulby (who plays Gwen), Bradley James (who plays Arthur), Colin Morgan (who plays Merlin), and Katie McGrath (who plays Morgana)


Highlights/my commentary of the commentary:
- “This is Ealdor,” Colin
- “Merlin’s village,” Angel
- (Merlin’s feeling nostalgic)
- “I would just like to point out that this is the first time we’re seeing the episode for most of us,” Katie
- “Bradley’s the only one who’s seen this already,” Colin
- [Hunith comes on]
- “My mum,” Colin
- [Kanen hits Hunith]
- (Kanen needs a slap back)
- “That’s not cool,” Katie
- [Camelot is shown]
- “Do you notice how in Camelot the wind is always blowing in the same direction because the flags are always blowing in the same direction,” Katie
- “Maybe only a geek would notice that, Katie,” Angel
- “That’s my mother you are taking about you are insulting my mother,” Katie
- *laughing*
- [Merlin title sequence/theme]
- “This is my favourite bit of the episode,” Bradley
- *Colin laughs *
- “What, the sword in the lake?” Angel
- “The part with my name on it?” Katie
- “No, the titles,” Bradley
- “That’s me on the horse,” Katie
- (I 100% believe you, Katie)
- *everyone laughing*
- “This music makes me emotional,” Bradley
- (Same Bradley)
- “You sound emotional,” Katie
- [Hunith pleading her case to Uther]
- “Caroline kept falling on every take,” Angel
- *Bradley reciting the lines*
- “Stop saying my words,” Katie
- [Merlin and Arthur talking on the Balcony]
- [“It’s been an honour serving you,” Merlin]
- “Has it really been an honour?” Angel
- “No,” Katie
- “Well you know I just say the lines that are on the page, really,” Colin
- *laughing*
- “But the chemistry between you two is really undeniable. That’s something that just can’t be written. I mean look at this,” Katie
- (Yes.)
- “Yah there’s a lot of love there,” Angel
- (Definitely, clearly, I agree, yes, they’re in love, beautiful)
- “Yah so much love,” Katie

- “I remember they refused to acknowledge me in this scene, but I did a lot of work,” Colin
- “What do you mean, what more do you want?” Bradley
- *everyone laughing*
- “It’s so beautiful its such a moment between the two of you,” Katie
- “Aw, isn’t it,” Angel
- (Yessss)
- [Merlin and Gaius. Gaius gives him a bottle of wine.]
- [“Be careful with the wine. One whiff and you’re singing like a sailer,” Gaius]
- *laughing*
- “And that’s true in real life,” Katie
- (Colin’s a lightweight confirmed)
- *more laughing*
- “What are you taking about?” Colin
- “The evidence was at the wrap party,” Bradley
- “I didn’t drink at all what are you talking about,” Colin
- (Sure Colin)
- “Um…” Bradley
- “Don’t drink kids,” Colin
- [Campfire scene]
- “I burned my lips in the fire before,” Colin
- “Don’t worry there’s lots of people who would like to kiss it better,” Katie
- (I may or may not be included in that group of people…)
- [Morgana saves Arthur in sword fight at Ealdor]
- “See how good I am?” Katie
- [“Bring back memories of when I used to beat you?” Morgana “That never happened,” Arthur]
- “Of course it did,” Katie
- “No it didn’t Merlin fans,” Bradley
- “Yes it did,” whispers Katie
- “Because that would be…ludicrous,” Bradley
- (I’m agreeing with Katie, sorry Bradley)
- [Merlin and Will reunion]
- “Awwww,” Angel
- “So beautiful!” Katie
- [Arthur addressing the townspeople]
- [“I know Kanen’s kind,” Arthur]
- “No you don’t,” Bradley
- [Will is upset with Arthur]
- “He doesn’t like him does he?” Katie
- “Who does,” Bradley
- [Arthur says he is the prince of Camelot. “And I’m prince William of Ealdor,” Will says sarcastically]
- “I just gave him a bit of a pout then,” Bradley
- “Ooh, Prince of Ealdor. How ya doing?” Bradley says flirtily
- (Okay then…)
- *laughing*
- [Chicken in Wills house]
- “That chicken was there on set the whole time and it kept running away. It wasn’t like the pigs,” Katie
- (This seems like a Moana reference to Heihei and Pua just saying)
- “Yah you could pick them [the pigs] up and stroke them and they were really friendly. Didn’t run away,” Angel

- Merlin and Arthur sleeping on the ground]
- “This is one of my favourite bits coming up. Colin didn’t like it, but I was a particular fan. You’ll see why in a minute,” Bradley
- (Really, Bradley?)
- “Was it because your feet were in his face?” Katie
- “Oh yah. We’ve spilt in now haven’t we?” Bradley
- “No I spilt it,” Katie
- “Ohh, terrific,” Bradley
- [Arthur puts foot in Merlins face]
- “Aaaghh,” Katie and Angel
- “Definitely my favourite bit,” Bradley
- “Did you do that for over half of them?” Angel
- “No. I waited until it was Colin’s take. Then Colin complained to the director,” Bradley
- “Did you?” Katie
- “Not really,” Colin
- “He did it in a Colin way,” Bradley
- [Eating breakfast made by Hunith. Arthur doesn’t like it and hands it to Gwen. Gwen tells Hunith it was lovely]
- “Colin, your mothers cooking,” Bradley
- “What are you saying about my mothers cooking?” Colin
- “I’m saying that’s why you moved out of Ealdor,” Bradley
- [Will and Merlin talking]
- “I don’t remember this bit,” Katie
- “You say that again,” Angel
- “The audience should know, Katie suffers from amnesia. We’ve sent her to various doctors..” Bradley
- *laughing*
- “No, I just don’t remember you going off and doing this,” Katie
- “You were actually the log in this scene,” Colin
- “Thanks. Great to know you think so highly of me,” Katie
- [Will sits on the log]
- “Oh, there you are,” Colin
- *laughing*
- [Matthew dead on horse with an arrow in his back. Attached to it is a note. “What does it say?” Merlin]
- “Party tonight, eight o clock. See you there,” Bradley
- *Angel laughing*
- (Talk about doing party invitations extra lol)
- [Arthur speaking to the village the morning before the battle]
- “This is Bradley’s big speech,” Angel
- [“the women have the same right to fight as the men do!” Gwen]
- “Alright, chill out,” Bradley
- [Gwen bringing Arthur breakfast]
- “I’ve brought you some more gruel,” Angel
- “You’ve brought me some more kak,” Bradley
- (Ew)
- *laughing*
- “Is this like a hint of what’s going on between the two of you here? Is there like a moment..” Katie
- “Possibly, I don’t know,” Angel
- [I believe in you. I mean..we all do.]
- “Stupid girl,” Bradley
- “But does something happen between the two of you?” Katie
- “No,” Angel
- “I was just wondering,” Katie
- “I don’t think anything is going to happen for a while,” Bradley
- [Merlin and Arthur talk before the battle. Arthur helps him]
- “That’s it,” Katie whispers
- “Come on that’s not it,” Angel
- “Were you scared, Colin?” Katie
- “Petrified. Merlin’s not a fighter, he’s a lover,” Colin
- “I said that once and it’s haunted me ever since,” Katie
- (It’s true tho)
- [Merlins about to tell Arthur when Morgana interrupts.]
- “Aww he was about to reveal his magic and you ruined it,” Colin
- [Battle begins.]
- “There’s the chicken!” Katie
- “The chicken has stolen the show,” Bradley
- “It’s genuinely scared,” Colin

- [Morgana and Gwen fighting]
- “I managed to break a pitchfork over one of the stuntmen’s backs,” Angel
- “I may look like I know what I’m doing but I don’t,” Katie
- “Yah I was kind of just doing it,” Angel
- [Merlin did wind magic]
- “They basically just got a giant fan here and were like we’re gonna blow a bunch of dirt and mud in your faces,” Bradley
- [Gwen and Morgana hug at the victory]
- “And we hug. The love,” Katie
- *Angel laughs*
- (Morgwen for the win)
- [Will jumps in front of Arthur and gets shot]
- “No!” Katie
- [Will dying]
- “Merlins not actually a good friend,” Katie
- “Yah, couldn’t you have healed him with magic?” Bradley
- “Thanks guys, cheers,” Colin
- [Merlin crying]
- (Awww no Colin)
- “Someone give Merlin a tissue,” Angel
- [Hunith and Merlin saying goodbye. “You’re [Merlin & Arthur] like two sides of the same coin,” Hunith “I’ve heard someone say that about us before,” Merlin]
- “Me too,” Bradley
- “The Great Dragon,” Colin
- “John Hurt,” Katie
- (Kilgharrah)
- [Merlin, Arthur, Gwen and Morgana riding off]
- “What mountain is that?” Katie
- “Ooh that wasn’t us,” Angel
- “That definitely wasn’t us,” Katie
- [Next time on Merlin]
- “Ooh what’s happening next week?” Bradley
- Everyone gasps
- “The unicorns!”
- *everyone laughing*
- (🦄)
- “The master of leprechauns,” Katie
- “I am Anhora, captain of the Unicorns,” Bradley in a deep imitating voice
- [end credits]
- “Aww well done guys!” Katie
- “Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo…” Angel sings along to the music

Final thoughts:
I love what good friends they all are. The banter was on point and hilarious. This is my first commentary with Angel in it and she’s awesome. This is the only commentary I’ve seen with more than two people in it. This was so good!

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In which parts of my William are based on Joe Dempsie’s portrayal of Chris Miles. No regrets, my friends. No regrets.