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Merlin Club S04E04: “Aithusa” or “Where Are My Dragons?”

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Merlin club is a weekly feature in which Jessica Jarman, Bronwyn Green, and myself gather at 8pm EST to watch an episode of the amazing BBC series Merlin, starring Colin Morgan and literally nobody else I care about except Colin Morgan.

Okay, I lie. A lot of other really cool people are in it, too.

Anyway, we watch the show, we tweet to the hashtag #MerlinClub, and on Fridays we share our thoughts about the episode we watched earlier in the week.

So, here’s a quick rundown of episode four: A guy shows up to Camelot looking for part of a triskellion that will blahdy blah blah nobody cares, there’s a baby dragon.

Also, Merlin pulled Arthur’s pants down and wrassled with him.

If I had written this episode, I would have changed: Nothing. Season four is where this show really hits its stride, and this is one the strongest episodes in the season.

The thing I loved most about this episode: For basically the first time ever, Merlin finally takes the dragon’s fucking advice. And you know what? I fully support that. I know everyone during the watching part was saying, “He should have just left it where no one would find it,” or whatever, but he’s a Dragon Lord. Dragons are his responsibility, and if there was a chance to have the very last one in the world be born, then he’s got to do that shiz. He’s the last Dragon Lord. It’s his job.

The thing I hated most about this episode: So, once you’ve hatched the dragon and stuff, why not, you know. Keep an eye on it? Maybe? So it doesn’t just wander off and become the pet of some random evil witch who wants to rule Camelot or whatever? NOT THAT IT WOULD EVER HAPPEN.

Something I never noticed before: 

Dragon_egg_on_pedestal cadbury mini eggs

Favorite Costume: Nothing struck my fancy in this episode.

Here is proof of some random headcanon I created: In fact, with Uther and Morgause both dead, I have very little head canon left.

What object would Bronwyn steal from this episode? 


Do you have any idea how unbearable she would be with a baby dragon? She would take it EVERYWHERE and make it little clothes.

What Merthur moment did Jess have the naughtiest thoughts about? 

arthur pants

Check out Jessica Jarman’s take on the episode here

Check out Bronwyn Green’s take on the episode here

That’s it for this week. Join us next week for S04E06, “His Father’s Son,” Monday,  8pm EST on the hashtag #MerlinClub.



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  1. Thank you! I completely agree with you on it being Merlin’s responsibility as a dragonlord. Though, seriously, he and Kilgharrah need to take dragon parenting lessons because…well, you know.

    November 14, 2014
  2. I would be absolutely INSUFFERABLE!!! There would be tiny hand knitted sweaters, constant instagram updates, I’d text you pictures incessantly and it would be ALL I’D EVER TALK ABOUT.

    November 14, 2014
  3. Am I the only one who looks at that egg on that stand and sees a buttplug? It could just be because I’m rereading ‘The Bride’ — so, technically, totally your fault.

    November 16, 2014
    • Roz warren
      Roz warren


      But now I do too.

      So thanks for that.

      October 25, 2021

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