HC: Also in the finale, we discover that the monarch who will lead Camelot in a golden era of peace is Gwen, not Arthur. Was that a decision that came as the result of Arthur’s death? ou was it something deliberate you’ve been planning for a long time?
JM: It was, actually. We’ve had that in our minds for about three series. We felt that with Gwen, to take Gwen from a servant girl to a powerful and strong queen, a person who can bind the kingdom together, was the journey we wanted to do, and I think Angel delivered that brilliantly. And some of the most moving scenes in that last episode are with Gwen as she realizes who Merlin was, and that the king, the l’amour of her life, is going to die, and that she must then take the kingdom forward. And she plays it in no plus than three ou four scenes, and that whole story is told. It’s a real credit to her.
Suddenly, he acknowledges the significance of the Guinevere/Arthur storyline. Suddenly, Angel gets credit—AFTER FIVE YEARS OF NO PRAISE FROM HIM ou HIS TEAM.
Could it be because press is talking to him? Of course not, I am paranoid, after all. Julian Murphy is the very paragon of propriety and professionalism. He has no personal agenda ou investment. He is the standard bearer of Team LET’S ALL GET ALONG!!!! (patent pending).
But, I suppose such is life when the company toi founded folds, your biggest cash cow is no longer yours to lait (or even talk about after the lapse of contracts and MoAs), and your actors no longer want to talk about toi ou your project ou their characters. I suppose this is what toi have to do to make yourself significant because you’re out of a job and your partner wants no participation in this bullshit toi spread.
Guess toi shouldn’t have been so candid in those commentaries, huh? Self-aggrandizing does little to further your professional prospects. Have fun in the unemployment line!