The last few episodes that I have seen have been rather bland compared to the ones over the summer. However, I can say that despite this each episode has given me at least one new thing to consider. The Deadly Weapons episode (9/22/11) discussed the legend of King Arthur and his swords. Giorgio's statement regarding the possibility of the sword in the stone and biometric security measures was thought provoking. What we know: The sword in the stone was NOT Excalibur (also known as Caliburn). It was King Uther's sword, the High King of Britain. Uther's Counselor, Merlin, takes the sword and uses "magic" to embed it into stone. No one but a true heir (blood descendant) of Uther can claim the sword and become the next High King.
How could this be proven in a time that didn't even possess antibiotics?
An advanced technology designed to read genetic code (from blood, saliva, semen, sweat, skin oil, hair, and other DNA containing fluids or tissues) would have to play a part. Touching the handle of the embedded sword would expose it to skin oils and sweat. Merlin knew that Uther had an heir. He helped Uther deceive Arthur's mother and demanded the child as payment. He then took Arthur and fostered him out to prevent anyone discovering who his father was. Why would he do this?
Also, we deal with Excalibur. Excalibur came with a magical sheath that prevented the wearer from being harmed by man made weapons. Who gave the sword to Arthur? The Lady of The Lake. Really? Wasn't she supposed to have been Queen Mab's sister? Didn't Mab create Merlin? Merlin was a druid (wizard, etc) who had no earthly father. Is it possible then, that AA were involved? Who or what was the lady of the lake? Was it a USO? And if so, why help Arthur?
Time and time again, truths have been discovered when delving into myth, legend and scripture. It is not always cut and dried. It requires research, interpretation and knowledge of the culture who recorded the information. Finding the truth requires us to look at all possibilities.