The Crown: Part Thirteen
By Michael Moriarty
After the dinner, at which we see sister Margaret, yes, feeling sorry for herself, but in the rugged Bonham Carter manner; her ever absent husband “Tony” arrives to pick her up.
Amidst all of this, and after the Queen is called to the phone, we hear, from the Queen’s own lips, “Winston is dead.”
Not just England but the entire English-speaking world and the rest of what was left of a Free Earth must mourn!
Yes, and pay tribute to the single heart, mind and soul that directed the entire population of the Allied Forces, yes, every man, woman and child of it, to their own singularly important war against the Axis!
The funeral march for Churchill automatically carried the entire weight of not only every great march funebre ever written, but every funeral tribute to all of the great military giants of history.
And both the music and images of this event within the television series, THE CROWN?!
Matches the all-important significance of what can now be titled, The Churchillian Era!
Easily the equivalent of The Napoleonic Era!!
But with far more heroic resonance and divinely moving overtones!
The Queen, dressing herself in black!
The procession and most impressively reenacted funeral parade, hundreds of men and women on the sidewalks paying tribute to the casket as it passes them by!!
The love and adoration for courage and nobility’s most human form of perfection exquisitely captured.
Then the ringing of a phone!
A call from American Intelligence, CIA most likely, to the MI5 of England: “A KGB Mole! At the top of the British Government!”
By now we know who this Free World traitor must be: Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
MI5 pays an obligatory visit to Queen Elizabeth.
Even the Queen thinks the visit is going to be all about the Communist Harold Wilson.
However, truth be known, MI5’s truth of course, the Communist is NOT Harold Wilson.
Both MI5 and the CIA had dismissed that rumor quite awhile ago.
“We do,” says the MI5 agent, “have one in Buckingham Palace.”
Without telling us who it is, we are taken to a, by now, familiar voice lecturing us on a mistaken portrait by Lorenzo Lotto.
That of Sir Anthony Blunt.
A fourth man in the infamous, Cambridge spy ring.
As he continues his almost mesmerizing words on Renaissance Art, we see MI5 agents approaching the very building he is in.
They enter, as the voice of the MI5 messenger to the Queen makes clear, Mr. Blunt has been arrested.
15 years as an active, KGB mole!
Thousands of British military secrets sent to the Kremlin.
Blunt, says the MI5 agent, has confessed.
“Exposing Blunt’s years of treason might have a debilitating effect upon the Intelligence services!”
I BEG YOUR PARDON?!?!
And are the “Intelligence Services” really all that intelligent, or are they flamingly and, yes, treasonously incompetent?!
15 years of “debilitating effects” upon the safety of
Sound like the FBI and possibly CIA cover-ups about their own efforts to abort Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign?!
Hope to see you here next week.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Contact Michael at email@example.com. He can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/@MGMoriarty.