Ellie [Elle] [Elaine]; Will; Mr. Morton [Mr. M.]; Morgan; Marco
High-school football star Will Wagner may be the reincarnation of King Arthur, with those in his circle playing the roles from Arthur's circle. Girl friend Ellie seems to play the protective role of the Lady of the Lake, while half-brother Marco, who tried to kill both Ellie and Will, plays the role of Mordred. Marco was sent to a mental hospital, so Ellie is terrified when he confronts her alone in the park, shockingly at large.
Marco convinces Ellie that the mental hospital has helped him so that he is no longer delusional and out of control, but finding them together infuriates Marco's girl friend Morgan. Will insists that his family can't change, but Ellie assures him that Marco has.
Ellie [Elle] [Elaine]; Morgan; Mr. Morton [Mr. M.]
Mr. Morton is enraged about Ellie's attempts to reconcile Will and his parents, as that would steer Will away from embracing his Arthur identity, which he must do within days if civilization is to survive.
Ellie [Elle] [Elaine]; Marco; Morgan; Admiral Wagner (Will's father); Mrs. Wagner (Will's mother); Mr. Harrison (Ellie's father); Mrs. Harrison (Ellie's mother)
As if the dinner were not already fraught with tension, the Wagners arrive late and unexpectedly bring Marco. Egged on by Marco, Will and his father clash over Will's refusal to embark on a naval career. Unable to convince Will about the coming danger on the night of Hunter's Moon, Ellie goes out into a storm, where she is confronted by a sardonic Morgan.