Merlin, a boy on the cusp of adulthood, arrives in Camelot hoping to find an use for the strange metaphysical powers he has possessed before he could even talk. Instead, he learns that King Uther, ruler of Camelot, despises magic and has instituted a kingdom-wide ban on any practice of sorcery under penalty of death. Audiences experience a series of magical adventures as they follow the unlikely friendship of a would-be wizard and the future King.
Merlin (UK) Season 5 (2012)
|5x01 Arthur's Bane (Part 1) |
Camelot faces a new golden age, but even as the city flowers, the dark seeds of destruction are being sown. In the frozen wastelands of the north, men are disappearing without a trace. ...
|Sep. 29, 2012|
|5x02 Arthur's Bane: Part Two |
Ancient prophecies of Mordred weigh heavy on Merlin, for not even he can sway Arthur from his chosen path. As dawn breaks across the icy tundra, Merlin and Arthur are close to exhaustion. ...
|Oct. 13, 2012|
|5x03 The Death Song of Uther Pendragon |
When a stranger gives Arthur the power to summon the dead, the king finds himself torn between head and heart. Unable to resist temptation, he seizes the chance to speak to the person ...
|Oct. 20, 2012|
|5x04 Another's Sorrow |
With Princess Mithian as the perfect bait, Morgana conjures a deception so powerful that the whole of Camelot is taken in - even Merlin himself. But as the storm clouds gather, will ...
|Oct. 27, 2012|
|5x05 The Disir |
In the inky depths of an ancient pool, three soothsayers cast a dark judgment upon the King of Camelot. But despite Merlin’s warnings, headstrong Arthur refuses to take the words ...
|Nov. 03, 2012|
|5x06 The Dark Tower |
When Gwen is snatched from Camelot without warning, Merlin knows there can be only one person responsible: Morgana. Arthur is determined to rescue his Queen – but it's not going to ...
|Nov. 10, 2012|
|5x07 A Lesson in Vengeance |
Darkness steals into the very heart of Camelot, as Morgana and her puppet Queen hatch a sinister plan to murder the King. But when stable hand Tyr Seward becomes caught in the crossfire, ...
|Nov. 17, 2012|
|5x08 The Hollow Queen |
When Merlin agrees to help a young Druid boy, he has no choice but to leave Camelot on a dangerous mission. And with the citadel distracted by the visit of the fearsome Sarrum of Amata, ...
|Nov. 24, 2012|
|5x09 With All My Heart |
Merlin knows he must act fast before Morgana’s twisted control over Gwen gets further out of hand. But only the most powerful magic can save the Queen and this will not be easy, even ...
|Dec. 01, 2012|
|5x10 The Kindness of Strangers |
Morgana leads a terrifying manhunt in pursuit her old foe Alator of the Catha, for she knows without doubt that he can tell her exactly where to find Emrys. Merlin’s life has never ...
|Dec. 08, 2012|
|5x11 The Drawing of the Dark |
Mordred finds himself torn between loyalty and love, but little does he realise that the path he chooses will shape Camelot's destiny. As the drums of war beat ever louder, a desperate ...
|Dec. 15, 2012|
|5x12 The Diamond of the Day: Part One |
High in the mountains, a great horde gathers; Morgana prepares for war with a vengeful Mordred at her side. Merlin feels the weight of his destiny like never before as the ancient prophecies ...
|Dec. 22, 2012|
|5x13 The Diamond of the Day: Part Two |
And so it seems the Prophets did not lie. As the great battle rages on Camlann's mighty plain, Mordred, Arthur, Mogana, and Merlin all face their moment of destiny. Can Merlin find ...
|Dec. 24, 2012|
Season 5 Characters
Season 5 Videos
5 The Disir (43:33)
1 Arthur's Bane, Part 1 (43:28)
11 The Drawing of the Dark (43:25)
8 The Hollow Queen (43:05)
Season 5 Quotes
|Season 5 / Episode 8: - The Hollow Queen|
Arthur: There is a rumor that you held Morgana prisoner. Is it true?
The Sarrum: She's nothing to be feared. I kept her like an animal.
Arthur: How did you capture her? She's a sorceress, a high priestess.
The Sarrum: I found her weakness. Everyone has one, even a high priestess. A young dragon. Her love for that creature caused her to suffer more than she ever imagined possible, but not more than she deserved.
|Season 5 / Episode 3: - The Death Song of Uther Pendragon|
Arthur: Why are you doing this?
Uther Pendragon: I did not spend my entire life building this kingdom to see my own son destroy it.
Arthur: You tried to kill Guinevere.
Uther Pendragon: For your own good. How can a serving girl understand what it means to be queen?
Arthur: Guinevere is wise and strong, and I trust her more than anyone.
Uther Pendragon: And that is your weakness. You put too much trust in other people. You and you alone must rule Camelot.
Arthur: I would rather not rule at all than rule alone.
Uther Pendragon: Your whole life I tried to prepare you for the day you would become king. Did you learn nothing?
Arthur: I watched you rule. I learned that if you trust no one you'll always live in fear. Your hatred came from fear, not strength.
Uther Pendragon: How dare you.
Arthur: I loved and respected you, but I have to rule the kingdom in my own way. I have to do what I believe to be right.
Uther Pendragon: I will not allow you to destroy all that I built!
Arthur: Then you'll have to kill me. I'm not you, Father. I can't rule the way you did.
Uther Pendragon: Camelot must come before all else. Even you.
Season 5 Trivia
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