Sep. 20, 2008
60 min.
BBC One TV Network

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Merlin (UK)

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.

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Merlin (UK) Season 5 (2012)

5x01 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 Guides

Season 5 Characters

The Dragon voiced by John Hurt
Arthur played by Bradley James (II)
Gwen played by Angel Coulby
Merlin played by Colin Morgan (II)
Sir Leon played by Rupert Young
Morgana played by Katie McGrath
Gaius played by Richard Wilson (II)
Sir Gwaine played by Eoin Macken
Sir Percival played by Tom Hopper
Mordred played by Alexander Vlahos
Sir Elyan played by Tomiwa Edun
Sefa played by Sophie Rundle
The Euchdag voiced by Josette Simon
Beroun played by Barry Aird
Ruadan played by Liam Cunningham
Eira played by Erin Richards (II)
Ragnor played by Stephen McCole
Camelot Guard played by Hugh Holman
Saxon swordsman played by Darren Swain
Tyr Seward played by John Bradley (XXIV)
Guard played by Jamie Oliver-Jones
Ari played by Peter Guinness
King Odin played by Fintan McKeown
Niede played by Frances Tomelty
Alator played by Gary Lewis (III)

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Season 5 Videos

4 Another's Sorrow
4 Another's Sorrow (43:07)

3 The Death Song of Uther Pendragon
3 The Death Song of Uther Pendragon (43:30)

7 A Lesson in Vengeance
7 A Lesson in Vengeance (43:06)

10 The Kindness of Strangers
10 The Kindness of Strangers (43:21)

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Season 5 Quotes

05x03 - The Death Song of Uther Pendragon Season 5 / Episode 3: - The Death Song of Uther Pendragon

Merlin: Get away from him, Uther. You've caused enough harm. You don't belong here. You must return to the other world.
Uther Pendragon: This is my kingdom! You think you can drive me from it? You are nothing but a serving boy.
Merlin: I'm much more than that.

Uther Pendragon: You have magic?
Merlin: [quivering with anger] I was born with it!
Uther Pendragon: I made you Arthur's servant. You are a sorcerer.
Merlin: Even while you were king, there was magic at the heart of Camelot!
Uther Pendragon: I will not allow you and your kind to poison...
Merlin: You're wrong.
Uther Pendragon: ...my kingdom!
Merlin: You're wrong, about so much. Arthur is a better and more worthy king than you ever were.

05x07 - A Lesson in Vengeance Season 5 / Episode 7: - A Lesson in Vengeance

Merlin: You noticed anything about Gwen of late?
Gaius: Nothing unusual. Why?
Merlin: I'm not sure, exactly.
Gaius: Something she's said? Something she's done?
Merlin: No. It's nothing in particular. It just seems to me that ever since she returned from The Dark Tower, she hasn't been quite herself.
Gaius: Well, is that so surprising? She lost her only brother. Elyan was all the family she had, and grief changes people, Merlin.
Merlin: I know they do, but...
Gaius: Besides, we can only guess at what Morgana put her through.
Merlin: That's what worries me.
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Season 5 Trivia

  • Episode 08 - Goof (miscellaneous): When Merlin and Gaius stand on the grave, the ground is smooth, even and covered in pebbles and leaves, identical to the rest of the forest floor. It bears no indicator whatsoever of having been dug up for the burial, which the plot tells us took place only moments before.
  • Episode 03 - SPOILER: The directive that a living human not look back at the spirit is a common one in mythology. A famous example is the legend that is the basis of the Glueck opera "Orfeo ed Euridice." However, in this story, when Orfeo looks back at Euridice, she dies again and returns to the underworld. This diff
  • Episode 11 - Alexandra Dowling (Kara) has worked with fellow 'Merlin' actor Santiago Cabrera (Lancelot) in the TV series 'The Musketeers'. They played Queen Anne and Aramis repetitively.
  • Episode 08 - Alfie Stewart's (Daegel) co-star Georgina Campbell in the TV series 'Sadie J' has worked with Katie McGrath (Morgana) in the movie 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'. They played Kay and Elsa respectively.
  • Episode 07 - Goof (continuity error): When Guinevere is fleeing from Sir Gawain in the woods, the hood of her blue robe switches from on her head to off her head and back again multiple times, with no time for her to have moved it.

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