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
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Season 5 Characters

The Dragon voiced by John Hurt
Merlin played by Colin Morgan (II)
Arthur played by Bradley James (II)
Morgana played by Katie McGrath
Sir Percival played by Tom Hopper
Gaius played by Richard Wilson (II)
Sir Leon played by Rupert Young
Gwen played by Angel Coulby
Sir Gwaine played by Eoin Macken
Mordred played by Alexander Vlahos
Sir Elyan played by Tomiwa Edun
Ragnor played by Stephen McCole
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)
Tyr Seward played by John Bradley (XXIV)
Guard played by Jamie Oliver-Jones
Camelot Guard played by Hugh Holman
Saxon swordsman played by Darren Swain
King Odin played by Fintan McKeown
Niede played by Frances Tomelty
Alator played by Gary Lewis (III)
Daegel played by Alfie Stewart

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Season 5 Videos

13 The Diamond of the Day, Part 2
13 The Diamond of the Day, Part 2 (47:58)

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

12 The Diamond of the Day, Part 1
12 The Diamond of the Day, Part 1 (43:12)

5 The Disir
5 The Disir (43:33)

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Season 5 Quotes

05x13 - The Diamond of the Day: Part Two Season 5 / Episode 13: - The Diamond of the Day: Part Two

Gaius: There's a fragment of sword embedded in his chest.
Merlin: Well, we'll use magic to draw it out.
Gaius: No. The blade that struck Arthur's no ordinary blase. I'm afraid it was forged in a dragon's breath. Its fatal power will not be easily denied.
05x09 - With All My Heart Season 5 / Episode 9: - With All My Heart

Arthur: This tincture of belladonna, what are its effects?
Gaius: Patient is rendered into a deep sleep...
Arthur: Patient?
Gaius: It is generally used for the badly wounded.
Arthur: How long does it last?
Gaius: A few hours. It has to be administered several times a day to provide a continuous sleep.
Merlin: But for no more than three days.
Gaius: It is true, sire. The tincture should not be taken for an extended period.
Arthur: Or?
Merlin: The body will not tolerate it.
Arthur: Thank you, Merlin.
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Season 5 Trivia

  • Episode 09 - Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): The Dochraid's voice narrates her raven-flown message as Morgana reads it. The spoken words do not match what is written on the parchment.
  • Episode 10 - Emrys is a sacred druid name for Merlin or Myrddin in Welsh. Merlin has various definitions: he is known as a sorcerer, warlock, wizard or a magician, depending on a story, but he has always remained a Celtic druid above all in all the existing legends.
  • 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 09 - Goof (revealing mistake): When the Dochraid is calling out a spell, the actress's real teeth can be seen behind the false ugly ones.
  • Episode 13 - Goof (miscellaneous): When Merlin carries Arthur off the battlefield, he is clearly carrying a rigid, life-like doll prop.

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