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
Gwen played by Angel Coulby
Arthur played by Bradley James (II)
Sir Percival played by Tom Hopper
Merlin played by Colin Morgan (II)
Sir Leon played by Rupert Young
Gaius played by Richard Wilson (II)
Morgana played by Katie McGrath
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
Eira played by Erin Richards (II)
Ruadan played by Liam Cunningham
Guard played by Jamie Oliver-Jones
Camelot Guard played by Hugh Holman
Saxon swordsman played by Darren Swain
Tyr Seward played by John Bradley (XXIV)
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

1 Arthur's Bane, Part 1
1 Arthur's Bane, Part 1 (43:28)

11 The Drawing of the Dark
11 The Drawing of the Dark (43:25)

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

8 The Hollow Queen
8 The Hollow Queen (43:05)

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Season 5 Quotes

05x06 - The Dark Tower Season 5 / Episode 6: - The Dark Tower

Sir Leon: [awaking in terror] The tower!
Merlin: It was a dream.
Sir Leon: Everything in its shadow was dead and... and the sound, it was like... like children screaming.
Sir Percival: And the rain that fell was like blood. I had the same dream. I was lost in a forest, and the trees had claws and... and I finally escaped it. There was a plain.
Sir Leon: Empty as far as the eye could see, except...
Sir Percival: ...rising into the sky was a black pillar of stone.
Sir Leon: A tower so dark it could swallow the sun.
Arthur: The dark tower. It's a place where every young knight's taught to dread, and rightly so. It's where many have met their end.
Merlin: I've never heard of it.
Arthur: With good reason. It's said that the mere mention of it can bring doom to any of those who hear it.
05x05 - The Disir Season 5 / Episode 5: - The Disir

Arthur: How did you know this place was sacred?
Merlin: That's obvious.
Arthur: Pretend it isn't.
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Season 5 Trivia

  • Episode 01 - Liam Cunningham has acted in two other film/TV productions with a King Arthur theme, Camelot and First Knight.
  • Episode 13 - Last show of the series.
  • Episode 03 - 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 differs from
  • Episode 07 - Goof (continuity error): When purchasing the two liquids intended to kill Arthur, Morgana is told by the potion maker that the clear liquid is Valerian, the anesthetizer, while the yellow liquid is Henbane, the poison that must be delivered through the ear. Guinevere does the opposite, pouring the yellow liquid in
  • Episode 07 - Goof (plot holes): Gaius helps Merlin escape prison by slipping him the aging potion. It does not explain how Merlin was able to change into his Emrys robe.

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