The Hunter's Heart

Series 4 - Episode 11 The Hunter's Heart

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Review

What’s this: another ally for moody Morgana? Queen Annis and wizard Alator weren’t up to the mark, and Lord Agravaine seems incapable of delivering a killer blow from within Camelot. So now Morgana teams up with a warlord called Helios (Terence Maynard) to devise a cunning plan.

It sounds familiar, as does the love-triangle subplot in which Arthur’s head is turned by a visiting princess. If there is a quibble with this escapist yarn, and season four in particular, it’s the repetition, as well as a lack of flow. Hermetically sealed episodes were fine 20 years ago, but viewers want continuing storylines now.

Summary

Morgana finds an ally in powerful warlord Helios and they plot to take over Camelot. However, Arthur and his people are so preoccupied with a visit from the beautiful Princess Mithian, it is left to the returning Gwen to raise the alarm - and her appearance soon reopens old wounds. Sword-and-sorcery drama, starring Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Katie McGrath and Angel Coulby, with Janet Montgomery and Terence Maynard.

Cast & Crew

Merlin Colin Morgan
Arthur Bradley James
Gaius Richard Wilson
Gwen Angel Coulby
Agravaine Nathaniel Parker
Morgana Katie McGrath
Princess Mithian Janet Montgomery
Helios Terence Maynard
Sir Leon Rupert Young
Sir Gwaine Eoin Macken
Sir Elyan Adetomiwa Edun
Sir Percival Tom Hopper
Eoghan Tom Meredith
Helios' servant Gareth Jewell
Voice of the Dragon John Hurt
Director Jeremy Webb
Producer Johnny Capps
Producer Julian Murphy
Writer Richard McBrien
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