The Darkest Hour - Part Two

Series 4 - Episode 2 The Darkest Hour - Part Two

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Review

Charming chap Merlin has been fatally spooked by one of the wraith-like Dorocha, and as Lancelot races him back to Camelot, it falls to the remaining knights to lift the curse from the land. To get to the Isle of the Blessed they enter a network of tunnels, and the story goes a bit Princess Bride when they encounter rodents of unusual size. Back at the castle, Morgana’s new co-conspirator Agravaine (Nathaniel Parker) is wheedling his way into Gwen’s confidence, but to what end?

The concluding instalment of this two-parter is more like Merlin of old, with bags of monsters, magic and chivalric derring-do. It’s boosted not only by the return of a fiery friend, but also a poignant little twist.

Summary

Part two of two. With the Kingdom on the brink of collapse and Morgana poised to strike, Arthur continues on his mission to the Isle of the Blessed. But with Lancelot racing back to the castle with the dying Merlin, there is no one to stop the prince making the ultimate sacrifice to save his precious Camelot. Sword-and-sorcery adventure, starring Colin Morgan and Bradley James.

Cast & Crew

Merlin Colin Morgan
Arthur Bradley James
Uther Pendragon Anthony Head
Gaius Richard Wilson
Sir Lancelot Santiago Cabrera
Agravaine Nathaniel Parker
Voice of the Dragon John Hurt
Morgana Katie McGrath
Gwen Angel Coulby
The Cailleach Gemma Jones
Sir Leon Rupert Young
Sir Gwaine Eoin Macken
Sir Elyan Adetomiwa Edun
Sir Percival Tom Hopper
Vilia Sarah Beck Mather
Geoffrey of Monmouth Michael Cronin
Ferryman James Greene
Director Alice Troughton
Producer Johnny Capps
Producer Julian Murphy
Writer Julian Jones
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