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Merlin

  • 2012
  • Season 5
  • 13 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Camelot is at the height of its golden age. With Queen Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table at his side, Arthur has never felt stronger.

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Episode 11: The Drawing of the Dark

Summary

Mordred becomes torn between loyalty and love, little realising the path he chooses will shape Camelot's destiny - and as the drums of war beat louder, Merlin feels trapped by the cruel circle of fate. Can he really do nothing to stop his dreams of Albion crumbling to dust? Fantasy drama, starring Colin Morgan and Alexander Vlahos.
Recommended

Review

Now we know that this is the final series, we should savour all the little things that make Merlin such fun to watch: King Arthur summoning his servant to help him with life’s challenges such as pulling on a sock, Morgana flouncing for Britain, and Gaius shooting one of those looks that would wither an oak.

It also gives the writers something to work towards — Merlin’s vision of the king’s murder by Mordred begins to look even more ominous. And it’s Mordred we should watch tonight, as he finds himself in a terrible dilemma.

It’s a huge tribute to Merlin that the show has held its nerve in a later slot, repelling the X Factor with a slash of Excalibur here and a blast of dragon-fire there.

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Cast

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MerlinColin Morgan
ArthurBradley James
MordredAlexander Vlahos
KaraAlexandra Dowling
GaiusRichard Wilson
GwenAngel Coulby
MorganaKatie McGrath
Sir LeonRupert Young
Sir GwaineEoin Macken
Sir PercivalTom Hopper
Voice of the DragonJohn Hurt

Crew

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DirectorDeclan O'Dwyer
Executive producerJohnny Capps
Executive producerJulian Murphy
WriterJulian Jones

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  • Episode 11

    The Drawing of the Dark

    Summary

    Mordred becomes torn between loyalty and love, little realising the path he chooses will shape Camelot's destiny - and as the drums of war beat louder, Merlin feels trapped by the cruel circle of fate. Can he really do nothing to stop his dreams of Albion crumbling to dust? Fantasy drama, starring Colin Morgan and Alexander Vlahos.
    Recommended

    Review

    Now we know that this is the final series, we should savour all the little things that make Merlin such fun to watch: King Arthur summoning his servant to help him with life’s challenges such as pulling on a sock, Morgana flouncing for Britain, and Gaius shooting one of those looks that would wither an oak.

    It also gives the writers something to work towards — Merlin’s vision of the king’s murder by Mordred begins to look even more ominous. And it’s Mordred we should watch tonight, as he finds himself in a terrible dilemma.

    It’s a huge tribute to Merlin that the show has held its nerve in a later slot, repelling the X Factor with a slash of Excalibur here and a blast of dragon-fire there.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    MerlinColin Morgan
    ArthurBradley James
    MordredAlexander Vlahos
    KaraAlexandra Dowling
    GaiusRichard Wilson
    GwenAngel Coulby
    MorganaKatie McGrath
    Sir LeonRupert Young
    Sir GwaineEoin Macken
    Sir PercivalTom Hopper
    Voice of the DragonJohn Hurt

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorDeclan O'Dwyer
    Executive producerJohnny Capps
    Executive producerJulian Murphy
    WriterJulian Jones

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