Young Merlin, sent by his mother from their village to start a better life, arrives in Camelot where he is to be apprenticed to Gaius, physician to the repressive King Uther. Uther, believing all magic evil, has made it punishable by death, so when Gaius finds that Merlin has magical, telekinetic powers, he agrees to keep the boy's secret. The mother of a sorcerer Uther recently executed comes to Camelot for revenge in the guise of a pretty girl, charming the court to sleep with her singing. Only Merlin sees what is happening and, staying awake, saves the situation without exposing himself as a warlock. As a reward, he is promoted to valet of Uther's arrogant son, Arthur. Written by
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Did You Know?
In the original draft of the script; Arthur and Merlin's first initial fight intended the characters to be shirtless, this idea was later changed, because the production team thought it was too severe and strong for a playful first fight. See more
Merlin's mother writes a long letter with a quill but she never dips her quill in an inkwell. See more
[to the guards who've taken hold of Merlin
Wait. Let him go. He may be an idiot but he's a brave one.
There's something about you, Merlin. Can't quite put my finger on it.