Merlin: Season 1, Episode 5

Lancelot (5 Jul. 2009)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Family
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 387 users  
Reviews: write review | 2 critic

Merlin would have been killed by a giant griffin (half eagle, half lion) if not for valiant Lancelot, who bravely attacked it and got them safely away. Learning Lancelot's life dream is to ... See full summary »



(creator), (creator), 3 more credits »
Watch Episode
0Check in

Watch Now

Free at IMDb


Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4273 titles
created 06 Apr 2012
a list of 55 titles
created 02 Aug 2013
a list of 40 titles
created 5 months ago
a list of 59 titles
created 1 month ago
a list of 46 titles
created 2 weeks ago

Related Items

Search for "Lancelot" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Lancelot (05 Jul 2009)

Lancelot (05 Jul 2009) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Merlin.
« Previous Episode | 5 of 65 Episodes | Next Episode »




Episode complete credited cast:
The Dragon (voice)
Michael Cronin ...


Merlin would have been killed by a giant griffin (half eagle, half lion) if not for valiant Lancelot, who bravely attacked it and got them safely away. Learning Lancelot's life dream is to become a knight, grateful Merlin brings him to court, but when told only noblemen may apply, magically forges proof of nobility. Lancelot passes hazing and close combat tests against Prince Arthur but is found out as commoner and jailed. When the griffin attacks Camelot - even inside the royal castle - the knights' arms prove unable to penetrate it . Arthur frees Lancelot, who in return (with Merlin's magical help) triumphs where all knighthood fails miserably, but will Uther finally hear Arthur's plea to allow the best sword to serve in chivalry despite existing social restrictions? Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis





Release Date:

5 July 2009 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The Camelot castle is in reality Pierrefonds castle, located in France, north east of Paris. It was rebuilt in 1393-1407. Although it has been restored in the late XIX, the exterior shows an excellent knowledge of the military architecture of the 14th century. The Pierrefonds castle has often been used as a location for filming including les Visiteurs, Highlander: The Series, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc and the 1998 version of The Man in the Iron Mask. The castle serves as Camelot for the BBC series Merlin, and a cut scene of this castle was used to portray Wiz Tech Academy in Disney's TV series, Wizards of Waverly Place. Source : Wikipedia. See more »


In the beginning, after the first "fight", Arthur puts his sword on the shield Merlin is carrying with the blade sticking out to the right (of Merlin).When the angle changes, the sword is in the middle with the blade to Merlin's left. See more »


Merlin: So, come on, just for the sake of argument. If you had to: Arthur or Lancelot?
Gwen: But I don't have to and I never will.
Merlin: You're no fun, Gwen.
See more »


Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 19 September 2009 (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ten Year Merlin Reunion at Château de Pierrefonds KristinaGrace
Only person to like the final episode?! Sugar5783
Worst series finale I've ever seen jackpotpaul
Is anyone still feeling really down about the finale? Hellothere2014
Is Arthur a little bit sadist? chiara-usa
Post-Merlin Careers Sydney2011
Discuss Lancelot (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page