Merlin: Season 1, Episode 5

Lancelot (5 Jul. 2009)

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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 »

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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

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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 »

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The broom that Arthur throws at Lancelot while Lancelot is sharpening swords has its head disappear entirely between Arthur throwing it and Lancelot catching it. The head instantly re-appears when the shot goes back to Lancelot holding the broom. See more »

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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.
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