Merlin: You're a knight. At last.
Lancelot: [snorts] But for how long?
Merlin: Who knows.
Lancelot: What are you planning? And don't even think about lying. I know you too well.
Merlin: It's too difficult to explain.
Lancelot: You can tell me.
Merlin: Morgana has the Cup of Life. If I can find it, and empty it of the blood within, then the army will be destroyed, and Morgana will be powerless.
Lancelot: Aren't you forgetting something? It's guarded. By an immortal army.
Merlin: Aren't you forgetting something? I have magic.
Lancelot: Doesn't make you immortal.
Lancelot: You know, Merlin, you're the one Arthur should knight. You're the bravest of us all, and he doesn't even know.
Arthur: Here! Come and join me.
[Merlin, Gwen, Gaius, Lancelot, Gwaine, Elyan, Leon, and Percival take seats around the round table along with him]
Arthur: This table belonged to the ancient kings of Camelot. A round table afforded no man more importance than any other. They believed in equality in all things. So, it seems fitting that we revive this tradition now. Without each of you, we would not be here. My father has languished in prison for too long. Tomorrow, I make my bid to rescue him. Are there any around this table who will join me?
[each of them stand and talk in turns]
Lancelot: You taught me the values of being a knight, the code by which a man should live his life. To fight with honour for justice, freedom, and all that's good. I believe in the world that you will build.
Elyan: Even though I was a commoner, a nobody, you were willing to lay down your life for me, Arthur. It is now my turn to repay you.
Sir Leon: I have fought alongside you many times. There is no one that I would rather die for.
Gwaine: [grins] I think we've no chance. But I wouldn't miss it for the world.
Percival: Your enemies are my enemies.
Gaius: If you need an old man.
[Arthur smiles briefly, tears flowing in his eyes]
Gwen: You know the answer.
[everyone has now stood up, except for Merlin, who grins where he is still sitting]
Arthur: [raises an eyebrow] Merlin?
Merlin: No, I don't really fancy it.
Arthur: You don't have a choice, Merlin.
[he stands with a smile, then nods seriously]
Gaius: You need to be careful.
Merlin: [jokingly] I've got the easy bit. The warning bell is nothing compared to the cells.
Gaius: I overheard you, Merlin. If Morgause catches you, she'll kill you.
Merlin: [nods, now serious] I have no choice.
Gaius: [smiles proudly] I remember the bumbling idiot that came charging into my chambers all those years ago. Who would believe?
Arthur: Have you seen the state of these boots?
Arthur: Well, go and get something to clean them.
Merlin: Why? They're YOUR boots.
Arthur: Have you lost your mind?
Merlin: I thought you believed in equality.
Arthur: I'm sorry.
Merlin: At the round table, you said...
Arthur: Shut up, Merlin.