Morgana captures Alator - her former ally who later sided against her - in order to find out the identity of the legendary warlock known to the Druids as Emrys (still unaware this is Merlin). Merlin is approached by a mysterious woman, Finna, who warns him of danger and asks him to meet her at the temple of Erui. Though she is sent by Alator, Gaius suspects a trap and alerts Arthur to send his knights to find her, though she escapes with Merlin. She gives him a box and warns him against Mordred before willingly sacrificing herself to divert the pursuing Morgana. Back at Camelot, Merlin and Gaius open the box, which contains a prophecy of an imminent great battle. Shortly afterwards, a declaration of war by Morgana arrives. Written by
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Did You Know?
Emrys is a sacred druid name for Merlin or Myrddin in Welsh. Merlin has various definitions: he is known as a sorcerer, warlock, wizard or a magician, depending on a story, but he has always remained a Celtic druid above all in all the existing legends. See more
At the picnic, Merlin stands up and walks past Gwen empty-handed. In the next shot he is still walking past Gwen but has a leather waterskin in his hand. See more
I shall pass to the other world happy in the knowledge that you will never find Emrys. He is your destiny, Morgana, and he is your doom.
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