Merlin (2008–2012)
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The Kindness of Strangers 

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... See full summary »

Director:

Declan O'Dwyer

Writers:

Julian Jones (creator), Jake Michie (creator) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
John Hurt ... The Dragon (voice)
Gary Lewis ... Alator
Katie McGrath ... Morgana
Bradley James ... Arthur
Angel Coulby ... Gwen
Colin Morgan ... Merlin
Rupert Young ... Sir Leon
Eoin Macken ... Sir Gwaine
Richard Wilson ... Gaius
Barry Aird ... Beroun
Sorcha Cusack ... Finna
Alexander Vlahos ... Mordred
Tom Hopper ... Sir Percival
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Storyline

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 don @ minifie-1

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Finna: Do not make the same mistake as Arthur. Do not trust the Druid boy.
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Connections

References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

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the value of friendship
4 August 2020 | by marcgreenmanSee all my reviews

Merlin finds out who he can trust as all of his friends play their roles in saving him in one way or another. an unexpected face from the past turns out to be really important, while merlin finds out that he has an ally who he didn't know he had. once again others sacrifice their lives while merlin moves closer and closer to his destiny.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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BBC Wales, Shine See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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