Merlin (2008–2012)
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To Kill the King 

Gwen's blacksmith father Tom is approached by Tauren, who possesses the alchemist's stone and wants Tom's help in turning base metal into gold - gold he intends using to overthrow the king.... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Orme

Writers:

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

Episode complete credited cast:
John Hurt ... The Dragon (voice)
David Durham ... Tom
Angel Coulby ... Gwen
Cal MacAninch ... Tauren
Colin Morgan ... Merlin
Bradley James ... Arthur
Richard Wilson ... Gaius
Katie McGrath ... Morgana
Anthony Head ... Uther Pendragon
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Gwen's blacksmith father Tom is approached by Tauren, who possesses the alchemist's stone and wants Tom's help in turning base metal into gold - gold he intends using to overthrow the king. The palace guards raid the smithy; Tauren escapes but Tom is caught, sentenced to death for assisting sorcery and (unsuccessfully helped to escape by Morgana ) killed. Appalled by Uther's callousness, she tells Tauren she will help him in his plot, unaware that Merlin is listening. On the pretext of visiting the grave of her father, for whose death she blames Uther, she rides out with the king to lead him into Tauren's trap. Written by don @ minifie-1

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

When Merlin rushes to stop Morgana from killing Uther, he grabs a book and a staff. The staff is the one Sophia used in Merlin: The Gates of Avalon (2008). See more »

Quotes

Gaius: Pass the salt please.
[Merlin hands him an apple without looking]
Gaius: You all right?
Merlin: What? Yeah. I've just got a few things on my mind, that's all.
Gaius: Anything you'd like to talk to me about?
Merlin: I can't imagine you'd be interested.
Gaius: So long as you're sure.
Merlin: I should be getting to work.
[Merlin gets up and heads to the door behind him]
Gaius: Er, Merlin?
[...]
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Tensions rise in Camelot!! - To Kill the King
16 July 2020 | by carpenterbee-99254See all my reviews

To Kill the King - It's an amazing episode at building tension and you can't help but to think twice on what you think is gonna happen even after multiple rewatches. This episode is genius at making you second guess yourself and building up tensions. It's my favourite episode of Series 1, this is when the show gets really really good!!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2009 (USA) See more »

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Shine, BBC Wales See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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