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The Once and Future Queen 

Realising that his jousting opponents always let him win because he is the royal prince, Arthur pretends to leave court and enters the lists in disguise to win on merit. He stays with ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeremy Webb

Writers:

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

Episode complete credited cast:
John Hurt ... The Dragon (voice)
Fintan McKeown ... King Odin
Jack Sandle ... Kelda
Adrian Lester ... Myror
Bradley James ... Arthur
Colin Morgan ... Merlin
Rupert Young ... Sir Leon
Anthony Head ... Uther Pendragon
Angel Coulby ... Gwen
Alex Price ... William
Richard Wilson ... Gaius
Jai Armstrong ... Guard No. 1
Mike Goodenough Mike Goodenough ... Fyren
Katie McGrath ... Morgana
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Storyline

Realising that his jousting opponents always let him win because he is the royal prince, Arthur pretends to leave court and enters the lists in disguise to win on merit. He stays with Guinevere, who tells him some home truths about his arrogance, and they kiss. Moorish assassin Myror, paid by neighbouring king Odin (whose son challenged a reluctant Arthur to a duel and lost his life) arrives at Camelot to kill the young prince. He enters the joust with a lance hiding a dagger on its tip, but Merlin uses magic to defeat and kill him. Arthur has learned some humility by his experience but tells Guinevere that Uther would oppose any romance between them. Written by don @ minifie-1

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duel | jousting | assassin | lance | fight | See All (17) »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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The first appearance of Sir Leon. See more »

Quotes

Merlin: Do you think I sit around doing nothing? I haven't had a chance to sit around and do nothing since the day I arrived in Camelot, I'm too busy running around after Arthur, 'Do this, Merlin!' 'Do that, Merlin!', and when I'm not running around after Arthur, I'm doing chores for you, and when I'm not doing that I'm fulfilling my 'destiny' do you know how many times I've saved Arthur's life? I've lost count. Do I get any thanks? No. I have fought griffins, witches, uh, bandits. I have been punched,...
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Dumb
13 October 2019 | by invisibleunicornninjaSee all my reviews

This episode is really dumb and extremely cringeworthy. I don't see how anyone could enjoy it.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Shine, BBC Wales See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9
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