Merlin (2008–2012)
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The Sins of the Father 

When a mysterious warrior challenges Arthur to a duel, no one could possibly predict the devastating chain of events it sets in motion - least of all the young prince himself. Arthur and ... See full summary »

Director:

Metin Hüseyin

Writers:

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

Episode complete credited cast:
John Hurt ... The Dragon (voice)
Emilia Fox ... Morgause
Anthony Head ... Uther Pendragon
Bradley James ... Arthur
Katie McGrath ... Morgana
Richard Wilson ... Gaius
Angel Coulby ... Gwen
Colin Morgan ... Merlin
Michael Cronin Michael Cronin ... Geoffrey of Monmouth
Alice Patten ... Ygraine
Rhys Rusbatch Rhys Rusbatch ... The Guard
Rupert Young ... Sir Leon
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When a mysterious warrior challenges Arthur to a duel, no one could possibly predict the devastating chain of events it sets in motion - least of all the young prince himself. Arthur and Merlin soon find themselves on a strange quest at the behest of the beautiful Morgause. Through her, Arthur discovers a dark secret which threatens to bring about the downfall of the kingdom. Written by Anonymous

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duel | gauntlet | dare | See All (3) »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The incantations Morgause uses are in Old English, which would have been the language spoken by all of Camelot at the time the stories take place. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: I am indebted you Merlin. I had become confused. It is once again clear to me that those who practice magic are evil and dangerous. And that is thanks to you.
Merlin: [With a Forced Smile] Glad I could help.
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Stop changing the story!
21 February 2019 | by jodi-44528See all my reviews

I realize that when someone does a project like this, they want to put their own spin on the story, and some liberties are expected. But they can't just rewrite a legend and expect viewers to be happy. I've struggled with this since I started watching this. Morgana was not raised by Uther. Arthur and Merlin were not the same age. And in this episode, Morgana doesn't even know about Morgause. These changes have pulled me straight out of the story, which is opposite of what the creators of this series want. In the legend, Uther slept with Ygraine, who died in childbirth. There was no mention of magic used. This would be a spectacular series if they hadn't mucked up the legend. But as is, I'm disappointed. I was hoping for a more thorough story about Merlin, not a separate, made up fantasy.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2009 (UK) See more »

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Shine, BBC Wales See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9
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