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The Tears of Uther Pendragon 

A year after being whisked away from Camelot, Morgana is found, disheveled and bruised in the forest and claiming abduction by bandits. Superficially contrite and charming, she remains in ... See full summary »

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Jeremy Webb

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

Episode complete credited cast:
John Hurt ... The Dragon (voice)
Bradley James ... Arthur
Colin Morgan ... Merlin
Anthony Head ... Uther Pendragon
Richard Wilson ... Gaius
Katie McGrath ... Morgana
Angel Coulby ... Gwen
Rupert Young ... Sir Leon
Emilia Fox ... Morgause
Alice Patten ... Ygraine
Matthew Barker Matthew Barker ... Guard
Tom Ellis ... Cenred
Jake Phillips Jake Phillips ... Ghost Boy
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A year after being whisked away from Camelot, Morgana is found, disheveled and bruised in the forest and claiming abduction by bandits. Superficially contrite and charming, she remains in league with Morgause, for whom she collects tears shed by Uther. These Morguase uses to curse him through a doll fashioned from mandrake root, which Morgana places under his bed. As it slowly starts to drive the king mad with hallucinates of ghosts, Morgause - after taking Merlin prisoner - induces rival king Cenred to invade the weakened kingdom, for which Merlin summons the Great Dragon for aid. Written by don @ minifie-1

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Shine, BBC Wales See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9
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When Morgause is reciting the spell in the woods with Morgan's, when Morgause puts the mandrake root into the tar-like substance we hear a scream. As we learned in the Harry Potter series, that scream actually came from the mandrake root itself. Their scream is a natural self-defense mechanism that could deafen someone. The younger the root is the higher pitch the scream. See more »

Quotes

Merlin: Ow.
Arthur: Is there something wrong with you?
Merlin: I've been on a horse all day.
Arthur: Is your little bottom sore?
Merlin: Yes. It's not as fat as yours.
Arthur: [laughs] You know, you've got a lot of nerve, for a wimp.
Merlin: I may be a wimp, but at least I'm not a... dollop-head.
Arthur: There's no such word.
Merlin: It's idiomatic.
Arthur: It's what?
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Predictable
22 February 2019 | by jodi-44528See all my reviews

This episode was frustrating. After being gone a year, Morgana shows up miraculously and is welcomed back with open arms, no questions asked. Surely, Gaius or Merlin would have suspected something. But I didn't understand a few episodes ago why Merlin covered up Morgana's magic and her part in the deception of Uther. But when Uther grows ill, wouldn't Gaius or Merlin think about Morgana. This just wasn't believable. I hate it when writers dumb down characters. Merlin is smarter than this, especially when Morgana is a complete opposite of what she was when she left. This storytelling tactic always irritates me.


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