Merlin (2008–2012)
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The Diamond of the Day: Part Two 

With Arthur's forces outnumbered, Merlin arrives in his guise as the aged sorcerer to defeat Morgana's army with magic. Arthur kills Mordred but is wounded and rescued by Merlin, who ... See full summary »


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


With Arthur's forces outnumbered, Merlin arrives in his guise as the aged sorcerer to defeat Morgana's army with magic. Arthur kills Mordred but is wounded and rescued by Merlin, who reveals that he is a wizard. Arthur is initially hostile but, advised by Gaius, allows Merlin to take him to the healing lake of Avalon. On the journey, Arthur comes to appreciate everything Merlin has ever done for him and eyes him with a new respect, even softening in his attitude to magic, but Morgana is pursuing them. Can they make it to Avalon ahead of her? Written by don @ minifie-1

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In addition to the TV series, both lead actors, Bradley James & Colin Morgan, went on a journey to Wales to discover the origin of the legend & a true story behind the myth in a documentary The Real Merlin & Arthur (2009). See more »


When Merlin carries Arthur off the battlefield, he is clearly carrying a rigid, life-like doll prop. See more »


Arthur: Why did you never tell me?
Merlin: I wanted to, but...
Arthur: What?
Merlin: You'd have chopped my head off.
Arthur: I'm not sure what I'd have done.
Merlin: And I didn't want to put you in that position.
Arthur: That's what worried you?
Merlin: Some men are born to plow fields, some live to be great physicians, others to be great kings. Me? I was born to serve you, Arthur, and I'm proud of that, and I wouldn't change a thing.
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Terrific finale
24 December 2012 | by pawebsterSee all my reviews

This series got better and better over the years (after starting as a rather weak rehash of Potter/Eragon/Cadfael) and this was a top notch ending. The scenes between Merlin and Arthur, which have sometimes been a bit arch in the past, are here truly moving. Colin Morgan is often rightly praised for his acting ability, and really pulls out all the stops in this episode. He is excellent. Bradley James is less often praised, but he also does great work as Arthur, as he has throughout the series, managing to be a credible kingly figure, while remaining human and avoiding seeming stupid. In this final episode the bromance becomes intense, but the writers, director and actors handle it bravely and just about manage to avoid it becoming camp or comical.

Merlin was a much better series than the BBC's lame attempt at Robin Hood, and in my opinion it eventually managed to eclipse the much admired, but far too frenetic, Doctor Who.

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Release Date:

31 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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BBC Wales, Shine See more »
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