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The Best Merlin Episodes

Updated May 12, 2020 4.3k votes 679 voters 24.4k views76 items

List RulesBest Merlin episodes, no matter how popular they are.

List of the best Merlin episodes, as determined by voters like you. Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television series that started airing in 2008 - you can check out other series like it in our list more shows like Merlin. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Merlin episodes of all time are.

Fans of Merlin are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is. Episodes here include everything from "A Servant of Two Masters" to "The Lady of the Lake." What is the best Merlin episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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  • 1
    A Servant Of Two Masters
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    SeasonMerlin - Season 4

    Episode Number6

    Merlin becomes a deadly weapon in Morgana's fight for supremacy when he falls into her hands....Amazon_watch buy button
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    The Last Dragonlord
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    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 2

    Episode Number13

    The Great Dragon is finally free. Full of rage, he attacks Camelot with pitiless intensity....Amazon_watch buy button
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    The Coming of Arthur - Part Two
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    The Coming of Arthur - Part Two

    Dec 04 2010

    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 3

    Episode Number13

    Will Arthur be able to save Camelot from the evil Morgana? Morgana, newly crowned as Queen of...
  • 4
    Gwaine
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    Gwaine

    Oct 02 2010

    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 3

    Episode Number4

    Merlin and Arthur find themselves outnumbered in a bar fight but an enigmatic young man helps...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 5
    The Eye of the Phoenix
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    27

    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 3

    Episode Number8

    Arthur embarks alone on a quest to prove himself worthy of the Camelot throne by retrieving...Amazon_watch buy button
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    The Sword In The Stone (1)
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    The Sword In The Stone (1)

    Dec 17 2011

    SeasonMerlin - Season 4

    Episode Number12

    Morgana is now the head of a vast Southron army and a deadly net is closing around Camelot....
  • 7
    The Moment of Truth
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    34

    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 1

    Episode Number10

    Merlin's home village of Ealdor is attacked by raiders led by the fearsome Kanen, but Uther...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 8
    The Once and Future Queen

    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 2

    Episode Number2

    Arthur is determined to win an upcoming jousting competition at Camelot. Gwen challenges...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    The Sword in the Stone, Part 2
    Season 4 Episode 13: With Camelot lost to Morgana, Merlin has to go to extraordinary lengths to restore Arthur's self-belief...
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  • 10
    The Darkest Hour (1)
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    The Darkest Hour (1)

    Oct 01 2011

    SeasonMerlin - Season 4

    Episode Number1

    Evil sorceress Morgana summons mighty gatekeeper the Cailleach, who opens a door to another...
  • 11
    The Dragon's Call
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    The Dragon's Call

    Sep 20 2008

    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 1

    Episode Number1

    Merlin is told by the Great Dragon that it is his destiny to make sure that the young Prince... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    The Poisoned Chalice
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    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 1

    Episode Number4

    With her sights set firmly on Merlin, Nimueh tricks him into drinking from a poisoned chalice,...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    The Lady of the Lake
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    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 2

    Episode Number9

    Freya is found by Merlin trapped in a bounty hunter's cage and decides to try and help her...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Goblin's Gold
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    Goblin's Gold

    Sep 25 2010

    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 3

    Episode Number3

    When Merlin comes across a secret chamber, he accidentally releases a goblin. The mischievous...
  • 15
    The Fires Of Idirsholas

    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 2

    Episode Number12

    For the first time in over 300 the fires of Idirsholas burn years and Gaius is worried that a...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 16
    The Coming of Arthur - Part One
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    The Coming of Arthur - Part One

    Nov 27 2010

    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 3

    Episode Number12

    Arthur and Merlin embark on a dangerous mission to capture the Cup of Life, a powerful magical...
  • 17
    The Sins of the Father
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    18

    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 2

    Episode Number8

    Arthur is challenged to a duel by a mysterious warrior. Arthur and Merlin then find themselves...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    Le Morte d'Arthur
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    Le Morte d'Arthur

    Dec 13 2008

    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 1

    Episode Number13

    On a hunting trip, Arthur comes face to face with a creature of great power from the old...
  • 19
    Lancelot
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    Lancelot

    Oct 18 2008

    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 1

    Episode Number5

    Merlin is saved from a terrifying winged beast by a heroic stranger- a young man named...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    The Diamond of the Day (Part Two)
    Season 5 Episode 13: As the great battle rages on Camlann's mighty plain, Merlin faces his moment of destiny.
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  • 21
    Beauty and the Beast - Part 2
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    Beauty and the Beast - Part 2

    Oct 31 2009

    SeasonMerlin (2008) - Season 2

    Episode Number6

    Lady Catrina has now been crowned and is now known as Queen Catrina. She accuses Merlin of...
  • 22
    The Labyrinth of Gedref
    Season 1 Episode 11: Arthur kills a rare unicorn on a hunting trip, bringing a curse upon all of Camelot. As the city runs out of both food and water, Arthur is anxious to do whatever he can to make amends and help his people. But in order to do so, he must listen to the mysterious Anhora, protector of the unicorns. Unfortunately, Arthur does not like what Anhora has to say.
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    The Coming of Arthur, Part 2
    Season 3 Episode 13: With Morgana on the throne and Arthur facing an impossible battle against her immortal army, can Merlin retrieve the great sword Excalibur in time to save the Kingdom?
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    The Dragon's Call
    Season 1 Episode 1: At the cusp of adulthood, Merlin is sent by his mother to start a new life in Camelot, where he hopes to find adventure and use for his secret talent: magic! Upon arrival, however, he discovers all is not as he had dreamed and he must keep his powers a secret from those he meets.
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    Arthur's Bane (1)
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    Arthur's Bane (1)

    Oct 06 2012

    SeasonMerlin - Season 5

    Episode Number1

    Camelot faces a new golden age, but even as the city flowers, the dark seeds of destruction...