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The Best Merlin Episodes 

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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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A Servant Of Two Masters... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Episode: 6, Season: Merlin - Season 4

Original Airing: Nov 05 2011

Merlin becomes a deadly weapon in Morgana's fight for supremacy when he falls into her hands. By recurring to ancient magic, she manages to turn friend against friend and creates the perfect ...more
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The Last Dragonlord is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Episode: 13, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 2

Original Airing: Dec 19 2009

The Great Dragon is finally free. Full of rage, he attacks Camelot with pitiless intensity. The castle is crumbling and Arthur's men cannot hold out much longer but only a Dragonlord can kill a ...more
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Gwaine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Episode: 4, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 3

Original Airing: Oct 02 2010

Merlin and Arthur find themselves outnumbered in a bar fight but an enigmatic young man helps them win. The man’s name is Gwaine and he risks his own life to protect Arthur but during his act of ...more
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The Coming of Arthur - P... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
The Coming of Arthur - Part Two Episode: 13, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 3

Original Airing: Dec 04 2010

Will Arthur be able to save Camelot from the evil Morgana? Morgana, newly crowned as Queen of Camelot, begins a reign of terrible evil over the innocent citizens of the kingdom. Counting on ...more
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The Eye of the Phoenix ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Episode: 8, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 3

Original Airing: Oct 30 2010

Arthur embarks alone on a quest to prove himself worthy of the Camelot throne by retrieving the Golden Trident from the Fisher King. With the Prince beyond the protection of the citadel, Morgana ...more
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The Moment of Truth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Episode: 10, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 1

Original Airing: Nov 22 2008

Merlin's home village of Ealdor is attacked by raiders led by the fearsome Kanen, but Uther will not do anything to help- to cross into Ealdor, which is outside of Camelot's boundaries, would ...more
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The Sword In The Stone (... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
The Sword In The Stone (1) Episode: 12, Season: Merlin - Season 4

Original Airing: Dec 17 2011

Morgana is now the head of a vast Southron army and a deadly net is closing around Camelot. After the sorceress strikes everyone is forced to run for their lives including Arthur. It is down to ...more
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The Once and Future Quee... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Episode: 2, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 2

Original Airing: Sep 26 2009

Arthur is determined to win an upcoming jousting competition at Camelot. Gwen challenges Arthur to give up his spoilt ways after he goes undercover with her and Merlin. Myror shows up at Camelot ...more
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The Dragon's Call is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
The Dragon's Call Episode: 1, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 1

Original Airing: Sep 20 2008

Merlin is told by the Great Dragon that it is his destiny to make sure that the young Prince Arthur is kept safe. Anybody caught performing magic is punished with death and Merlin is not a fan ...more
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The Poisoned Chalice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Episode: 4, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 1

Original Airing: Oct 11 2008

With her sights set firmly on Merlin, Nimueh tricks him into drinking from a poisoned chalice, and he falls dangerously ill. Arthur ventures forth deep into the forest of Balor to find the ...more
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The Coming of Arthur - P... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
The Coming of Arthur - Part One Episode: 12, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 3

Original Airing: Nov 27 2010

Arthur and Merlin embark on a dangerous mission to capture the Cup of Life, a powerful magical artifact that carries the gift of immortality. However, before they are able to retrieve the Cup ...more
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The Lady of the Lake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Episode: 9, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 2

Original Airing: Nov 21 2009

Freya is found by Merlin trapped in a bounty hunter's cage and decides to try and help her escape. Merlin refuses to listen to Gaius' warnings not to get involved. After freeing her Merlin hides ...more
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Goblin's Gold is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Goblin's Gold Episode: 3, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 3

Original Airing: Sep 25 2010

When Merlin comes across a secret chamber, he accidentally releases a goblin. The mischievous little creature possesses Gaius, making the wise and renowned court physician turn into a shadow of ...more
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The Darkest Hour (1) is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
The Darkest Hour (1) Episode: 1, Season: Merlin - Season 4

Original Airing: Oct 01 2011

Evil sorceress Morgana summons mighty gatekeeper the Cailleach, who opens a door to another world from which hellish creatures pour forth. As Arthur and his loyal knights take up arms, Merlin ...more
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The Fires Of Idirsholas ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Episode: 12, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 2

Original Airing: Dec 12 2009

For the first time in over 300 the fires of Idirsholas burn years and Gaius is worried that a sorcerer has revived the deadly Knights of Medhir. Morgause returns and is determined to end Uther's ...more
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The Sword in the Stone, ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
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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The Sins of the Father ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Episode: 8, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 2

Original Airing: Nov 14 2009

Arthur is challenged to a duel by a mysterious warrior. Arthur and Merlin then find themselves on a quest on Morgause's behalf. A dark secret is discovered by Arthur that could change Camelot
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Le Morte d'Arthur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Le Morte d'Arthur Episode: 13, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 1

Original Airing: Dec 13 2008

On a hunting trip, Arthur comes face to face with a creature of great power from the old religion. When Gaius informs them that it can only be killed by magic, Uther refuses to listen and sends ...more
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Lancelot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Episode: 5, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 1

Original Airing: Oct 18 2008

Merlin is saved from a terrifying winged beast by a heroic stranger- a young man named Lancelot, who dreams of becoming a Knight of Camelot. In order to thank him, Merlin provides falsified ...more
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Beauty and the Beast - P... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Beauty and the Beast - Part 2 Episode: 6, Season: Merlin (2008) - Season 2

Original Airing: Oct 31 2009

Lady Catrina has now been crowned and is now known as Queen Catrina. She accuses Merlin of stealing and he is driven into hiding, and must now find a way to expose her true form.
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Arthur's Bane (1) is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Arthur's Bane (1) Episode: 1, Season: Merlin - Season 5

Original Airing: Oct 06 2012

Camelot faces a new golden age, but even as the city flowers, the dark seeds of destruction are being sown. In the frozen wastelands of the north, men are disappearing without a trace. King ...more
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The Wicked Day is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Episode: 3, Season: Merlin - Season 4

Original Airing: Oct 15 2011

The mighty citadel is buzzing in anticipation of the Prince's birthday celebrations, as the fantasy drama continues. But Arthur's old adversary, Odin, promises to ensure this is one party ...more
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The Diamond of the Day (... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 5 Episode 13: As the great battle rages on Camlann's mighty plain, Merlin faces his moment of destiny.
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The Coming of Arthur, Pa... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
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 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
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.