TV Episodes The Best Merlin Episodes  

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List Rules Best 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. 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
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
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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The Coming of Arthur - Part Tw... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
The Coming of Arthur - Part Two 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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Gwaine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
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 Sword in the Stone, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 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 Eye of the Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
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 Sword In The Stone (1) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
The Sword In The Stone (1) 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 Moment of Truth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
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 Once and Future Queen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
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) 10 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
The Dragon's Call 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 Darkest Hour (1) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
The Darkest Hour (1) 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 Coming of Arthur - Part On... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
The Coming of Arthur - Part One 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 Fires Of Idirsholas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
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 Poisoned Chalice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
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 Lady of the Lake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
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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Le Morte d'Arthur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Le Morte d'Arthur 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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Arthur's Bane (1) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Arthur's Bane (1) 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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Goblin's Gold is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Goblin's Gold 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 Sins of the Father is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
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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Beauty and the Beast - Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Beauty and the Beast - Part 2 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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The Wicked Day is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
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 Dragon's Call is listed (or ranked) 22 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.

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Lancelot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
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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The Coming of Arthur, Part 2 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 Nightmare Begins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 2 Episode 3: When Morgana begins to fear she might have magic, Merlin puts both their lives at risk to get her the help she needs.

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The Hunter's Heart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 4 Episode 11: Arthur's plans for the future are thrown into disarray by the return of Gwen.

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Aithusa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Oct 22 2011 A mysterious visitor arrives in Camelot seeking a very special prize: a dragon's egg.

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The Coming of Arthur, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 3 Episode 12: Along with Merlin, Arthur is sent on a secret mission to recover the Cup of Life, a magical artifact whose gift of immortality proves dangerously irresistible to his enemies.

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The Diamond of the Day (Part T... is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Lancelot and Guinevere is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 2 Episode 4: When Gwen is kidnapped Arthur defies the King to go to her rescue, but someone else gets there first: Lancelot.

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Sweet Dreams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Nov 28 2009 Peace talks are held at Camelot when dignitaries from rival kingdoms arrive. King Alined is determined there will be no peace though and will use magic to make sure his wishes happen.

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The Tears of Uther Pendragon, ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 3 Episode 1: The people of Camelot rejoice when the Lady Morgana returns, but what repercussions will this have for Merlin?

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The Tears of Uther Pendragon, ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 3 Episode 2: Morgana's evil plan to destroy Camelot is coming to fruition. Can the Great Dragon restore Merlin's health in time to stop her?

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Beauty and the Beast, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 2 Episode 6: Merlin must reveal that Camelot's new Queen is a troll before she destroys the kingdom.

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The Darkest Hour, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 4 Episode 2: With Merlin on the brink of death, who will stop Arthur from making the ultimate sacrifice to save his precious Camelot?

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The Sword in the Stone, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 4 Episode 12: Arthur and Merlin are forced to run for their lives as a merciless Morgana attacks Camelot.

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Arthur's Bane (Part One) is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 5 Episode 1: As the forces of fate cast a shadow over Camelot, Merlin must confront his darkest fears.

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The Diamond of the Day (Part O... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 5 Episode 12: Merlin finds himself facing the future he's fought so long to avoid.

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The Death Song of Uther Pendra... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 5 Episode 3: Arthur risks everything when he summons a spirit from the dead - Uther.

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The Fires of Idirsholas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 2 Episode 12: As Morgause and her inhuman Knights attack a helpless Camelot, Merlin's loyalties are stretched to the limit.

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The Mark of Nimueh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Oct 04 2008 A deadly plague spreads through Camelot. When it seems that sorcery can be the only possible explanation, Merlin and Gaius race to find a cure, while Gwen is arrested and sentenced to death for ...more

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The Castle of Fyrien is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 3 Episode 7: Gwen's loyalties are tested to the limited when she is forced to choose between Arthur and her brother, Elyan.

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The Labyrinth of Gedref is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
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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A Servant of Two Masters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 4 Episode 6: A desperate Morgana finds unlikeliest of assassins: Merlin.

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With All My Heart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 5 Episode 9: Merlin risks everything to put an end to Morgana's control over Gwen.

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The Crystal Cave is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 3 Episode 5: Merlin stumbles upon the crystal cave and glimpses a series of terrible prophetic visions. Can he change the future and stop them from happening? And if so at what price?

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The Witchfinder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 2 Episode 7: Uther summons a witchfinder to Camelot to root out magic once and for all. Will Merlin and Morgana be sent to the flames?

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The Dark Tower is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 5 Episode 6: Morgana uses Gwen to lure Arthur into a deadly trap.

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The Drawing of the Dark is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 5 Episode 11: A troubled Mordred must choose between love and loyalty.

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Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Merlin Episodes
Season 1 Episode 9: Uther's past comes back to haunt him. At Arthur's coming-of-age ceremony a mysterious Black Knight arrives in Camelot, challenging the Knights of Camelot to mortal combat. As the Knights fall in battle, Merlin seeks the ultimate weapon that can be used to kill the Black Knight. But how do you kill something that may already be dead?