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 MastersNov 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
The Last DragonlordDec 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
The Coming of Arthur - Part TwoDec 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
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
The Eye of the PhoenixOct 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
GwaineOct 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
The Moment of TruthNov 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
The Dragon's CallSep 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
The Once and Future QueenSep 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
The Fires Of IdirsholasDec 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
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
The Coming of Arthur - Part OneNov 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
The Poisoned ChaliceOct 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
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...
Le Morte d'ArthurDec 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
The Lady of the LakeNov 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
Goblin's GoldSep 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
The Sins of the FatherNov 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
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
Beauty and the Beast - Part 2Oct 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.
LancelotOct 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
The Wicked DayOct 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
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?
AithusaOct 22 2011 - A mysterious visitor arrives in Camelot seeking a very special prize: a dragon's egg.
The Nightmare Begins 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.
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 ...
The Mark of NimuehOct 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
The Hunter's Heart Season 4 Episode 11: Arthur's plans for the future are thrown into disarray by the return of Gwen.
The Coming of Arthur, Part 1 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.
Lancelot and Guinevere Season 2 Episode 4: When Gwen is kidnapped Arthur defies the King to go to her rescue, but someone else gets there first: Lancelot.
Sweet DreamsNov 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.
Goblin's Gold Season 3 Episode 3: Gaius is possessed by a Goblin and unleashes a trail of mayhem and mischief across the palace. Can Merlin figure out what has happened to his much-loved mentor before they both lose their heads?
To Kill the King Season 1 Episode 12: Gwen's father is arrested for treason and sentenced to death by Uther. Morgana insists on taking revenge and Merlin is shocked to discover just how far she is willing to go. Merlin, meanwhile, struggles with ...
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.
The Tears of Uther Pendragon, Part 2 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?
Arthur's Bane (Part One) Season 5 Episode 1: As the forces of fate cast a shadow over Camelot, Merlin must confront his darkest fears.
The Darkest Hour, Part 1 Season 4 Episode 1: When Morgana wrenches open the gates to the Other World, only one thing is certain - nothing will ever be the same again...
Arthur's Bane (Part Two) Season 5 Episode 2: Ancient prophecies of Mordred weigh heavy on Merlin, for not even he can sway Arthur from his chosen path.
Excalibur 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, ...
The Curse of Cornelius SiganSep 19 2009 - New servant Cedric muscles in on Merlin's position as Arthur's right-hand man, and turns the prince against his loyal friend. Merlin is convinced the slippery newcomer is up to something, and he ...more