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SciFi and Fantasy Favorite Merlin Episodes  

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As they come on to the final episodes of Merlin in the UK, here are my favorite episodes of Merlin, up to last season as the final season hasn't started yet. Feel free to rerank your own list
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The Sword In The Stone (2) Dec 24 2011 - Morgana and Helios have successfully captured Camelot, and Merlin and Arthur are outlaws on the run, in the last episode in this season of Merlin. Trapped in Ealdor with a ruthless army closing ...more

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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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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 Sins of the Father 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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Arthur's Bane (2) Oct 13 2012 - As dawn breaks across the icy tundra, Merlin and Arthur are close to exhaustion. With each tortured step, the fortress of Ismere looms ever nearer and Merlin's fear intensifies. What game is ...more

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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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The Wicked Day 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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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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Lancelot du Lac Nov 26 2011 - When Sir Lancelot returns from the dead, old feelings reignite, as the drama continues. Gwen must fight temptation before she commits an unspeakable act of betrayal; one that would destroy the ...more

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The Eye of the Phoenix 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 Darkest Hour (2) Oct 08 2011 - The kingdom is on the brink of collapse and Morgana poised to strike, in the final part of this opening episode of the fantasy drama. As Lancelot races back to Camelot with the dying Merlin, ...more

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The Secret Sharer Nov 12 2011 - Morgana joins forces with enigmatic wizard Alator to uncover a secret that could change the course of destiny, as the magical drama continues. With allies on both sides of the castle walls, can ...more

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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 Fires Of Idirsholas 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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Aithusa Oct 22 2011 - A mysterious visitor arrives in Camelot seeking a very special prize: a dragon's egg.

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Another's Sorrow Oct 27 2012 - With Princess Mithian as the perfect bait, Morgana conjures a deception so powerful that the whole of Camelot is taken in - even Merlin himself. But as the storm clouds gather, will the young ...more

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His Father's Son Oct 29 2011 - Arthur faces his first true test as King when he incurs the wrath of the formidable Queen Annis. With the lives of thousands hanging in the balance, Arthur must find the strength to be his own ...more

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A Herald Of The New Age Dec 03 2011 - The Camelot Knights stumble across an eerie shrine deep in the forest, its chilling atmosphere betraying a dark history best left undisturbed, as the magical drama continues. But when Elyan ...more

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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 Last Dragonlord 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 Tears of Uther Pendragon - Part Two Sep 18 2010 - With the help of the Great Dragon, Merlin manages to return to Camelot only to find out that is it on the verge of invasion: Morgause and Cenred have teamed up and plot against a weakened Uther. ...more

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A Servant Of Two Masters 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 Crystal Cave Oct 09 2010 - After an unexpected meeting with the enigmatic old sorcerer Taliesin, the wizard takes Merlin to the crystal cave allowing him to witness a glimpse of the future. However, this gesture turns out ...more

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The Castle of Fyrien Oct 23 2010 - Gwen faces an impossible dilemma when she is forced to choose between saving the life of Elyan, her estranged brother and only sibling or Arthur's, Camelot's prince and the love of her life. ...more

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The Lady of the Lake 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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The Hunter's Heart Dec 10 2011 - Morgana ends up discovering a powerful ally in the Southron warlord Helios and they come up with the perfect plan to bring Camelot to its knees. With Arthur preoccupied by the beautiful Princess ...more

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The Tears of Uther Pendragon Sep 11 2010 - A year after her disappearance and when almost all hope is lost, Morgana returns to Camelot. While Merlin is afraid she might remember the circumstances of her disappearance and give him away in ...more

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Gwaine 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 Nightmare Begins Oct 03 2009 - When Morgana's nightmares spill into waking hours, she becomes terrified that she has the power of magic. Gaius is determined to keep her in the dark for her own good but Merlin won't stand by ...more

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Lamia Nov 19 2011 - A mysterious illness draws Merlin to a distant village. But it soon becomes clear that there is more at stake than just his patients' well-being as something sinister turns the air sour. Far ...more

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Queen of Hearts Nov 13 2010 - When Uther banishes Gwen from the kingdom, Arthur resolves to leave Camelot with her.

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The Witchfinder Nov 07 2009 - In his determination to rule magic out of Camelot forever, Uther hires the services of Aredian, a terrifying witch hunter who is most feared due to the fact that he stops at nothing in the quest ...more

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Lancelot 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 Beginning of the End Nov 08 2008 - Merlin finds himself becoming friends with Morgana when he helps a boy stay hidden. The two of them try to get the boy back whence he came, but things turn bad when Uther announces that anyone ...more

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The Witch's Quickening Dec 05 2009 - Alvarr is determined to allow magic to be used gain and destroy Camelot. Alvarr needs to reclaim the Crystal of Neahtid to make his plan work. Alvarr and Morgana try to get their hands on the ...more

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Lancelot and Guinevere Oct 10 2009 - Gwen is mistaken for Morgana and kidnapped by the savage outlaw Hengist. Uther refuses to pay her ransom, so Arthur defies his father and heads out into dangerous enemy territory to fight for ...more

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Excalibur Nov 15 2008 - Uther's past comes back to haunt him as a mysterious black knight interrupts Arthur's coming-of-age celebrations, throwing down his gauntlet and challenging the Knights of Camelot to combat. The ...more

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To Kill the King Dec 06 2008 - Gwen's father, Tom, helps a sorcerer named Tauren turn lead into gold using a magic stone. As Tauren escapes, Tom is caught and will await trial. Whilst looking for Gwen, Morgana finds the magic ...more

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The Mark of Nimueh 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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Sweet Dreams 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 Once and Future Queen 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 Poisoned Chalice 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 Moment of Truth 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 Sorcerer's Shadow Nov 20 2010 - Camelot's legendary tournament only has one rule: there are no rules whatsoever. Terrifying warriors start to fill the mythical city, Gilli between them. Despite his small stature, Gilli is ...more

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The Labyrinth of Gedref Nov 29 2008 - Arthur brings a curse upon Camelot. Eager to help his people, he asks Anhora for advice. But is he brave enough to face the challenges ahead?

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The Gates of Avalon Nov 01 2008 - Arthur's chivalry leads to danger when he comes to the rescue of Sophia, a damsel in distress, and her father, Aulfric. When Sophia uses more than just her feminine charms to take control of ...more

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Love in the Time of Dragons Nov 06 2010 - An old flame of Gaius' arrives in Camelot under the influence of a Manticore.

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A Remedy To Cure All Ills Oct 25 2008 - When the Lady Morgana is struck down with a mysterious illness, Gaius is at a loss for a cure. Thankfully a new physician, Edwin Muirden is on hand to bring the King's ward back from the brink.

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