Merlin Series 5 Review “Arthur’s Bane (part 2)” — Expect the Unexpected

In ‘Arthur’s Bane (part 2)’, the scope of Merlin opened up a little more. We got our first mentions of Saxons, and the druids are being brought back to the fore. We also saw more scenes that take place away from Arthur and Merlin; series 5 is already starting to feel like more of an ensemble piece, where characters such as Gwen aren’t just around as modifiers to Arthur or Morgana.

The plot itself was straightforward — Arthur and Merlin escape Ragnor and Mordred, and then head to Ismere to save the knights. Mordred has arrived ahead of them, however. Morgana recognises him and believes him to be an ally, but instead, when he sees Arthur in danger, Mordred injures Morgana and thereby saves Arthur’s life. His reward? He becomes a knight of Camelot. Read More...


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Jan 18, 2013 11:52AM EST

I haven't see the episode yet.

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