Merlin Series 5 Review “The Kindness of Strangers” — Emrys, beware!

After nine episodes of being an incredibly weak Merlin villain, Morgana finally came into her own in ‘The Kindness of Strangers’. Determined to find out the identity of the mysterious Emrys, Morgana kidnapped and tortured Alator (last seen in the fourth series episode ‘The Secret Sharer’). When this failed, she turned her attentions to his ‘faithful servant’ Finna, who took her own life in order to protect Merlin’s secret.

Unbeknownst to Morgana, she came incredibly close to finding out Merlin’s true identity this week. This was perhaps the first episode of the fifth series that was genuinely tense. It seemed as though Morgana really would uncover Merlin’s secret. I wish she had. There are only three episodes left of the fifth seriesand the show overall. Morgana knowing that Merlin is Emrys would have given the episodes that extra jolt. Read More...


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