Merlin must save Camelot from Queen Morgana

Merlin must save Camelot from Queen Morgana
Merlin must save Camelot from Queen Morgana (Image credit: Shine TV)

A few weeks ago, Morgana was having nightmares about Gwen being crowned Queen of Camelot when it has long been her dream to sit on the throne. In the thrilling final episode of the series, Morgana’s dream has come true… Wicked witch sister Morgause and Morgana have used the immortal army created with the Cup of Life to overthrow Uther and Morgana has been crowned Queen of Camelot. And what an evil, twisted queen Morgana is… The people of Camelot are suffering badly under her rule and there’s nothing Uther can do to rein in his power-mad daughter. He is forced to watch just how cruel Morgana really is – and her wickedness makes Uther look almost kindly. Outside Camelot, safe and desperate to fight for his father and the city he loves, Arthur is building his own army, which includes Gwain (Eoin Macken), Lancelot (Santiago Cabrera), Gwen’s brother Elyan (Adetomiwa Edun) and Percival (Tom Hopper). They’re all good, strong fighters, but can’t defeat an immortal army. As in past battles, Arthur’s strongest weapon is Merlin and his magic. What Merlin needs is the sword Excalibur but can he retrieve it from the Lake of Avalon in time to rescue Camelot and secure the future of Arthur? There’s a fourth series of Merlin to look forward to in 2011.

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Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.