Merlin Season 3 is an action-packed fantasy-drama revisits the saga of King Arthur and his wizard, Merlin, by focusing on the two characters when they were ambitious young men struggling to understand their destinies.
A treasure chamber is unearthed beneath Camelot, the centre-piece being a glowing blue stone in the sarcophagus lid of Cornelius Sigan.
A year after being whisked away from Camelot, Morgana is found, disheveled and bruised in the forest and claiming abduction by bandits.
Superficially contrite and charming, she remains in league with Morgause, for whom she collects tears shed by Uther. These Morguase uses to curse him through a doll fashioned from mandrake root, which Morgana places under his bed.
As it slowly starts to drive the king mad with hallucinates of ghosts, Morgause – after taking Merlin prisoner – induces rival king Cenred to invade the weakened kingdom, for which Merlin summons the Great Dragon for aid.
The Great Dragon returns Merlin to Camelot where, convincing Gaius of Morgana’s treachery, they break the curse on Uther by burning the mandrake doll.
Nonetheless, they feel he would not believe them if they exposed Morgana. Whilst Cenred’s men lay siege to the castle, Morgana uses a rowan wood magic staff to create an army of sword-wielding skeletons to fight the knights inside Camelot.
Merlin destroys the staff, the skeletons disintegrate and, as the tide turns in favour of Camelot, Cenred calls off his siege. Morgana, however, takes the credit for destroying the spell and is acclaimed by her foolish guardian.
Sir John Vincent Hurt CBE was an English actor whose career spanned more than 50 years. Hurt came to prominence for his role as Richard Rich in the film A Man for All Seasons and gained BAFTA Award.
Colin Morgan is a Northern Irish actor. He is best known for playing the title character in the BBC fantasy series Merlin. Morgan made his London theater debut in 2007 as the title character in DBC Pierre’s Vernon God Little.
Bradley Michael James is an English actor. He is best known for starring as Prince Arthur in the BBC TV series Merlin, Damien in the Damien TV series, Varga in Underworld:
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