Merlin Season 4 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.
Morgana takes the dying Morgause to the Isle of the Blessed where she unwittingly tears the veil to the spirit world, unleashing the Dorocha, invisible ghosts that begin to attack the kingdom.
At Camelot, where a weakened Uther has given over much of his rule to his scheming brother Agravaine, Merlin senses what is happening but finds his magic inadequate to stop it.
As Camelot fills with refugees, Gaius reasons that, as one death opened the portal, only another will close it. Arthur offers himself as the sacrifice and travels to the Isle of the Blessed with Merlin and a group of young knights.
Here, after Arthur has finally praised him for his bravery, Merlin appears to have a fatal encounter with one of the Dorocha.
The kingdom is on the brink of collapse, with Morgana poised to strike. As Lancelot races back to Camelot with the dying Merlin, Arthur must continue on his mission to vanquish the Dorocha without them.
Though the knights know their journey to the Isle of the Blessed is fraught with danger, none anticipate the sacrifice Arthur intends to make there.
Friendship and loyalty are tested to the limit, but in the end, it is the power of love that changes all their lives forever.
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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