Arthurian legend is a conglomeration of stories told throughout the ages. Each new age/territory brings with it new takes on this popular legend. The wizard/prophet "Merlin" has a different historical name & plays a different role in each story he is mentioned in. The BBC TV series 'Merlin' adds its original take on the Arthurian legend for the modern age & follows a tradition by building upon the Arthurian legend for our time & for history. Thank you Merlin!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Merlin Series 4, Episode 2 "THE DARKEST HOUR - PART TWO" article by Radio Times
Charming chap Merlin has been fatally spooked by one of the wraith-like Dorocha, and as Lancelot races him back to Camelot, it falls to the remaining knights to lift the curse from the land. To get to the Isle of the Blessed they enter a network of tunnels, and the story goes a bit Princess Bride when they encounter rodents of unusual size. Back at the castle, Morgana’s new co-conspirator Agravaine (Nathaniel Parker) is wheedling his way into Gwen’s confidence, but to what end?
The concluding instalment of this two-parter is more like Merlin of old, with bags of monsters, magic and chivalric derring-do. It’s boosted not only by the return of a fiery friend, but also a poignant little twist.
ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME
Part two of two. With the Kingdom on the brink of collapse and Morgana poised to strike, Arthur continues on his mission to the Isle of the Blessed. But with Lancelot racing back to the castle with the dying Merlin, there is no one to stop the prince making the ultimate sacrifice to save his precious Camelot. Sword-and-sorcery adventure, starring Colin Morgan and Bradley James.