Merlin: Season 4 (2012)


Season 4
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Air date: Jan 6, 2012

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 could 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.

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Air date: Jan 13, 2012

Conclusion. Lancelot rushes the dying Merlin to Camelot in hopes that Gaius can save him, but their journey is interrupted by strange creatures called Vilia. Arthur, meanwhile, continues his mission to vanquish the Dorocha.

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Air date: Jan 20, 2012

Arthur is targeted for assassination at his birthday celebration.

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Air date: Jan 27, 2012

An enigmatic stranger arrives in Camelot with claims that he's found the final key to an ancient mausoleum that is believed to hold the last remaining dragon's egg.

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Air date: Feb 3, 2012

Arthur faces the wrath of Queen Annis of Caerleon, a neighboring kingdom, after he kills her husband.

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Air date: Feb 10, 2012

Morgana uses ancient magic to turn Merlin into an assassin whose target is Arthur.

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Air date: Feb 17, 2012

Morgana and the wizard Alator threaten to upend Camelot by revealing Merlin's secret.

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Air date: Feb 24, 2012

Merlin tries to treat a mysterious illness that's inundated a distant village, but soon suspects something sinister is at play when even his spells are unable to cure the sick.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2012

Sir Lancelot returns from the dead and attempts to reignite his relationship with Gwen, whom Arthur has decided to marry.

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Air date: Mar 9, 2012

Elyan inadvertently unleashes a tormented spirit when the Camelot knights come across a shrine deep in the forest.

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When the action begins in season four, a year has passed and Arthur (Bradley James) is acting king while Uther (Anthony Head) remains in a state of depression. Morgana (Katie McGrath) aims to settle a score by summoning Callieach (Gemma Jones) to rip apart the fabric between the worlds of the living and dead, unleashing creatures that kill anyone whom they touch. Merlin (Colin Morgan) suspects someone close to Arthur is a traitor, and when he uses his alter-ego to show that magic is not a force of evil his plan backfires. Arthur takes the next step toward marriage with Gwen (Angel Coulby) but doubts her sincerity when he sees her kissing a revived Lancelot (Santiago Cabrera).

Critic Reviews for Merlin Season 4

Audience Reviews for Merlin: Season 4

  • Jan 05, 2021
    Probably the worst season but still has some incredible and story changing episodes.
  • Jul 29, 2020
    If you want a program like nothing else then this is the one for you. Very well written, beautifully focused/designed & warmly entertaining. Constant character development without it feeling forced - a real breath of fresh air!
  • Mar 16, 2020
    This season has to be the best one, it has the most character development and, even after Uther fell into deep depression because of Morgana he still got the power to go to Arthur's birthday. Even when Arthur got attacked he still stood up to the attacker although this later kills him it still shows his commitment to his son and Camelot. For Arthur, this was probably the hardest thing to witness since he found out Morganna was his sister. He had to decide whether to use magic, the thing his father has been fighting against all of Arthur's life and killed his wife, to safe his life. Arthur decides to use magic but Morganna uses a charm to reverse the effects of Merlin's magic and make it 10 times worst killing Uther. Because of this Arthur now says that "magic if pure evil" since it killed both of his parents now. This had to be the hardest thing for Merlin since he didn't know what Morganna did and made Arthur turn against magic forever. Later in the season when he captures a king and kills him, because of his uncle, this makes war between Camelot and now the king's wife's kingdom. Authur decides to fight someone instead of having a war. Morganna uses her magic to enchant his sword to weigh too much to handle. This proves to be useless since merlin helps Arthur survive with his magic. Authur spares his challenger and makes peace with another kingdom.
  • Feb 02, 2020
    Merlin keeps improving, not only in character development, except for King Arthur, who sometimes seems more empty head than a rock, but also in visual effects, that aren't still perfect, but are most watchable. It is original, but it need to take more risks and surprise more the spectator.
  • Nov 29, 2019
    I am addicted to this show.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    An amazing series that was even better than the last with yet more strong character development
  • Dec 21, 2018
    Again, a really strong season. It expands the world and takes everything to the next level. I don't have a lot to say, it's very enjoyable.
  • Feb 19, 2014
    guen being a queen sucks

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