When Merlin questions why Arthur has come back, Arthur admits that it was because Merlin is his best friend, and he couldn't bear to lose him. Arthur is adept at hiding his true feelings, having been accustomed to carrying out orders that he disagreed with for his father. On the journey back to Camelot, Arthur notices that Gwen and Lancelot have feelings for each other and becomes jealous. (Arthur's Bane: Part Two), On the anniversary of Uther's death, Arthur misses his father more then ever. According to the prophecies of Kilgharrah, Arthur was destined to unite the land of Albion. When Merlin asks the keeper of the unicorns, Anhora, to give Arthur a second chance he finds himself a part of the test. Mordred appears in front of Arthur during the battle. Riding to the castle where an enemy king, Cenred was waiting, Arthur publicly told her that she wouldn't have to worry about being scared as she has him, which made her smile. (Lancelot and Guinevere). (The Secret Sharer) Later, Arthur revealed that some time ago, he led a raid on a Druid village, inadvertently causing a boy's death which meant that his spirit possessed Elyan. When they arrived, they saw Ragnor and his men again. As a result of her death, Uther despised magic and had its practitioners executed but kept the true nature of her death secret from Arthur. Arthur and Gwen later told each other that their relationship must be postponed until Arthur becomes king. As a result, open expressions of adoration were uncharacteristic and usually signs of enchantment. Arthur was grateful that Lancelot saved them and he finally made Lancelot a Knight of Camelot. When Merlin gives Arthur water from the Cup of Life, he recovers, soon finding the energy to flirt with Gwen, teasing her about what she said to him whilst he was unconscious. Arthur's superior swordsmanship prevents Elyan from carrying out the murder, and Elyan flees as the guards arrive. The Gaius I know would never look forward to seeing Merlin hang no matter what he'd done. Please, my father is dying. And after Arthur died, Merlin didn’t even get to walk away. Though he leaves her with Gaius to prepare for treating the wounded, he openly admits their relationship, saying he doesn't care who sees in case he never comes back. Merlin refutes this, stating that they merely sought his power. Morgana diverted Merlin because she knew that he always thwarted her plans. Gwen also acknowledges the pain she causes him with Lancelot. Arthurias defeated and about to be killed by Helios, but Isolde stabs him from behind to protect Arthur. (Beauty and the Beast), When the Witchfinder, Aredian, came to Camelot, Arthur did not take a liking to him but under his father's orders he was put at the Witchfinder's services. The more he became infatuated with Gwen, the more his relationship with Morgana shifted towards that of brother and sister, while when Uther married Catrina, the two were horrified to discover their new stepmother was a troll. He then carries an "injured" Morgana to the horses where Gwen and Elyan wait. When Arthur awoke he was quick to reblow the horn and Uther was summoned back to the spirit world before the late king was able to expose Merlin's long kept secret. (Lamia), Prompted by the incident with the Lamia, Arthur decides it is time to propose to Gwen. (The Castle of Fyrien) It was not until Morgause's army overtook Camelot and Morgana crowned herself queen that Arthur learned of her treachery and her true paternity. (The Sins of the Father), When a Druid girl called Freya escaped from a bounty hunter named Halig, Halig warns Uther of what damage that the girl can do, so Uther helps Halig find Freya. Since he met Merlin, Arthur has had the distinction of fighting against many creatures of magic, both alone and aided by his knights or by Merlin. On their first meeting, Arthur and Merlin got off on the wrong foot. Gwen did not want him to go, but after the events with Odin, Arthur is incistent to go and avenge him personally. It's not victory I seek. 8 / 13 As a deadly net closes in around Arthur, Merlin finds himself far from Camelot. They tell him that he has angered the triple goddess by banning the use of magic. Arthur, yelling out Merlin's name but powerless to help, goes on to organize search parties for his friend, though Agravaine informs him that Merlin is most certainly gone. You can show some faith in a loyal friend, or you can stand by and watch an innocent man die! Against Mordred, Arthur hesitated at first and despite being badly wounded still managed to strike down Mordred with a single blow. The person, who is later to be revealed Gwen, threatened to kill his mother if he said anything, so he was living in fear and refused to tell Merlin who it was. Before they leave, Arthur makes an excuse to Uther, which would not leave the king suspicious. Get Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot DVD and Blu-ray release date, trailer, movie poster and movie stats. (The Eye of the Phoenix) Also, even after receiving a sword blow that broke a few of his ribs, Arthur was still able to defeat his attacker. Her first confrontation with Arthur since leaving came when he stormed the castle to take back the kingdom. Merlin was offered a place at the Round Table, showing how Arthur valued him on the same level as his most trusted knights, and even commented that he was somehow "wise" on at least two occasions. When Uther was wounded by an assassin, such was the extent of Arthur's desperation to save him that he was willing to seek magic to save him. Arthur is then put under heavy guard. Something's been upsetting you, hasn't it? (The Sword in the Stone). I am to enter the realm of the Fisher King and find the golden trident spoken of in the legends of The Fallen Kings. Unlike most people Arthur usually called Gwen by her full name. Arthur was devastated and guilty when his father died, feeling he had betrayed his father in using magic and caused his death. Mordred tells her at the end of that episode who Emrys is (aka Merlin). Arthur then kills Caerleon in cold blood, causing his wife, Queen Annis, to declare war upon Camelot. She disagrees with him and tells him that they both know his doubts are unfounded. (A Servant of Two Masters), Arthur continues to be concerned by the presence of a traitor among his inner circle. You will leave Camelot at first light-", You must do what your heart tells you, sire. (The Crystal Cave) For a time, Morgana's hatred was directed solely at Uther, and largely she showed no animosity towards Arthur, but after the discovery that Uther was her father, Morgause pointed out that Arthur was all that stood between Morgana and the crown, despite her being illegitimate and unrecognised. But no. However, after killing a griffin with Merlin's help, Lancelot declined when he was offered a chance to become a knight again. Arthur and Morgana have their first highly tense confrontation since she left Camelot, with Arthur commenting sadly that he had thought they were friends, to which Morgana, conflicted, replies "as did I". (The Darkest Hour) Just the thought of Merlin being dead is too grievously sad for Arthur to think about, as when Agravaine was starting to say he's sorry that he lost Merlin, Arthur didn't even let him finish the sentence. 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