We're now moving into the back end of Merlin's final season, with just six episodes left to transmit between now and the end of the year. Naturally, that means there are a few more grand storylines to come. We've got the Gwen possession arc which'll be wrapped up by the end of Episode 9 (not this week's episode, the next one), and then judging by a new BBC press release we've got plenty of more relevant narratives to come in the weeks that follow. Below are the synopses for both Episodes 10 & 11...
- EPISODE 10 (December 8th): "Morgana leads a terrifying manhunt in pursuit of her old foe Alator of the Catha, for she knows without doubt that he can tell her exactly where to find Emrys. Merlin's life has never been in more danger, so when the mysterious Finna offers to help him, is he right to trust her? Or will he find himself cornered with nowhere to run?"
- EPISODE 11 (December 15th): "Mordred finds himself torn between loyalty and love, but little does he realise that the path he chooses will shape Camelot's destiny. As the drums of war beat ever louder, a desperate Merlin feels trapped by the cruel circle of fate- is he powerless to stop his dreams of Albion from crumbling to dust?"
It appears that the final four episodes of Merlin will heavily focus on this season's main arc, a welcome departure from some of the less-intrinsic jaunts we've been having recently! Merlin continues this Saturday on BBC1 and runs until December 29th.