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KILGHARRAH
In a land of myth and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy. His name: Merlin.


--
[A knight and guards escort a cart to Camelot.]

SIR RADNOR
Halt.

[The knight sees a man lying in the road and dismount. The man is mumbling.]

SIR RADNOR
What are you saying?

ALVARR
Bandits.

[Bandits attack the party, killing everyone. Sir Radnor turns around and Alvarr puts a sword to his back.]

ALVARR
Always watch your back. Didn't they teach you that? Well, aren't you going to beg for your life.

SIR RADNOR
A knight of Camelot does not beg.

[Alvarr brings him to his knees.]

ALVARR
Indulge me.

SIR RADNOR
I would rather die.

ALVARR
Who am I to deny a man his last request?


[Alvarr kills Sir Radnor. Enmyria hands Alvarr chainmail from a guard.]

ALVARR
We must go if we're to make Camelot by nightfall.

[Mordred removes his hood and smiles.]

OPENING CREDITS


--
[EXT. LOWER TOWN/MAIN SQUARE – NIGHT]
[The cart party enters the Lower Town at night in the pouring rain. Guards check the cart.]

GUARD
All clear. Carry on.

[Alvarr dismounts in the Square and two fake guards take a barrel off the cart to carry it inside.]

MORDRED (telepathy)
Take the north door straight ahead. Keep going.

[Merlin wakes from the telepathy. He tries to listen.]

MORDRED (telepathy)
Keep going. Hurry!

[Fake guards carry the barrel inside the castle.]

GUARD
Halt!

ALVARR
Folge min bebod.


[The guards die. Merlin walks down Rectangular Corridors searching for Mordred's party.]

MORDRED (telepathy)
Keep going. It's not much further now.


[Alvarr and the fake guards stop. Alvarr begins removing the knight disguise.]

ALVARR
Wait in the Forest of [place name: Brekkba.] by the fork on the north ridge.


[Fake guards open the barrel and help Mordred out of it.]

ALVARR
Are you ready?


[Mordred nods. Mordred and Alvarr run up the step into the palace, Merlin stops to listen in the Upper Corridor and continues to pursue them.]

MORDRED (telepathy)
Be careful. At the end of the corridor. Morgana's Chamber is next.

ALVARR
Tospringe.


[Alvarr’s spell open's Morgana's door.]

MORDRED
Morgana.


[Morgana wakes.]

MORGANA
Mordred.


[Warning bells sound.]


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, CORRIDOR – NIGHT]
[Arthur marches down a corridor with guards.]

ARTHUR
What do you mean you lost them?! They could be dangerous!


[Merlin steps around the corner. Arthur grabs him by the throat and shoves him against the wall.]

ARTHUR
Merlin?

MERLIN (sputtering)
Morgana's chamber...

ARTHUR
Oh, sorry.


[Arthur lets go of Merlin's throat.]

MERLIN
Morgana's...they're... in Morgana's chambers.


[Arthur bolts.]


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, MORGANA’S CHAMBERS – NIGHT]
[Morgana hugs Mordred.]

MORGANA
I thought I'd never see you again.

ALVARR
I found the boy wandering in the woods, lost and alone, hunted by Uther's men.

MORGANA
Who are you?

ALVARR
My name is Alvarr. I, too, have been hunted by Uther since I was a child.

MORGANA
You have magic?

ALVARR
Yes, My Lady. As did my parents, and their parents before them. They were fortunate to live in a time of peace, before your king declared war on sorcery.

MORGANA
I, too, have known Uther's cruelty.

ALVARR
Magic is not a crime. It is a gift. I wish to walk free and without fear.


[Morgana nods.]

ALVARR
The boy said you would understand.

MORGANA
What are you doing in Camelot? You take a great risk in coming here.

ALVARR
We came to see you.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, UPPER CORRIDOR – NIGHT]
[Arthur and Merlin walk with guards to Morgana's Chambers.]

ARTHUR
Are you sure about this?

MERLIN
Definitely. I...saw them with my own eyes.

ARTHUR
What were you doing down there?

MERLIN
I heard voices in my...

ARTHUR
In your...

MERLIN
In my chambers, and I thought I should investigate.

ARTHUR
Frankly, Merlin, it's hard to believe.

MERLIN
I...

ARTHUR
For once, you've shown some real initiative.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, MORGANA’S CHAMBERS – NIGHT]
[Morgana is still clinging to Mordred.]

ALVARR
I will not stand by and watch innocent people destroyed, and I am not alone. Many have already joined me. Many more join every day.

MORGANA
Alvarr, this is a war you cannot win. Uther has an army at his disposal.

ALVARR
It does not matter how many you are if you wield a weapon powerful enough. When I was a child, my parents told me of a crystal. It was taken from the sorcerers in the last days of the Great Purge.

MORGANA
Taken? By Uther.

ALVARR
It is here in Camelot, locked within the vaults beneath us.

MORGANA
The vaults are impregnable. You could never get it out.

ALVARR
No, I could not. But you could.

MORGANA
Me?

ALVARR
You are the King's ward. No one will suspect you. Morgana, you are our only hope.


[Arthur and guards approach Morgana's Chambers. Arthur and Merlin listen at the door. Arthur kicks the door in. Morgana bolts up in bed.]

MORGANA
What on earth do you think you're doing?!

ARTHUR
I...


[Arthur looks around.]

ARTHUR
I'd reason to believe that there was an intruder in here.

MORGANA
Right now, Arthur, the only intruder is you.

ARTHUR
Camelot has been infiltrated. Did you not hear the warning bell?

MORGANA
Of course I did! I was hoping I'd be safe in my chambers.

ARTHUR
Well, if you'd just permit me to search your room...

MORGANA
You'll do no such thing! Arthur, do you think that if there was someone in my room I wouldn't know about it?

ARTHUR
Please accept my apologies.


[They exit and Arthur closes the door.]

MERLIN
I don't understand.

ARTHUR
Oh, I'm sorry, Merlin. Which bit didn't you understand? The making a fool out of me, or making a fool out of yourself?

MERLIN
There was someone in there. I know there was.

ARTHUR
A word of advice, Merlin. In the future, stick to what you do best: Nothing!


[Merlin listens at the door. Mordred listens from the other side. Merlin leaves and Morgana climbs out of bed.]

ALVARR
We owe you our lives, My Lady.

MORGANA
You're safe for now, but Uther will not rest till he's found and killed you both.

ALVARR
You will help us, then?

MORDRED
Please, Morgana, we need you.

MORGANA
Yes. I will. Of course I will.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, PHYSICIAN’S CHAMBER – DAY]
[Merlin exits his chamber holding his head.]

GAIUS
Late night?

MERLIN
You could say that.

GAIUS
I hear there was a disturbance, an intruder in the city.

MERLIN
Yeah, I heard talking. In my head.

GAIUS
They had magic?

MERLIN (nods)
And I recognised the voice. It was Mordred.

GAIUS
The druid boy? What's he doing here?

MERLIN
He was guiding someone to Morgana's Chamber.

GAIUS
You sure? She and the boy had a kind of bond.

MERLIN
Yeah, but this is about more than that.

GAIUS
What do you mean?

MERLIN
What if they'd been caught? Whatever they were doing, they were prepared to die for it.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, ARTHUR’S CHAMBERS – DAY]
[Morgana sneaks in. She takes a set of Arthur's keys. She turns around and Merlin is standing there.]

MORGANA
Merlin! I was looking for Arthur.

MERLIN
He's out training.

MORGANA
Of course.

MERLIN
He, er, he trains every day. The same time, same place.

MORGANA
I--I just wanted to apologise for last night. Another time, perhaps.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, VAULTS – NIGHT]
[Morgana sneaks down to steal the crystal.]


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, ARTHUR'S CHAMBERS – NIGHT]

ARTHUR
Come on, Merlin, I'm starving.

MERLIN
Well, you know what they say: good food takes time to prepare.

ARTHUR
And this taste sensation took exactly how long?

MERLIN
Nearly five minutes.

ARTHUR
Really? Five minutes.

MERLIN
You need that long, you see? To let it thicken.

ARTHUR (mutter)
Thicken.


[Warning bells.]


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, VAULTS – NIGHT]
[Arthur and Merlin enter.]

ARTHUR
The Crystal of Neahtid. The locks are not damaged.

MERLIN
What does that tell you?

ARTHUR
It tells me that somebody stole my keys.

MERLIN
Was it precious, this crystal?

ARTHUR
Of course it was precious. It wouldn't be down here otherwise, would it?

MERLIN
Right.

ARTHUR
Whoever it was knew exactly what they were looking for.

MERLIN
Apparently.

ARTHUR
Apparently? That's all you've got to say? Tell me, Merlin? Whose job is it to ensure that my chambers are locked at all times? Whose job is it to ensure that something like this never happens?!

MERLIN
Sorry.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, COUNCIL CHAMBER – DAY]
[Arthur stands before Uther. Merlin waits there as well.]

UTHER
You're sorry? That's not good enough. Did they force their way in?

ARTHUR
No, Sire.

UTHER
Then how did they gain access to the vault?

ARTHUR
They stole the keys.

UTHER
How is that possible?!

ARTHUR
Someone broke into my chambers.

UTHER
This is a grievous loss, Arthur. The Crystal of Neahtid was locked away for good reason.

ARTHUR
Why is it so important?

UTHER
It is an instrument of magic. In the days of the Purge a great many sorcerers died trying to protect it. Whatever it is, it's important to them.

ARTHUR
I'll search the town, find out what I can.

UTHER
Arthur, this crystal cannot fall into enemy hands.

ARTHUR
Yes, Sire.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, UPPER CORRIDOR – DAY]
[Merlin and Arthur walk down the corridor.]

MERLIN
Arthur? Thank you.

ARTHUR
For what exactly?

MERLIN
For...

ARTHUR
Lying to my father to save your worthless hide?

MERLIN
Yes.

ARTHUR
If you ever put me in that position again, I'll clap you in irons myself. And Merlin, you'd better hope we find that crystal.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, PHYSICIAN'S CHAMBERS]

GAIUS
Morgana stole the crystal?

MERLIN
I'm certain of it. I caught her in Arthur's chambers. She must have taken his keys.

GAIUS
Can you prove any of this?

MERLIN
Not exactly, but...

GAIUS
Merlin.

MERLIN
She did it. I'd bet my life on it.

GAIUS
Merlin, you go accusing the King's ward without proof, that's exactly what you'd be doing.

MERLIN
I know. You're right.

GAIUS
Doesn't make sense. Why would Morgana steal such a thing?

MERLIN
Uther said it was an instrument of magic.

GAIUS
There are many legends about the Crystal.

MERLIN
Is it some kind of weapon?

GAIUS
That I don't know.

MERLIN
You've heard of it?

GAIUS
Indeed. The sorcerers of the past believed it held the secret of time itself.

MERLIN
What do they mean by that?

GAIUS
I'm not sure. The crystal's an artefact of the Old Religion. There is only one who could tell you more.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, DRAGON’S CAVE – NIGHT]

MERLIN
I need your help.

KILGHARRAH
I'm sure you do, young warlock, but first you must honour your promise.

MERLIN
I said I would set you free, and I will.

KILGHARRAH
When?

MERLIN
When I know that Camelot is safe. Will you please trust me?

KILGHARRAH
Why should I?

MERLIN
Because you don't have a choice.

KILGHARRAH
What is it that you wish to know?

MERLIN
What is the Crystal of Neahtid?

KILGHARRAH
To those who know how to use it, the Crystal holds great knowledge.

MERLIN
What kind of knowledge.

KILGHARRAH
The knowledge of what is, what has been, and what is yet to come.

MERLIN
Do you mean it can show you the future?

KILGHARRAH
Amongst other things, yes.

MERLIN
The Crystal has been stolen.

KILGHARRAH
By who?

MERLIN
The Lady Morgana.

KILGHARRAH (laughs)
That witch does not have the power to wield the Crystal.

MERLIN
Does the druid boy?

KILGHARRAH
Mordred? It is possible. Why do you ask?

MERLIN
I believe that they're involved in this together.

KILGHARRAH
Once before I warned you of the druid boy. It is his destiny to bring about Arthur's doom! It may be that time is upon you.

MERLIN
What do you mean?

KILGHARRAH
The ancient prophecies speak of an alliance of Mordred and Morgana united in evil, but this union must be stopped, whatever the cost.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, MORGANA’S CHAMBERS – NIGHT]
[Gwen turns down Morgana's bed for the night.]

MORGANA
Thank you, Gwen. That'll be all.

GWEN
Nearly done.

MORGANA
It's fine, Gwen. You can go.

GWEN
Won't take a moment.

MORGANA
I said you can go!

GWEN
My Lady.


[Gwen curtsies and leaves. Morgana pulls out the Crystal.]


--
[EXT. FOREST, ALVARR’S CAMP – NIGHT]
[Re-dressed, Morgana sneaks out of Camelot. Merlin follows her to Alvarr's camp.]

MORDRED
Morgana!


[Mordred runs to Morgana and hugs her. Morgana gives the Crystal to Alvarr.]

ALVARR
It's my hope that with time Mordred will master the Crystal. And when he does, we will strike Uther down. Uther and all who serve him.

MORGANA
All who serve him?

ALVARR
If we are to win this war, there can be no half-measures. I see this troubles you.

MORGANA
Yes. Yes, it does.

ALVARR
My Lady, we fight for our very survival, as do you. The boy. He told me you have magic. You need not be afraid.

MORGANA
I know. I'm sorry. I've become so used to concealing the truth.

ALVARR
Believe me, I understand what that feels like.

MORGANA
Every day I must look Uther in the eye knowing that if he were to discover who I really am, he'd have me killed.

ALVARR
You have been very brave.

MORGANA
I don't want to be brave. I just want to be myself. I don't want to be alone anymore.

ALVARR
You are not alone. You're here with us. You need never be alone again.


[Morgana and Alvarr lean in, but Morgana pulls back.]

MORGANA
I must be heading back. The castle will be waking soon.

ALVARR
Farewell then, My Lady Morgana.


[Morgana leaves.]

MORDRED
Where's Morgana?

ALVARR
She could not stay.

MORDRED
Will we be seeing her again?

ALVARR
Yes, Mordred. You can be sure of that.

ENMYRIA
Nicely done.

[Alvarr grabs Enmyria and pulls her down onto his lap.]

ENMYRIA
You played her well.

ALVARR
It was not hard. She is very beautiful, after all.


[Alvarr and Enmyria kiss.]


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, PHYSICIAN'S CHAMBERS]

GAIUS
Alvarr has a fearsome reputation.

MERLIN
You know of him?

GAIUS
I know he's a sorcerer, and that he and his band of renegades have threatened to overthrow the King.

MERLIN He sounded pretty determined.

GAIUS
He's a fanatic, and his supporters follow him unthinkingly, blinded by his charisma

MERLIN Well, it worked on Morgana.

GAIUS
So it would seem.

MERLIN
And the druid boy. Alvarr's using him too. He seems to think the boy can harness the power of the Crystal.

GAIUS
We can't let this happen, Merlin.

MERLIN
But if we can't go to Uther, what can we do?

GAIUS We can bend the truth a little.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, COUNCIL CHAMBER OF DOOM – DAY]

UTHER
You know the whereabouts of the Crystal?

GAIUS
I believe so, Sire.

UTHER
I see. How did you come by this information?

GAIUS
In my capacity as physician I have dealings with many people. They hear things, Sire, and they see things. Last night I was confronted by one such man who told me that the Crystal had been stolen by a band of renegades led by a man called Alvarr.

UTHER
Who exactly was this informant?

GAIUS
I think it would only be fair to protect their identity, Sire. If news of the betrayal were to reach the renegades, it could indeed endanger their life.

UTHER
Very well.

ARTHUR
Where is this Alvarr hiding?

GAIUS
He was last seen in the Valley of [place name: Chemray.], Sire.

UTHER
Summon the guards, Arthur. I want this matter investigated without delay.

ARTHUR
Yes, Father.


[Arthur leaves.]

UTHER
Thank you, Gaius. Once again I am in your debt.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, CENTRAL CORRIDOR – DAY]
[Morgana follows Arthur.]

MORGANA
Arthur, you're not seriously thinking of going on this mission, are you?

ARTHUR
No, I'm not thinking of going on this mission. I am going on this mission.

MORGANA
But you're chasing nothing but a rumour.

ARTHUR
True, but for now it's the only lead we have to go on.

MORGANA
You're wasting your time. I assure you.

ARTHUR
Morgana. I never knew you cared.

MORGANA
What are you talking about?

ARTHUR
I can look after myself, you know. It's a combination of raw talent and hard training that makes me...

MORGANA
Yes, I know. That makes you so utterly obnoxious.


--
[Morgana rides out at night. Arthur's party rides out the next morning. they pause on a hillside.]

ARTHUR
Gaius'd better be right about this.


--
[EXT. FOREST, ALVARR’S CAMP – DAY]
[Morgana walks to the camp. Alvarr and his men spring out of hiding, ready to attack.]

ALVARR
Morgana?

MORGANA
Alvarr.

ALVARR
What brings you here?

MORGANA
Arthur's been sent to capture the Crystal. The knights of Camelot are almost upon us.


[Alvarr sends his me away and walks with Morgana.]

ALVARR
How has this happened?

MORGANA
I don't know. I only know that we've been betrayed.

ALVARR
How much time do we have?

MORGANA
An hour, maybe two. I cannot say for sure.

ALVARR
Then we must be prepared for them.

MORGANA
What can I do to help?

ALVARR
You can flee while you still have the chance.


[Morgana scoffs.]

ALVARR
Morgana, I am grateful for all that you have done, but a battlefield is no place for you.


[Alvarr kisses her cheek.]


--
[EXT. FOREST, ALVARR’S CAMP – DAY]
[Arthur and Merlin's party heads to the renegades camp.]

ARTHUR
I don't know why I bring you on these expeditions. You spend the whole time terrified.

MERLIN
I'm not terrified.

ARTHUR
Yes, you are. I can tell you are.

MERLIN
No you can't.

ARTHUR
If you weren't scared, you'd be talking rubbish as usual.

MERLIN
Well, I am talking rubbish as usual. I mean, I am talking as usual, so clearly I'm not scared.


[They stop at a fork in the road.]

ARTHUR
Where now?

MERLIN
No idea.

ARTHUR
I thought you said Gaius gave you directions?

MERLIN
He did. He, er...he just didn't tell me about this part.


[Merlin dismounts and listens for telepathy.]

ARTHUR (muffled)
Merlin, this is your fault!

MORDRED (telepathy)
They're coming!

ARTHUR (muffled)
...we wouldn't be here in the first place!

MORDRED (telepathy)
Warn the others.

ARTHUR (muffled)
Merlin, I am talking to you!

MORDRED (telepathy)
...the Crystal. Warn the others!

ALVARR
Morgana...


[Arthur dismounts.]

MORDRED (telepathy)
...the Crystal. Warn the others! They're coming.

ARTHUR
What on earth do you think you're doing?

MERLIN
The renegade camp...

MORDRED
They're coming. Hurry.

MERLIN
It's that way.

ARTHUR
And you know this because...

MERLIN
I know it because...because of...

ARTHUR
I give up.


[Arthur turns to go back to his horse. Merlin magically creates a footprint in the mud.]

MERLIN
Because of this!

ARTHUR
So? It's a footprint. Who says it belongs to a renegade?


[Merlin magically creates more footprints.]

MERLIN
More.

ARTHUR
Follow me!


[The party sneaks through the woods and finds the camp.]

MERLIN
I told you. Didn't I tell you?


[Arthur’s party sneaks into the camp. Arthur straightens out of his crouch and sticks his sword in the ground as he checks the campfire.]

ARTHUR
Well, whoever was here, they're not here anymore.

MERLIN
Yes, they are.


[Arrows hit a couple of knights.]

ARTHUR
Take cover!


[The renegades run into the camp. Morgana can hear the battle as she's riding back to Camelot.]

ALVARR
Run, Mordred!


[Merlin magically extends a branch to trip Mordred. Mordred uses magic to throw spears at the two guards pursuing him. He smirks, and then looks straight at Merlin.]

MORDRED
I shall never forgive this, Emrys, and I shall never forget.


[Mordred runs off. Guards check the fallen renegades. Alvarr is the last man standing. He attacks as Arthur approaches, but Arthur disarms him.]

ARTHUR
Give me the Crystal.

ALVARR
Why should you care?


[Arthur nods for guards to hold Alvarr.]

ALVARR
What use is it to you?


[Arthur starts patting him down.]

ALVARR
You're a fool. How many lives have been lost this day? And for what?


[Arthur takes the crystal.]

ALVARR
You cannot wield the Crystal.


[Arthur walks away.]

ALVARR
You do not have the power! None of you do!


[Arthur pulls out the Crystal as he passes Merlin. Merlin is transfixed by it.]


--
[EXT. FOREST, ALVARR’S CAMP – NIGHT]
[Merlin sits next to a campfire, his head in his hand. Arthur walks over and lies down next to it.]

ARTHUR
Merlin, check the horses are fed and watered. Merlin?

MERLIN
Sorry.

ARTHUR
Not the right answer.

MERLIN
What?

ARTHUR
Something on your mind, is there?

MERLIN
It's just...when we entered the camp...it was a trap, wasn't it? They knew we were coming.

ARTHUR
Yeah, so?

MERLIN
How did they know?

ARTHUR
Well, they're sorcerer's aren't they? Probably used magic or something. Now, I need you to guard this with your life.


[Arthur holds out the Crystal in a cloth bag.]

MERLIN
Why me?

ARTHUR
I can hardly very well guard it when I'm asleep, can I?

MERLIN
Neither can I.

ARTHUR
Who said anything about you sleeping?


[Arthur tosses the Crystal to Merlin, who catches it, then drops it on the ground. Time passes, the fire goes out. Merlin grabs the Crystal, pulls off the cloth bag and looks into it. He sees the Great Dragon flying, himself surrounded by fire, Camelot smoking in destruction, the dragon breathing fire, himself crying. He drops the Crystal and holds his head.]


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, COUNCIL CHAMBER – NIGHT]
[Alvarr kneels before Uther and the court.]

UTHER
So, you admit to stealing the Crystal of Neahtid?

ALVARR
I do.

UTHER
You admit to plotting against your King?

ALVARR
I do.

UTHER
And you acted alone? You were not aided or abetted by any citizen of Camelot?

ALVARR
I acted alone.

UTHER
Then I find you guilty of treason. You are an enemy of Camelot, Alvarr. You are sentenced to death.

ALVARR
Then I die with honour. To be an enemy of Camelot is no crime.

UTHER
Take him away.

ALVARR
You, Uther, you are the criminal.


[The court members exit. Morgana waves the guards to leave and shut the door.]

MORGANA
How many more must you kill before you're satisfied?

UTHER
He was guilty. He confessed his crimes. You heard him as well as I.

MORGANA
His only crime was to defy you.

UTHER
Why are you defending this man? He was a sworn foe of Camelot. You know this.

MORGANA
Is it any wonder he wanted you dead? You, who have persecuted his kind day after day, year after year?

UTHER
I will hear no more of this, Morgana!

MORGANA
Because you're an arrogant fool. You were deaf and blind to the very needs of the people you profess to serve and protect! The people will tolerate it no longer!

UTHER
I said enough!

MORGANA
They are rising up against you! From this day forward, I do not know you. From this day forward, I disown you.


[Morgana heads for the door.]

UTHER
You will go to your chambers!


[Morgana pauses at the door and looks at Uther.]

MORGANA
And you, Uther, you will go to hell.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, PHYSICIAN'S CHAMBERS – NIGHT]
[Merlin's stares at his soup.]

GAIUS
Merlin? Is there something interesting in there?

MERLIN
Sorry?

GAIUS
What's the matter.

MERLIN
It's the Crystal. It harbours a terrible power, Gaius.

GAIUS
It's locked away now. It can do no harm. Unless the damage has already been done.

MERLIN
I held it. I knew I shouldn't. I knew no good would come of it, but it compelled me to look. I couldn't resist it. I saw things, terrible things.

GAIUS
Then you've already paid the price.

MERLIN
But what I saw has not yet come to pass, and I am scared, Gaius. I am really scared of what the future may hold.

GAIUS
There is nothing on this earth that can know all possible futures, even the Crystal.

MERLIN
But what I saw, it was so real.

GAIUS
It was real, but it was just one reality. The future is as yet unshaped. It is we that shape it. It is you, Merlin. The decisions you make. The actions you take. Remember that. Eat your soup before it gets cold.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, MORGANA’S CHAMBERS – NIGHT]
[Morgana prepares for bed.]

MORGANA
Gwen, could I have my sleeping draught?

GWEN
I didn't think you needed it anymore.

MORGANA
Last night the nightmares returned.


[Gwen fetches the bottle and hands it to Morgana.]

GWEN
Sleep well.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, DUNGEONS – NIGHT]
[Morgana, now dressed, goes down to the dungeons. The guards stand and bow when she arrives.]

MORGANA
Please, this is not an official visit. I'd like to see the prisoner, if I may.

GUARD
Sorry, My Lady, the prisoner's to see no one. The King's orders.

MORGANA
That doesn't apply to the King's ward, surely?

GUARD
Thank you. This might help to ease the long night ahead.


[Morgana pulls a pitcher of wine from beneath her cloak and hands it to the guard.]

ALVARR
My Lady. I was not expecting you.

MORGANA
I've come to say goodbye.

ALVARR
It was gracious of you to think of me.

MORGANA
It will not be easy, but you must prepare yourself for what lies ahead.

ALVARR
I am prepared.

MORGANA
I've done what I can to ease your passage.

ALVARR
I could not ask for more.

MORGANA
Good luck. My thoughts will be with you.

ALVARR
Thank you, My Lady.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, MORGANA’S CHAMBERS/DUNGEONS – NIGHT]
[Morgana waits in her room. Alvarr raises his hand to the cell door.]

ALVARR
Tospringe!


[The door opens. Alvarr sneaks past drugged guards. The one that Morgana spoke with wakes and grabs Alvarr's leg. Alvarr stabs him. Alvarr exits Camelot. Warning bells sound.]


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, COUNCIL CHAMBER – NIGHT]

ARTHUR
We've searched the citadel, the town, and every corner of Camelot.

UTHER
But he's gone?

ARTHUR
Yes, Father.

UTHER
How? How has he escaped?

ARTHUR
It appears that the guards were drugged.

UTHER
That means he had help. Someone...


[Uther looks at Morgana who just walked in.]

UTHER
...here in Camelot.

ARTHUR
Afraid it looks that way.

UTHER
Let this be understood, whoever has done this, they have betrayed me. They have betrayed the kingdom. If I ever discover who it was, they will rue the day they were born.


--
[INT. KING’S PALACE, MERLIN’S CHAMBER/DRAGON’S CAVE – NIGHT]

KILGHARRAH (telepathy)
Merlin...


[Merlin in his bed.]

KILGHARRAH (telepathy)
I am waiting, Merlin. You gave your word. Now set me free, Merlin.


[Merlin trying to cover his ears and block out the voice.]

KILGHARRAH (telepathy)
MERLIN!!!


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