‘Merlin’ Season Finale Review & Recap & Is There a Season 5 Coming?

by on March 31, 2012

in Entertainment, tv reviews

Merlin Season Finale with Morgana and Helios - TV reviewTonight on the Syfy channel, was the conclusion of the two-part season finale of Merlin, titled “The Sword in the Stone” is just that, Arthur (Bradley James) finding Excalibur and becoming that which he is destined to become.

But first, he has to muster up through the tyranny, deceit and other factions of bad news that is at Morgana’s (the beautiful Katie McGrath) disposal.  And at his side, is the much fabled Merlin, played by Colin Morgan.


Merlin and Arthur are on the run from their pursuers, and Merlin ends up summoning the dragon (John Hurt) for some assistance.  Merlin is forced to kill Agravaine (Nathaniel Parker), and it seems to give Merlin pause for but a moment.

Morgana continues her holding onto Camelot, and while on the run, Arthur starts to doubt himself.

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Merlin takes counsel from the dragon and gets an idea to help Arthur shake the doubt.  He shows Arthur Excalibur, in the rock, telling him the history of how it got there.  A story that Arthur never knew.  And around the sword, were the citizens of Camelot, having found their way there.

At first Arthur could not pull the sword out and I started worrying we’d have another season of strife and doubt!  But then he does it.

“Ya know, this thing’s not bad.”  Arthur about Excalibur while storming the castle.

As the story goes, so too does our Syfy series, Merlin.  King Arthur has his sword, reclaims Camelot and when all is said and done, marries Guinevere / Gwen (Angel Coulby).

The last minute of this season finale leaves me miffed…  as a fan.  We see Morgana, wounded, staggering through the forest and she finds herself what looks like a white baby dragon.

This. Cannot. Be. Good.


Reflection on the Season Finale

This season finale of Merlin as about as epic as the show has ever been.  It brought to fruition almost everything we’ve been expecting from the series, as we’ve seen the ever youthful adventures of Merlin and King Arthur.  And he has yet to tell Arthur about his magic.  But we are right where this series feels like it belongs.



Is Merlin Returning to Syfy?

Arthur Bradley and Colin Morgan in 'Merlin'This was the finale for season four of Merlin.  Last year we heard that the BBC had commissioned a fifth season of Merlin, but we had not heard from Syfy as to whether they have licensed the fifth season.  As it stands, we just had a pretty decent wrap up to the series, in the wild and crazy event that Syfy does not renew.  But I don’t see how it can’t.

But for now, as is Syfy’s practice, if they have licensed a fifth season, they’ll keep mum about it for as long as possible.

So we’ll have to wait and see, but seriously, I’d be surprised if we don’t get the fifth season of Merlin on Syfy.

[TV Series Finale says they’ve confirmed with a rep that Syfy will be airing season 5. ]

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Sheriff ali January 24, 2013 at 4:48 am

We are esfecting another season becourse arthur will not die really,but the movie was fantastic.

nena hoeksema January 8, 2013 at 3:28 am

i’ve seen the finale of merlin, i love the show, can’t wait for the next season to come. i believed it season 5? please continue making merlin tv shows.

ArticSno December 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Yes Merlin Has Been A Great Show Very Heart felt Movie. I v Been Watching it For a Few months And just Enjoyed it all. I Hate To See it end it’s Realy hard to Find Great Show’s Like Merlin it has Action’ Adventure’ Comdy’ And Romance. If anyone has any Update’s Please let me Know Tx all

LADavis December 23, 2012 at 11:18 am

LAST season…truly? I am heartbroken! Friendship, loyalty, honor….I guess is a thing of the past! Was good to see such things on a wonderful show that I waited for to begin every year! Scyfy leaves us with reality shows with men screaming like little girls! A sad day. Merlin has been a joy to watch….at least we have one more season!

K. Ludy November 22, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Glad to see that many believe we will see MERLIN on Sifi this coming season(2013).

Joe Kraus November 21, 2012 at 9:40 pm

lets hope it comes back in 2013

Bruce Simmons September 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

Yes, season five of MERLIN will air in JANUARY of 2013.

K. Ludy September 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

Well is MERLIN on SYFY this season??? If so when and if not is It showing on another ch.


George muiga Gathogo August 5, 2012 at 6:20 am

Am waiting for the Merline 5 season wat happened after morgana was healed by the white Dragon.

Linda Crowell April 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I hope the Syfy Channel will air Merlin Season 5. Can’t wait to find out the date.
sincerely Linda

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