The BEST episodes written by Jake Michie

The Diamond of the Day (1)
1271 votes

#1 - The Diamond of the Day (1)

Merlin - Season 5 - Episode 12

High in the mountains, a great horde gathers; Morgana prepares for war with a vengeful Mordred at her side. Merlin feels the weight of his destiny like never before as the ancient prophecies play out with terrifying accuracy. But before he can save his beloved Camelot, he must save himself. For it is not just the kingdom Morgana wishes to destroy – it is also Emrys.

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The Coming of Arthur (1)
1742 votes

#2 - The Coming of Arthur (1)

Merlin - Season 3 - Episode 12

Arthur and Merlin embark on a dangerous mission to capture the Cup of Life, a powerful magical artifact that carries the gift of immortality. However, before they are able to retrieve the Cup they fall prey to Jarl, an unscrupulous slave trader. They manage to escape when a trusted friend comes to their rescue but with Jarl's help, the Cup of Life ends up in Morgause's hands. Now that the dreadful sisters count on an immortal army at their disposal, will Morgause and Morgana overthrow Uther once and for all?

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Another's Sorrow
1237 votes

#3 - Another's Sorrow

Merlin - Season 5 - Episode 4

With Princess Mithian as the perfect bait, Morgana conjures a deception so powerful that the whole of Camelot is taken in - even Merlin himself. But as the storm clouds gather, will the young warlock see through the lies? Or will Morgana at long last fulfil her dreams of revenge?

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A Lesson in Vengeance
1254 votes

#4 - A Lesson in Vengeance

Merlin - Season 5 - Episode 7

Darkness steals into the very heart of Camelot, as Morgana and her puppet Queen hatch a sinister plan to murder the King. But when stable hand Tyr Seward becomes caught in the crossfire, he threatens to ruin everything… As the plot thickens and reaches its deadly climax, can a suspicious Merlin unravel the truth before it’s too late?

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109 votes

#5 - Hole

Hex - Season 2 - Episode 11

Ella realises the enormity of her task. Killing Malachi won't be easy; he is feeding off Alex, so could she be the key? Or is it someone closer?

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The Witchfinder
1640 votes

#6 - The Witchfinder

Merlin - Season 2 - Episode 7

In his determination to rule magic out of Camelot forever, Uther hires the services of Aredian, a terrifying witch hunter who is most feared due to the fact that he stops at nothing in the quest to uncover all and every kind of sorcery. Even though no one is under direct suspicion, several people in Camelot are afraid that the witch hunter could see straight through them: Morgana is worried that Uther might have her executed and Gaius is concerned for the fate of Merlin and his own, since caring for the young warlock is considered crime and treason. Will all three be able to escape a dreadful fate?

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His Father's Son
1589 votes

#7 - His Father's Son

Merlin - Season 4 - Episode 5

Arthur faces his first true test as King when he incurs the wrath of the formidable Queen Annis. With the lives of thousands hanging in the balance, Arthur must find the strength to be his own man and become the leader Camelot so desperately needs.

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The Castle of Fyrien
2042 votes

#8 - The Castle of Fyrien

Merlin - Season 3 - Episode 7

Gwen faces an impossible dilemma when she is forced to choose between saving the life of Elyan, her estranged brother and only sibling or Arthur's, Camelot's prince and the love of her life. When one of them is certain to find death at the hands of Cenred, who will Gwen choose? Once again, loyalty, love and friendships are tested to the limit as Arthur, Merlin and Gwen are forced to put their minds together to try and find a way out of the cruel quandary. Morgana and Morgause, in turn, will do their best ruin their plans. Will good conquer evil or will Gwen end up losing someone she loves again?

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1575 votes

#9 - Lancelot

Merlin - Season 1 - Episode 5

Merlin is saved from a terrifying winged beast by a heroic stranger- a young man named Lancelot, who dreams of becoming a Knight of Camelot. In order to thank him, Merlin provides falsified records of Lancelot's noble birth and Lancelot is accepted. However, with the winged beast- discovered to be a Griffin- still on the loose, Merlin's decision could have far-reaching consequences not just for Lancelot but for Camelot...

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1583 votes

#10 - Lamia

Merlin - Season 4 - Episode 8

A mysterious illness draws Merlin to a distant village. But it soon becomes clear that there is more at stake than just his patients' well-being as something sinister turns the air sour. Far from home and with no-one to trust, Merlin becomes embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse. No longer sure who is the hunter and who is the hunted, can the young warlock survive long enough to uncover the truth?

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To Kill the King
1340 votes

#11 - To Kill the King

Merlin - Season 1 - Episode 12

Gwen's father, Tom, helps a sorcerer named Tauren turn lead into gold using a magic stone. As Tauren escapes, Tom is caught and will await trial. Whilst looking for Gwen, Morgana finds the magic stone, and Merlin can sense it. When Tom is killed by Uther, Morgana is out for revenge on Uther.

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The Witch's Quickening
1531 votes

#12 - The Witch's Quickening

Merlin - Season 2 - Episode 11

Alvarr is determined to allow magic to be used gain and destroy Camelot. Alvarr needs to reclaim the Crystal of Neahtid to make his plan work. Alvarr and Morgana try to get their hands on the crystal and use a druid boy to help them. Merlin is surprised when he finds out the real power of the crystal.

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Ella Burns
112 votes

#13 - Ella Burns

Hex - Season 2 - Episode 4

Azazeal begins his torture of Ella, leaving Thelma to find out how he's doing it. Meanwhile, Roxanne's suspicions are growing...

Love in the Time of Dragons
2007 votes

#14 - Love in the Time of Dragons

Merlin - Season 3 - Episode 9

An old flame of Gaius' arrives in Camelot under the influence of a Manticore.

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108 votes

#15 - Doomed

Hex - Season 2 - Episode 9

With Ella and Malachi in love the Powers That Be punish them, by giving Ella boils and making Malachi blind. Also Thelma is besotted with Maya, however, she knows that Malachi can take her away from her anytime...

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