When Gaius and the others were eventually rescued after Arthur recaptured Camelot, Gaius was in a critical condition but soon recovered. With Gwaine having been injured in the fight, Arthur had him brought to Camelot to treat his wounds. Merlin then used his magic to send the boat out into the lake and set it alight finally giving Lancelot's soul peace. His final words swore vengeance on Uther. He was given a hero's funeral. Balinor is killed as they return home, but Merlin inherits his abilities and tames the Great Dragon, forcing it to end its rampage. Uther has even shown a willingness to overlook his discoveries of past occasions where Gaius has disobeyed him, such as when Gaius revealed that he smuggled Morgana's half-sister, Morgause out of Camelot rather than allowing her to die, despite the fact that Uther would have killed anyone else who disobeyed him in such a manner. Bayard (portrayed by Clive Russell) is the king of Camelot's neighboring kingdom of Mercia. The knights went with Arthur on many missions throughout season four. When Merlin used magic to spear a wild boar that attacked Arthur during a hunt, Cedric took credit for the kill and was rewarded with a position in the royal household. Uther's death enraged Arthur and incited him further against magic, even causing him to confide in Merlin later that he despised magic and believed it truly evil. In the second-season premiere, "The Curse of Cornelius Sigan", it was revealed that he was executed for his use of evil magic. Merlin doesn't fully trust Mordred, a feeling echoed throughout the series. Gaius respected Kilgharrah’s power and wisdom but they weren't friends and Gaius was probably aware that Kilgharrah was desperate for his freedom. Merlin, now under free will, dressed up as Dragoon and returned to Morgana’s hovel where he successfully burned the rest of the Fomorroh. Arthur stabbed the dragon with a lance, but was subsequently knocked out. Gwaine was also part of the battle which never took place where Arthur defeated Caerleon's champion, creating peace between Arthur and Annis. When Merlin drank from a poisoned goblet at the celebratory feast that was meant to be a gift for Arthur, Uther had Bayard and his entire entourage imprisoned. Arthur chooses to spare Mordred's life, much to Merlin's anger. Morgause's occupation of Camelot ultimately proved brief. It was with Gaius, that Gwen discovers that Sefa, her maid, is in fact a traitor (Arthur's Bane). The Knight then stormed Arthur's investiture as Crown Prince and challenged those at court to single combat. Shortly thereafter, Morgause and her army captured Camelot and Uther. In the second-season episode, "The Nightmare Begins", he, with the assistance of Mordred, rescued Morgana from a group of serkets, and later healed the injury she sustained from one of the creatures. Additionally, he has a great knowledge of sorcery and the legends associated with it, having studied and practised it for many years before the Great Purge. She was raised by Uther as his ward- her father having died when she was about ten (her mother's fate is ambiguous, in fact, she has hardly any mentions in the series). Aulfric bargained with the Sidhe elders for Sophia to return, and they ordered that she sacrifice the soul of a mortal prince to appease the elders. When Arthur arrives to save Gwen, he realises that the flame between Gwen and Lancelot has been reignited, and he is hurt and claims that he only came because Morgana made him. Arthur's feelings for Gwen are once again revealed when he finds the ring he gave to her, under the influence of Merlin and admits that he still loves her. Tom was arrested and put on trial for treason in unwittingly assisting a known enemy of Camelot, because Uther believed that Tom was supplying weapons to Tauren. Arthur's relationship with Morgana was also developed in the second season. Merlin meditatively informs the physician that Hilda is really Morgana in disguise. It is a Roman praenomen but the odds of someone being called this in fifth or sixth century England (, Gaius is perhaps based on Blaise, who according to some sources such as Robert de Boron’s epic poem. Taught me who I am. She trusts Merlin to keep her secret safe, which he does- however, later on, all three resident magic-users are scared to the bone when Uther hires Aredian, the most feared Witchfinder to detect any and all sorcerers in Camelot, when someone reports that they witnessed magic (performed by Merlin). He does not look the part, despite Merlin and Gwen's best efforts, but manages to act the part after he is given advice on nobility and arrogance from Arthur. When Merlin confronted Gilli about his attempt to kill Uther, even though he had been about to win the tournament, Gilli acknowledged that he had been wrong. Gwaine caused quite a bit of trouble during his stay in Camelot, attempting to charm Guineverein the marketplace (who politely turned him down) and buying drinks for all the other tavern patrons despite the fact that he had no money. He first appears as a jousting partner for Arthur in "The Once and Future Queen" but pulls away when the Prince is blinded by light. In the hours that followed, Lancelot swore to stand and fight beside Arthur in recognition of the lessons the prince had taught him about the honor involved in being a knight, and also stating that he believed in the world that Arthur would build once he became king. Once Gaius is at the brink of death, Nimueh offers to ally with Merlin, but then fights him after he refuses and is killed by a lightning bolt summoned by Merlin. This reconciliation did not initially last, however, and in "The Sword in the Stone, Part Two", Arthur dismissed her, calling it "a moment of weakness." Though Gaius realises that the sleeping potions (in reality, they were also attempts to keep her burgeoning powers latent) are no longer working, but he stubbornly refuses to acknowledge what's happening to Morgana, and patently ignores Merlin's pleas to try and help her. He was willing to give his life for Merlin on at least two occasions (Le Morte d'Arthur, The Witchfinder). Gaius kissed Merlin's forehead. The only person who Gaius valued more was Merlin, whom he came to love like a son (A Remedy to Cure All Ills). The only successful time Gaius used magic in Season 1 was when he created an antidote for Merlin when he got poisoned by Nimueh. Grettir was exceptionally skilled in the magical arts as he was able to turn Gwaine's sword into a flower and back again when he was threatened as well as disappearing and reappearing and he may have some powers in foresight (The Eye of the Phoenix). In "The sword in the stone", Arthur and Merlin ran away to Merlin's home town where they met Gwen again and after seems to forgive her. With Gwen's relationship with Morgana having cooled after Morgana's return to Camelot and her new allegiance to Morgause, Gwen has begun to spend more time with Merlin, assisting him when he was accused of sorcery while Gaius was possessed by a goblin. Merlin confesses to his friend that he doesn't know what to make of Mithian's story it's as if she frightened of something. Sophia bewitched Arthur and nearly killed him by drowning him in the lake, but was herself killed by Merlin using her own magical staff. Following Morgana's attempted coup of Camelot, Leon continues to defy her 'request' for him to recognise her authority until Gwen is able to help him escape, the two meeting Arthur in the cave he was using as his hiding-place. Merlin sees a young man (who at the moment does not recognise) kill Arthur. Gwen too was recaptured before she could escape. Yeah, let's see a scene where Merlin gets to call out Gaius's.....rabbit problem - featuring, borderline not-PG innuendos, Gaius epically failing to explain to an innocent!Merlin, and poor, poor Arthur. He urged her to leave him behind while he fought them off and Gwen ran, though not before swearing to him that her feelings for him "would never fade". Morgana's Saxon Army prepares to attack the forces of Camelot at Camlann, Mordred is sent to lead part of the army through a secret pass to attack Camelot's forces. While departing, Morgause was spotted and recognized by Gwen, which led to the beginning of the maid's suspicions about Morgana's loyalties. When Mordred is brought back wounded even Gaius can't help him . In the episode, "The Labyrinth of Gedref", after Arthur killed a unicorn while hunting, Anhora informed him that he had unleashed a curse upon Camelot that could not be lifted unless Arthur made amends. Whilst he and Merlin are smuggling a bundled up Gwen out of Camelot the pair are caught by Gwaine and Mordred. Gaius then appeared to have fled as he disappeared overnight and there was a horse missing from the stables, but in reality he had been kidnapped by Alator, an apparent ally of Morgana. It was left uncertain as to Cedric's ultimate fate. It is unknown if he was good at sword fighting, but it is assumed that this would be the case since he appeared to lead from the front. Whilst being a talented manservant, George's social skills are less than polished. She also used her power over Uther to frame Merlin for theft, which forced him to go into hiding. Gaius nobly decides to offer his life of her behalf. Continuing with his story that he had left Camelot before the tournament, he pretended to have killed Myror during an ambush on the way back. He cursed Camelot on his death, swearing to one day return and destroy the city. The third season opened with Arthur and Merlin embarking on various missions to find the missing Morgana. Later, in "The Dark Tower", Elyan was killed by an enchanted sword while saving Gwen from Morgana. In the battle Mordred succeeds in wounding Arthur, however Arthur then stabs him dead. Her execution resulted in Mordred's defection to Morgana and the Saxons, bringing about their foretold alliance. He used fairly strong magic when the goblin took over his body, though this was probably the goblins magic not his own (Goblin's Gold). Despite his wisdom and rationality, he often turned a blind eye, as he was criticized by the Great Dragon, and misused Uther's trust in him whenever he found it necessary. The shell bore the mark of Nimueh (The Mark of Nimueh). She entrusted him the training and well being of her son by sending him to live with Gaius. Under the command of Morgana she is made to betray Arthur in the next episode. Gaius and Uther speak about Morgause in very confusing and cryptic terms, but what is clear is that she and Morgana are related, and both men fear knowledge and information she may possess. Morgana claims that she is immortal due to her status as a High Priestess, but her arrogance allows Merlin to stab her, the Old Religion offering no defence against the enchanted sword. Meanwhile, Arthur’s uncle Agravaine took charge of the kingdom in Arthur’s absence and had the city gates closed to prevent food running out. Arthur is swayed against them by Merlin, in an attempt to prevent Mordred's survival. Eventually, Gwaine and Gaius were locked in prison. This will allow Arthur to track down Uther's phantom for only the person who summoned the spirit can send it back. Before the group departed Camelot, Gwen asked Lancelot to protect Arthur and, still in love with her, Lancelot promised to do so. Gaius[2] is the Court Physician of Camelot and has been for the last twenty-seven to twenty-nine years, since the birth of Arthur Pendragon. Gaius is flabbergasted when he learns that Merlin has agreed to heal a druid boy's sister in the valley of the fallen kings. Uther sentenced Alice to death and Gaius visited her in the dungeon and told her that he loved her. They hid in a series of caves and, unbeknownst to Arthur, Merlin killed Agravaine at that time. Grettir (portrayed by Warwick Davis) In the morning, Saxons threaten to kill the pair, but then Mordred appears and saves them. When Lancelot suddenly and miraculously reappeared in Camelot after having been thought dead for months, Gaius and Merlin were immediately suspicious. However Finna kills herself to avoid breaking under Morgana's torture, once again thwarting Morgana's plans to find out who Emrys truly is. Richard Wilson Gaius and Merlin are startled when the alarm bell sounds all of a sudden. However, Annis has also shown herself to be reasonable, rational and wise. He took the realm by force and ruled competently for many years, creating prosperity for his people. Mordred is telepathic and calls Merlin "Emrys" [the Welsh form of Ambrose or Ambrosius, meaning "Immortal"], claiming he knows who Merlin is and that they are "the same". He and Sefa escape but Ruadan dies a few miles out of Camelot and Sefa runs off, her current whereabouts are unknown. It is Alator's hope for a better future that leads to him not telling Morgana of Emrys' identity. Gaius of Corinth. For some time, Morgana keeps her influence over Camelot low and spends her time secretly joining forces with Helios, a ruthless warlord to take over Camelot. Though Morgause was gone, her actions had far-reaching consequences. Merlin hears someone calling him Emrys and he enters a dark cave to meet a dying Druid man. Lancelot guesses that Arthur loves Gwen and so he leaves at the end of the episode so they can be together. Gaius says he understands that Merlin at times feels crushed by the weight of his destiny but he believes that Merlin will succeed in the end. She was quick to seek vengeance in her grief and had a strong sense of justice since she responded vehemently to what she saw as a crime on Arthur's part. With Emrys now imprisoned, Morgana's forces come face to face with Arthur's army at Camlann, and the battle begins. In seducing Morgana to join her, she helped to create Camelot's most implacable enemy. Gaius was present when Arthur uncovered the Round Table and knighted Gwaine, Elyan, Percival and Lancelot. In "The Tears of Uther Pendragon (Part II), Sir Leon helps defend the castle against Cenred's army and engages in combat with one of the undead soldiers summoned by Morgana, but Merlin breaks the spell reanimating the undead soldier before Leon is killed. 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