AIRDATE: Sunday 8 November 2015 at 8.00pm on ABC
Season 5 Episode 7
Elliot Knight Guest Stars as Merlin, Liam Garrigan as King Arthur and Joana Metrass as Guinevere
In Camelot, Merlin spearheads a mission to reunite the dagger with Excalibur so he can use the weapon to save Emma from the darkness threatening her soul. With Zelena in tow, Hook, Mary Margaret, David, Regina and Robin steal into Arthur’s castle to take the broken sword from the maniacal king.
Meanwhile, Merlin brings Emma along on a journey to confront his ancient nemesis and retrieve the sacred spark he’ll need to reforge Excalibur. Both parties are tested, but one suffers a blow that could derail the entire operation.
In a flashback to long before the Age of Arthur, young Merlin finds purpose after he is blessed with magic and immortality, but when he falls in love with a young refugee named Nimue, everything changes for Merlin, as their romance starts a chain of events that touches every one of our present day heroes.
Regular Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.
Guest Cast: Beverley Elliott as Granny, Elliot Knight as Merlin, Liam Garrigan as King Arthur, Joana Metrass as Guinevere, Caroline Ford as Nimue, Darren Moore as Vortigan, Graham Verchere as Young Apprentice, Jackie Minns as Woman, Max Haynes as Young Man and Jason Simpson as Adda.
Written by Jane Espenson and directed by Romeo Tirone.