Merlin, "A Servant of Two Masters": showdown with Morgana

Quick Take: Merlin, “A Servant of Two Masters”
Merlin and Morgana fling magic at each other.

servant of two masters merlin

Review: Merlin, “A Servant of Two Masters”
(S0406) It's amazing how simple Merlin really is. It's a very episodic show, and not a complicated one at that. You start an episode late and still understand what's going on by the second or fourth act. This simplicity works to the series advantage because it allows the audience to pick up the show at any time and enjoy the characters.

Merlin (Colin Morgan) finds himself captured by Morgana (Katie McGrath) after Arthur (Bradley James) saves him. Morgana, being the evil witch she is, decides to use this to her advantage and puts a piece of a CG snake in his neck to brainwash him into killing Arthur. This plot sounds badass, but is actually comedic in execution. Gaius (Richard Wilson) and Guinevere (Angel Coulby) act like Looney Toon characters to thwart brainwashed Merlin from killing Arthur.

This leads to some cute scenes but it might disappoint audience members who were expecting a more sweeping series of events. Arthur's search for a potential traitor in his kingdom is a more intriguing plot. Arthur begins to suspect Agravaine (Nathaniel Parker) as the traitor but Agravaine is quick to point to Gaius. This little twist of logic will probably return in a future episode. Meanwhile, the plot grows more action-oriented in its latter acts when Gaius tells Merlin that the only way to cure the brainwashing is to kill the mother beast.

This leads to an 80-year-old Merlin facing off against Morgana in a duel of magic. This, without a doubt, is one of the better magic fights in the series. The only awkward part was seeing Morgana wrapped up in a CG tornado. Very awkward indeed. Overall, the story is satisfying, and if you look at fan polls this episode is regarded as one of the best in Season Four. So sit back and enjoy the magic flinging.

By Dean "The Machine" Childers.

About the author

Dean Childers is freelance writer in Kentucky. He is a major in Mass Communications. He lurks in the Bluegrass waiting for someone to throw a pokeball at him.

More From Dean "The Machine" Childers.

Bloody Face searches for his mommy.
Read More
Lana Winters finally receives her revenge while the ssylum goes through hellish times.
Read More
Karma rears its ugly head for the inmates and employees of the asylum.
Read More

Email (Will not be used):


characters left

Featured Articles

Popular Today


Recent Comments

"Mysterion Rises" with The Cute Lord Cthulhu - South Park review
Actually, the birthing of Kenny in "Cartman Joins NAMBLA" doesn't necessarily conflict with the circumstances of Kenny's reincarnation...
Alien Encounters, "The Message": a hard to find little show that's worth the search
Mind Reading Technologies and Tongues Governments from around the world have been using mind reading technologies that can read...
Dog The Bounty Hunter, "And Baby Makes Three": revisiting an old favorite
i do like your show i wish can be your fan club i want all of your show on dvd please
Boardwalk Empire, "Two Boats and a Lifeguard": daddy issues
Are you looking for a partner for the relationship or for fun? Then you came to the right place. We are providing you the best dating...
The Boonies: National Geographic's off the grid reality exploit
I can verify Bear Claw. Good man. I cant vouch for the other participants. It is to bad society does suck so bad that this type...
The Boonies: National Geographic's off the grid reality exploit
Lake Michigan is not an ocean. Has anyone seen my white dog? Lost him while hiking in Arkansas
The Boonies: National Geographic's off the grid reality exploit
I too also as well live on the island, I can attest that Dan lives in the ocean as he has for hundreds of decades. We locals call...
Parks and Recreation: why is everyone so mean to Jerry?
It's funny because its so not funny.
The Boonies: National Geographic's off the grid reality exploit
I too live on the island and ISLANDER does not know what they are talking about. Dan lives out in the middle of the island with...
The Boonies: National Geographic's off the grid reality exploit
this is not real i know that goat and it is not "doc's" its my neighbors goat. and by the way i live on the very top of that mountain...