Merlin (2008–2012)
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The Castle of Fyrien 

Gwen faces an impossible dilemma when she is forced to choose between saving the life of her estranged brother (Elyan) or Arthur.



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The Dragon (voice)
Jody Halse ...
Uther Pendragon
Elyan (as Adetomiwa Edun)


Gwen faces an impossible dilemma when she is forced to choose between saving the life of her estranged brother (Elyan) or Arthur. With one of them certain to die at the hands of Cenred, who will Gwen choose: the love of her life or her only sibling? Loyalty and friendships are tested to the limit as Arthur, Merlin and Gwen work together to try to find a way out; but, with Morgana and Morgause doing all they can to scupper their plans, will good conquer evil or will Gwen lose someone she loves again? Written by BBC

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25 February 2011 (USA)  »

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The first appearance of Elyan See more »


(at around 7 mins) After Arthur takes a deep smell of the cloth and awakens he asks "what is that!". Merlin tells him "a combination of hogwort and valerian". Hogwort contains Croton oil which is caustic, causing irritation and pain even to the point of blisters in high enough concentrations and would keep someone awake due to the resulting discomfort if inhaled. St John's Wort however is used to induce sleep, as is valerian, and could in high enough concentrations (and with a bit of magick) be used to knock someone out in order to kidnap them; something that any warlock like Merlin would know. See more »


Elyan: You shouldn't have come back for me, Gwen. What were you thinking?
Gwen: You're probably right. You think I'd have learned by now. I only hope Arthur can think of something.
Elyan: Arthur?
Gwen: Prince Arthur. I came with him.
Elyan: Prince Arthur of Camelot?
Gwen: Yes, Elyan. Prince Arthur of Camelot.
Elyan: Why would he want to help you?
Gwen: Why shouldn't he?
Elyan: Uh, because he's a prince and you're a servant.
Gwen: He doesn't care about that sort of thing. He's, you know, chivalrous.
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