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Merlin: The Poisoned Chalice

Nimueh returns, and she tricks Merlin into consuming some poison from a chalice, causing him to become very ill. Arthur attempts to find an antidote but ends up walking into a trap set by Nimueh.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Saturday October 11th, 2008
Special Airtime: 07:05 pm

Director: Ed Fraiman
Writer: Ben Vanstone

Alternate Airdates:

NL (KRO) Apr 18, 2009
USA Jun 28, 2009

  • Currently 9.1/10
9.1/10 (19 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Gary OliverGary Oliver
As Gregory
Jamie KennaJamie Kenna
As Dungeon Guard
Michelle RyanMichelle Ryan
As Nimueh
Clive RussellClive Russell
As Lord Bayard
Paul KynmanPaul Kynman
As Sir Cador
Main Cast
Colin Morgan
As Merlin
Katie McGrath
As Morgana
Anthony Stewart Head
As King Uther Pendragon
Angel Coulby
As Guinevere "Gwen"
Episode Notes
When Arthur and Kara meet in the woods she says that she ran from her master and she is lost, but moments latter she says that she knows the place and the plant that Arthur is looking for and she can show Arthur where to find it. Arthur does not appear to be quick enough on the uptake to catch the change, though.

Episode Goofs
Continuity Gaff: After Arthur kills the cockatrice with his long sword, as he enters the cave with Nimueh, he does not visibly retrieve it from the body of the cockatrice, nor is the handle visible in its scabbard on his left side (his short sword, on his right, is visible). When the spiders come out, he pulls his long sword again, and there is no question it's his long sword, since when he sheathes it after, it is sheathed on his left side.

Warning: Merlin season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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