With Gwen Under Morgana’s Control, Danger Lurks
from Within Camelot for King Arthur on MERLIN
Angel Coulby continues her dark turn
in all-new episode Feb. 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy
Murder and deception reign supreme in King Arthur’s court when Queen Guinevere falls completely under Morgana’s mystical control in “A Lesson in Vengeance,” an all-new episode of MERLIN premiering this Friday, Feb. 15, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy.
In the episode, darkness steals into the very heart of Camelot as Morgana (Katie McGrath) and her puppet queen hatch a sinister plan to murder King Arthur. But stable hand Tyr Seward becomes caught in the crossfire and threatens to ruin everything. As the plot reaches its deadly climax, a suspicious Merlin seeks to unravel the truth before it’s too late.
In the role of Tyr Seward is John Bradley, the latest member of the “Game of Thrones” cast to make an appearance in the fifth and final season of MERLIN.
Even as a deceptively evil queen, Angel Coulby continues to bring new levels of regality to her portrayal of Gwen.
“I think everything that has happened to Gwen has been working toward this point,” Coulby says. “People warned me, ‘You’re going to be quite different in this season.’ But actually, given her level of confidence, I think it matches me a bit more. I’ve always been more confident than Gwen, so it comes quite naturally for me to play Gwen this way.”
McGrath feels Gwen might just be better suited for the throne than Arthur. “Gwen is willing to make the tougher decisions,” says McGrath. “I think Arthur is a softer character – it’s ended up that he is good and kind and all of those things, but, ironically, Gwen would make the better ruler. She uses her wits to solve situations, sometimes tricking her prey. Arthur would probably never be that cunning.”
MERLIN fans get another round of Morgana’s puppetry over Gwen when “A Lesson in Vengeance” debuts Friday, February 15, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, only on Syfy.
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