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KILGHARRAH
In a land of myth and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy. His name: Merlin.


[EXT. KING’S PALACE, MAIN SQUARE – DAY] [Arthur assists Morgana as she mounts her horse.]

ARTHUR
I hope your trip isn’t too upsetting.

MORGANA
Thank you, Arthur.

ARTHUR
Make sure you return to Camelot before dusk.

SIR ROBERT
Yes, Sire.

[Arthur and Gwen gaze at each other as the party leaves. Merlin comes down the palace steps.]

MERLIN
Where are they going?

ARTHUR
Morgana’s on a pilgrimage to her father’s grave.


[EXT. FOREST, ROAD – DAY] [Morgana and Gwen ride through the woods with an escort.]

MORGANA
You look troubled, Gwen.

GWEN
I’m fine.

MORGANA
You’re very secretive these days. I’m beginning to think there’s a man involved.

GWEN (scoffs)
When do I get to meet any decent men?

[The party is attacked.]

SIR ROBERT
My ladies, you must follow me!

[The knight is shot in the back. Gwen and Morgana are pulled off their horses. A knight kills the men holding them.]

MORGANA
Gwen! Head for the path! Go!

[Gwen and Morgana run up the hill, but Kendrick is waiting for them.]

MORGANA
I warn you. I am Uther Pendragon’s ward. He’ll have your heads if any harm comes to me.

KENDRICK
I have no intention of harming you. At least not yet. You’re much more valuable to me alive, Lady Morgana.


[INT. FOREST, BANDIT CAMP – DAY] [Morgana and Gwen watch bandits from a tent.]

MORGANA
He’s coming. You know what you must do?

[Gwen nods.]

KENDRICK
I trust you are comfortable?

MORGANA
I demand to know where you’re taking us.

KENDRICK
You’ll find out soon enough. We’ve a long journey ahead of us. Get some rest.

[Kendrick turns to leave, but Morgana walks out of the tent after him.]

MORGANA
I wish to bathe.

KENDRICK
You wish to bathe?

MORGANA
I am the King’s ward and accustomed to certain standards. I am sure you are quite contented to stink like a pig, but I am not.

KENDRICK
The Lady Morgana wishes to bathe! Who wants to help me guard her?

[Coarse laughter.]


[INT. KING’S PALACE, COUNCIL CHAMBER OF DOOM – DAY]

ARTHUR
Morgana’s party hasn’t returned to Camelot. There’s no sign of her anywhere.

UTHER
Send riders to the outlying villages. I want every guard, every sentry looking for her.

ARTHUR
Dispatch them immediately.


[EXT. FOREST – DAY] [Morgana begins to undress by a stream, two men guarding her and Gwen.]

KENDRICK
You may find the water a little icy.

MORGANA
I’m sure I’ll manage. If you were any kind of gentleman, you’d give me some privacy.

KENDRICK
Well, unfortunately for you I am no kind of gentleman. Now get on with it.

[Morgana removes her outer garment and the second bandit lets go of Gwen.]

MORGANA
You can at least turn your backs.

KENDRICK
So you can make a run for it. Do you think I’m that stupid?

MORGANA
I think you’re very stupid.

[Gwen pulls Kendrick’s sword, Morgana hits him, Gwen tosses her the sword and she slashes both men.]

MORGANA
Run! No, no, this way!

[Gwen stumbles and hurts her ankle, Morgana stops and goes back to her.]

GWEN Run!

MORGANA
Put your arm around my shoulder, come on!

GWEN
No, no, no. We’ll never outrun them, you must go on without me!

MORGANA
I’m not leaving you behind!

GWEN
Morgana, go! Please! You must get help!

MORGANA
Take this.

[Morgana hands Gwen the sword.]

GWEN
Go!

[Morgana runs. Gwen hides behind a tree, then jumps out and takes down the man pursuing them. Morgana stops when she hears the man’s scream, then continues running.]


[EXT. FOREST, ROAD – DAY] [Arthur, Merlin & Co. arrive at the scene of the first attack.]

ARTHUR
Check to see if anyone’s alive! It’s Mercian craftsmanship.

MERLIN
Arthur. It’s a ransom note! They’ve taken Morgana hostage.

ARTHUR
Tracks lead off this way.

[Arthur, Merlin & Co. sneak through the woods. Arthur hears running footsteps, exchanges his sword for a crossbow, and jumps out of hiding to find a startled Morgana.]

ARTHUR
Where’s Guinevere?


[EXT. FOREST – DAY] [Gwen is surrounded by bandits.]

KENDRICK
How could you let her escape?! Eh?! You bring me the servant! She’s worthless to us!

[Kendrick grabs Gwen’s face to look her over. He takes Morgana’s dress and cloak and shoves them at her.]

KENDRICK
Put ’em on.

GWEN
What are you going to do with me?

KENDRICK
Hengist has never met the Lady Morgana. For all he knows, you could be Uther Pendragon’s ward.

GWEN
I will not impersonate my mistress.

KENDRICK
Then you will die where you stand.

[Kendrick puts a sword to Gwen’s throat.]


[INT. KING’S PALACE, COUNCIL CHAMBER OF DOOM – NIGHT] [Morgana enters with Arthur.]

UTHER
It’s such a relief to see you safe. I couldn’t bear the thought of anyone harming you.

MORGANA
The bandits still have Gwen.

ARTHUR
I believe they were Mercian. We’ve received reports that Hengist has crossed the border.

UTHER
Hengist?

MORGANA
You must send a rescue party.

UTHER If
Hengist is holding her, it would take a small army to rescue your maid.

MORGANA
We can’t abandon her!

UTHER
How many men would you have me sacrifice to save a servant?

MORGANA
As many as it takes! Gwen gave herself up so that I might escape. I owe her my life.

UTHER
She did so willingly, and she will be honoured for it.

MORGANA
I don’t want her honoured, I want her rescued! She is more than just my maid. She’s my friend.

UTHER
A servant is of no value to these bandits. I fear she’s dead already.

MORGANA
No! We cannot give up hope! Arthur? I’m begging you. You have to do something.

ARTHUR
My father’s right. I’m afraid there’s nothing we can do.

MORGANA
How can you say that?! How can you live with yourselves?! All of you!


[EXT/INT. HENGIST’S FORTRESS, MAIN HALL – NIGHT] [Gwen is escorted inside.]

HENGIST
Kendrick, I was beginning to think you’d failed me.

KENDRICK
May I present the Lady Morgana.

HENGIST
You’re as beautiful as they say, Lady Morgana.

GWEN
I demand that you release me immediately!

HENGIST
Just as soon as Uther Pendragon pays your ransom. In the meantime, you’ll be my guest.

GWEN
Do not flatter yourself. I am not your guest! I am your prisoner!

HENGIST
As you wish. Take her to the dungeon.


[INT. KING’S PALACE, ARTHUR’S CHAMBERS – NIGHT] [Morgana bursts in.]

MORGANA
How can you be so heartless?! Gwen is the most kind, loyal person that you would ever meet, and she has been more than a friend to all of us! and you would leave her at the mercy of those animals!

ARTHUR
Morgana…

MORGANA
Have you no shame? Do you think of no one but yourself?

ARTHUR
Morgana…

MORGANA
I knew you were many things, Arthur Pendragon, but I didn’t know you were a gutless coward!

ARTHUR
Morgana! Perhaps if you would stop shouting at me for one second, you would notice that I am packing.

MORGANA
You’re going after Gwen.

ARTHUR
Of course I’m going after her. What do you take me for? I couldn’t disagree with Father in public.

MORGANA
Arthur? Bring her home.


[INT. KING’S PALACE, PHYSICIAN’S CHAMBERS – NIGHT] [Merlin emerges from his chamber.]

GAIUS
I suppose you and Arthur are going after Gwen.

MERLIN
Gaius, don’t even think about telling me not to go. There’s nothing you can say that will stop me.

GAIUS
I wasn’t going to try and stop you, Merlin. All I ask is you make sure you come back safely, too.


[EXT. KING’S PALACE, MAIN SQUARE – NIGHT] [Merlin and Arthur hide behind a cart and peek around it at Camelot’s guards.]

ARTHUR
I’ll fetch the horses, you distract the guards.

MERLIN
Wha…how do I do that?

ARTHUR
I don’t know. Do I have to think of everything?

[Arthur leaves.]

MERLIN
Binne tófléon.

[the spell rolls some barrels near guards. they approach it warily.]

MERLIN
álíese.

GUARDS
Whoa!

[the spell stands the barrel upright.]

MERLIN
Swéor þá.

[Merlin accidentally sends too many rolling too fast. Arthur returns.]

ARTHUR
What did you do? I said distract them, not knock them out!

MERLIN
There’s just no pleasing you sometimes.


[INT. HENGIST’S FORTRESS, MAIN HALL – NIGHT] [Boisterous feasting.]

HENGIST
Silence! Our royal guest, Lady Morgana has grown bored! She needs entertaining.

[Bandit laughter. Hengist nods to someone. A gate opens to a cage and a gladiator struts out.]

HENGIST
Bring on the challenger.

[Lancelot jogs into the cage. Gwen and Lancelot exchange surprised looks.]

HENGIST
Only one of you will emerge from the cage alive. Do you accept the challenge?

[Lancelot bows to Hengist. A cage match ensues. Lancelot wins and spares the man’s life; he exits cage and goes to Hengist. Hengist tosses Lancelot a sack of coins; Gwen glares at Lancelot suspiciously.]

HENGIST
What is your name?

LANCELOT
My name is Lancelot.

HENGIST
You have proved yourself to be a skilful warrior. I believe you may even have impressed our royal guest, Lady Morgana.

[Surprised, Lancelot bows to her.]

LANCELOT
My Lady.

HENGIST (laughs)
Next time you fight, do not expect any mercy. Release the Wildren.

[The cage door opens and an R.O.U.S. emerges to eat the screaming gladiator.]


[EXT. FOREST – NIGHT] [Merlin nods sleepily as he and Arthur ride through the woods. Merlin falls off his horse.]

ARTHUR
What are you doing, Merlin?

MERLIN
I must’ve fallen asleep. Ugh, I’m exhausted. *sigh* I can barely keep my eyes open.

[Arthur opens his canteen and throws water on Merlin’s face.]

MERLIN
Thank you. I feel so much better.

ARTHUR
Guinevere’s life is at stake. We cannot afford to waste a second.

MERLIN
Ugh.


[INT. HENGIST’S FORTRESS, DUNGEON – NIGHT] [Gwen sits curled up in her prison cell. Lancelot comes to her window.]

LANCELOT
Gwen.

GWEN
Lancelot.

LANCELOT
I could not believe my eyes when I saw it was you.

GWEN
I thought my mind was deceiving me.

LANCELOT
Why does Hengist think you are Lady Morgana?

GWEN
He believes he’s holding Morgana to ransom. When no ransom is paid he will realise the truth and then he will throw me to those beasts.

LANCELOT
I will not allow that to happen.

GWEN
What are you doing here? Are you one of Hengist’s men?

LANCELOT
No.

GWEN
What became of you after you left Camelot?

LANCELOT
There are few opportunities for men like me. So I’ve been earning a living the only way that I know: with a sword in my hand. It seems it is my destiny to entertain men like Hengist.

GWEN
I don’t believe that of you. You were so full of hope.

LANCELOT
I was wrong. The world is not like that.

GWEN
I still see the hope in you. I do not accept it is gone.

LANCELOT
I have thought of you often. Have you thought of me at all?

GWEN
I thought I would never see you again.

[They hear a door being unlocked.]

GWEN
Someone’s coming.

LANCELOT
No matter what it takes, I will find a way to get you out of here. I will.


[EXT. FOREST – DAY] [Merlin sleeps under a tree. Arthur pours water over his face.]

ARTHUR
Merlin.

MERLIN
What’s happening? How long was I asleep for?

ARTHUR
Long enough.

MERLIN
Did you get some rest?

ARTHUR
Couldn’t sleep.

MERLIN
I’ve never seen you like this. About anyone.

ARTHUR
What are you talking about?

MERLIN
Gwen. You really care about her, don’t you?

ARTHUR
What I care about is not wasting any more time talking. Let’s get moving.


[INT. HENGIST’S FORTRESS, DUNGEON – DAY] [Gwen’s sitting very stiffly on her prison bed. cell door is unlocked and Hengist enters. she stands up sharply.]

HENGIST
I’ve not yet received word from Uther that he intends to pay your ransom. I was informed that the King was extremely fond of his ward. Are you not surprised he is content to leave you here to die?

GWEN
How can I know the King’s mind when I am locked in your stinking cell?

HENGIST
If I do not hear from Uther by dawn tomorrow, this stinking cell will be the last place you ever see.

[Hengist cackles and exits, slaming the cell door shut. Gwen slumps onto the prison bed, distressed.]


[EXT. FOREST, TUNNELS – DAY] [Arthur and Merlin look at a map.]

ARTHUR
The ransom was supposed to be delivered to the Veil of Danaria. If they’re holding Gwen anywhere, it has to be there. Which means, it’d save a day’s riding if we cut through the tunnels of Andor.

MERLIN
Oh, no. I know that face. I’m not going to like this, am I? What’s in the tunnels?

ARTHUR
They’re…infested with Wildren.

MERLIN
What are Wildren?

ARTHUR
Well, they’re like giant…baby rats.

MERLIN
Baby rats? They don’t sound so bad.

ARTHUR
They feast on human flesh.

MERLIN
Maybe we should go over the mountains.

[Arthur walks over to inspect some bushes.]

MERLIN
Er…what are you doing?

ARTHUR
Wildren are completely blind, they hunt by sense of smell. Gaia berries will put them off the scent. So, if we smear ourselves with them, perhaps we can pass through the tunnels undetected.

[Arthur smears his face with the berries. Merlin starts to smear some berries on his face too.]

MERLIN
Oh! Oh, these stink! Oh, they’re really bad.

ARTHUR
Perhaps you’d prefer to be eaten alive.

MERLIN
Pass me some more, will you?


[INT. TUNNELS OF ANDOR – DAY] [Merlin and Arthur walk through the tunnels.]

MERLIN
Ah! I just stood on something.

ARTHUR
That was my foot.

MERLIN
Oh, sorry. How much further is it?

ARTHUR
Shh! Wildren coming this way.

[They hide.]

ARTHUR
Whatever happens, keep completely still.


[INT. HENGIST’S FORTRESS, DUNGEON – DAY] [Lancelot sneaks up to Gwen’s cell.]

LANCELOT
Gwen.

GWEN
Lancelot.

LANCELOT
I was terrified I might find your cell empty.

GWEN
There’s been no word from Uther. I fear Hengist is growing suspicious.

LANCELOT
You must keep up the pretence. I will not allow you to die here.

GWEN
What about you?

LANCELOT
I have little to live for.

GWEN
Do not say that.

LANCELOT
It’s the truth. For all my words, for all that I believed, I have come to nothing.

GWEN
You are everything that is right with this world.

LANCELOT
I did not know you felt that way.

GWEN
I didn’t even know I could feel this way about someone.

LANCELOT
Then you have given me a reason to live. Be ready. I will come for you before nightfall.


[EXT. FOREST, STREAM – DAY] [Arthur and Merlin wash off the Gaia berries by a stream.]

ARTHUR
Gaia berries worked. Huh.

MERLIN
You didn’t know if they worked?

ARTHUR
Not for sure.

MERLIN
Now you tell me?! Oh! Oh, what’s that Wildren eating? It’s all right. It’s just Merlin. You trying to get us both killed?

ARTHUR
I’m sorry. I shouldn’t’ve risked your life like that.

MERLIN
Well, they do say love makes you do strange things.

ARTHUR
What are you talking about?

MERLIN
Why can’t you just admit your feelings for Gwen?

[Arthur scoffs.]

MERLIN
It’s so obvious. A blind man could see it. Is it really that hard to admit you like her? Just say it.

ARTHUR
I can’t! How can I admit that I think about her all the time. Or that…I care about her more than anyone. How can I admit that…I don’t know what I’ll do if any harm comes to her?

MERLIN
Why can’t you?

ARTHUR
Because nothing can ever happen between us! To admit my feelings knowing that…hurts too much.

MERLIN
Who’s to say nothing can happen?

ARTHUR
My father won’t let me rescue a servant. Do you honestly believe he’d let me marry one?

MERLIN
You want to marry Gwen?

ARTHUR
No! No…I…I don’t know…It’s all talk, and that’s all it can ever be.

MERLIN
When you’re King, you can change that.

ARTHUR
I can’t expect Guinevere to wait for me.

MERLIN
If she feels as you do, she’ll wait for you.

ARTHUR
We don’t even know if she’s still alive.

MERLIN
No, she is. We will find her.

ARTHUR
Come on. We’ve got a long trek ahead. Oh, and Merlin…if you dare tell anyone about this, I promise I will make your life a living hell.

MERLIN
You mean, more than you already do?

ARTHUR
Yeah.

MERLIN
We could talk about your feelings while you walk.

ARTHUR
Shut up, Merlin.


[INT. HENGIST’S FORTRESS, MAIN HALL – DAY] [Bandits shove Gwen into the cage where Hengist is waiting.]

HENGIST
Morgana. Morgana! I keep asking myself, “Why does Uther not pay the ransom? He’s a rich man, why would he leave his beloved ward to suffer a slow and terrible death?”

GWEN
I don’t know. Please. Please…

[Gwen backs up into the corner of the cage and Hengist grabs one of her hands.]

HENGIST
It must be very upsetting to know that Uther has abandoned you. It seems like no one in the world cares for you.

GWEN
I don’t know why he doesn’t pay. Please, I don’t know.

HENGIST
Take her to her cell. Bring Kendrick to me. Perhaps he can tell me why the Lady Morgana has the hands of a serving girl.


[INT. HENGIST’S FORTRESS, DUNGEON – DAY] [Gwen is thrown into her cell. She curls up under Morgana’s cloak and cries. Lancelot drugs the guards.]


[INT. HENGIST’S FORTRESS, MAIN HALL – DAY] [Kendrick is thrown into the cage.]

KENDRICK
No! No, wait! Wait, Hengist! Hengist, wait. We did, we did capture the Lady Morgana, but, but…she escaped.

HENGIST
So who, exactly, do I have in my dungeon?

KENDRICK
Lady Morgana’s maid.

HENGIST
Thank you for being so honest. Release the Wildren.

KENDRICK
No! No, please! I’m begging you! Hengist! Hengist, please! Please, Hengist! HENGIST!


[INT. HENGIST’S FORTRESS, DUNGEON – DAY] [Lancelot opens the door to Gwen’s cell and takes her hand.]

LANCELOT
We haven’t a moment to lose.

[They run down a dark tunnel. Hengist goes to Gwen’s cell, which is open.]

HENGIST
Ah! Find them! Bring her to me alive!

[Gwen and Lancelot stop in the tunnels.]

LANCELOT
Follow this tunnel. It will take you out beyond the castle walls. I will buy you as much time as I can.

GWEN
I am not leaving you.

LANCELOT
You must.

GWEN
No. I will not leave you here to die.

LANCELOT
I would die for you 100 times over. Live for me, or everything that I am has been for nothing.

GWEN
As long as I live, my feelings for you will never fade.

LANCELOT
Run. Don’t stop running until you are well away from here. [she hesitates.] Run. Run.

[Lancelot fights off bandits. Gwen runs, pauses when she hears a yell, then keeps running.]


[EXT. HENGIST’S FORTRESS – NIGHT] [Arthur and Merlin view the fortress from their hiding spot in the woods.]

ARTHUR
We’ll have to scale the walls.

MERLIN
Maybe there’s another way in.

ARTHUR Why don’t you go an knock on the front gate? I’m sure if you ask nicely, they’ll hand Guinevere over to you.


[INT. HENGIST’S FORTRESS, MAIN HALL – NIGHT] [Lancelot is tied up in the cage, bandits laughing and jeering at him.]

HENGIST
Before you die, I can promise you the most unimaginable pain.

LANCELOT
You can do what you will with me. I do not care. You can do no harm to Guinevere.

HENGIST
Oh, was that her name, huh? The serving girl? And you really believe she’s worth dying for?

LANCELOT
She is worth more to me that you will ever understand.

[Hengist nods, the gate is opened, Gwen is dragged into the cage.]

HENGIST
You thought she got away. No. You failed her. And that must hurt you “more than I will ever understand.”


[EXT. HENGIST’S FORTRESS, WALL – NIGHT] [Merlin and Arthur scale the wall.]

ARTHUR
You really are completely useless, aren’t you, Merlin?

MERLIN
It’s…harder than it looks. Oh, now you’re just showing off.


[INT. HENGIST’S FORTRESS – NIGHT] [Arthur and Merlin peek around a corner inside the fortress to see some bandits.]

ARTHUR
You distract them. I’ll knock them out.

MERLIN
How do I distract them?

[Arthur puts his arm around Merlin and then shoves him into the room.]

BANDIT
What are you doing there?

MERLIN
Nothing. Actually, it’s a funny story. I was out walking and I took a wrong turn and here I am. Do you know the way to the Veil of Danaria?

BANDIT
Who are you?

MERLIN
Me? Er, I’m no one…It’s him you need to worry about.

[Arthur knocks them out. they dress in the bandits’ clothes and drag the bandits into a corner.]

MERLIN
That actually worked pretty well.


[INT. HENGIST’S FORTRESS, MAIN HALL – NIGHT] [Bandits laugh at Gwen and Lancelot who are tied to each other in the cage.]

HENGIST
What do you say?! Shall I spare them?

BANDITS (laugh)
Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill…!

GWEN
I am sorry. This is my fault.

LANCELOT
You have nothing to be sorry for. You reminded me of who I am. I will die with faith in my heart. That is worth more than anything.

HENGIST
Release the Wildren!

[Arthur and Merlin enter the room. Arthur jumps into the cage and pulls off his mask.]

GWEN
Arthur!

[Arthur frees them, tosses Lancelot a sword, pulls Gwen behind them while they fend off the Wildren.]

ARTHUR
What are you doing here, Lancelot?

LANCELOT
I came to save Gwen. What about you?

ARTHUR
Likewise. Get behind us.

[Hengist aims a crossbow at the three in the cage.]

MERLIN
Ic bebíede fealle.

[The chandelier crashes, but Hengist dodges it.]

ARTHUR
The tunnel, that’s our only chance. Merlin! Don’t sit there cowering, let’s go!

HENGIST
After them!

[Merlin jumps over the cage wall and Hengist enter through the door.]

LANCELOT
Take Guinevere! I’ll hold them off.

GWEN
No!

ARTHUR
Guinevere, we have to go!

[Arthur grabs Gwen and takes her down the tunnel.]

MERLIN
*spell*

[The rope breaks and gate falls, trapping Hengist in with the Wildren.]

HENGIST
Open the gate! Ah!

LANCELOT
I see you’re still up to your old tricks, Merlin.

MERLIN
It’s probably best you don’t tell anyone about that.

[The four stop running when they reach locked bars at the end of the tunnel. Arthur tries to break chain.]

LANCELOT
Good to see you both. Where are your knights?

ARTHUR
It’s just us.

[Lancelot looks at Merlin in surprise.]

ARTHUR
Got to keep moving.

[Arthur breaks open the gate. Lancelot offers Gwen a hand to help her up. She takes it with a smile. Merlin catches her look and turns to Arthur. Arthur notices, too, and looks away uncomfortably. Gwen exits first, then Merlin.]

LANCELOT
Thank you, Arthur. We owe you our lives.

[Arthur nods and they exit.]


[EXT. FOREST, CAMP – NIGHT] [The four sit around a campfire. Arthur pouts at Gwen.]

LANCELOT
I’m surprised you would undertake such a rescue mission…with just the two of you.

ARTHUR
My father would not risk the lives of his knights for a servant.

LANCELOT
And yet you disobeyed him and came here anyway.

ARTHUR
Truth is, I only came because Morgana begged me.

GWEN
I think I will get some rest.

ARTHUR
We should all get some rest.

LANCELOT
I’ll stand guard for a while.

MERLIN
I’ll just…sit here, then.


[EXT. FOREST, CAMP – NIGHT] [When Gwen and Arthur fall asleep, Merlin sits down next to Lancelot.]

LANCELOT
Is it true that Arthur came to rescue Gwen because “Morgana begged him”? He has feelings for her, doesn’t he?

MERLIN
What about you? Do you have feelings for Gwen?

LANCELOT
My feelings do not matter. I will not come between them. Tell Gwen…tell Gwen that she has changed me forever, but some things cannot be.

[Arthur is off somewhere in the woods. Merlin puts fire out and Gwen wakes.]

GWEN
Where’s Lancelot? Where is he?

MERLIN
He’s gone.

GWEN
No.

MERLIN
He said that some things can’t be. He wanted you to know that you’ve changed him forever.

[Arthur approaches.]

ARTHUR
We have a long walk ahead of us.

[Merlin walks home while Gwen and Arthur ride the horses.]


[INT. KING’S PALACE, GRIFFIN STAIRCASE – DAY] [Morgana stands on the Griffin landing staring worriedly out the window. Arthur walks up the stairs.]

ARTHUR
Morgana. There’s someone here to see you.

[Arthur steps aside and Gwen runs into Morgana’s arms.]

MORGANA
Gwen! I thought I’d never see you again.

[Arthur gives Gwen a pouty look as she hugs Morgana. He sulks off down the steps.]


[EXT. KING’S PALACE, MAIN SQUARE – DAY] [Merlin and Arthur walk down the castle steps into the Square. Arthur nods to a cute older couple walking arm in arm.]

MERLIN
Look on the bright side, you’ve still got me.

ARTHUR
Is that supposed to cheer me up?

MERLIN
Thought it might.

ARTHUR
You really are a complete idiot, aren’t you, Merlin?

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