Alice, an old flame of Gaius', shows up in Camelot and Merlin is happy to see another side to his mentor. After finding out though that she is under the influence of a Manticore, Merlin has no choice but to tell Gaius of her evil intentions. Gaius and Merlin end up falling out when Gaius refuses to believe the truth about Alice.
Merlin is a young warlock who arrives in the kingdom of Camelot after his mother arranges for him to stay with the court physician, Gaius. He discovers that the king, Uther Pendragon, has outlawed magic and imprisoned the last great dragon deep under the kingdom.
The dragon tells Merlin that he plays an important role: to protect Uther's son, Arthur, who will bring forth a great kingdom. When Merlin meets Arthur, he believes that he is arrogant and Arthur, likewise, views Merlin as subservient. Merlin must keep his magic secret or face being executed by Uther.
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