Merlin: All is well now. I feel fine.
Gaius: For now, the serpent is dormant. But when it wakes, your mind will be Morgana's. Nothing will stop you from killing Arthur.
Merlin: How can we get rid of it if it keeps growing back?
Gaius: There is only one way I'm afraid... you have to kill the mother beast.
Merlin: The creature that lives in Morgana's hut? Great. How long have I got? How long before this thing wakes up?
Gaius: A day, no more. And I wouldn't face her alone.
Merlin: (Getting ready to leave) Oh, don't worry. I won't be there at all. Well, not exactly. She won't recognise me if I'm 80 years old!
Gaius: And what shall I say if Arthur asks for you?
Merlin: (Leaving Gaius' chambers) Tell him I'm anywhere! (Opens the dooragain) Anywhere but the tavern!