The Darkest Hour Part 1 was a superb episode and season four premiere of Merlin. I really enjoyed watching this episode though I wish there would have been a recap as I felt the story picked up with little known about what happened after the end of last season. This was a great episode to start off October as it had some scary themes. The scene where Morgana was at the Isle of the Blessed was pretty cool visually. I think she may have some regrets but that is yet to be seen. There were lots of things going on with the various characters, and Merlin had a lot of character growth as he vowed to stay by Arthur's side no matter what. A few intrigues have already been revealed, and I look forward to finding out what happens next!!!!!!!