The Nathair serpent can cause the most exquisite pain not in the body of the victim but in their very soul. The snake was previously featured in episode 4x12 The Sword in the Stone Part 1.
Before the time of the Great Purge girls would be chosen at birth for the priesthood. They'd be taken away from their families and brought up as initiates in the Old Religion. Few succeeded to become High Priestesses for ordinary gifts were not enough. Only those possessed of exceptional magical power could ever hope to be one of The Nine. Those who failed were called the Bendrui and are practiced in potent magic.
In the old days there was a punishment born of powerful magic known as Ragaid, the ultimate warning from the High Priestess to her enemies. It made the victim's skin grow across their face until they were suffocated.
Finna and The Great Dragon are the ninth and tenth characters who address Merlin as 'Emrys'. Mordred did so in episodes 1x08 The Beginning of the End, episode 2x03 The Nightmare Begins, episode 2x11 The Witch's Quickening, episode 5x01 Arthur's Bane Part 1 and episode 5x02 Arthur's Bane Part 2, Taliesin in episode 3x05 The Crystal Cave, The Fisher King in episode 3x08 The Eye Of The Phoenix, Iseldir in episode 3x12 The Coming of Arthur Part 1 and 4x04 Aithusa, The Cailleach in episode 4x01 The Darkest Hour, Part 1, Lochru in episode 5x01 Arthur's Bane Part 1, The Euchdag in episode 5x02 Arthur's Bane Part 2 and Queen Mab in 5x06 The Dark Tower.
Morgana (4x01, 4x07, 5x10), Alator of the Catha (4x07, 5x10), Agravaine (4x07) and Gaius (4x07, 5x10) have also referred to him as 'Emrys'.
Goof: Tomatoes can be seen on Arthur's table twice. However, tomatoes were only known in Europe after Columbus brought them from America around 1498.
Goof: The number of bags that Merlin carries shifts from 4 to 5 between takes.
Goof: When Arthur falls down the cliff, the rocks falling after him are very bouncy.
Goof: Arthur and Gwen are perfectly dry right after coming out of the lake.
Goof: Mordred is standing close to Merlin when Gwen walks between both to get inside the lake. However, when Gwen progresses into the lake, Mordred is standing noticeably further apart.
The episode title, as evidenced by Arthur:
Arthur: Do you remember when I asked you to marry me? Do you remember what you said? You said: 'with all my heart'. That's what you said, Guinevere.
It is a reference to the words that Gwen said to Arthur when he asked her to marry him in episode 4x13 The Sword In The Stone, Part 2:
Arthur: Will you marry me?
Gwen: Yes! Yes, with all my heart!
The Dochraid is a creature of the earth and can't be harmed by regular weapons but Excalibur can. Her blood is green.
Gwen is under the influence of an ancient ritual of the Old Religion called the Teine Diaga, meaning The Sacred Fire. The ritual used the Mandrake Root to bring unimaginable terror to the victim to a point where their screams could be heard 20 leagues away. When it was finally over, their will was no longer their own and they were slaves of the high priestesses for eternity. The details of the ritual were revealed only to a handful of female initiates. Two of the people who truly know the old ways are Morgana Pendragon and the Dochraid.
The Teine Diaga has consumed Gwen's spirit, bound by the Silver Wheel for all eternity. Her body is nothing but an empty vessel filled by the will of another. Only the greatest of sorcerers could attempt to break the spell. That can only be done at the Cauldron of Arianrhod where the White Goddess is to be summoned. Gwen must them enter the cauldron because its waters hold the Goddess's power and only their touch can heal her. But Gwen must enter the water willingly. If she is tricked, forced or beguiled she will fall into the abyss and be lost forever. Once in the water, all the magic that binds her will fight back. Arthur must the one part of Gwen that has remained untouched by the evil of Morgana and that remains true: her love for him.
The banners in the Cauldron of Arianrhod mark the way for pilgrim as it is a sacred site for those who follow the Old Religion.
A spider can be seen crawling across Mordred's cloak in the scene where he talks to Arthur by the window.
Goof: Gwen's dress sleeve is already dripping wet before getting in the water.
Goof: In the scene where Merlin is bandaging Daegal's arm, the bandage Merlin puts on Daegal's arm is knotted/positioned differently in front shots and back shots.
Goof: In the scene where Merlin breaks into convulsions, he can be seen holding Daegal's hand against his chest with his left hand in the long shots and his right one in the close ups.
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