Darkness steals into the very heart of Camelot as Morgana and her puppet Queen hatch a sinister plan to murder the King. But when stablehand Tyr Seward becomes caught in the crossfire, he threatens to ruin everything. As the plot thickens and reaches its deadly climax, can a suspicious Merlin unravel the truth before it’s too late?
Four pictures from the episode, written by Jake Michie and directed by Alice Troughton, have been released by the BBC today.
Brief details for episode 8 - currently scheduled to be broadcast at 8pm on Saturday 24th November - have been given by the BBC. The title is yet to be announced but it guest-stars John Shrapnel as Sarrum, Matthew Clancy as Albin, Alfie Stewart as Daegal, and Mitch Benn as Gerrin.
When Merlin agrees to help a young Druid boy, Daegal, he has no choice but to leave Camelot on a dangerous mission. And with the citadel distracted by the visit of the fearsome Sarrum of Amata, it seems that no-one will notice his absence. But as the sky darkens so do Merlin's suspicions - is there more to Daegal than meets the eye? And can a man as ruthless as the Sarrum ever really be trusted? Before long, the young warlock realises he's made a terrible mistake.
Pictures from it are yet to be released.
UPDATE - 15TH NOVEMBER: Episode 8 will be called The Hollow Queen.