Season 5, Episode 7
Featured Character Merlin
Air date November 8th, 2015
Written by Jane Espenson
Directed by Romeo Tirone
Episode Guide
The Bear and the Bow

Nimue is the seventh episode of Season 5. It aired on November 8th, 2015.


In Camelot, Merlin spearheads a mission to reunite the dagger with Excalibur so he can use the weapon to save Emma from the darkness threatening her soul. With Zelena in tow, Hook, Mary Margaret, David, Regina and Robin steal into Arthur's castle to take the broken sword from the maniacal king. Meanwhile, Merlin brings Emma along on a journey to confront his ancient nemesis and retrieve the sacred spark he’ll need to reforge Excalibur. Both parties are tested, but one suffers a blow that could derail the entire operation. In a flashback to long before the Age of Arthur, young Merlin finds purpose after he is blessed with magic and immortality, but when he falls in love with a young refugee named Nimue, everything changes for Merlin, as their romance starts a chain of events that touches every one of our present day heroes.



Guest StarringEdit


  • Max Haynes as Young Man
  • Jackie Minns as Woman
  • Darren Moore as Vortigan
  • Jason Simpson as Adda
  • Graham Verchere as Young Apprentice