She tried to make Sefa feel comfortable in her presence, telling her that just because she was queen it didn't mean that Sefa had to hide things from her. Morgana Pendragon (formerly) †Elyan†Tom †Gwen's Mother †Arthur Pendragon †Knights of CamelotKnights of the Round TableGaiusMerlinMary HowdenJohn HowdenHunithDaegal † Under Agravaine’s influence, Arthur is forced to break up with Gwen due to her social status of being a servant and his of being a king. However, she is left heartbroken when she sees him with Vivian. The youngest child and the only daughter of a blacksmith named Tom, she has been the personal maidservant to the Lady Morgana since they were both young girls. Gwen is not among the group that goes to bring an end to Morgana’s reign but returns to Camelot after Morgana flees with her unconscious sister Morgause (The Coming of Arthur). Three years after becoming Queen, Gwen was present at Arthur's coronation anniversary dinner. Gwen must be under sime short of spell and dosent know what she is doing. Had Morgana not used the mandrake, it's not very likely that Gwen would willingly try to kill Arthur or undermine Camelot. Seriously probably the most difficult challenge ever and I don't really like how my vid turned out .. we had to take a person we love that is kind and make them evil! when Gwen goes to Arthur to thank him for his humility (Beauty and the Beast). The do have a lot in common, having magic, but want to fit into the rest of the world by keeping their gifts to themselves(or between a very select few). As time went on she began to stand up for herself. No Merlin, you did not. Gwen talks to Merlin about her experience. That will leave us four episodes to cover and resolve an awful lot. When Gaius confronted Agravaine about that, Gwen gives a speech to persuade Agravaine to reopen the city gates. Gwen and Merlin return to the throne room and find Isolde, a friend Arthur and Merlin had picked up during their travels, dying in the arms of her lover, Tristan. The recurring theme of her love affairs, whether by consent or abduction, has many variations. Still Merlin did play a hand in it delaying the assassin and giving Morgana enough time to save Uther’s life. Merlin later seeks her out and informs her that Arthur was under the control of a love potion and she is the only one who can break it. This torture ritual, known as the Tiana Diaga, is used to plunge fear into the victim's heart, leaving their mind and will to be controlled by the torturer, Morgana. Unwilling to come between Gwen and Arthur, Lancelot decided to depart, leaving a message for Gwen through Merlin saying that she had "changed him forever," but "some things cannot be" (Lancelot and Guinevere). Gwen also developed an unrequited crush on Merlin, attracted to the fact he was more or less the opposite of Arthur. She and Arthur begin to fall in love, though their different social classes form barriers. Uther was the main obstacle in her and Arthur’s relationship since Uther followed the tradition that forbid royals to mate with commoners or servants. After Gwen was brainwashed by Morgana, she exerted her control over Gwen to commit "evil acts." Other spellings of the name Guinevere include Guenevere, Guenna, Guinivere, Guinna, Gwenevere, Gwenivere, Gwenora, Gwenore, Gwynivere, and Gwynnevere. After Arthur’s death she fled to a nunnery where she remained until her death. This review contains spoilers. Fearing an unknown illness, the wife of the village elder goes to Camelot to ask for help. While visiting her father's grave with Elyan and the other knights, Gwen is attacked and abducted by Morgana, who takes her to the Dark Tower, where Gwen is confronted by twisted visions of the people she loves mocking her while Morgana offers her comfort and food. Sara. Will Arthur find out about Merlin's magic? Guinevere appears in the earliest stories of Arthur as his faithful wife. Although the knights, Merlin and Arthur manage to find her, Elyan is killed during the rescue. Gwen eventually dueled Morgana in Camelot, and asked her why she hated her so much. I don't expect someone like you to understand. Later her old love interest Lancelot and his friend Percival arrive. However, they are both reluctant to part ways and have since developed the habit of staring at each other intensely whenever they come into contact. Gwen took a liking to Lancelot, who had romantic feelings for her as soon as he met her. Behind the Scenes Gwaine on patrol spots the pair and pursues them however is knocked out by Morgana. It's possible that these issues will be covered in the next five episodes. After she is hit by an arrow, he visits her and heals her wound. Sefa also seemed to have high respect for Gwen and is evidently sorry that she had to betray her. Race: Merlin's ending: A lesson for storytellers - Brianna da Silva Merlin immediately suggested that despite disliking him as a person Gwen had a crush on Arthur although this was untrue and he teased her about her attraction to "rough, tough save-the-world" types (The Dragon's Call, Lancelot). I just want to mention how wonderful it was to see Merlin use his power as Dragon Lord to stop Aithusa from from attacking Arthur, Gwen, Mordred and himself. Merlin eventually finds out after a hunting trip with Arthur, when he sees Gwen instead of the deer’s reflection. They have a picnic in the woods, treating each other as equals. Luckily Merlin arrived just in time to rescue Guinevere and take her safely to Gaius. In the aftermath of Elyan's funeral, Gwen sneaks out to meet with Morgana, as she is under Morgana's influence. Mordred just leaned against the wall. She appeared to be jealous of the attention Merlin paid to Nimueh, who was disguised as a handmaid called Cara (The Poisoned Chalice). Morgana started off being a very kind woman who was Uther's ward. I think that she is only going to be evil for the next episode. Also, I am very curious to see how the writers are going to take Mordred from being a loyal, and grateful Knight, to Arthur's murderer. Before she was imprisoned by Uther’s decree, she cried out for Arthur and they shared another kiss before she was dragged away. Variants and derivatives of the name Guinevere include Gwen, Gwenesha, Gweness, Gwenessa, Gweneta, Gwenetta, Gwenette, Gweni, Gwenisha, Gwenishia, Gwenita, Gwenite, Gwenitta, Gwenitte, Gwenn, Gwenna, Gwenneta, Gwennete, Gwennetta, Gwennette, Gwennie, Gwenny, Gwenda, Gwinda, Gwynda, Gwynedd, and Gwendolyn. I certainly hope so. She turns, asking if anyone is there, when there is no reply, she continues walking. I trust you Arthur. Well, Lancelot was a shadow to begin with, meaning he wasn't "him". Uther: Hasn't been easy. She is unafraid to berate and challenge people in positions of power but she has confided in Arthur that she sometimes finds it difficult to express what was truly in her heart. Instead of going back to Camelot, she forces them to travel to a castle to the East that she knows of. When Gwen was in confinement, it was to Merlin that she shared her suspicions about Morgana. He banished her and sentenced her to death after finding out about her relationship with Arthur and being convinced by Morgana that Gwen had enchanted Arthur. As Arthur is dying, Leon tells Gwen that she must assume the throne and that she has the Knight's loyalty. The last time I wrote about Merlin on this blog, Gwen had just turned evil for no apparent reason, Elyan had just died in what I can only describe as the most pointless death ever and I was still clinging onto the hope that the makers of Merlin could turn this around and we would have a whole series of Magic!Merlin and Swordy!Arthur. It's the way she looks at you as if you were the enemy. I am curious to see how Gwen feels about being Morgana's pawn, and attempting more than once to kill the love of her life. However it was later shown that Gwen had actually never intended to execute Sefa and that it was only a plan to allow Camelot to catch her father, Ruadan who was the real threat. She was also very beautiful and attracted the attention of many people including Arthur, Lancelot, Gwaine and at least three of the villains, Agravaine, Helios and Hengist; indeed Hengist stated that she was as beautiful as Morgana (though Hengist had never met Morgana). After consulting with Gaius, Arthur sends Merlin as the substitute physician, with Gwen and the Knights of Camelot to fix the problem. When they arrived to Ealdor, Gwen was thankful for Hunith's attention with her and Hunith supported Gwen's idea that the women should fight; during the Battle of Ealdor Gwen saved Hunith from being killed by a bandit. "Ok, I'm sorry to interrupt this little feelings fest, but am I the only one wondering why we're even here?" When she is arrested for witchcraft she protests her innocence to Uther and Arthur (The Mark of Nimueh). Guinevere is the only woman to have sat at the Round Table alongside her husband, brother, Merlin, Gaius and the other knights. Morgana had a close friendship with her maidservant Gwen, Arthur and Merlin at this point in time.Morgana eventually discovered that she had the gift of prophecy which was something that frightened her immensely. She praises him for standing up to Arthur Pendragon, the Prince of Camelot, when he was bullying one of the servants. Gwen is very wise and mature for her young age. This conviction only propels the never ending circle of fate to lead to Merlin's biggest fear. Plus, the fact that Arthur found out that Merlin had magic whilst he was mortally wounded meant that it was even more difficult for Bradley to properly react (although, I still loved his performance). He even physically slapped her across the face when she stood up for herself against his accusations of enchanting Arthur, telling Uther that he would never understand what it is like to love someone. She is separated from him when she was exiled from Camelot by Arthur due to her 'affair' with the shade Lancelot and believed that she would never see him again. d Helios’ plans to capture Camelot, and how they are aided by Agravaine. Gwen also displayed some profiency at wielding a sword, enough to defeat many knights during the battle of Camelot. Gwen on the other hand was exposed to the mandrake root which allowed Morgana to gain control of Gwen's mind. Why did Morgana turn to darkness? I still love the show, I just think they are dragging the whole Morgana and Gwen thing out WAY too much. When Morgana suggests it to Arthur, Gwen and Arthur decide to spend a day together away from the city. They drug her with Belladonna and travel to seek the help of "the Dolma" (Merlin in disguise) at the waters of Dochraid. However, she was visibly distraught on his wedding day, but when Arthur stopped the wedding she was relieved. Merlin was rescued later by Arthur and Gwaine (he had previously been held captive by Morgana, and, under her influence, on a new mission to kill Arthur) and Gwen was happy for her friend's return, even serving Arthur (something Merlin would usually do) as she thought he needed rest. Oh, also about 1.03, I just thought I’d mention that Gwen&Merlin are the cutest thing ever. Though they saw little of each other as adults, due to Leon being a knight and Gwen being a servant, she broke Leon out of prison and helped him escape Camelot when Morgana was queen. When Gwen was captured by Hengist’s men, Arthur goes to rescue her, against Uther’s will. Despite her dislike for Uther, she looked after him when he was broken by Morgana’s betrayal, but her indifference increased, which was clear when she told Gaius that she only did it for Arthur’s and not for Uther’s sake. Magic was evil, after all, and Merlin was too stupid to be evil. She watches in awe as Merlin, disguised as Dragoon the Great, smites Morgana's forces and chastises Aithusa. After these events, Gwen goes to Ealdor, Merlin's hometown, where she is looked after by Hunith, Merlin's mother. We have to figure out who did this and why they did this," Merlin agreed. 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