I have been watching Merlin and I’ve gotten through the first three seasons rather quickly. Season 2 had a great ending, and the story gets a bit better this time around. This one has Morgana take her first real steps into becoming a witch of dark magic.
Merlin has kept what happened to Morgana secret. King Uther and Prince Arthur just think she’s missing. However Morgause had saved Morgana from Merlin’s poison, and taught her much in the ways of evil. She returns to Camelot as if she had really been missing.
She plays the role as the King’s innocent ward, but secretly wants him dead. Only Merlin (and later Gaius) know her true feelings, but since she’s the King’s ward, they can’t accuse her without proof. When Morgana comes back it seems she cares little for Arthur, Gwen, or Merlin anymore, and is just waiting for the day she gets her revenge.
I’d say the third season was a tad better than the second. I liked Morgana’s turn to evil, Arthur and Gwen’s relationship, and when Merlin turned himself into an old man for a day. If you liked the first two seasons, I can’t see someone being disappointed with this one.