However, Nimue takes advantage of this and casts a spell which turns Merlin into a tree. Her gallery is here. For the episode, see "Nimue". After escaping a village being terrorized by Vortigan, Nimue meets Merlin and they eventually fall in love. Season Three: Peter Pan/Malcolm/Pied Piper • Wendy Darling • Ariel • Zelena/The Wicked Witch of the West • Glinda/The Good Witch of the South • The Wizard of Oz/Walsh • Elsa the Snow Queen • Tinker Bell • Blackbeard • Lumiere • Ursula the Sea Goddess • Jonathan • Dorothy Gale • The Witch of the East • Rapunzel • Rapunzel's Mother • Rapunzel's Father • Lost Boys • John Darling • Michael Darling • The Shadow • The Sheriff of Hamelin • Nana • Mary Darling • George Darling • Medusa • Prince Eric • Liam Jones • Roland Middlemist flowers are scattered in the forest. Directed by Romeo Tirone. Nimue was the true love of Merlin, before the forces of evil took her from him. Also its humanity, advancing the characterisation without softening any characters or making them standard archetypes and not losing what made them work. Granted, Merlin wasn't the most fascinating character going into tonight's show, but he's far more interesting coming out of it. It is written by Jane Espenson and directed by Romeo Tirone.  In her recap, she gave the performances high marks: "Y’know, when I get so frustrated with OUAT, it’s because it sets a high bar up against itself. 43 min As hook prepares to enact the Dark Curse, Merlin explains that he can only do so by crushing the heart of the one he loves most. As a human, Nimue had olive skin, brown hair and brown eyes. Seized by the grip of darkness, she becomes fearful Merlin will try to take away her powers and smashes the sword, severing the tip from the blade. As a Dark One, she has green skin and eyes, brown hair in a bun, and wears a long black cloak. She goads Emma into strangling Merlin, insisting that he is keeping Emma from being her true self as the Dark One, but Emma fights back, choosing the side of good over evil. (08 Nov 2015). Was this review helpful to you? However, Arthur refuses to give Merlin the sword, in hopes of obtaining more glory, before ordering Merlin to make the "intruders" disappear. Really loved the emotion of the episode, definitely one of the show's darkest as far as this and the previous episodes go. "Nimue" is the seventh episode of the fifth season of the American fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time, which aired on November 8, 2015. Colin O'Donoghue, Lana Parrilla and Rebecca Mader also do a lot with what they have. Both parties are tested, but one suffers a blow that could derail the entire operation. ("Nimue") Years pass, and more Dark Ones come and go, all of which try to steal the hat guarded by the Apprentice, but still fail. Evil Queen • Emma's Theme • A Happy Beginning. In "Episode 88: Operation Mongoose Part 2", the Apprentice said that Merlin had fought the first Dark One for some time (at least a few decades). Watched it without fail every time it came on and it was often a highlight of the week. ("Broken Heart"). With this act, Emma gains the strength to take the ember from Nimue, who ominously remarks that she'll be in Emma's head if her services are required again. 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. ("The Apprentice") Gorgon the Invincible ends up becoming the Dark One at one point, but his u… Nimue takes Merlin to her burnt village, Oxleigh, where they learn that Vortigan has been after the Holy Grail. All of us, as promised, in the flesh.. and now it's time to get to work, to do what Dark Ones do best... snuff out the light. Both series: Will Scarlet/The Knave of Hearts • Cinderella/Ashley Boyd • Robin Hood • Little John • Friar Tuck • Grumpy/Leroy • Cora/The Queen of Hearts • Caterpillar • Maleficent • Jafar • Dr. Lydgate, Season Two: "Broken" • "We Are Both" • "Lady of the Lake" • "The Crocodile" • "The Doctor" • "Tallahassee" • "Child of the Moon" • "Into the Deep" • "Queen of Hearts" • "The Cricket Game" • "The Outsider" • "In the Name of the Brother" • "Tiny" • "Manhattan" • "The Queen Is Dead" • "The Miller's Daughter" • "Welcome to Storybrooke" • "Selfless, Brave and True" • "Lacey" • "The Evil Queen" • "Second Star to the Right" • "And Straight On 'Til Morning" She is portrayed by Caroline Ford. "Nimue " is the seventh episode of the fifth season of ABC's Once Upon a Time. She is the former love of Merlin and the first Dark One. The desert was no more — only lush greenery and forests.
Nimue lived in a small village located in or around Camelot, before it was burnt to the ground. This allows the darkness within Vortigan's hear to infect and she immediately turns into a dark being, called the Dark One, with her skin turning a gold-ish green, and her eyes changing color. That power was never meant to be a weapon! Merlin: It does so also advancing the characterisation and the story.It is wonderful to see in "Nimue" how the maturity and confidence has grown so much, very like "The Dark Swan". Nimue breaks Excalibur, although the broken tip becomes the Dark One's Dagger. As Regina, Hook, David, and Robin sneak their way into the castle, Regina asked Mary Margaret to watch Zelena, with her cuff still on. They trek to the Flame of Prometheus, where Merlin uses a portion of the flame to reforge the Grail into Excalibur.