Queen Igraine

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Queen Igraine

Background

Igraine is the queen of Britain. Her husband is King Uther, her son is Arthur and her step-daughter is Morgan. Igraine's former husband is the Old Duke of Cornwall.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 1 Homecoming played by Claire Forlani

Uther is told he has a visitor and he is surprised to see Morgan. Igraine walks into the banquet hall and Morgan calls her a whore and Uther slaps her. Morgan offers to give forgiveness to Uther for murdering her mother and banishing her. Uther tells her that she is no longer welcome home and tells her to leave. During the feast, Uther eats from the soup and starts to choke. Merlin runs into the castle and Igraine asks him to help Uther. Merlin tells Uther that he is going to die and has him sign a will leaving Britain to Arthur. Igraine is then banished from the castle by Morgan. King Lot and Morgan arrive at the castle and Morgan denies that Arthur is Uther's son. Igraine walks into the hall and says that Arthur is her and Uther's son and Lot and Morgan leave. Later, Igraine tells Arthur that she was forbidden from looking for him.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 2 The Sword and the Crown played by Claire Forlani

Igraine apologizes to Ector for the death of Arthur's Foster Mother. A Messenger rides up to Camelot and says that someone is trying to pull the sword from the stone. Arthur manages to pull the sword from the stone, but is injured in the process. He is bandaged by Igraine, Ector and Kay. Arthur regains consciousness and has his coronation ceremony and the Archbishop crowns Arthur king. Igraine tells Merlin that he hasn't aged at all since they last met 20 years ago.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 3 Guinevere played by Claire Forlani

Igraine shows Guinevere and Bridget to their room and asks Guinevere if she loves Leontes and Guinevere tells her that she doesn't even know if she knows the word love.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 4 Lady of the Lake played by Claire Forlani

The day after the wedding, Igraine is watching Arthur eat when Merlin offers her breakfast and suggests she go and eat with Arthur. She and Merlin then notice Arthur watching as Guinevere and Leontes kiss. Igraine walks up to Guinevere and tells her the worst thing a wife can do is heed the attention of someone other than her husband. Igraine tells Arthur that he will find another person to love besides Guinevere, but he just walks away.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 5 Justice played by Claire Forlani

Igraine finds Merlin in a lower level of the castle, but he tells her to leave him alone. She brings Merlin food and tells him of the tribunal Arthur is holding. Later, Merlin admits to Igraine what happened to Excalibur. They talk and she tells him that she dreamed of a husband that would treat her like an equal, but has yet to find one. Igraine tries to kiss Merlin, but he pushes her away.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 7 The Long Night played by Claire Forlani

Arthur, Kay, Igraine, Merlin, Guinevere, Leontes, Gawain, Brastias, Ulfius, and Bridget ride to Morgan's castle. When they arrive, Morgan greets Arthur and Igraine, who she apologizes to. During the feast Arthur's men get drunk and Morgan offers her love and devotion to Arthur. Igraine doesn't believe Morgan's words and tells Merlin that Morgan covets Arthur's throne. Dancers start dancing in front of the group and at the end of the dance stick swords in front of the diners. The Dancers leave with most of Arthur's men except, Arthur himself, and Leontes.

After dinner, Gawain goes back to watch over Arthur and the castle suddenly is attacked by flaming arrows. A Girl is surrounded by flames and Arthur goes to save her. Everyone gathers for a meeting and Morgan wonders who is attacking her and Merlin thinks Aldwulf, a warrior king from the east might be behind the attack. Igraine tells Guinevere and Bridget to be calm. Merlin tells Igraine that Morgan killed Uther. In the morning, Morgan's Captain returns and says that they defeated Aldwulf's men. Arthur and the others ride back to Camelot and Sybil brings food to a chained up Igraine, revealing the one riding with Arthur is really Morgan.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 8 Igraine played by Claire Forlani

Igraine gets forcibly cleaned by Sybil. Sybil chains Igraine up and then locks the door. She then shows Vivian, Igraine chained up. Igraine asks Vivian to help her, but Vivian walks away. Sybil tells Igraine that her own decisions have brought her to her current state. She calls Igraine a whore who sired a bastard and Igraine grabs Sybil with the chains and starts to choke her. Sybil calls for help and Donal threatens to kill Igraine if she doesn't release Sybil. Sybil is released and she tells Donal not to talk to Igraine. Later, Igraine asks Donal for help and he offers to help her if she has sex with him. As Donal is having sex with Igraine, she takes his knife and stabs him in the back and kills him. While Igraine is escaping, Vivian sees her, but lets her escape. As Igraine runs through Camelot, she sees herself, who tells her good morning.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 9 The Battle of Bardon Pass played by Claire Forlani

After Igraine sees herself standing at Camelot and telling her good morning, she thinks she has gone crazy. She walks towards her double and touches her. Her double tells her that she is her damaged soul and Igraine runs away. Igraine goes into her room and Merlin is confused by her behavior and her physical condition. She tells him that she saw herself staring back at her and that Sybil had her captive at Castle Pendragon. Merlin figures out that Morgan was impersonating her and they have to find out what Morgan learned. Guinevere accuses Igraine of telling Leontes about her affair.

Merlin and Igraine leave to bring Morgan back to Camelot to face charges. They ride into Morgan's castle and when Morgan comes out, Merlin accuses her of numerous charges. Injured Woman says that Morgan is the only one they can trust and Morgan and Sybil take Igraine and Merlin to where Igraine says she was tortured. The room has been transformed into a prayer room and Igraine realizes that Sybil is trying to make them look crazy to the locals. Merlin tells Morgan that she is under arrest and instead Merlin and Igraine are arrested. Merlin and Igraine are bound with ropes and dragged behind Morgan and Sybil as they ride to Camelot.

During the events of Camelot: Season 1 Episode 10 Reckoning played by Claire Forlani

Morgan arrives at Camelot with her entourage and Bridget tells her that Arthur is at Bardon Pass repelling an attack. A Camelot guard sees Igraine tied up and goes to untie her, but is stopped by a Pendragon guard and Sybil tells the crowd that Merlin and Igraine ransacked Castle Pendragon and threatened Morgan. Morgan has Igraine taken to her room and later accuses Igraine of turning Uther against her and then stabs her. Igraine then tells Morgan that she is the one that saved her and that Uther wanted to kill her. Merlin finds a dying Igraine and tries to use his magic to heal her, but she stops him and tells him to protect Arthur and then dies.