The Sorcerer’s Apprentice The legendary magician Merlin was born in England in 740 AD. Balthazar Blake is Merlin’s master with Veronica Gorloisen and Maxim Horvath. This allows him to determine the Prime Merlinean who is the descendant of Merlin and the only person that has the ability to take on Morgana. Balthazar is searching for his descendant throughout history and is held by Morganians. They are sorcerers that want to liberate Morgana, Horvath included, from the layers of the Grimhold.
In 2000 in New York City. In 2000. Balthazar and Horvath struggle to control the Grimhold. Dave opens the Grimhold and then releases Horvath. The other students mock Dave for believing that he had seen the mystical. He later learns that the shop is shut and misdiagnosed as “glucose inadequacy”. Dave is able to keep the ring.
In the present, Dave is 20 years old and is a Physics student at New York University. He meets Becky who was his crush from childhood. When he is hit by lightning, he falls in love with her right away and repairs the mast that transmits at the radio station she works for. Horvath as well as Balthazar are freed from the ten year imprisonment sentence that was imposed by the Urn. Horvath is followed by Dave and the Grimhold. Balthazar helps Dave, riding an animated steel eagle taken from a Chrysler Building gargoyle. Balthazar initially refuses to help Dave who is in the psychiatric treatment since their first encounter. Balthazar is finally able to agree to leave the Grimhold. Balthazar locates the Grimhold to Chinatown, where Horvath has released Sun Lok the next Morganian. Dave falls in love with Becky, against Balthazar’s advice. Becky impressed him by performing ” Secrets” from OneRepublic using the Tesla coils he’s been playing with.
Horvath hires Drake Stone, a young Morganian magician, to assist him in winning the Grimhold back. They want to kill Dave but Balthazar is able to stop them. Horvath takes Dave to Balthazar and asks him for the details of his job. Balthazar discovers that Morgana is trapped in the Grimhold along with Veronica. Morgana is free and is able to cast a spell known as “The Rising” which will allow her to resurrect the sorcerers that died and lock them up in the entire world. As the Prim Merlinian, Dave is able of casting spells even without his ring (a focus that for any magician is the only way to utilize their powers) and is the sole person who can hinder her. Balthazar is not thrilled by the relationship between Dave and Becky and is willing to let him to meet Becky for an evening date. Dave uses magic to tidy his lab, but loses control of his animatronic mop for cleaning and has to cancel his date with Becky. Balthazar is able to save him, and he loses faith. Becky changes her thinking. He returns to his underground subway lab just as Drake and Horvath attempt to take out Balthazar and take over the Grimhold. Horvath, who does not need Drake and his parasite, casts the spell and is able to steal Drake’s magic as well the ring he wore.
Horvath releases the witch Abigail Williams and makes use of her as a weapon to get rid of Becky. Horvath then grabs Abigail Williams’s magic focus and pendant focus and threatens Becky with murder. Horvath turns on the Charging Bull statue and orders that it strike Balthazar. Dave arrives, shocked by Horvath, and connects the Tesla coil to Balthazar’s car. Balthazar’s falcon is able to fly away using the bull. Morgana is shocked when Becky interfering with the Rising Spell. Balthazar captures Morgana body and soul, and transfers it from Veronica to him, however Morgana is able to escape and attempts to ignite the two. Dave is able to stop her using his ring and succeeds, and proves that he’s the Prime Merlinean. Morgana launches plasma bolts at Balthazar, Veronica and Veronica. Balthazar dies when Veronica is able to intercept a bolt that was intended for his use. Dave then creates a larger Tesla coil using the square’s power lines and lamp posts to take control of her, and utilizes plasma shocks to re-energize his heart. Balthazar reconnects with Veronica. Dave and Becky kiss and head off to France to have breakfast aboard Balthazar’s Eagle.
Horvath wears his hat from Balthazar’s shop in an episode that runs through the credits.