This episode of Merlin? Is exactly what I needed.
"I know I'm a prince. So we can't be friends. But if I wasn't a prince---"
"Well, then, I think we'd probably get on." = Arthur loves Merlin.
All Merlin's ever really wanted is a dad!
...and it actually ended a lot quicker than I thought.
OMG. This entire exchange is basically "even though our love is epic and pure, don't cry for me if I die today."
Arthur's little face at "I know it's hard for you to understand how I feel"! ! ! They are so in love. This is what I had been missing most of this series.
I am well ready for Arthur to know the truth about Merlin. He has to stop getting knocked out just before Merlin behaves heroically.
I sincerely hope next series remembers that the awesome central relationship of this show is Arthur/Merlin, since any inclusion of them being adorable makes an episode nine hundred times better.