A week after Merlin and Arthur return from the White Mountains, Arthur expresses his concern over Merlin’s behaviour of late. This allows Gwen to broach the subject of his feelings toward his servant. Her encouragement is not exactly what he was expecting.
SPOILERS FOR S5E05 'THE DISIR'.
- Part 1 of Confessions
Arthur confronts Merlin about his melancholy of late. Merlin wishes Arthur would just leave it be and let them get on with pretending everything is fine. The warlock is taken by surprise when Arthur instead decides it’s time for a little honesty about how they feel.
- Part 2 of Confessions