Merlin Rewatch - 2x07 The Witchfinder
I really loved this scene. Arthur practically springs from his throne and runs the length of the room to stop Merlin from attacking the Witchfinder, because if Merlin went through with it Arthur wouldn’t be able to protect him. He handles Merlin firmly and immobilizes him, but look at the way he leans forward to Merlin’s ear and tries to soothe him by saying: I understand you’re angry, you have the right to, it’s alright, you won’t go to jail. And then he goes on to disobey his father’s orders and lets Merlin see Gaius. I think at this point Arthur believes Gaius actually IS a sorcerer; Gaius admitted it explicitly not a minute earlier. He could feel tricked, betrayed, hurt. But still Arthur knows how important Gaius is to Merlin, so he breaks the law for him. This episode was very emotional and it wasn’t really about Merlin and Arthur as much as it was about Merlin and Gaius, but this scene truly moved me. Your heart is in the right place, prince Arthur. Always was.