Put down the knife, put down the bottle. Don’t kill yourself today. You are an important person with so much potential, and even though I don’t know you, I bet your smile could warm hearts. So please smile. Always smile.
“Though no man, no matter how great, can know his destiny, some lives have been foretold, Merlin. Arthur is not just a King. He is the Once and Future King. Take heart, for when Albion’s need is greatest, Arthur will rise again. It has been a privilege to have known you, young warlock. The story we have been a part of will live long in the minds of men.”
When the first World War hits, Merlin is sure Arthur will return. When he doesn’t find him, however, he begins to get more and more despondent. Of course, that is the moment when Arthur shows up as a wounded soldier in a war hospital.