Totally agreed re: Dave/Leslie. I'm actually really excited for him to come back because I might secretly like it a littttle better than ben/leslie and it'll at least be cool to see them interact again. if he's just coming back to throw a temporary wrench into ben/leslie i'll be annoyed.
I would be really surprised if he wasn’t coming back just to reaffirm Ben and Leslie’s relationship. The writers have really built them up these last few seasons and it’s become clear that they’re most likely end game. I don’t have a problem with that but I’ve always loved Dave/Leslie(IA with you, a little more than Ben/Leslie) and if the only reason they’re bringing him back is to undermine their past relationship and prove that Ben and Leslie are meant to be I’ll be really upset.
No one seems to have picked up on this because they are too caught up in Merlin as a fictional TV programme, in the plot and the characters and the Arthurian legend etc. It’s ridiculous how the fandom has descended into discussing whether Arthur ‘did the right thing’ or not. It should be…
And he sees this girl who catches his eye. He walks up to her, flirts and asks if he could buy her a drink. She declines. It seems she wants to hang out with her friends and doesn’t want to be bothered. So the man calmly and with a non sarcastic tone says: “Okay. Well, you have a good evening then”. He walks away and continues to enjoy his evening because life moves on and she didn’t owe him a goddamn thing.