Uther: You saved my boy's life. A debt must be repaid.
Merlin: Um... well...
Uther: Don't be so modest. You shall be rewarded.
Merlin: No, honestly, you don't have to, Your Highness.
Uther: No, absolutely. This merits something quite special.
Uther: You shall be awarded a position in the Royal Household. You shall be Prince Arthur's manservant.