Kilgharrah said to Merlin at the end of "Merlin" series.

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.

What does Kilgharrah mean?

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Albion is the oldest known name of Great Britain, the location where Camelot is said to have been located. King Arthur being the Once and Future King is a common part of the preexisting mythology1.

So, when Great Britain most needs him, King Arthur will return. That is why, in the very last scene,

Merlin is still waiting around in the modern day, near the area where Arthur died.

1That phrasing made popular by T. H. White's novel The Once and Future King, while originally:

... according to Le Morte d'Arthur, was said by "many men" to be written upon King Arthur's tomb: the internally rhymed hexameter Hic iacet Arthurus, rex quondam, rexque futurus — "Here lies Arthur, king once, and king to be".

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    Nice quote from the novel! I wonder why Merlin stayed there though... Why not return to Camelot?
    – Stark07
    Commented Apr 27, 2015 at 6:08

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