But before he does, Telemachus is back! It's all stories and subterfuge until Athena (grey-eyed goddess of plot points) pulls Odysseus to one side and tells him to just get on with it and tell Telemachus what is really happening.
'No, I am not a god,'
the long-enduring, great Odysseus returned.
'Why confuse me with one who never dies?
No, I am your father -
the Odysseus you wept for all your days,
you bore a world of pain, the cruel abuse of men.'
And with those words Odysseus kissed his son
and the tears streamed down his cheeks and wet the ground,
though before he'd always reined his emotions back.
The Odyssey, Book 16: Father and Son. Fagles translation, lines 209 - 217.
Odysseus and Telemachus plot and plan.