The whole city is celebrating the truce. Michelle goes to see David in his apartment, and he's so dumb that he didn't even realize that all the noise outside is from people celebrating in the streets. She makes him come stand on the street corner and check it out, and he's amazed. Michelle tells a story about how on the day the capitol was dedicated her father stopped to buy them all ice cream from a truck. Michelle took it as a sign that their city was worth fighting for. David is so moved that he starts making out with her right there in front of God and everybody.
King Silas arrives home (again, strangely deserted) and finds Jack sitting on the front steps, drunk. Seems he's upset that he got moved into a desk job while David gets to go in front of the press every day. Silas tries to blow him off, but Jack stands up and puts his hand on his father's shoulder. Silas is like, "Are we doing this now?" He lets Jack blather on a bit about how he needs to have battlefield experience and public exposure if he's going to be king some day and "tell the butterfly story." Jack also wonders if his presence on the gossip pages hurts his father. Silas has finally had enough and he snarls that he wishes Jack's problem was women. Silas hisses to his son, "What you do at night with your boys, after your show of skirt-chasing, is a disgrace." Jack looks like he's going to puke, since he obviously thought his father didn't know he was gay, and now he finds out that his father knew AND has been keeping photos out of the press, so other people must know as well. Besides, you know, the dudes that Jack's been fucking. They probably know too. Silas concludes that he wouldn't care if Jack were the spare instead of the heir, but Jack can't be king and be gay. Silas leaves and Jack lets a few tears fall. I actually feel bad for the little punk.
King Silas and his Nerdy Scribe are working on an official history for the peace forged between Gilboa and Gath. The Scribe is a total hack, by the way, but in a way that Silas digs, so I guess he won't be the next to be assassinated. Silas is visited by Dylan Baker, who is apparently called William, and the scribe leaves. William suggests carefully that a truce might not be the best thing for the country, and that maybe Gilboa should invade Gath right now. Silas thinks the people want peace. William says that they can have it in a year, but CrossGen (evil military-supply-providing company) needs the war to continue right now, and William works for/owns CrossGen. He reminds Silas that CrossGen's money made him king. There are allusions to the fact that Silas had to give up the woman he loved and marry Rose, who is William's sister, in order to become king. That kind of goes against the divinely chosen thing, no? Silas tries to resist, but William says that he can pull all of his money out of the country, and their economic system would collapse. Silas tries to pretend like he's too moral and ethical to restart the war, but William points out that Silas sold his soul long ago, for power. Not in so many words, but that's the gist.