David's in a helicopter, flying to the war front. He meets up with a member of his old company and asks for his brother. Turns out his brother is in the infirmary, in really bad shape, but conscious. In the tradition of television battlefield deaths, the brother is all chipper and "don't worry about me" and "let's talk about something totally unrelated until I finally croak." As his brother is dying, David admits that when he went after the Goliath, he was actually surrendering when everyone thought he was standing up to an unstoppable force. David confesses that he's not brave at all. The brother whispers, "Be brave now" and then dies. I wish my last words would be something poetic. They're probably be something more like, "OUCH! What the fu..."
David takes his brother's bloody bedsheets and climbs past some soldiers out into the DMZ. Silas watches from...somewhere. David walks out towards the Goliaths that symbolize the Gath front and starts screaming at them about how they should come and take his brother's blood if that's what they want, or take his. He suggests an alternative; that one of them could come out and show some sort of human emotion instead of hiding in a tank. One of the Gath soldiers has a perfect clear shot on David, and the tanks start up. Silas, watching, tells his own troops to hold on. So then one of the Gath soldiers drives up in a little van, gets out, walks up to David, and... does something. They changed to long shot, so who knows? And that was a nicely filmed segment, and as a recapper I certainly appreciate long segments where no one is doing much, but as a viewer, it seemed like an odd time to have such a boring segment -- near the climax of the episode.
Silas addresses the press (so why does he need David again?) and tells them that he changed his mind and wanted a truce again (whiplash!) so he sent David over to negotiate. Yeah, the king sent one of his most trusted and heroic advisers out into the middle of a battlefield carrying a bloody sheet. Mmm hmm. Anyway, David couldn't do the press conference because he's at his brother's funeral. William confronts Silas in the hallway about reneging on the one more year of war thing. Silas claims that his hands are tied, now that everyone saw David's battlefield stunt. William thinks Silas manipulated the whole thing into happening, which Silas denies, and Williams says that Silas how "traded one war for another." William snivels off to go burn some babies or something while Silas comments to an advisor that it's nice to have his country back. So now Silas pissed off the Rev and William. Damn. Williams gets into his car and calls someone, telling them to pull all of the gold from the Treasury and then worry about Shepherd.