The king is back at his cabinet meeting, this time to discuss what to do about the war with Gath. One of the men urges the king to attack Gath and take the valley, but Dead Man Walking says that the king has shot down the valley idea for good reason many times already, and an aide confirms that. Everyone else on the cabinet seems in support of taking the valley, especially since public support is up since the hostage crisis. One of them points out that the reverend won't like it and the king doesn't really care. The king glances at a man sitting in the back of the room, played by Dylan Baker, and then announces that they are going to push back against Gath. The king wants to end the meeting there, but there are some petitions before the king to be heard. The first is from the king's daughter, Michelle. She advances a proposal (and it's clearly not the first time) to reform health care. Silas is pretty much a dick to her and embarrasses her in front of the cabinet and spectators, concluding, "Sorry, puppy." He dismisses her and tells the scribe to write down, "He governed patiently and well, then ran home for a shower." As he turns to leave, Dead Man Walking is already half-standing. Silas gives him the stink-eye until Dead Man Walking sits back down, and then does the proper thing of waiting for Silas to stand up first. So Silas is a bit enamored of himself, which is an occupational hazard for divinely-chosen kings, I hear.
King and Queen are in their gigantic walk-in closet, getting ready for the banquet. Queen Rose has lost her cell phone. I know that sounds inconsequential, but it's a major plot point later on. She mentions that she trusted it to her new secretary, the one we all know is a whore because she wore a red bra and it was peeking out of her shirt. King Silas complains that his back hurts, and Queen Rose tells him to pop a pill for the pain. He'd rather drink wine, but she tells him matter-of-factly that wine makes his eyes droop, and he'll be having lots of photos taken tonight.