Cut to David talking to the press and having his photo taken. Reporters yell out questions, and one asks if his dad is proud of him. That's a bizarre question to ask. What if he was a bastard? And also, given all the media coverage, you'd think his entire family history would already be known. Do some reporting, reporter! Anyway, David says that his dad died in the Unification War. Nosy Reporter asks why his mother isn't there, and David says that his mother never approved of his military career. Follow-up: "Why's that?" Good one. David quips, "You might have heard about my father." Which for some reason was my favorite line of the night, and well-delivered. King Silas shows up and the two men stand and have photos taken. Silas is clearly an old pro at this and he talks David through it. Once the photos are done, Silas tells David that he handled the press well, and David says it's because he has six older brothers.
David waits like ten seconds and then walks into the cocktail party. All the single ladies would like to put a ring on it, clearly, as they are openly staring at him. Even when he goes to get a drink, the lady bartender slips him her digits. Everyone quiets down and King Silas delivers some remarks about how just the war is. Reverend Samuels arrives and makes eye contact with Silas, who then launches into the butterfly story again. Nearby, Jack is basically like, "Enough with the butterflies, already" and his mother is like, "Get used to it, because you'll be king if I have to cut a bitch to make it happen." Dylan Baker is lurking in the background like the Three Men and a Baby boy.
Rev. Samuels meets up with David, and David shows that he fixed that watch from so many years ago. Samuels doesn't understand why David is hiding by the bar when this should be the biggest night of his young life. And then he basically tells David to go get drunk and get laid, but don't get caught by the press. Damn. David mulls over that advice while photographers capture his every move.
So David decides to sneak away from his own party, back to the room with the grand piano. He strokes the piano lovingly, and then sits down and starts to play. And damn, that is some bad fake piano playing. He's basically just moving his hands around but not pressing any keys. He's so absorbed in the music that he doesn't notice Michelle Benjamin standing in the doorway watching him. David impresses her with his crazy knowledge of pianos and music and then they banter smartly, so you know they're totally going to end up together. Anyway, she came looking for him because they want him at the banquet.