Back at the banquet, Silas and the Rev meet up. Silas asks if he knows David, and Rev says that he doesn't know if he knows anyone anymore. Turns out the Rev is pissed about the offensive against Gath. Silas basically tells him to fuck off, because he doesn't think he needs the Rev's approval. Silas strolls over to where David is sitting on a bench alone, and tells David that he owes David a lot for saving his son's life. Silas offers to give David whatever he wants. David says he's already been given reward money. Silas says that he can offer a position of power as well as material things. David looks across the room and his eyes rest on Michelle, and Silas totally busts him, but doesn't seem all that upset about it.
David and Michelle stand in the middle of the dance floor as everyone stands around and waits for them to start dancing. Hey, David doesn't know how to dance! Hey, Michelle offers to lead! It's almost like it's a metaphor for their relationship. Michelle tells him about her efforts at health care reform. Watching, Silas notes that his daughter is happy. Changing tactics, Silas points out Dead Man Walking to his head military guy and says that he needs to be taken care of, right away, but to leave his wife alone. Head military guy barely acknowledges that he was just given orders to assassinate a government official, and says that he thinks David is going to be trouble too. Well, now the military guy has just gone power mad. He's practically a serial killer! Luckily for the future of the show, Silas doesn't think David is a threat, and he also notes that now that everyone is talking about David, no one is talking about the war, so it's been a good distraction. Silas plans to milk that distraction for all it's worth.
The next morning, the doormen from earlier find that David has left them leftovers from the banquet. Because he's a man of the people! Meanwhile, King Silas is making breakfast for his wife and children in the biggest kitchen ever. The queen is still looking for her cell phone, which hasn't turned up. Michelle points out that losing the cell phone is a national security breach, and the queen claims that she doesn't "get involved in politics," but she does seem in a big hurry to find that cell phone, regardless. David pops into the kitchen and awkwardly says he was told to come. Some idle talk by the kids causes Silas to launch into a long blowhard-y speech about the chicken and the egg, and evolution. David is like, "Why do I need to be here again?" but more politely. King Silas announces that David won't be going back to the front, because he's been promoted to Captain and will be working as the military liaison to the press. Jack gets all pissed off about the promotion and stomps out of the room, slapping David with a newspaper on the way. Drama queen. King Silas then says that David will be going in front of the press in an hour. David tries to find a polite way to tell the king to take this job and shove it, since he's not interested in living in the big city, and he doesn't want to desert his company. Silas drops the "for love of country" guilt trip on David, claiming that his country needs him.