Queen Rose is asked to approve the banquet menu by a young, attractive, female aide. She nixes the lamb, as the doormen knew she would. She asks who is making sure David Shepherd is "presentable" and the aide says that Jack's doing it. Queen Rose hesitates a moment and then tells the aide to make sure someone's watching Jack. She notices that the aide's red bra is showing under her plunging neckline and adjusts it. So the aide is a whore!
Jack Benjamin sits in a nightclub, surrounded by women of loose morals. He kisses one of them, but the whole time he's staring at a dude sitting across from him. HINT HINT! The king's aide, Thomasina, comes to collect Jack and looks none too pleased about it, since he's been out carousing all night. They leave the club and Jack shoots the waiting paparazzi with a paint gun, ruining their cameras. So obviously this isn't his first time at the rodeo.
David lets himself into the grand foyer of the king's residence. Wow, they are lax on security, especially for a nation currently at war. He's just wandering around by himself. Maybe this is the guesthouse? Still, you'd think there'd be some sort of security detail. David checks out the opulent surroundings, including a grand piano and an oil painting of the king. Jack enters and fills David in on why he's there: he's going to be shown off and have his picture taken for PR purposes. Jack isn't a dick about it, at least not yet. He's also very Ryan Phillippe in his line deliveries. Jack offers to send over a tuxedo and a tailor to help David prepare for the party. David is shocked that they have a tailor on staff. Really? He's surrounded by priceless artwork and incredible architecture and it's the tailor that throws him off?
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.