Thomasina leads David away from the press conference through the curiously empty capitol building. She tells him he has a call, and he goes into an empty conference room, where there is a video linkup with his former company, including his brother. They're all cheering for him and his success, and also for the fact that he apparently used all of his reward money to buy them beer and video games. Really? Not body armor? Their military must be better funded than ours. David says that he's dying to get back to the front, and they all say that he's crazy, and they don't want him to miss out on the opportunity to live the good life. Just as David's brother is delivering a heartfelt speech about how David deserves it, an alarm sounds, and someone yells out air raid, and the military guys scatter while airplanes fly overhead. David is left to watch helplessly.
King Silas is having another cabinet meeting, but there are no spectators this time other than David and Reverend Samuels. The cabinet members are all arguing over what actions to take now, while David worries about his brother. A messenger runs in and delivers a message from Gath; they want a truce. So, they just attacked Gilboan troops successfully, and now they want a truce? Confused.
The whole city is celebrating the truce. Michelle goes to see David in his apartment, and he's so dumb that he didn't even realize that all the noise outside is from people celebrating in the streets. She makes him come stand on the street corner and check it out, and he's amazed. Michelle tells a story about how on the day the capitol was dedicated her father stopped to buy them all ice cream from a truck. Michelle took it as a sign that their city was worth fighting for. David is so moved that he starts making out with her right there in front of God and everybody.
King Silas arrives home (again, strangely deserted) and finds Jack sitting on the front steps, drunk. Seems he's upset that he got moved into a desk job while David gets to go in front of the press every day. Silas tries to blow him off, but Jack stands up and puts his hand on his father's shoulder. Silas is like, "Are we doing this now?" He lets Jack blather on a bit about how he needs to have battlefield experience and public exposure if he's going to be king some day and "tell the butterfly story." Jack also wonders if his presence on the gossip pages hurts his father. Silas has finally had enough and he snarls that he wishes Jack's problem was women. Silas hisses to his son, "What you do at night with your boys, after your show of skirt-chasing, is a disgrace." Jack looks like he's going to puke, since he obviously thought his father didn't know he was gay, and now he finds out that his father knew AND has been keeping photos out of the press, so other people must know as well. Besides, you know, the dudes that Jack's been fucking. They probably know too. Silas concludes that he wouldn't care if Jack were the spare instead of the heir, but Jack can't be king and be gay. Silas leaves and Jack lets a few tears fall. I actually feel bad for the little punk.