Reverend Samuels meets William in his church. Samuels is surprised that William has even set foot in a church, since he's not a God-fearing man. William says he's there to see the Rev only, and he thinks that things are about to change on the monarchy front. He wants Rev to join forces with him to appoint the new king, just like they worked together to make Silas king back in the day. Rev insists that God appoints a king, not man, but William only worships the almighty dollar so he's not down with all the God talk. William says that he's having a meeting with like-minded folks to discuss what comes next, and the Rev is invited. Samuels still insists that God is the only one who can choose a king.
Instead of going to visit his mistress, Silas is fly fishing in a creek. Thomasina and Sniveling Aide stand nearby. Aide keeps trying to give Silas updates about how horribly things are going at the protest, but Silas keeps fiddling while Rome burns. Or fishing while Port Prosperity burns. Katrina Ghent has somehow tracked Silas down and found waders so that she can join him in the stream. She's persistent, and she also knows how to find the nearest Bass Pro Shop. They banter about how Katrina married some rich old guy and then inherited his money when he croaked. Since she's rich, she wants to buy back her reputation, and asks Silas to make her a Minister (their version of a cabinet member apparently). Silas wonders what credentials she has. Katrina says that she doesn't want the power, and he can assign whomever he wants to do the actual work of the thing. She just wants the title. Silas tells her that he doesn't have any positions for sale today, though he likes her moxie.
Sniveling Aide and Thomasina discuss the situation in Port Prosperity, and how voluble it's getting. Cut to Port Prosperity, where the crowd is turning ugly. David tries to get Ethan to leave, but Ethan thinks David has sold out his family, so he won't go. The riot squad advances on the citizens, and suddenly there's smoke grenades and tear gas and night sticks everywhere. David tries to intervene but he gets knocked in the head by a stray rock (which was actually kind of funny because the rock looked super fake). Then guns come out and Ethan gets sort of accidentally shot by a military dude who's wrestling with a protestor. David recovers and drags his brother into a nearby warehouse, where some other rebels join them. They lock the door behind them and then head to a locker where they've stashed a bunch of guns. David realizes that Ethan and his buddies planned this all in advance, and never intended to have a peaceful demonstration. Ethan says that they plan to shut down the port and humiliate the king until he gives up his peace plan and lets them keep their land. David points out that the king has more power than them and could just have them all killed. Ethan thinks (aw, how cute!) that their deaths would make them martyrs to the cause, once the media reports it; more likely, their deaths would go unreported, or be reported as accidents or something. He has a lot of faith in the media.