Some time later, after all of the protestors have been cleared out, David walks out of the warehouse and approaches a cop. Cut to King Silas, still fishing while Thomasina gives him an update (while wearing a FREAKING awesome burnt orange trench). The rebels have released a statement about their intention to stay and fight for their land, and she adds that the local police are asking for military backup. Sniveling Aide reports that there was one death and many injuries in the skirmish, and the rebels are armed. Silas dismisses these reports and says they should leave it be. Thomasina exchanges a look with Sniveling Aide and then slowly says that she fears for Silas's heart. He pretends he thinks she's talking about his health, but Thomasina forges ahead: "I fear it's gone cold. Since Serenity, sir. Since you stopped going." Silas says he doesn't know what she's talking about, and then asks what her point is. Thomasina just goes over the line and says that without "her," Silas is changed. She concludes, "You've grown mean, sir. And I don't know how to serve this cold Silas. And my duty is to protect the family." Silas turns away from her and yells back that she should wait in the car.
David talks with local law enforcement and tries to convince them that the rebels aren't dangerous people, just misguided. The cop says that the mayor has ordered them to go in and get the rebels out. Michelle finally arrives (maybe she did take a detour to the moon?) and announces that she's going in to speak with the rebels on the king's behalf. She also looks like crap. That must have been one long car ride. David grabs her and asks WTF and Michelle says that she wants to give the rebels a chance to avoid a certain death. David tells her that his brother is in there. Michelle shakes him off and heads for the warehouse. David yells at her but Michelle's security holds him back.