Meanwhile, Michelle's partner (remember? The dude who was hitting on her at the party until Michelle figured out that her mother set the whole thing up?) is pissed that Michelle is thinking about giving up her slot at Judgment Day for David. But it's all a moot point when Katrina announces that they've decided to hear Michelle's case instead of David's. And honestly, from a global perspective, won't Michelle's case help more people than David's? I get that his brother's life is at stake, but won't a better health care system save many people's lives? And why does no one point this out? [To be fair, health care reform is being given the same care and attention here as an embezzlement case and a wandering pig. - Zach] As David, Michelle and Jack walk out, David vows to get his brother to recant. Jack springs the news on him that someone is pushing for the death penalty in Ethan's case. Who? Who is someone? David shakes his head and stomps out.
After Samuels's case is decided, Silas and Samuels have quiet words. It cracks me up how apparently the people in the front of the courtroom are in a cone of silence and the people sitting five feet away can't hear them. It's sort of like how on Happy Days, Joanie and Richie could be having a conversation at the dinner table and Marion couldn't hear them if she was in the kitchen. I never understood that. Anyway, Silas imagines that he sees his mistress in the audience (or does he?) and asks Samuels to join them for dinner that night, perhaps trying to bury the hatchet.
Andrew and William arrive at the palace for dinner. Andrew takes the time to look around, including opening a drawer and peeking inside. William seems quite on edge about the whole thing. They arrive in the dining room, where Rose greets them happily. Silas welcomes them grandly and offers up a toast, then finds out that the Rev won't be joining them for dinner. Once seated, Rose and William have a conversation about getting a position for Andrew in the government. William is pushing for it, while Rose demurs. Andrew is seated next to Silas, examining his silverware weirdly. Is he high? Is he like, "Look at this fork! It's so... fork-like! Have you ever really looked at a fork?" Andrew tells Silas that exile wasn't bad, just empty. I'm totally distracted in this scene, because Silas is supposed to be holding a glass of red wine, but it's clearly grape juice, both due to the color and the bubbles on top. Silas knows something about being denied nice things, since he's eating fish tonight. Hey, there's nothing like a good piece of salmon.