… David’s loyalties are torn when his brother joins the resistance after King Silas offers Gath the territory where David’s family lives.
I think we all saw it coming. In four short episodes, we’ve learned that David’s family doesn’t do much besides stand around with their hands on their hips acting indignant, so we knew Silas’ move was sure to piss them off no end. Of course, they didn’t disappoint, and by the end of the episode, we saw that things would never be the same between them and David.
Ethan: Hey David, thanks for getting me out of jail, and for getting Silas to not execute me… But, we all hate you now, so don’t come around here no more. We’re grateful, but, you know, still.
This episode saw some interesting developments. One was the introduction of Katrina Ghent (played by Leslie Bibb), who I’m not willing to write off as a plot device just yet. I could be completely wrong, but I’m guessing she’s going to play into Jack’s arc, now that she’s bought out UNN. But whatever she end’s up doing, I doubt the writers brought her in just to piss Jack off and look good doing it.
William continues plotting against Silas. I was actually surprised to see how far along he was. From the secret pow-wow he was holding, it looked like he had the backing of at least part of the military. And this was before the *gasp* shocking revelation that it was General Abner and not Reverend Samuels that alerted William to the raid. It makes you wonder if, in the end, Silas is going to have any friends left besides David and Thomasina. Now that Jack has officially thrown his support behind William, I wonder how fast things are going to start rolling. I have a feeling things will peak right around the season finale.
Speaking of Samuels, if he wasn’t the one warning William, what was it he was looking at on top of that building? Any guesses? All I got was the Gilboan flag. If you noticed something else, please, set me straight.
One last thing I was thinking about last night, if both Queen Rose and Thomasina have noticed that Silas has been distracted lately, I’m wondering if he’ll end up going back to his mistress. I’m not ready to bet money on it, but the show does follow certain religious themes, and repenting and swearing off certain sins, only to go back to them later would fit in with that. And while we’re on that subject, Rose told Silas that he always seems refreshed when he comes back from the countryside. Does she know more than we might think? Maybe they have a sort of don’t ask don’t tell Tony and Carmela sort of relationship. It’s food for thought.
If you saw the teaser for next week’s episode, you know that Macaulay Culkin is coming in as William’s exiled son. That guy’s 28 years old, but when I saw him it was like Home Alone all over again. That guy doesn’t age.