Feeling threatened by David’s popularity, Silas and Abner plot against him, but this backfires when his absence from the treaty signing with Gath prompts concerns from Gath's leader, who refuses to proceed without David.
Meanwhile, behind the scenes, William Cross, the King’s brother-in-law, secretly tells Silas that the war has been highly profitable for Cross’s company, CrossGen, and asks that peace be delayed. Dialogue reveals that nearly all of the royal treasury is made up of gold on loan from Cross, so when Silas refuses to honor Cross’s request, Cross uses his power over the treasury to undermine Silas. Meanwhile, Jack goes on a shopping spree to spite his parents.
original airdate March 22,2009 rating--4.60 million
Trivia: Filmed completely within the five boroughs of New York City. The Shepherd farm is a farm museum in Queens. The battlefield was in Far Rockaway near JFK Airport. Silas' boardroom is a jazz concert hall at the Time Warner Center.