Kings

Season 1 Episode 13

The New King (Part 2)

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jul 25, 2009 on NBC
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Jack makes plans to replace his father as King; everyone is surprised to learn that Silas is alive.

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  • Silas is back with a vengeance and no one seems to be able to stop him.

    8.0
    This was a great episode! I am surprised and upset that NBC did not at least allow it to run all the way through. I mean I saw 24 and when that ended it kinda left is weird taste in my mouth. This show obviously still has some time to kill. I was definately surprised that Silas was still alive, but I was also surprised that his nephew sold out his own dad. I was really surprised by the mom and her lying to her husband about her daughter's alleged treasonous actions. Wow! What people will do in order to protect their family (even unborn). I think that was clever. Although it made sense for Silas to force his son to produce an heir, it was nonetheless still a surprise. And I am amazed that Jack's "girlfriend" is so naive in the midst of such a bloody family, not to realize that she is being used. I was also really surprised that Rev. Samuels pray was technically not answered. Who would have thought that he would have been shot only to come back as a ghost and nobody realize it! Wow! I love how he was talking to Silas and during the whole conversation Silas had no idea that Rev. Samuels was dead! That was cool. All in all I would rate this series a 9.5 for the amazing plot twists. It really is a pity that the show was canceled. I can see that it would at least have promise to last an entire season, maybe even two. Well, here's to hope...moreless
Ian McShane

Ian McShane

King Silas Benjamin

Christopher Egan

Christopher Egan

David Shepherd

Susanna Thompson

Susanna Thompson

Queen Rose Benjamin

Allison Miller

Allison Miller

Michelle Benjamin

Eamonn Walker

Eamonn Walker

Reverend Ephram Samuels

Sebastian Stan

Sebastian Stan

Jack Benjamin

Peter Francis James

Peter Francis James

 

Guest Star

Kathleen Mealia

Kathleen Mealia

Lucinda

Guest Star

Howard W. Overshown

Howard W. Overshown

Energy Minister

Guest Star

Marlyne Afflack

Marlyne Afflack

Thomasina

Recurring Role

Reed Birney

Reed Birney

Minister Forsythe

Recurring Role

Jason Antoon

Jason Antoon

Boyden

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Jack: She had no part in this.
      Thomasina: Her part she'll be glad to play. Your father wants for you a living death. To brick you into a wall with someone who loves you who you can't stand the sight of, until you produce an heir, which Silas will take and raise right this time.
      (Lucinda runs into Jack's arms)
      Lucinda: I don't understand.
      Jack: Thomasina, love. Please. You've known me since I could crawl.
      Thomasina: You went against the family. You're not charming anymore, Jack.
      Jack: Don't do this.
      Thomasina: It's not so hard. Just close your eyes and dream of someone who's dead.

    • Silas: Not bad right? Even you must be impressed today. You're welcome. I give and I am thankful for giving is a need. We understand eachother on that point. It was a mad idea you had in the first place. Kings, a monarchy in this day and age? I'm looking out on the city that I built in your name. This is what you wanted. Deny it? Then you can forgive me. Then I still have some role yet to play.
      (It begins to rain)
      Oh thank you! Thank you! Whatever you want, I am ready!
      (thunder)
      Him? But why? No! No, what about me!? What am I supposed to do?! Don't go! Don't go!
      (Silas returns inside)
      Thomasina: Sir?
      Silas: Find Shepherd. Bring him to the mansion. Tell him I listened.

    • Rev. Samuels: God does not take council with sinners. Recently you and I--we've been made unforgivable.
      Jack: We both knew my father had to go.
      Rev. Samuels: And all the others? All the innocents shot. Dead. The declaration of war.
      Jack: That's William.
      Rev. Samuels: We allowed it. Silas was right. I cannot accuse him and let myself go unscrutinized.
      Jack: I can make good of our mistakes. Once you put the crown on my head you will see how good it fits.
      Rev. Samuels: The crown will never touch your head. That is the hollowness that you feel and you know it. He knows it. And he will never speak to you.
      Jack: Why not?
      Rev. Samuels: You are not the one he wants.

    • Silas: So. Where are they?
      (pause)
      William Cross. Jack Benjamin. Where are they?
      (pause)
      I ask once more with words and then with blood.
      Jack: I'm here. I'm not gonna run. Not anymore. You said I couldn't be what I was. God said I couldn't be what I wanted. There is nothing left for me, but to die. Do it. Go on. Finish it. I'm ready.
      Silas: I can think of worse things for you than death. You could have had everything.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Sila's use of a fireplace poker against David refers to Saul's attempted murder of David with a spear from Biblical scripture.

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