"Kings" (2009) {Brotherhood (#1.7)} TV Season

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Overview "Kings" Season 01 Episode 07 (S01E07)


(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
7.7/ 10 (73 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
3 Arts Entertainment [us]
J. A. Green Construction [us]
Universal Media Studios (UMS) [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 13 June 2009
(Australia) - 14 April 2010
(Hungary) - 6 June 2010
(Finland) - 9 April 2011

Running Time


ambassador, ambush, bed, biblical-allegory, blood-sample, bridge, cabinet-officer, candle, chosen-one, church, cityscape, comfort, commando, covert-operation, crown-prince, curfew, dagger, death-of-mother, disguise, dream, explosion, father-daughter-relationship, father-son-relationship, fictional-war, fictitious-kingdom,

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Full Cast

  1. Antoine, Quarles as (uncredited) [Shiloh Citizen]
  2. Baker, Dylan (I) as [William Cross] <7>
  3. Burg, Michael J. as [Gath General] <15>
  4. Casimir, Gregory as (uncredited) [King's Own]
  5. Coy, Henry as [Royal Guard]
  6. Crane, Michael Patrick as (as Michael Crane) [Chancellor Hanson] <13>
  7. Davey-Fitzpatrick, Seamus as [Corey] <18>
  8. Egan, Christopher as (as Chris Egan) [Capt. David Shepherd] <2>
  9. Fajardo, Michael Earle as [Gath Guide] <16>
  10. Faubel, Jarid as [Gilboan Soldier] <17>
  11. Florio, Darce as (voice) [2009]
  12. Klaszky, Steven J. as (uncredited) [Gath Minister]
  13. Letersky, Paul Jude as (uncredited) [Gath Rebel]
  14. McShane, Ian as [King Silas Benjamin] <1>
  15. Rishard, Steven as [Gath Ambassador] <12>
  16. Rosen, Steve (VIII) as [Perry Straussler] <14>
  17. Smith, Benjamin (XIX) as [Commando #1] <19>
  18. Smith, Roger Guenveur as [Belial] <9>
  19. Stan, Sebastian as [Jack Benjamin] <6>
  20. Studi, Wes as [Gen. Linus Abner] <8>
  21. Tergesen, Lee as [Minister of Health] <11>
  22. Thorell, Clarke as [Grey Suit Hale] <20>
  23. Triebwasser, Jonah as (uncredited) [Royal Aide]
  24. Walker, Eamonn as [Rev. Ephram Samuels] <5>
  25. Williams, Kent R. as [Gath General]
  26. Gould, Stephanie (I) as (uncredited) [Citizen]
  27. Miller, Allison (II) as [Michelle Benjamin] <4>
  28. Stern, Jenna as [Doctor] <10>
  29. Thompson, Susanna (I) as [Queen Rose Benjamin] <3>
  30. Vernon, Shontina as [UNN Reporter] <21>

Full Plot

Tensions between David and Prince Jack resurface at the worst possible time, while on a clandestine commando mission in Gath. Princess Michelle's compassion gets the better of her as she exposes herself to a deadly plague to comfort a dying child. The plague proves to be an omen that continues Silas's reconciliation with God and Reverend Samuels and ultimately exposes a dangerous usurper. David Foss Plot not found

Music Composers

  1. Morris, Trevor (I)


  1. Genet, Darren (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Lawson, Daniel (I) (as Dan Lawson)


National Broadcasting Company (NBC) [us] - (2009) (USA) (TV)
TV2 [hu] - (2010) (Hungary) (TV)

Film Editors

  1. Florio, Robert


  1. Ananicz, Stephen (set production assistant) (uncredited)
  2. Bisson, David E. (office production assistant) (uncredited)
  3. Branin, Matthew (office production assistant) (uncredited)
  4. Bratton, Devon (assistant to executive producer)
  5. Comstock, Amy (production accountant)
  6. Dever, James D. (military advisor) (uncredited)
  7. Dolcetti, Darren (payroll accountant) (uncredited)
  8. Donnelly, Adam (I) (assistant production coordinator)
  9. Ewing, Valerie (post production assistant) (uncredited)
  10. Fahey, Seamus Kevin (story editor)
  11. Flanders, Matt (location scout) (uncredited)
  12. Gelfand, Lindsay (writing assistant)
  13. Getson, Joanne (production secretary)
  14. Goetz, Graham (assistant location manager) (uncredited)
  15. Hofstein, Sara Logan (post production intern) (uncredited)
  16. Jaffe, Sam (III) (location assistant) (uncredited)
  17. Joe, Eddie (parking coordinator)
  18. Kramer, Paul (I) (location manager)
  19. Lafferty, Steven (I) (set production assistant)
  20. Lobel, Gilana (location coordinator) (uncredited)
  21. Lovett, Matthew S. (production assistant) (uncredited)
  22. Malek, Joshua (assistant: writer) (uncredited)
  23. Malek, Joshua (writers' p.a.) (uncredited)
  24. Miklaszewski, James (assistant: producer) (uncredited)
  25. Minder, Tom (military advisor)
  26. Morano, Vincent (production coordinator)
  27. Patten, Kieran (assistant location manager)
  28. Pettine, Anthony (script supervisor)
  29. Pizzimenti, Michelle (second assistant accountant) (uncredited)
  30. Rahn, Erica (assistant to executive producer)
  31. Rorick, Kate (script coordinator)
  32. Rudolph, Matthew (first assistant accountant) (uncredited)
  33. Sime, Mike (video playback engineer) (uncredited)
  34. Smith, Spurgeon (assistant payroll accountant) (uncredited)
  35. Vecchiarelli, Janette (assistant to executive producer)
  36. Verbeke, Heather (production assistant) (uncredited)
  37. Webster, Rachel C. (accounting clerk) (uncredited)


King Silas Benjamin: The days of confusion are behind me. I know the smell of omen; I knew it once better, and feared to never have it again. King Silas Benjamin: [giving Rev. Samuels an envelope containing a twig with small leaves]... Perhaps no longer withheld... Rev. Ephram Samuels: [cautiously, as he examines the twig] Perhaps forgiven. [Silas presses his hands together before his face, prayerfully] Rev. Ephram Samuels: Acacia is a portent of change... of death and resurrection. King Silas Benjamin: Death? Rev. Ephram Samuels: And rebirth - beginnings on the heels of ending. Rev. Ephram Samuels: [he removes a small leaf and presses it into Silas' hand] Change comes from inside the heart... those you love to be its agents. King Silas Benjamin: Who? Rev. Ephram Samuels: If God has indeed resumed conversation with you... there will be more signs. Let them guide you. King Silas Benjamin: And if those signs guide me to *your* door? Rev. Ephram Samuels: ...It will be open. David Shepherd: We're supposed to be on a diplomatic tour. Jack Benjamin: *We* are ordered to head deep into Gath and eliminate an insurgent known as Belial - covertly on the order of our king and at the request of the premier of Gath... Wake up, Shepherd; this is diplomacy. Doctor: As you can see, we have more patients than beds; your bill forced the insurance companies to fund testing. Michelle Benjamin: Crammed in the hallway - can't they be sent to another facility? Minister of Health: Every hospital in Shiloh is at capacity; your pet health care bill has created more problems than it's solved. Michelle Benjamin: It was supposed to make people's lives easier, not more difficult. Rev. Ephram Samuels: Plague is an outward sign of inward disease; you have poison in the body. To be rid of it, you must cut off the bitten limb... This is a warning, Silas - of someone close, for whom light fails. Belial: There were two brothers - Cain and Abel... God's first grandchildren. And the wicked one killed the innocent one because of... jealousy. But he became the father of mankind. So... beneath the veneer of civility, we're all children of Cain. Jack Benjamin: ...The war is over, in case you haven't heard. Belial: The war will never end, as long as there are those who make a profit from it. Jack Benjamin: Is that how you hate weapons? Someone who profits from both countries being at war? Belial: I use him as he uses me; he wants me to destroy the government of Gath, I will - then I'll turn against yours. And out of this chaos... something newer and beautiful will be born. Jack Benjamin: And how many have to die, to give birth to your utopia? Belial: As many as it takes for us to become united... we are brothers all - even you and him. [Jack punches Belial] Jack Benjamin: He is not my brother! Belial: He may well be... one day. Rev. Ephram Samuels: [in a broadcast address to the city] We must sacrifice tonight, so that tomorrow... so that there *is* a tomorrow. We ask you to leave your places of work, and go to your homes. We ask to close your doors to the world; do not open them until the sun rises. Light a candle in your window - a sign to your neighbor that we stand together even as we stand apart. If we act as one, the angel of death can not single us out. He will pass over our doors and we *will* be spared. I have no fear, because tonight my faith is not in God, but in you. King Silas Benjamin: Poison, in the body; William? Gen. Linus Abner: Your brother-in-law just offered aid, during our time of need. King Silas Benjamin: He's always been an open enemy to peace; and if this plague was sent to make a king pay attention, attention must be paid. Treachery will be rooted out - and punished. Gen. Linus Abner: Let me. He will dream his last tonight. King Silas Benjamin: First bring me proof that it is him, and him alone. Jack Benjamin: You thought you saved my life, when I was taken hostage, but... you destroyed it. Had I died at Gath's hand, I would have been a hero... You should have left me to die. Then the kingdom would never know you existed. David Shepherd: ...I'm not your enemy. Jack Benjamin: Enemies, I understand. You - I don't know what you are. Queen Rose Benjamin: All those times you sat by her bedside. She needed you; she's never needed me, not the same way. King Silas Benjamin: Every child longs for its mother. Queen Rose Benjamin: To sit and watch her slip away?... I didn't have it then, I don't have it now; it, it... King Silas Benjamin: I can save them - save them all - Michelle, Jack... Shiloh. A diseased limb needs to be severed, so that the body may heal itself. Queen Rose Benjamin: Then cut. King Silas Benjamin: The price will be steep - for you, more than most. One sibling sacrificed, to save two. Queen Rose Benjamin: For them, cut; then cut again. You cut until there is nothing left but my children, alive. King Silas Benjamin: Let your daughter hear those words. King Silas Benjamin: I slaved to bring this city to life, and now it's as quiet as death. We'll soon know which way falls the balance. Gen. Linus Abner: I wish I shared your faith; I don't believe in signs. King Silas Benjamin: And me... do you believe in me? Gen. Linus Abner: Yes, sir; I see you strong before me. King Silas Benjamin: You do?... I stayed the order. Gen. Linus Abner: Sir? King Silas Benjamin: William... lives - and will continue to. You do not get to pass the blame on this. I pray for signs, and when I get them I am grateful. For *this* sign, this... I prayed to *not* be true. Your treachery, for which our country must pay the price. Gen. Linus Abner: You think I caused this plague? King Silas Benjamin: You *are* the plague; you sold us to the enemy. After thirty years by my side, why? Gen. Linus Abner: You lost your way - become weak, ever since that Shepherd boy came and waved a white flag. King Silas Benjamin: Is peace so threatening? Gen. Linus Abner: I am a warrior; you took my war. I would rather fall on my sword than lay it down. King Silas Benjamin: No; you fall on mine. [Silas thrusts a dagger into Gen. Abner's stomach] Chancellor Hanson: Twelve hours pass, sir; it's over - it worked. The plague is gone, and those infected gone with it, but your people did as asked - down to the last. So we count ten lost. King Silas Benjamin: Ten, and not ten million. Chancellor Hanson: Only those that came in contact with our patients without knowing; all passed in their homes, sacrificing themselves for their neighbors. [Silas becomes aware of Jack and David standing behind him as he prays in the empty church] King Silas Benjamin: [putting his hand on Jack's shoulder] I'm proud of you... both of you. You truly are the King's Own. Jack Benjamin: I never would have thought Abner; I'm sorry, father - I know he was your friend. King Silas Benjamin: A king has no friends; he has, if he's lucky, his family. Trust each other with your lives as I now entrust you with mine... Brotherhood... King Silas Benjamin: [leaning toward Jack, quietly touching his forehead to his son's] Pray for your sister... then go home, rest. Jack Benjamin: [after his father has left, he stands beside David] You've made your first true kill; no easy thing. It changes the color of your blood; it paints your conscience. You do that for me? David Shepherd: ...I tell myself... I had no choice. Jack Benjamin: There's always a choice. David Shepherd: You don't owe me anything. Jack Benjamin: Words... don't settle debt.

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Broadway Stages, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA - (studio)
  2. Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA