King Silas Benjamin: We *will* have peace - and those who obstruct it are wolves, carving out my flock for food.
Michelle Benjamin: They're already starting to protest. You don't care what your people say about you?
King Silas Benjamin: A handful - grumbling at the press? No cause for alarm. A healthy exercising of the freedoms I'm pretty sure *I* gave them.
King Silas Benjamin: The people cannot have what they want at every turn; neither can you. That's the definition of governing - and parenting.
King Silas Benjamin: [changing clothes after having coffee spilled on him] Have him hung!
Queen Rose Benjamin: *Hanged*. Laundry is hung; valets are hanged.
King Silas Benjamin: So are queens who correct their husbands.
David Shepherd: I hate the idea of losing our home. I lost my father... my brother. I know a lot of you here lost people too. And it's natural to say they died for this land, and we're never giving it up.
[the protestors applaud]
David Shepherd: But I'd happily trade our farm to bring Dad or Eli back; lives are more important than livelihood. I think of all the other fathers and brothers who are gonna go on living because Silas ended the war, and it makes me love our king even more.
Katrina Ghent: [to Thomasina] Name the price; I need an audience with the king, and you're the dragon at every gate. Even dragons eat.
Ethan Shepherd: God gave us this land, and not even Silas can take it away! Who will stand with me against the king?
Rev. Ephram Samuels: William Cross, come to my congregation; now I really *have* seen everything.
William Cross: Don't get your hopes up, Ephram; it's you I've come to see, not Him.
Rev. Ephram Samuels: I will always hope for you.
William Cross: Silas *will* fall.
Rev. Ephram Samuels: ...That may be his fate... someday.
William Cross: Someday soon, maybe. And I wanna know, when that time comes, if you can set aside our differences, and do what is best for the people - like we did once when we were young, and saw a king in Silas.
Rev. Ephram Samuels: You and I did not make Silas king.
William Cross: Funny; I don't remember Him writing any checks.
Rev. Ephram Samuels: God will choose the next king of this realm - not you.
William Cross: Then ask your boss who *He's* chosen.
King Silas Benjamin: You're offering to buy a ministry.
Katrina Ghent: And overpay.
King Silas Benjamin: Unlucky for you, there's no positions in my government for sale today; but I admire forthrightness. So I'm gonna pardon you for trying to bribe a sovereign while wet. Good day, Mrs. Ghent.
King Silas Benjamin: The people have the right to mock, scorn, criticize, and burn unflattering photographs in effigy until morning - but I will *not* have my country drawn back into war by opportunists or fanatics.
Thomasina: Sir - I have concerns... for your heart.
King Silas Benjamin: Doctor gave it a clean bill, just winter.
Thomasina: Not the function; the temperature. I fear it's gone cold... since Serenity, sir. Since you stopped going.
King Silas Benjamin: I know of no such place.
Thomasina: So it seems.
King Silas Benjamin: You have a point?
Thomasina: Without it... without *her*, you have *not* been yourself as... as I know you. What you spied sharply escapes notice; and what gave you pause, doesn't. And without the countervalence of warmth, you've grown mean, sir. And I don't know how to serve this cold Silas. And my duty is to protect the family.
Katrina Ghent: I just bought up the whole mess of shares. My lawyers tell me it's called an "angry takeover" or something like that; what do I know.
David Shepherd: When everything inside me screamed I was betraying my family, I still trusted you.
David Shepherd: Martyring yourselves won't change anything; no one will even know.
Ethan Shepherd: God will; God will know.
King Silas Benjamin: Your words today, at the river.
King Silas Benjamin: More than I ever heard you string together in a month. Now, you've been in my employ in this capacity for how long?
Thomasina: I don't keep count...
King Silas Benjamin: How long?
Thomasina: Ten years, eight months... some days.
King Silas Benjamin: Maybe it's time... for a promotion.
Boyden: Oh, my god. You love Thomasina! Since when?
Klotz: First Night - hair up; somethin' happened.
Boyden: You are so screwed.
Klotz: Oh, I'm so screwed.
King Silas Benjamin: [to Jack] You should be careful accepting gifts from your uncle; they're *never* actually gifts.