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Kings – s01e04 – 2009.03.29 – First Night

kings-logoWhile he’s set up as a vilain, Prince Jack could become one of this show’s most interesting characters. This episode was light on political intrigue, but did a lot to expand Jack’s character. The peek inside his world helped to expand the setting of the show.

I’m impressed with a network show being brave enough to deal with a gay character so prominently. It’s nice to see the complicated situation of him being a public figure yet completely closeted. And the violence at the club showed his frustration andbottled up rage needing an outlet well.

And King Silas’s smaller plot-line about his bastard son and mistress was compelling. As we watch him struggle with new difficulties and make sacrifices to keep his kingtom together it’s continually hinted that he will fall as king. David Shepherd was set up as the main character in the premiere. But Silas and Jack were certainly more central in this episode.

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