The Royals Recap: We Are Pictures, or Mere Beasts 3/28/15
The Royal continue as we see Cyrus get drunk and high, take a sword from his wall and attempt to stab Simon. Simon, however, hears him coming, and not seeing the sword, announces he’s considering not disbanding the monarchy. Cyrus backpedals. Liam fools around with a girl who isn’t Ophelia, but he loses interest fast. Eleanor checks in with Ophelia, who she has recruited to try and get dirt she can use against Jasper, but he’s onto their plan. Ophelia doesn’t have anything to go on, anyway. Ophelia dodges paparazzi and meets up with an old friend, Nick. He offers her a ride to get away from the crowd. Helena prepares her outfit and makeup for London fashion week and tries to drag Simon into doing the same, but he’s not having it. She sees Liam come into the room and mentions the model he was with earlier, but he shrugs it off. Cyrus arrives with a tabloud whose cover pokes fun at her spending a fortune on lingerie. She’s mortified, and Eleanor sees it and is absolutely delighted at her misfortune. Helena turns on her and takes a jab at Eleanor’s lifestyle and how she’ll amount to nothing if they do lose their titles.
Ophelia arrives home to find her father is gone. She checks on his laptop to see personal files. In the castle, Helena goes to rip Eleanor down further, but Eleanor has a comeback- she’s hosting her own fashion show now, on the same day as Helena’s event. Game on. She’s going to show her. Liam goes to a meeting with his father and arrives late, and Simon is endlessly pissed off. When Simon talks about another meeting to come later and Liam points out that the people hate him, Simon isists they need to go to hear all sides of any arguments. They’re off to see the Dragon King now. They meet the King, and the King gives Liam a bow and a set of arrows, likening them to Simon and Liam- together the objects are good, but they’re better together, just like Simon and Liam “you are an inspiration to us all.” Shortly after, Helena hears that Eleanor’s fashion show is already getting more hype than hers. She spots Jasper to try and get information to sabotage, the other show. Jasper is initially hesitant to give her anything. She hints at considering blackmailing him.
Hours later, Eleanor arrives at her venue to find that Helena has sent the twins there to try and throw her off. She ends up using them to her advantage and making them help. With Ophelia, she meets up with Nick again, and he has to aid in her escape from the paparazzi again. Liam and Simon prepare for another meeting. A man around his age already starts to dig into them, and Liam shuts him down. He gets scolded for his trouble, insisting there’s a chance that instead of blood, a different future king could be elected. At Eleanor’s venue, Helena arrives- she’s stolen the venue itself. Eleanor’s back to square one. In town, Ophelia and Nick bond again. They go for a walk, and Nick offers that if things don’t go well with Liam, she has his number and he’s open for a date.