David realizes his feelings for Michal and devises a plan to marry her instead of Merav; Michal asks Jonathan to watch out for David; Ishbal seeks to travel to Bethlehem in order to learn about David; Ahinoam is angered by David's humiliation of Merav; and Saul, who empathizes with David's plight, pledged to be faithful and more loving toward Ahimoam.
Saul offers any man who beats Goliath a bounty and the hand of his daughter in marriage; and, to everyone's surprise, David accepts the challenge. In other events, Michal escapes Gibeah, believing her place is by her father's side at the battlefield; Rizpah's true origins are revealed; and David's older brother, Eliab, inadvertently helps David realize his destiny.
Saul confides his worries in David; Ishbaal hires an assassin to kill the prophet; Ahinoam, in an effort to unite the tribes of Israel, proposes a strategic marriage; a traitor is exposed; and David returns home, where he receives life-altering news from a surprise visitor.
In the premiere, King Saul arranges a strategic marriage for his daughter Merav, which he hopes will unify the 12 Israelite tribes against the Philistines; and, in the midst of the wedding preparations, Prophet Samuel brings him a message from God: destroy the Amalekites. In other events, the shepherd David travels to the King's palace in Gibeah in hopes of settling his family's debts.