Last time, my dislike of C.A.L. grows and Mare goes home. This time, Gisa’s decided to head down, and she is not pleased about Momma Mare’s ‘we’re so lucky!’ assessment.
Last time, Maven’s gonna get Mare out of the palace because he’s decided she’s homesick! This time, the young couple is strolling through the halls, and no one stops them.
Last time, Paperman is an asshat, and Colonel Macanthos debuts. This time, montage and telling. So much telling.
Last time, the Princess Plot is already falling apart. This time, Lessons.
Late because election.
Last time, Cal is so fricking creepy and I’m sick of him can he just leave. This time, Mare gets her schedule on a note, courtesy of Queen Elara.
Last time, the banquet. This time, banquet’s over, folks, go home. (Not you, Mare.)
Last time, Cal had no respect for personal space (how charming! [/sarcasm]) and some maids prepared Mare for her first banquet. This time, the chapter opens with Mare thinking about what the queen said, and also about class divisions and the divisions therein.