The Actress from Tekoa & the Redemption of Avshalom. After the political assassination of the crown prince Amnon, the kingdom is scandalized. Political expediency demands that something be done. Joav, the power behind the throne hatches a plot to arouse the king's emotions to call for the restoration of Avshalom, to thus pave the way for him taking on the role of crown prince. After a brilliant performance by an actress, the king agrees to allow Avshalom back into the capital, but is still not willing to extend to him credibility. This lack of acceptance into the political inner circle is thwarting Avshalom's plans. In the end, Avshalom is officially received again, but this reception is rather cool at best. Avshalom is described as being a real Biblical hunk-of-a-guy. He unleashes his plot to gather public support in his attempt to usurp the throne.