D's seen ep 15 now. He didn't have a problem with the treaty scene. He said he always looks at stuff like that with a real-world lens over it, and that he sees Malkuth as Russia. (Me: Because their leader's a douche?)
He also said the scene where Natalia talks to the king was the best scene so far in terms of emotional tone and investment.
And he thinks Guy is cool but is coming off as a loose cannon.