The Story So Far: The increasingly mad King Lear, accompanied by Kent, has finally made it to Dover, where he is taken in by his daughter Cordelia. A bunch of other people are coming to Dover too, with an army, but that doesn't matter at the moment.
So, it turns out all that King Lear needed to recover from his madness was a good sleep. He wakes up in a much more rational frame of mind, and even acknowledges that he was a total ass to Cordelia in the first scene. Cordelia, being the perfect little goody-two-shoes that she is, insists he has nothing to apologize for.
He totally does, though.
Tune in on Wednesday, when we'll have a little break from King Lear before Act 5 barrels down upon us like an avalanche of depression.