Sammy also revealed much more than Charlie wanted (unless there's a deeper level of his agenda yet to be seen) -- directly mentioning Charlie's involvement, and making it obvious that Charlie was coercing Haggar. That may serve to reinforce the Royal side's distrust: though it's convenient now to send somebody else into the meatgrinder, the fact that Charlie did that to one Royal side raises the question of who's next.
Charlie's concern is not letting GK, (by inference Parson) know he's involved in this fight, getting Sammy to do his fighting meets his needs. However p'd off Sammy is he's not likely to go charging into battle yelling "Charlie's making me do this, sorry" now is he?
As I said before, Sammy is just too dumb to take credit for doing something he has no choice in. Haggarians better hope King Dickie has a long reign, because their chances of continued independence under King Sammy are severely limited.
Also Charlie will not try to grab Ansom. After going to all these lengths to hide is role the sudden appearance of a squadron of Archons would be a dead giveaway, and for what? a Zombie Warlord you suspect your main ally has a crush on? not worth it.
I understand that many see Charlie as the Bad Guy, but can someone explain to me when Charlie lied to or cheated any of his clients?
He may be economical with the truth but when has he flat out lied? Someone in his business cannot afford to cheat clients, but he will abide absolutely to the letter of his contact, and if that leaves a loophole, well, they should have read the fine print. e.g. Ansom getting croaked because he didn't buy spell detection
(Ever seen the movie Bedazzled - the Peter Cook, Dudley Moore original is better - man sells his soul to the devil in exchange for 10 wishes which never quite work out the way he wants because he is never specific enough)