"Did you hate us the whole time?"
As Maester Luwin rushes to release a raven, Theon Greyjoy wakes up Bran Stark. "I have taken Winterfell," he tells the confused boy. "I'm a Greyjoy. I can't fight Robb and my father both." Theon instructs Bran to inform his people that he has yielded the castle. When Bran protests, Theon assures him it's the practical thing to do; no one will get hurt. In the courtyard, Bran does as he is told. Those who dare resist are threatened, even Maester Luwin, who is reminded by Theon that he is bound by oath to serve the lord of the castle. Osha bends the knee to Theon, but the Prince of Pyke is suspicious and refuses her service. When Bran expresses surprise at her betrayal, the wildling tells him it's because his dream has come true: The ocean has come to Winterfell-and she has no plans to drown.
Theon's proclamations are interrupted by the arrival of Ser Rodrik Cassel, captured by the Ironmen on his way back from Torrhen's Square. "You have less honor than a back alley whore," says Theon's former fighting instructor, "King Robb thought of you as a brother." Theon ignores Rodrik, but when Rodrik spits on him, he orders him imprisoned. Unwilling to let the insult stand, Theon's first mate Dagmer goads him into sentencing Ser Rodrik to death. As Dagmer readies to swing the sword, Rodrik reminds Theon that it should be his job-he passed the sentence. Before lowering his head, Rodrik tells Bran, "I'm off to see your father." The gathered crowd gasps in horror as Theon botches the job, swinging again and again to separate Rodrik's head from his body.