"Joffrey's not the sort of boy who gives up his toys."
Tyrion Lannister wakes up in a modest room with his head wrapped in a bandage. Gloating, Grand Maester Pycelle tells him that Lord Tywin Lannister defeated Stannis Baratheon-and Tyrion is no longer Hand of the King.
In the throne room, Joffrey hands out rewards to the heroes of the Battle of Blackwater. Lord Tywin is named Hand; Lord Petyr Baelish is given Harrenhal. Given a chance to choose his prize, Loras Tyrell asks that his family and Lannisters be formally joined through marriage as Margaery remains a virgin. Although Joffrey protests that he is engaged to another, his Small Council grants him permission to cast Sansa aside. Sansa secretly revels in her change in circumstance-until Littlefinger tells her it won't stop Joffrey from abusing her. Littlefinger offers to take her home, and when Sansa says King's Landing is her home now, he informs her she's not the liar she thinks she is.
Ros greets a new customer and is startled to find it is Varys. "I think your true talents are wasted," he tells her. Aware of how she's been treated, Varys tells the still-bruised Ros he protects those who work for him, unlike Littlefinger. Ros admits she's scared of her employer but Varys says that Littlefinger has weaknesses too.
Brienne of Tarth continues to ignore Jaime Lannister's provocations as they make their way to King's Landing. Three Stark soldiers happen upon them and are wildly amused that Brienne is a woman. Brienne pretends she is merely escorting a thief back to Riverrun, but one of the Stark men recognizes Jaime from Whispering Wood, forcing Brienne to kill them all. When Jaime expresses surprise that she has killed Stark men, Brienne reminds him, "I serve Lady Catelyn."