"Experience has made me wary of outsiders."
Brienne of Tarth and Podrick Payne dine together at an inn, not realizing that Petyr Baelish and Sansa Stark are eating under the same roof. Over their meal, Sansa asks Littlefinger about the scroll he received at Runestone. "My marriage proposal has been accepted," he says.
After Podrick spots Sansa, Brienne instructs him to ready the horses. She approaches Sansa to explain herself and offer her service. Littlefinger notes that Brienne was Catelyn Stark's sworn sword and a member of Renly Baratheon’s Kingsguard. "Why would I want someone with your history of failure guarding Lady Sansa?" he inquires. Sansa rejects Brienne's offer. As Brienne turns to leave, Littlefinger's guards block her path. She fights through, escaping with Pod on horseback. When Pod's poor equestrian skills leave him stranded, Brienne overpowers two assailants to save his life. Pod suggests that Brienne is released from her vow to Catelyn Stark, but Brienne won't give up: Sansa isn't safe with Littlefinger.