Someone walks up to Theon and introduces himself as Dagmer, the First Mate. He'll row Theon out to the boat, which is nice of him. Not that Theon appreciates it. Dagmer tells him that no one's going to respect him until he proves himself. Theon whines that he can't prove himself a real Iron Islander by raiding fishing villages, which is what his father told him to do. Dagmer nods toward the crew, which is already well on their way to the Sea Bitch: "They're all Iron Islanders. Do they do as they're told? Or do they do as they like?" Theon starts speculating on more impressive prizes he could take while still basically being close to the fishing villages. He comes up with one he could hold for a couple of days, which would cause the Starks to send reinforcements. He starts to smile: "Take me to my ship." I'm not sure I believe that everyone on the Iron Islands does what they want all the time. It almost certainly wouldn't work as a long-term strategy on a ship. Still, I guess that's Theon's problem.
Arya prepares food for Tywin's table, where there's a war council going on. One guy Polliver thinks the Starks are doing fine now, but will get weaker soon, because winter is coming. Tywin thinks the Starks understand winter better than anyone. I mean, they certainly talk about it a lot, but that doesn't mean they're any good at it. In fact, they seem more worried about winter than anything. I guess the question is whether "Winter Is Coming" is supposed to imply that we should be worried about it. Christmas is also coming eventually, you know? There are rumors of discontent in the Stark camps, but that's true everywhere. Tywin points out that there's always discontent in wartime, especially among the people having to fight. The real problem, in his estimation, is that "the Stark boy" keeps winning battles. One guy suggests that they've worked through the night and might benefit from some sleep. Tywin eyeballs him: "Yes, I believe you would, Reginald. And because you're my cousin, I might even let you wake from that sleep." Reginald is dismissed to go to his wife. In Lannisport. He stammers a bit, and Tywin cuts him off: "Go. Before I change my mind and send her your head." And if Reginald weren't a Lannister, Tywin would just kill him. Just because he rejects everything his council tells him is no excuse for wanting to leave it. Arya brings over some wine, but Tywin wants water. Logical! And I think it's the first time anyone on this show has expressed a desire to be clear-headed. Even Mr. Smarty-Pants Tyrion is constantly drinking.