Out on the field of war, Jaime Lannister is being kept in a bamboo cage. Now that's fan service. Robb comes in to gloat at him, because otherwise this scene is just Jaime sitting there tied up, and only like 40 percent of the audience is going to put up with that for very long. Not for more than fifteen or twenty minutes, anyway. Jaime is not impressed with Robb, although he makes sure to sarcastically call him "The King in the North" so we remember that Robb is one of the guys with an army. Jaime would like to know why he's being kept in a bamboo cage and being dragged from battle to battle, when he could just as easily be left in a convenient castle. Robb explains that his bannermen would immediately sell Jaime back to the Lannisters. Robb's wolf joins them and is acceptably giant. Robb says that the jig is up about Joffrey being Jaime's son, and Jaime doesn't deny it. He does point out that if Joffrey isn't the rightful king that would make Stannis the man. Robb ignores this point and further alleges that the Jaime-Cersei pairing is what got Ned killed. Jaime points out that he was Robb's prisoner when that happened. Robb guesses that Bran got flung out of a window for witnessing it. Jaime changes the topic and says that his father won't negotiate with Robb: "Three victories don't make you a conqueror." Robb fires back, "It's better than three defeats." Then he leaves, pretty confident that he got the best of that exchange. Yeah, good job. You sure laid it down to that guy who you keep tied up in a cage. Anyone can win a repartee contest when they have a wolf the size of a pony to distract their opponent.
In the Hand's room, Tyrion and his lady chat about the smell of King's Landing. She likes the smell of cum and garlic and some other things I didn't write down because it's funnier to leave it at those two things. He tells her that they can't trust anyone and she can't let anyone know she's there. Sounds great! He assures her that King's Landing is full of liars, but he's a slave to the truth. His logic is that the truth crushes him, which is what makes him so little. Then he complains about the hard mattress the Hand has to put up with. Wasn't he sleeping in a stone cell that opened onto a thousand-foot drop at one point? He should just be glad this room has normal-sized windows.
Out in the courtyard, Cersei wants to talk to Littlefinger. She would like him to locate Arya for her. In a tone that suggests he's not all that interested, he says that she might have gone to Winterfell. Nope. Well, says Littlefinger, Varys might know. Cersei notes that he's wearing a mockingbird, which means he's created his own sigil. So tacky. He points out that not everyone can be born into the right family. She talks about love. He says that even brothers and sisters develop attachments. So he's openly talking about the family shame? Interesting plan. He explains to her that knowledge is power. She tells her armed guards, who suddenly seem to be very numerous, "Seize him. Cut his throat. Stop. Wait. I've changed my mind. Let him go. Step back three paces. Turn around. Clsoe your eyes." This whole time, they were doing exactly what she told them to. So he was inches away from death. Cersei explains, "Power is power. Do see if you can take some time away from your coins and your whores to locate the Stark girl for me. Thank you very much." She and her guards leave Littlefinger to think about things. We see that a scrub girl saw the whole thing. That will be the excuse for Varys knowing about this when we get our next scene of Varys and Littlefinger verbally sparring about how much they know. I hope. Really, I just hope we have another one of those scenes, because I find them fun.