The Knight of the Flowers and Renly Baratheon are lounging around. And I think there's a chance these gentlemen might be gay. I base that on the slow, tender way that Flowers is shaving Renly's chest. Renly is complaining that he's treated like a spoiled child, not like a warrior. Well, Flowers points out that Renly did throw up at the sight of a head with a detached eyeball. And Flowers is good at fighting because he works hard at it every day. Renly provides his perspective on Robert's urge to kill Daenerys: "Every time he talks about it, the table rises six inches." They then transition into talking about how much money the Lannisters have. Flowers suggests that he, too, is super-rich (but not Lannister Rich) and could provide Renly money if he were to become king. But Renly's fourth in line, so that's not going to happen right away. Flowers deliberately cuts Renly's chest to make him get used to blood. Then he kneels and, although the camera doesn't follow, there are some discreet slurping noises on the soundtrack.
Now it's time for a surprisingly sincere scene between Cersei and Robert. He's sitting alone, glowering at the world, and she enters and tells him that she's sorry his marriage to Ned Stark didn't work out. Very droll, Cersei. She's actually here to tell him that without a Hand, the whole kingdom will fall to pieces. And to Robert's surprise, she's not trying to get him to name Jaime as hand. I'm kind of surprised myself. She doesn't think he's serious enough. Well, if seriousness is what you want, Ned's definitely the man you want. Robert doesn't want to think about his domestic problems because he's obsessed with what will happen if the Dothraki cross the Narrow Sea. Cersei points out that the Dothraki fear the water, and also that they don't have any siege weapons, so all these giant castles will probably come in handy. Robert points out that if they just hole up in their castles, the Dothraki will rampage across the countryside, enslaving the people and wrecking up the wheat fields. And before too long, the people are going to question their king, who's acting like a coward. And they don't have a single army, because all the nobles have their own separate military forces. "Our purpose died with the Mad King," he says. Also, "Backstabbing doesn't prepare you for a fight. That's all the realm is now. Backstabbing and scheming and arse-licking and money-grubbing." Ah, good times. So the only thing holding the realm together is this marriage between two people that hate each other. "How long can hate hold a thing together?" "Well, 17 years is quite a long time." They may hate each other, but they seem okay with it.