Varys informs the small council of Renly's untimely demise. When asked who did the deed, he says he has heard different answers, meaning he has no answer at all.
Tyrion realizes his hope of the Brothers Baratheon destroying each other has come to naught.
Tyrion wonders if the small council can sway those lords who did not side with Stannis to swing on over to theirs. They decide to offer the Tyrells of Highgarden a wedding between Joffrey and Margaery Tyrell.
Unfortunately, due to a lack of Skype, someone has to deliver the message in person, so Littlefinger agrees to make the journey to the Tyrells.
After the meeting, Cersei compliments Tyrion, kissing him on the cheek while admitting he's not the idiot she thought he was.
Tyrion is surprised by his sister's sudden affection and also curious as to what plans she is hatching.