"Egg, I dreamed that I was old."
Maester Aemon holds baby Sam and remembers his younger brother, Aegon "Egg" Targaryen. "Get him south," Aemon warns Gilly, "before it's too late." Later that night, Aemon passes away. Sam eulogizes the maester and, as the funeral pyre is lit, Thorne points out to Sam, "You're losing all your friends."
Later Sam finds two of his Night's Watch brothers harassing Gilly. He pulls out his sword, but he is no match for the men and is brutally beaten. Ghost appears and saves him. Gilly nurses Sam's wounds and demands that next time Sam not risk getting killed on her behalf. He refuses to assent and promises to take care of both her and baby Sam no matter what. Gilly climbs on top of him and the two make love.