Maester Aemon chops up chunks of meat with a cleaver. Say, these ravens eat pretty well, don't they? I guess they are the standard communication method throughout the kingdom, so it makes sense that you'd want to keep them well fed. Jon Snow comes up and, sulking a bit, and asks if he was sent for. Aemon asks if Snow knows why the men of the Night's Watch give up families and romantic entanglements. I hope it doesn't have anything to do with that whole "Jedi knights don't know love" thing. The correct answer is that "Love is the death of duty." By way of example, Aemon asks Jon what would happen if Ned had to choose between honor on one hand and family on the other. That's quite a coincidence, because that's exactly what Ned's doing right now! Jon figures Ned would choose honor, because that's basically all he does. Aemon says that it's easy to be honorable when there are no stakes. But when there's a newborn or something, men find reasons not to go get themselves killed in the snowy wastes. Snow says that nobody has ever faced the problems he has. Although he's a bastard, Robb is his brother and Ned is his father. And he's stuck up here at The Wall because of his stupid vow. His problems are utterly without parallel! Or so he says. Aemon laughs at him, which is not what you're looking for when you're talking about your problems. Aemon has some stories about his own history, including the ruin of his house and the death of his family. It turns out that he's a Targaryen! In fact, he actually turned down the throne and his brother Aeryn took it. And Aeryn's son was Aerys the Mad King, so he was up at The Wall when the rest of his family was being rebelled against and killed. And he didn't forsake his duty: "I will not tell you stay or go. You must make that choice yourself. And live with it the rest of your days. As I have." Snow is shocked that other people have problems sometimes.
The Dothraki are riding. On their horses. It's probably safe to assume that any time we don't see them, they're doing something horse-related. Khal Drogo is at the front of the column, and he's drooping in his saddle somewhat alarmingly. Daenerys seems worried about him. She rides up to ask what's wrong, but she has to get through so many phrases like "My moon and stars" and "Who's my little poopsie-doodle?" that before she can get to the question, he's toppled all the way off the horse and onto the ground. This immediately causes problems, because in a horse-centric society, you probably want to be good at horses. The men say that a Khal who cannot ride is no Khal. Dany claims that he can ride just fine; he was just, um, taking a break. This is where we're going to camp tonight! Everyone thinks that's dumb, because this is a horrible sandy wasteland. And Dany may not have the juice to command people anymore. She pushes it a bit and orders the mouthiest rider to bring her the witch. Unharmed, or Khal Drogo will hear how he disobeyed her. Lady, Khal Drogo is in no shape to be enforcing your orders. And I don't understand the threat of "Khal Drogo will hear about this" when he's lying right there. The only reason he doesn't already know about it is that he's completely delirious.