Hey, it's Balon Greyjoy! I know that's him, because he's reading a message addressed to "Balon Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands and invader of the North." He has until the full moon to get out of the North. And after that, every Iron Islander will be hunted down and get flayed alive. The note is attached to a box, about which it says, "In the box, you'll find a special gift. Theon's favorite toy. He cried when I took it away from him." In other words, there's a dick in the box. The note ends, "Leave the north now or more boxes will follow with more Theon." And it's signed Ramsay Snow, who seems to be making a name for himself. Balon doesn't care that much about Theon getting carved up: "Theon disobeyed my orders. The boy's a fool. He cannot further the Greyjoy line." Balon will not be retreating. Yara (Balon's daughter, Theon's sister) protests, "He's your son!" Balon figures that Theon's not a man anymore (because of what's in the box), so he's clearly not his son. Yara says he's a Greyjoy. But Balon has made his decision, so he sits at the fire. And Yara has made hers: she says she's taking the fastest ship and the fifty best killers. She's going to attack the Dreadfort, which sounds like a lot of fun. She declares, "I'm going to find my little brother. And I'm going to bring him home." If Tywin's right about how to have a successful family, Yara's doing the right thing. But I'm not sure we should trust Tywin. He's on top right now, but his family is mostly unhappy. Even Joffrey!
Hey, it's a dragonglass spearhead! Sam apparently has several, so it's not quite as big a deal that he left that one when Gilly and he ran from the dead White Walker. He tells Bran about how says the dragonglass weapons were buried at the Fist of the First Men. And about how they kill white walkers, which seems like valuable information for anyone about to go north of the Wall. On being told that no one's killed a White Walker in ever so long, he shrugs, "Well, suppose someone had to be the first." Bran gives the spearhead to Hodor. And Sam has some arrowheads for Meera, which is good thinking. Sam says, "I got lucky with one of them. There are more. Many more. And for every one of them, the dead men...more than you could count." He really thinks Bran should come to Castle Black, but Bran is determined to go north etc. etc. We just had this discussion with Osha. So Hodor carries Bran through the tunnel to the north, where they walk into a bright white light like the ending of Cube. Sam and Gilly are left in the tunnel.