Jon Snow washes his facial wounds in a pool. I guess he got away. No, wait. Ygritte's there! She points her arrow at him. Perhaps he did not get away after all. He tells her he didn't have a choice, and she always knew what he was. She did! She never once thought he was sincere in his desire to leave the Night's Watch. He tells her, "I know you won't hurt me." She says, of course, "You know nothing, Jon Snow." Oh yeah? Then kill him. That'll show him. He says, "I do know some things. I know I love you. I know you love me. I have to go home now." She emotes. He turns and she shoots him in the shoulder. Well! He climbs up on the horse. She shoots him in the leg. He rides off. As he goes, she shoots him one more time. He gets over the hill and away, but I think he's learned a valuable lesson about stopping to bathe your wounds when Ygritte's after you.
Castle Black. We haven't been here in quite some time. Sam and Gilly are standing before Maester Aemon. Sam says he knows how this must look. Gilly calls Aemon "My Lord," which gives him an excuse to lecture her and Sam on the vows that the men of the Night's Watch take. They preclude being a lord, as well as certain other woman-related activities. Sam clarifies that Gilly's son is not his. This is the first time that Aemon learns that Gilly is one of Craster's wives. Aemon tries to take control of the conversation by asking Sam if he remembers his oath. But Sam is happy to quote it, particularly "I am the shield that guards the realms of men." In his opinion, that means they're supposed to protect humans, even Wildlings like Gilly. They didn't build a whopping big wall just to keep out Wildlings. The night is gathering and it's coming for all of them. Aemon digests this, then tells Gilly she's a guest, since they clearly can't send her back north. She says she can cook and clean, which is good news. Aemon has Sam get a pen and paper. They have 44 ravens, and Sam is to feed them all. They all fly tonight. I think they should probably save a couple ravens back in case something even worse happens tomorrow. On this show, something worse always happens tomorrow.
Dragonstone. Davos is in Shireen's cell, puzzling through a pile of messages to Stannis. The one he's currently reading is an invitation to the Name Day celebration for someone. Stannis wouldn't care about that even if he weren't engaged in a war. Shireen is unable to help him with the question of why there's a "g" in night, which means that the language he's trying to read is, in fact, English. I realize nobody was that worried about that. She recommends reading her cool history books instead of Stannis's messages, because the messages are boring and her books have sentences like, "His fangs were as long as bastard swords." That does sound interesting! More interesting than watching Davos read the mail, anyway. Davos is doing this because he's Stannis's Hand. The next message is to all the lords and nobles of Westeros. It begins, "The Night's Watch implores..." Then there are bells. Davos tells Shireen to stay there and bar the door. That's certainly what she should do, since she's being kept in this cell. Although not a lot of prison cells have locks on the inside of the door.