Out in the snowy area past the Wall, the brave men in question are discussing the phenomenon of farting when you die. Samwell (the fat one, but not the fat one from Lord of the Rings named "Samwise") speculates that Craster doesn't need more than two or three wives. It does seem a little over-the-top to insist on a harem composed of multiple generations of your own descendants. One of them talks about how he used to have frequent sex with a milkmaid named Violet. Samwell muses, "Wish I grew up on a farm." He goes off to get potatoes and turnips. But on his way, he runs across Jon Snow's giant white direwolf (Ghost) frightening a girl. Fatty asks her if she's okay, and she can only stammer that he shouldn't touch her. Well, she also says, "You're very brave." So I guess I was lying about her only being able to stammer one thing. Her name is "Gilly," which brings up unpleasant Saturday Night Live references.
Snow (the character "Jon Snow" who's a bastard of uncertain parentage, raised by Ned Stark, and sent off to join the Night's Watch; not the white stuff that falls out of the sky during winter) sharpens his sword. That's something that happens a lot on this show. If they don't have anything else for a character to do, they just toss them a sword to sharpen. I mean, you can't have people have random sex in every scene. Or can you? I guess it's not out of the question. HBO!
Whoops. Got distracted. Snow's sharpening his sword. Samwell brings Gilly to talk to him, which he's not supposed to do. Craster said Snow wasn't even allowed to look at any of the local wives. Gilly says that Sam said that Snow could help. The problem is that she's pregnant, so Sam wants to bring her along on the incredibly dangerous mission full of men who have taken a vow of chastity. Snow says that's impossible. What Gilly's actually worried about is having a boy. If it's a girl, she just grows up to be the latest generation of incest wife. But if it's a boy... well, she doesn't actually say. She leaves so Sam and Snow can have an argument about Snow being cruel. Snow says Sam was trying to steal Gilly, Sam counters with the logical point that Gilly is a woman, not a goat. Snow says that this isn't a mission they can bring a woman on. And they don't have anyone who can deliver her baby, even though Sam claims to have read "a bit about it." That's what happens when you don't have the resources of the Internet available to you. Imagine a world where you don't have control of the kind of pornography you consume. Scary, right?