The episode begins with Sam and Jon standing guard on top of the wall at night. Sam is asking Jon about Ygritte, but Jon is reluctant. Jon asks if Sam would have broken his vows with Gilley if he had the chance. Sam note that there is a loophole about non-reproductive sexual activity. Jon ties to describe his time with Ygritte, but barely has any words for it. Jon takes the next watch and sends Sam to get some sleep.