Back at the Wall, Tyrion has dinner with the officers of the Night's Watch, including Jeor Mormont, Alliser Thorne, Bowen Marsh, Ser Jaremy Rykker, and Maester Aemon. (Man, our spellcheck hates this book.)
Tyrion shows good taste by disliking Thorne. Jeor points out that they can't be too choosy because they don't have enough men. And he asks Tyrion to ask for more help because something is happening in the north.
Tyrion runs into Jon one last time; although Jon is doing better here now, he still thinks about the Starks and asks Tyrion to help Bran.
This request sets up one of our favorite lines, which comes in a few chapters – but don't skip ahead!