Samwell Tarly: His name was Aemon Targaryen. He came to us from King's Landing. A maester of the Citadel, chained and sworn, and sworn brother of the Night's Watch, ever faithful. No man was wiser or gentler or kinder. At the Wall, a dozen lord commanders came and went during his years of service, but he was always there to counsel them. He was the blood of the dragon... but now his fire has gone out. And now his watch is ended.
Janos Slynt: How's your lady love, Slayer?
Samwell Tarly: Her name is Gilly. Brother Slynt knows her quite well. They cowered together in the larder during the battle for the Wall. A wildling girl, a baby, and Lord Janos. I found him there after the battle was over. In a puddle of his own making. Whilst Lord Janos was hiding with the women and children Jon Snow was leading. Ser Alliser fought bravely, it is true, but when he was wounded, it was Jon who saved us. He took charge of the Wall's defense, he killed the Magnar of the Thenns, he went North to deal with Mance Rayder. Knowing it almost certainly meant his own death. Before that, he led the mission to avenge Lord Commander Mormont. Mormont himself chose Jon to be his steward. He saw something in Jon. And now we've all seen it too. He may be young, but he's the commander we turned to when the night was darkest.
Samwell Tarly: He'll make you a Stark with a stroke of a pen.
Jon Snow: It's the first thing I ever remember wanting. I daydreamed that my father would ask the king. Just like that I would never be the B*stard of Winterfell again.
Samwell Tarly: No, you deserve this. You do. I-I couldn't be happier for you.
Jon Snow: I'm gonna refuse him.
Samwell Tarly: But... you'd be Lord of Winterfell.
Jon Snow: I swore a vow to the Night's Watch. If I don't take my own word seriously, what sort of Lord of Winterfell would I be?
Samwell Tarly: The interesting thing is, our vows never specifically forbid intimate relations with women.
Jon Snow: What?
Samwell Tarly: "I shall take no wife," yes, that's in there. There's no denying that. "I shall father no children." It's very specific. But what do our vows have to say about other... activities is open to interpretation.
Jon and Sam: Hear my words and bear witness to my vow. Night gathers and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to The Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.