Bran demonstrates his observational skills (considerably greater than his father’s!) by noticing that “Jon seemed to be angry at everyone these days” … but immediately demonstrates his naivety by romanticizing the Night’s Watch.
Other notable tidbits from this chapter:
- the first mention of Hodor
- the first mention of Grey Wind, Lady, and Shaggydog’s names
- possibly the first mention of Petyr Baelish, by Cersei (I might have missed an earlier mention of him)
- Ned says “You’re not my son” — fodder for a new theory? (Kidding, kidding. He follows it with, “you’re a squirrel.”)