Jon’s final goodbye
The procession leaves Winterfell and splits at a nearby waypost: Benjen, Tyrion and Jon northwards for the Wall; Eddard, Robert and the rest of the party south for King’s Landing. Eddard and Jon stop at the split between the Kingsroad and the road that will one party to the north, and the other to the south.
Eddard Stark: There’s great honor serving in the Night’s Watch. The Starks have manned the Wall for thousands of years. And you are a Stark. You might not have my name, but you have my blood.
Jon Snow: Is my mother alive? Does she know about me? Where I am, where I’m going? Does she care?
Eddard Stark: The next time we see each other, we’ll talk about your mother. I promise.