Warning: This post contains spoilers from the latest episode of Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 5, entitled “The Door.”
Hodor, one of Game of Thrones‘ most beloved characters, met his demise on Sunday night’s episode while protecting Bran Stark from White Walkers. A young Hodor was seen thrashing and calling out to “Hold the door,” and eventually, the words merged to “Hodor.” The White Walkers got to him and clawed his face.
The creators of Game of Thrones killed off so many characters, but this is one death that they are apologizing for. However, they are not apologizing for killing off Hodor.
Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff made an appearance on Tuesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live where they offered a heartfelt apology to fans while sitting on a sofa filled with cash, as reported by Rolling Stone.
“We’d like to apologize for Sunday’s episode. Not for killing Hodor – we kill a lot of main characters. We’ve killed 739 main characters so far.
“We’re sorry for all the idiots who, from now on, will be shouting ‘Hodor’ every time you go through a door. We forgot how annoying people can be. That’s our bad. We should have seen that coming. Again, so, so sorry. People are the worst.”
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Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor, posted a picture of himself sharing a cake with Isaac Wright, who plays Bran Stark and said that he would still share his cake with the young actor even after everything Bran Stark did to Hodor.
— Kristian Nairn (@KristianNairn) May 25, 2016
In turn, Isaac shared another photo on his Twitter account with Kristian.
— Isaac.H.Wright (@Isaac_H_Wright) May 25, 2016
Since the airing of “The Door,” numerous Hodor jokes have begun circulating on the internet.
— Slate (@Slate) May 25, 2016
— Balls On Chin (@bigballsonchin) May 6, 2016
— The Office Code (@TheOfficeCode) November 30, 2015
Despite all the jokes, some fans are still upset that the gentle giant Hodor will no longer be in Game of Thrones. Some are wondering if he will be returning as a White Walker or if he will come back to life, just like another character, Jon Snow. A couple of days after “The Door” aired, New York Times interviewed Hodor regarding his fate on the show. When asked if Hodor is definitely dead, Nairn answered, “Yeah. I don’t think he’s going to survive that. As far as I know, put it that way.”
When asked if Hodor could come back as a zombie, Kristian Nairn answered the following.
“There’s always a chance. It’s actually very freeing — I have a really big mouth and it’s difficult for me to not tell things. The fact that I can watch the rest of the show and not have to hold back because I might let something slip is freeing. But I don’t think he’s coming back.”
Nairn also shared that it was great for him to finally know the meaning behind what he was saying. “That was great, man. Because I literally had no idea. All my theories were wrong. So it was nice to know it actually meant something.”
Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6 entitled “Blood of My Blood” airs on Sunday, May 29.
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