Showrunners give a 'heartfelt apology' for Sunday's shocking episode of Game of Thrones

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May 25, 2016

There’s no denying Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones set the Internet ablaze (just like Dany set those Dothraki horse lords ablaze on the episode before that) when the show killed off Hodor (Kristian Nairn), the most innocent, sweetest character on the show, who was beloved by everyone.

Fans were so upset after the episode titled “The Door” aired that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have now taken the "extraordinary step for the first time ever" to offer their “heartfelt apology” to the fans during last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! The video sees them apologizing not for the fact that they killed Hodor, but for the fans who will now be shouting “Hodor” from now on when they want someone to “hold the door” for them. Le sigh.

“We’re sorry for all the idiots who will, from now on, be shouting ‘Hodor’ every time you go through a door,” Benioff said, with Weiss adding, “We forgot how annoying people could be. That’s our bad. Again, so, so sorry. People are the worst.”


In the latest instalment of the show's "Inside the Episode," Benioff and Weiss revealed that Hodor’s story came straight from George R.R. Martin himself. Benioff said:

“We had this meeting with George Martin where we were trying to get as much information as possible out of him, and probably the most shocking revelation he had for us was when he told us the origin of Hodor, or how that name came about. I just remember Dan and I looking at each other when he said that and just being like, ‘Holy s--t.’”

With Weiss adding:

“It was just one of the saddest, and most affecting things. Even sitting in a hotel room having someone tell you this was going to happen in the abstract in some way and that 'hold the door' was the origin of the name Hodor… we just thought that was a really, really heart-breaking idea.”

(via Comic Book)

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