WARNING: This article is dark and full of spoilers.
Seriously don't go any further unless you’re sure about this because it will ruin your life. Honestly, absolute last warning. Skip past dancing Tyrion if you're sure.
Hodor is no more. Game of Thrones' latest episode delivered yet another heartbreaking twist, as we finally learned why Hodor has only ever said "Hodor"...just in time to watch him die. Although the show has now overtaken George R.R. Martin's books, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have revealed that the twist was the author's idea:
"We had this meeting with George Martin where we’re trying to get as much information as possible out of him", Benioff said, "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 shit.’"
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Given Martin's tendency to kill off beloved characters, we probably should have known he was somehow behind Hodor's death. On a more serious note, it is a beautifully written scene that turns Hodor into both a victim and a hero in one fell swoop. He will be missed.
Season 6 of Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO in the US, and Sky Atlantic on Mondays in the UK.