Editor’s warning: spoilers follow below.
HBO’s Game of Thrones series and George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books have become well-known for featuring frequent character deaths. Fans of the show were presented with a shocking revelation at the end of the most recent episode (entitled “The Door”).
Immediately after its airing, the viewers posted melancholy messages online to honor one particular character, the gentle giant Hodor, who met his untimely demise. Last night, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the creators behind this television adaptation, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel! Live to issue “a heartfelt apology.”
In the video embedded above, Benioff and Weiss did not express any remorse for the 739 main characters that have been killed off. Instead, they apologized for “all the idiots who from now on will be shouting ‘Hodor’ every time you go through a door.”
In an interview with ScreenCrush, Kristian Nairn, the actor who portrayed Hodor, shared his reaction to watching his character’s final scene: “I had a lump in my throat and I was close to tears. It’s weird because I don’t see me on the screen, I see Hodor. I was definitely pretty moved.” (via The Gothamist)