It wouldn’t be ‘Game of Thrones’ unless we lost another show favorite to a tragic death. Keep reading for who we said goodbye to May 22, and what they had to say about their shocking departure.
Games of Thrones has said farewell – albeit on this show sometimes it’s not forever – to a fan favorite and now the star is speaking out about their sad final scenes. **WARNING** there are MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD don’t keep reading unless you want to know who died.
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In the May 22 episode Bran Stark travelled back in time and we learned about the origins of Hodor’s name as a child, and how that later helped play a key to saving Bran and Meera’s lives at his own expense.
“It’s incredibly sad,” Irish actor Kristian Nairn, 40, tells People magazine. “The minute you finally learn something about Hodor, they kill him!” We finally found out how the name “Hodor” came about during a time travel to his childhood.
The actor went on to say he was pleased that the show tied up the question of why “Hodor” was the only word his character ever said. It turns out as a boy he was named Wylis but in hearing Bran yell the words “Hold the Door” he was dumbstruck into only repeating those words for the rest of this life.
“I love it. Funnily enough, I just saw [the scene] today for the first time. I couldn’t be happier how he has gone out. The interesting thing is it’s kinda left open. You don’t actually see him [die],” Kristian said. This is G.O. T. so you never know who might return from what’s assumed to be a permanent trip to the beyond.
The show revealed the origins Bran’s companion and protector Hodor’s name – with the fan favorite the latter sacrificing his life and fulfilling his destiny to protect his pal at the end of the episode. In the time travel, we see young Hodor, called Wylis, take notice of Bran and starts freaking out. “HOLD THE DOOR!” he keeps saying, echoing Meera to keep back the onslaught of the Wights, and well, it sounds exactly like “HODOR.”
While young Wylis freaks out, yelling “HODOR!” on repeat, the older Hodor holds the door and is torn apart by the Wights. Since the character has foreseen his future death for years, it finally happened to him. But hey, Bran and Meera are safe, but only thanks to Hodor sacrificing himself.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Hodor’s death scene on Game of Thrones?