Do not read any further unless you have watch HBO’s Game of Thrones season six episode five titled ‘The Door’ which aired on May 22, 2016. You’ve been warned! Reaction among fans to the devastating events at the end of the episode prompted Jimmy Kimmel to ask series creator DB Weiss and David Benioff to issue a public apology to fans of the show. Seated on couches surrounded by money, Benioff and Weiss sincerely apologized not for killing off fan-favorite Hodor (played by Kristian Nairn) – by their count they’ve killed off over 700+ key characters – but for all of the idiots who will now shout “Hodor!” when going through a door. “We forgot how annoying people can be. That’s our bad,” says Weiss. “We should have seen that coming,” adds Beniof.
In other Hodor news, actor Nairn has been tweeting about the love shown by fans and about his time on the set of Game of Thrones. Fans have also been showing their support for the now-deceased character with tributes involving, of course, doors.
Hodor. Thank you guys,for the love,+ know that I love you back.I never dreamt of all this.Huge props to @SamColemanActor for an amazing job
— Kristian Nairn (@KristianNairn) May 23, 2016
— Nick Palmisciano (@Ranger_Up) May 25, 2016
— Alia's Omkar (@TheOmkarSethi) May 23, 2016
— Danielle Bramley (@dani3ll3braml3y) May 23, 2016