When it comes to where “Game of Thrones” executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are in the story of the show at the moment, they have a problem: They are getting ahead of the books in which the show is based. With that, there are several times in which they really do have to go back and consider the source (or the author) in order to inform stories that are shaping their current season.
With that in mind, we bring you the news that it was actually George R.R. Martin himself who brought it to the two guys’ attention what could be happening with Hodor. In the latest “Inside the Episode” clip released by HBO (view here), Benioff said the following about sitting down with him:
“We had this meeting with Martin where we’re 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 and how that name came about … I just remember Dan and I looking at each other when he said [what transpires and where he came from] and just being like, ‘Holy s–t.'”
Now, we’ve been through arguably one of the saddest twists ever presented on the show; based on what Kristian Nairn and others have said, it does appear as though Hodor is gone, and we better get used to life without him. It’s not something we particularly want to do, but that doesn’t exactly change where we are in the show right now. Also, something had to happen in order to inform Bran to the truth regarding the Night’s King, and also the dangers of staying in his alternate world for too long.
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