Spoilers For Game Of Thrones Season Six Episode Five
The Game of Thrones‘ writers have never been shy about murdering fan favourites, just ask poor Ned Stark, but last night they broke our hearts.
The dim-witted but lovable Hodor met his end in the last episode, selflessly (mainly because he wasn’t himself) sacrificing himself so that Bran and Meera could escape from the White Walkers.
Heartbreakingly though the writers couldn’t resist twisting the knife finally revealing what made Wylis into Hodor, and it was a bit crueller than a simple horses kick to the head.
Like many predicted it was Bran who cursed Hodor with a childs mind, as while surfing the weirwood web unsupervised, he accidentally stumbled across the Night’s King, alerting him and his undead pals to the three-eyed raven’s tree cave.
This led to Bran warging into Hodor, forcing him to stay behind while the White Walkers attacked and keep the door closed, so our heroes could make their escape.
Unfortunately for Wylis the young Greenseer did this while still viewing the past, causing a connection between the present day Hodor and the young stable boy, warping his mind.
Back in the past all the convulsing Wylis could do was say ‘hold the door’ over and over, which slowly slurred into ‘hold door, Ho..dor, Hodor’.
And that’s when the tears started.
We weren’t the only ones mourning Hodor, fans were a little upset at the gentle giant’s passing…
— 9 0 0 0 (@9000x) May 23, 2016
— Sam Croft (@samcroft1512) May 23, 2016
Just tried to hold the door for a coworker and they yelled SPOILERS and ran away.
Chivalry is dead.
— Brandon Ewing (@Atrioc) May 23, 2016
— Mason? (@MasonKohl) May 23, 2016
— Daenerys Targaryen (@Daenerys) May 23, 2016
Of course sadness pretty quickly turned to anger…
— Maddy (@Tahyna_M) May 23, 2016
Anyone else notice that Bran not following directions has caused like 90% of all the problems in Westeros?
— Stephanie (@stephanie0698) May 23, 2016
Even he gets it!
Nice one, Bran. ?
— Isaac.H.Wright (@Isaac_H_Wright) May 23, 2016
Some people didn’t quite get it though…
Big ups to my fellow non-GoT watchers who also don't know why everyone is asking each other to "hold the door"??? #wtf
— Céline Robinson (@svuceline) May 24, 2016
And one guy saw it coming years ago…
— Larry Bartleet (@larrybartleet) May 23, 2016
Hodor wasn’t the only one to meet his end last night, both the three eyed raven and Leaf were ripped apart by Wights. Summer, Bran’s dire wolf also ended up dead, again mainly because Bran was being an idiot.
Rest in peace Wylis (Hodor), The Kindest Man In Westeros…
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