Game of Thrones producers apologize for Sunday’s episode

Kristian NairnWarning: If you haven’t yet seen the latest episode of Game of Thrones — how’s that rock you’ve been living under?

When it comes to Game of Thrones, it’s safe to assume to expect the unexpected. But even seasoned executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss didn’t count on the fervent (and annoying) reaction to last Sunday’s “The Door.”

On Tuesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Benioff and Weiss issued an apology to GOT fans for Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) untimely death, who died bravely holding a door shut in order to save Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) from a herd of wights.

However, they weren’t actually sorry for killing the gentle giant off — “We kill a lot of main characters,” Benioff said nonchalantly — but because of “all the idiots who, from now on, will be shouting ‘Hodor’ every time you go through a door.”

Yup, we’d say that’s a pretty good reason.

Watch their hilariously “heartfelt apology” here:

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  1. Cathy • May 26, 2016 @ 7:24 AM

    That’s actually really cute. But they shouldn’t just apologize for that. they should apologize for that show. It’s an abomination. Wonder why people are more violent these days? Because shows like this normalize it. The more you see viciousness, the more you get used to it.

  2. Jacob • May 26, 2016 @ 9:26 AM

    At least Hodor died honourably. It’s so sad that he was mentally crippled as a boy by Bran.

    Also to respond to Cathy, I advise you to look up William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.

  3. Candace • May 26, 2016 @ 10:02 AM

    Isn’t Bran like, 12? And Hodor in his 40s or 50s? How could Bran have done anything to Hodor when Hodor was a boy?

  4. Yankee Doodle Dandy • May 26, 2016 @ 12:18 PM

    It’s just a story folks. If you don’t like the story, you don’t have to read it. Find a book that you like and read that. No one is forcing you to read it or to like it. Many scenes in GOT I don’t like either. I just flip the channel and watch something else. I let my fingers do the walking.

  5. RyeGuy • May 26, 2016 @ 12:42 PM

    The show, or books, are not an abomination. There is lot of violence in the Christian bible, should that be outlawed too? If you don’t like it don’t watch it. Its sad they killed off Hodor but he died saving Bran. And if you watched the show you’d know how he affected Hodor as a child. Its a good show as are the books. But as any fan of them know Martin is known for getting you to like a character them killing them off.

  6. J-Jay • May 26, 2016 @ 1:40 PM

    “Wonder why people are more violent these days?”

    Lol humans have always been horribly violent. The “News” just likes to scare you into believing in a non-existent “epidemic” of violence when rates (particularly in young people, according to US statistics) have actually been going down as early as the mid-90’s.

    The misinformation about violence in media and it’s correlation to real-life atrocities blows my mind. Don’t be a sheep and regurgitate the crap you see on Fox News. That’s worse for you in comparison to GOT.

    On a lighter note, I am LOVING this season! Last season was a little dry for me. I’m excited for all the reveals and we’re only half way through!

  7. Anne • May 26, 2016 @ 2:01 PM

    I was actually quite moved by Hodir’s death and the way the writers handled it. It proves that the forces leading to Westeros’ demise have deep roots. Finally, they gave what might have remained a one note one joke character a noble and rather tragic but heroic death. There is never enough about the lives of ordinary people on the show and this proved there is heroism in the most unlikely places.

  8. Jude • May 26, 2016 @ 2:30 PM

    Guys it’s a tv show – humans are nasty creatures who have been inventing horrific acts against one another since they started documenting history – relax, enjoy the rest of the show or give up on it and read the books.

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