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The “Game Of Thrones” Showrunners Were Shocked By "The Door" Too

WARNING: SPOILERS!

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This post contains spoilers for Season 6, Episode 5 of Game of Thrones.

("Hodor" is Hodor for spoilers. AND ALSO HEARTBREAK.)
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("Hodor" is Hodor for spoilers. AND ALSO HEARTBREAK.)

Fans have been speculating for years about the origins of Hodor's name, but like so many things with this series, the pay-off was truly devastating.

I'M NEVER GOING TO RECOVER FROM THIS.

In a behind-the-scenes video, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have revealed fans aren't the only ones shocked by the twist: They were, too, when George R. R. Martin first told them about it.

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Benioff says he and Weiss had a meeting with the author to get as much information from him as possible, and were blown away when they heard Hodor's story.

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Weiss adds that being told that "hold the door" was the origin of "Hodor", even in an abstract way, really affected them.

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LITERALLY SAME, GUYS.