The following contains spoilers for Game of Thrones‘ “The Door.”
HBO’s Game of Thrones has become known for being a show that leaves audiences speechless because of constant plot twists. Fans of the show know that no cast member is safe or guaranteed time on the show. Turns out that George RR. Martin has told showrunners of Thrones three major twists that will be taking place throughout the series. Two have already been reveled to fans but the final twist won’t be shown until the very end of the series.
The first twist came at the hand of Stannis Barathon who sacrificed his daughter Shireen. This took place during the show’s fifth season.
The second major twist was show in the “The Door.” Fans found out the origins of Hodor and the White Walkers. The backstory for Hodor was heartbreaking and made for one of the most emotional scenes in Thrones history.
The final twist will not be coming until the very end of the series.
David Benioff added that the show is currently not spoiling the books.
“People are talking about whether the books are going to be spoiled – and it’s really not true. So much of what we’re doing diverges from the books at this point. And while there are certain key elements that will be the same, we’re not going to talk so much about that – and I don’t think George is either. People are going to be very surprised when they read the books after the show. They’re quite divergent in so many respects for the remainder of the show.”
Last chance for spoilers for “The Door.”
Nairn, who plays Hodor, opened up about his experience on the show and with the character to Entertainment Weekly. When Nairn was asked about how Hodor went out on the show, he explained that he was extremely happy with how the scene turned out but is still leaving the door open to possibilities.
“I love it. Funnily enough, I just saw [the scene] today for the first time. I couldn’t be happier how he has gone out. The interesting thing is it’s kinda left open. You don’t actually see him [die]. It’s implied. So who knows? He may come back as a White Walker, maybe he got away. But it’s a really good way to do it. I couldn’t have asked for a better goodbye to a character I love. My favorite part is it ties up the question of why is Hodor “Hodor.” Why does he say the word “Hodor”? Only George R.R. Martin or David and Dan could have come up with this. It’s incredibly sad. The minute you finally learn something about Hodor, they kill him!”
Nairn experienced the now infamous scene at the same time that fans did.
“I had tears in my eyes. I don’t see myself on screen, I see Hodor. I always talk about him in the third person. I just saw the character die and it was very sad. I think people are going to a) freak out, b) be very sad.”
Source: Entertainment Weekly