Three Massive Twists Have Been Planned For ‘Game Of Thrones’


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

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  • Vegas82

    So they’re not going to tell us Jon is a Targaryen until the final episode?

    • stlang

      ”Promise me Ned.”
      And it cuts to black, cya in season 7.

      • Joseph

        Hahaha so true!

    • Hinscher

      Trouble with that “twist” is that there is more people that believe that to be true than not. Hardly a “twist”.
      Plus based on what Martin considers “twists”, I would assume it involves someone dying that you think could never. Like Daenerys, or Arya or something.

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  • Dasoman

    “Three major twists” and then lists two random twists from the dozens of twists that we already saw in the show. Shireen dying is a bigger twist that Jon dying and coming back to life? What about the RW? Or Myrcella? Joffrey? Anything regarding Ramsey?

    Dumb, dumb headline.

    • Hinscher

      I think it was meant to be twists the SHOW revealed before the books.
      To a big reader, RW is not a twist. Anything Joffery is not a twist, ect.

      • Dasoman

        That’s one interpretation, but it’s not explained in this (I insist) bad article. But even if you’re right, I’d argue that Jon Snow coming back to life is a much bigger twist that the death of a character (Shireen) no one cared about. Myrcella isn’t dead in the books either, if I remember correctly. Nor is Roose Bolton. Or Stannis.

        Again, even if what you say is correct. The “three major twists” thing sounds very random.

  • Hinscher

    Assuming they mean this season? Be kind of dumb to say there is only one more TWIST for a show in the remaining 2.5 seasons.

  • Chris W

    Bring back Ned.