Our venerable Game of Thrones recappers and analysts will get into the details of tonight’s episode, “The Door,” over the next few days, and break down what it all means for the future of the series. For many of us, however, what it means is simply that Hodor is gone. We finally found out what Hodor means, and it comes in the saddest, most heartbreaking scene of the series:
He was meant to hold the door for Bran. He did his job. The White Walkers devoured him.
RIP Hodor (probably. There’s some time-travel issues that will probably be ignored, but may be dealt with in a future episode).
Twitter, naturally, was devastated.
HOLD THE DOOR— Chora Minha Nega (@guipangua) May 23, 2016
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MY HEART HURTS SO MUCH RIGHT NOW I DON'T WANT TO FEEL THIS ANYMORE. #HODOR— Mr. Meeseeks (@mStromz) May 23, 2016
Most heroic moment in #GameOfThrones history goes to Hodor— Jon Snow (@LordSnow) May 23, 2016
I have no words after that hodor scene. One of the most heartbreaking things I have ever watched on television.— Sneha (@snesha1025) May 23, 2016
Replacing "thanks" with "Hodor" when people hold doors for me now. pic.twitter.com/0js3oo2ELY— Noah Simon (@NoahSimon_) May 23, 2016
Brb crying…Hodor dying is the equivalent of Dobby from Harry Potter dying pic.twitter.com/bEzTLtMo3U— Shivani Patel (@shivonvon) May 23, 2016