Watch ‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Apologise for that Last Episode


Spoilers ahead for those that haven’t seen “The Door” episode from Game of Thrones‘ sixth season.


We’re all still a little shaken from “The Door,” the episode of Game of Thrones that offered up two hits to the gut during its final moments. We learned that Hodor’s name actually comes from “Hold the door,” and, *sob*, that’s the last thing he does.

The cast and crew were equally shocked with the development, with showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff both describing their devastation when George R.R. Martin told them of Hodor’s origins.

Well, Weiss and Benioff have now apologised. And no, it’s not for killing Hodor.

“We’d like to apologise for Sunday’s episode,” they say during an amusing sketch filmed for Jimmy Kimmel Live. “Not for killing Hodor – we kill a lot of main characters.”

A wider shot shows them surrounded by cash. “We’ve killed 739 main characters so far.”

The apology is actually for “all the idiots who, from now on, will be shouting “Hodor” every time you go through a door.”

Check out the video below, beneath which you can find a few amusing-but-probably-much-too-soon memes. Something to lift the spirits as we all attempt to move on with our lives, or at least until the next wave of depression that comes as a result of a Game of Thrones death.