'Game of Thrones'
Cast members Kristian Nairn (L) and Daniel Portman attend the premiere for the sixth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in Los Angeles April 10, 2016. Reuters/Phil McCarten

Episode 5 of “Game of Thrones” Season 6 featured a heart breaking scene involving Hodor. Cast members Kristian Nairn and Isaac Hempstead Wright now react to the scene in a new video released by the producers.

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Fans have for long speculated the meaning of the word Hodor. The recently aired episode of the TV series revealed that it was a shortened form of the sentence “hold the door.” While Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) was looking at a past event in his vision; young Wylis (Kristian Nairn) was suddenly able to see him and hear the words “hold the door.”

For all these years the one vision that seems to have traumatised Hodor was his own possible death in the future. It was crucial for him to hold the door in order to save Bran, who may the only hope for Westeros to defeat the Night’s King and the White Walkers.

Nairn got a call from the producers before he received the script for “Game of Thrones” Season 6. So, he knew what was coming in the script. Still, the actor found it difficult to read the scene of his character’s death. Nairn pointed out that Hodor is a lovable character and that he loves Hodor to death.

The fact that Hodor sacrificed himself for his friends was true to his character, Nairn said. The actor also loved that Hodor did that. The scene was so touching that even Wright found it to be too sad. He is one of the few characters on the show who doesn’t really have any agenda, Wright pointed out.

Wright holds Bran responsible for what happened to Hodor. The young Stark is still learning to use his powers in “Game of Thrones” Season 6 and his first big mistake led the Night’s King straight to him. The White Walkers recognise the threat posed by Bran and may focus their energies to hunt him down before their big invasion of Westeros.

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