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Get inside the GAME OF THRONES Episode, “The Door”

We get inside Game of Thrones in the fifth episode of season 6, titled “The Door,” which hints at a surprising revelation.

Spoiler warning: Spoilers regarding episode 65, “The Door.”  So, don’t read on if you didn’t watch the episode. (Although if you know what’s good for you, you aren’t on the internet at all right now anyway.)  In this Inside Game of Thrones episode “The Door,” there are lots of things to talk about, but one particularly surprising revelation leads to very heartbreaking scene, all of which was conjured up by A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin.

We’ll let showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff explain the scene and a few others from “The Door.”

We first start out with the Sansa and Littlefinger scene, in which she doesn’t order Brienne to slice him open immediately, but actually decides to use the information she gathered from him to her advantage.  However, we do wonder why on all of Westeros she didn’t confide with Jon Snow in this, and what this means regarding her relationship with the manipulative Baelish man.

One arc that I’ve been kind of disinterested in as of late has turned a corner, and the return of Theon to the Iron Islands has made it so.  Of course, with what’s happened before that has obviously had an affect on him and thus I love the idea that he sides with his very capable sister, Yara.  But Euron knew that he could take the claim from Yara, despite having killed his own brother Balon to get to this point.  I wonder how fast the men there can build 1000 ships for them.  Wouldn’t Yara and Theon and the ones who escaped with them be long gone by then?  Another thing to ponder is where they would go.


Finally is the story arc of Bran, the creation of the White Walkers, and the revelation of Hodor’s name.  It all ties in and it’s all so overwhelming already with finding out that the Children of the Forest created the White Walkers to fend off man. But when Bran, in his haste and impatience decides to look further into his dreamwalk without the guidance of the Three-Eyed Raven, he encounters the Night King, and that changes everything.  That encounter is somewhat of the catalyst that brings us to the the tragic cave battle scene.

In the video below, they talk about the technicalities involved in creating that battle scene, from the pyrotechnics to the make-up to the crawling on the ceiling and then the “hold the door” scene.

Here’s an expanded video of Kristian Nairn and Isaac Hempstead-Wright talking about the revelation of Hodor’s name and his death:

And if you dare watch the “Hold the door” scene again, here it is.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary