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Someone Basically Guessed Tonight's Game of Thrones Ending To George RR Martin In 2014

That sure was an episode of Game of Thrones, huh? As it turns out, at least one guy saw the ending coming.

SPOILERS AHEAD: Don’t go any further if you haven’t seen Game of Thrones Season 6 episode 5, “The Door.”

On April 20, 2014, ASOIAF fan Michael A. Ventrella wrote a blog post saying he kept running into author George RR Martin in the elevator at a convention. And then, well:

The final time we ended up together, the conversation went like this:

Me: I finally figured out why you have a character named “Hodor.”

Martin: Oh?

Me: I was thinking about your comment about wanting to be an elevator operator. It’s clear to me now that “Hodor” is short for “Hold the door.”

Martin: (laughing) You don’t know how close to the truth you are!

I don’t know what’s sadder: Hodor’s truth or the fact that George RR Martin had to watch it happen on HBO before he could reveal it himself. Finish the book, George.

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