-this was me watching the last of GOT last night-
Hodor is essentially the Dobby of GOT. That character that's partly annoying, mostly helpful, but ALWAYS there. He's your giant shoulder to cry on...or get carried on. The situation last night was so tragic. It blew my mind that Bran didn't fully comprehend what was going on until it was almost over with. Also, that he could still keep doing what he was doing, fully knowing Hodor wasn't going to make it out alive. He sacrificed him with no qualms about it. This is a guy he grew up with for god's sake.
He's supposed to be safe Dammit.
When it comes down to it, it's spotless, powerful, long game storytelling that couldn't be any better. Hodor could possibly be the most tragic character in the series now. Not only was he never able to forget the string of words that were apart of his death, but he's forced to repeat them for the rest of his life. People might say he lived to die. That's not true either. The way he died shadowed his whole life, it didn't mean that that's all he was there for.
This situation was caused by someone else, internally, and effected him from childhood all the way to adulthood. Tell me that's not tragic and i'll start in on Summer's death too. We can go on all night about this.
The Three Eyed Raven continued to bring Bran to that spot because he knew that it had to happen, he knew he was about to die. The ironic thing is, if Bran had left when he was told to, they might have all made it out. Did the ultimate sacrifice come because the Three Eyed Raven didn't want to die alone?
I did cry. I can count on my hands how many times I've cried during a tv show or movie. I cursed Martin's name while still being amazed that this kind of planning and storytelling existed. It was a little bit of an emotional night.
You're all dicks for naming the episode The Door. You all knew we would see it and breeze into the show not knowing what we were walking into. You knew how we would feel when we saw the name once it was over. You knew you bastards. You knew.