"Game of Thrones" fans are now well-used to saying goodbye to their favorite characters, but usually it's because they were killed off (we still miss you, Oberyn!). But in the case of three characters, they'll be missing from season 5 for an entirely different reason.
In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Kristian Nairn - who plays gentle giant Hodor - revealed he's not shooting any scenes this season on "Game of Thrones." The actor is currently touring as a DJ at dance parties called "Rave of Thrones."
"We're not actually in season five, by the way. We have a season off. We have a year's hiatus," he said.
By "we," he must mean Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Ellie Kendrick, who play Bran Stark and Meera Reed respectively. The last time viewers saw Bran, Hodor, and Meera, they were beyond the Wall and had finally found the Three-Eyed Raven (in the form of a wizened old man), who told Bran, "You'll never walk again. But you will fly."
What does that mean?! Well, guess we won't be finding out anytime soon. Nairn gave a simple explanation for why "Game of Thrones" is doing this to us.
"Solely because, I imagine, our storyline is up to the end of the books," he said. "So I get a year off now to do 'Rave of Thrones' and gallivant all over the world."
(Damn you, George R. R. Martin. Write faster!)
So no Hodor hodor-ing? Well, this is just Hodor-ous.