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Game of Thrones Season 7 Preview | The Road to Westeros, Day 5

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Preview: The Road to Westeros, Day 5 – Big Moments, Death & Hodor

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Rob Cesternino (@robcesternino) are once again spending seven days previewing the various characters, plotlines, regions and stories that currently set the table for season seven of “Game of Thrones”.  All seven days of “The Road to Westeros” were recorded before seeing the premiere of the new season of “Game of Thrones”.

On Day 5, Rob and Josh are paying homage to everyone’s favorite hodor, Hodor, who was taken from us too soon during the tumultuous events of season 6. Using Hodor’s death as a jumping-off point, the guys then speculate on who could potentially meet their demise in season 7 and what impact those events might have on the World of Ice & Fire.

  • DieJerks

    I totally do not understand the hodor love. Am i missing something? Am i heartless?

    • J-me not Hi-me

      Apparently. 🙂

    • Nathan Featherstone

      Hodor sucks

  • Gal Baum

    Another new ad with Hodor:

  • TrentC

    Loss of a beloved character…how about Brienne of Tarth?

    Her unselfish service to others and sad backstory puts her in a similar category as Hodor. She just about took out The Hound and I could see her jumping in to fight the Mountain while defending another character like Sansa or Jon.

    • J-me not Hi-me


      I mean, your reasoning is sound, but this would break me.

      • TrentC

        I like Brienne’s character and will admit to having a small crush on her. Unfortunately she’ll be a human shield for someone else.

        • J-me not Hi-me

          If she dies protecting Jaime you will hear my sobbing from wherever you are in the world.

          • TrentC

            I will join in the chorus of weeping sounds throughout the night.

  • J-me not Hi-me

    I’m worried about Dolorous Edd. That one would break my heart. Or I should say, WILL break my heart, because I don’t think he’ll survive.

  • John Santucci

    I’m still bothered by the fact that Sansa waited to send the Vale knights to aid Jon Snow in Battle of the Bastards. Did she want him to die? Or at least leave that to chance, and the ruler of Winterfell decided by chance? I’m gonna throw out the delayed by weather excuse for tardiness but it came off as reckless in retrospect. Thoughts?

    • TrentC

      Do we know that she purposely delayed sending the Knights of the Vale? Time periods and distances can be wonky and vague in GoT. Probably one of my only complaints about the show.

      I’d like to think they arrived late because of the distance traveled and what you mention about weather delays, other factors on the journey there.

      • John Santucci

        We don’t know much other than the knights were late (or arrived in the nick of time) and we also know that Sansa was informed by Littlefinger (in the infamous “Do you know what he did to me?” scene) that he’d brought the Vale army to aid her and that they were encamped at Moat Cailin. So the distance from Moat Cailin to the Battleground and its travel time would answer the question (I assume).

        • TrentC

          Yes it seems if there was an intentional delay, I would suspect Littlefinger rather than Sansa. Wear down both sides and have ‘his’ Vale army come out of it strong.

          I think similarly to Rob. Littlefinger is a fascinating character and we see him so little, yet he seems to affect so much. I get the sense that Sansa will see through him and challenge him at one point, maybe to his demise.

  • Steve Davis

    This is easy…and I’m quite shocked that you guys didn’t think about it. Samwell Tarley would easily be as big, if not a bigger and more emotional death than Hodor.

    • TrentC

      Speaking of emotions, how about Hodor as a White Walker and one of the Stark children has to kill him?