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Game of Thrones showrunners 'apologize' for the most recent episode's ending

"We're sorry for all the idiots"

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

Game of Thrones' sixth season has been terrific so far, full of stunning revelations and emotional plot developments. But the fifth episode, which aired last Sunday, took a turn that tested the patience of many fans, and co-showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss appeared in a taped skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to acknowledge their mistake.

[Warning: The video contains spoilers for the May 22, 2016, episode of Game of Thrones.]

Weiss and Benioff, sitting amid stacks of cash, admitted that the ending to "The Door," the fifth episode of season 6, may have had some unintended consequences. Hodor, after all, had become quite a meme over the course of Game of Thrones' run.

"We forgot how annoying people can be," said Weiss. "That's our bad."

"We should've seen that coming," said Benioff with a sigh. The clip also apologized for "that close-up penis shot."

Check out our recap of "The Door" for more on the heartbreaking episode.

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