(Warning: The following contains major SPOILERS for pretty much every episode of 'Game of Thrones' ever screened, right up to Episode 5 of the current season. Proceed with whatever level of caution your friendly neighborhood three-eyed raven suggests is wise.)
Now, in the wake of an episode heavy on portent, if a little light on letter-related explanations, it's perhaps best to take a step back from worrying about what's set to shake Westeros next, and to instead take a trip down memory lane. HBO, it seems, had much the same idea, since the latest Game of Thrones-themed video to arrive from the broadcaster is, well, let's just say it features a whole lot of Hodor, and might just trigger a whole lot of emotion.
HBO Just Released a Supercut of Hodor Saying "Hodor"
The only problem of course being that what starts out as an adorable pile of Hodors Saying "Hodor" takes a turn for the horrifyingly sad right about the time Hodor gets left holding that door.
Now, of course, there's always the possibility — nay, probability — of us seeing Hodor return to Game of Thrones in some sort of flashback, but for now, that final shot remains utterly heartbreaking. All the more so in the above video in fact, since it follows so many reminders of Hodor's faithful, unquestioning service to House Stark (and Bran in particular).
Let's just hope he doesn't turn up as part of the Night King's army anytime soon (or that he does, if you're in the "revenge for Hodor camp").
What do you think, though?
Will we see Hodor again in 'Game of Thrones'?