In what could be called a spoiler—offering advance knowledge of events that do not take place and characters that do not appear, and the surprise that you may have otherwise felt when things do not happen—Yahoo brings news that the next season of Game Of Thrones will be missing two characters, and one magic word. Kristian Nairn revealed that his current “Rave of Thrones” DJ tour of Australia won’t conflict with shooting on the fifth season, because neither his Hodor nor Hodor’s annoying backpack Bran are in it.
“We have a season off and we have a year’s hiatus, solely because I imagine our storyline is up to the end of the books,” Nairn said, acknowledging how their particular journey has already all but outpaced George R.R. Martin’s writing, leaving them with little to do until Martin spends another month filling a page with the word “Hodor.” Anyway, Nairn is happy about it, saying he gets the year off to DJ and “gallivant all over the world,” and even use complete sentences. And in the meantime, fans who need their Hodor fix need only turn to the Internet when shit’s slow. Somebody’s probably made a video of their dog saying “Hodor” or something.