Hodor Was Supposed to Come Back as a Wight, Game of Thrones Writers Say

Isaac Hempstead Wright with Kristian Nairn in Game of Thrones
Isaac Hempstead Wright with Kristian Nairn in Game of Thrones
Helen Sloan, HBO

Out of all the characters in Game of Thrones history that fans have felt a sweet spot for, Hodor is a particular favorite. The gentle giant ultimately met his demise in season 6 after sacrificing himself against an army of wights in order for Bran Stark and Meera Reed to escape, making for one of the most emotional episodes of the whole series. It goes without saying that we haven’t seen him since.

But that wasn’t always the plan for the writers behind the show, according to CBR. He was actually supposed to come back as part of the Night King’s Army of the Dead later on in the series, as CBR reports. The upcoming illustrations and concept artwork companion book The Art of Game of Thrones shows that Hodor was going to come back as a wight alongside the undead army. Karsi, the Wildling who was defeated during the Massacre at Hardhome, was set to return as one as well, as revealed by artist William Simpson’s storyboard.

It’s been theorized for a few years by fans that Hodor would make his return in the final season, although the idea was quite heartbreaking. As he was a loyal servant to House Stark for as long as he had been on our screens, Hodor becoming a wight would mean he’d be fighting against the family and their allies during the Battle of Winterfell. Thankfully, the plan never came to fruition, and Hodor’s last appearance featured his honorable death.

Although fans have been speculating that we haven’t seen the last of the White Walkers in Game of Thrones, with just one episode remaining we can’t imagine either Hodor or Karsi making an appearance. And that’s probably for the best.

[h/t CBR]

7 Massage Guns That Are on Sale Right Now

Jawku/Actigun
Jawku/Actigun

Outdoor exercise is a big focus leading into summer, but as you begin to really tone and strengthen your muscles, you might notice some tough knots and soreness that you just can’t kick. Enter the post-workout massage gun—these bad boys are like having a deep-tissue masseuse by your side whenever you want. If you're looking to pick one up for yourself, check out these brands while they’re on sale.

1. Actigun 2.0: Percussion Massager (Black); $128 (57 percent off)

Actigun massage gun.
Actigun

Don't assume you need a professional masseur to provide relief—this massage gun offers 20 variable speeds and can adjust the output power on its own according to pressure. Can your human massage therapist do that?

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2. JAWKU Muscle Blaster V2 Cordless Percussion Massage Gun; $260 (13 percent off)

Jawku massaging gun.
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This cordless, five-speed massager uses a design that's aimed to increase blood flow, release stored lactic acid, and relieve sore muscles through various vibrations.

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3. DEEP4s: Percussive Therapy Massage Gun for Athletes; $230 (23 percent off)

Re-Athlete massage gun.
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Instant relief is an option with this massage tool, featuring five different attachments made to tackle any muscle group. You can squeeze in eight hours of massage time before you have to charge it again.

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4. Handheld Massage Gun for Deep Tissue Percussion; $75 (15 percent off)

Massage gun from Stackcommerce.
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With five replaceable heads and six speed settings, this massage gun can easily adapt to the location and intensity of your soreness. And since it lasts up to three hours per charge, you won't have to worry about constantly plugging it in.

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5. The Backmate Power Massager; $120 (19 percent off)

Backmate massage gun.
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Speed is the name of the game here. The Backmate Power Massager is designed for fast, effective relief through its ergonomic design. Fast doesn’t need to mean short, either. After the instant relief, you can stimulate and distract your nervous system for lasting pain relief.

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6. ZTECH Percussion Massage Gun (Red); $80 (46 percent off)

ZTech massage gun.
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This massage gun looks a lot like a power drill, and, similarly, you can adjust its design for the perfect fit with six interchangeable heads that target different muscle areas.

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7. Aduro Sport Elite Recovery Massage Gun (Maroon); $80 (60 percent off)

Aduro massage gun.
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Tackle large muscle groups, the neck, Achilles tendon, joints, and small muscle areas with this single massage gun. Four massage heads and six intensity levels allow this tool to provide a highly customizable experience.

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Watch The Office's Rainn Wilson and Angela Kinsey Interview Each Other in This Hilarious Throwback Clip

Brian Baumgartner, Rachael Harris, Angela Kinsey, and Rainn Wilson in The Office.
Brian Baumgartner, Rachael Harris, Angela Kinsey, and Rainn Wilson in The Office.
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When it comes to The Office, the only thing that might be better than another binge session down memory lane is a behind-the-scenes gem from back in the day.

A must-see exchange occurred between actors Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute) and Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin), who interviewed each other for Entertainment Weekly back in 2007. In the video below, the onscreen lovers sit down for a discussion about everything from their favorite movies to the weirdest cast member quirks. As the acting pros do impressions of each other, they can’t stop laughing—and neither can we. One fan even noted in the comments section, “I’ve never seen Angela smile so much.”

Check out all the crack-up moments and cast member reveals in the video below.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]