• The latest episode of Game of Thrones, The Door, stayed true to the show’s format of surprising viewers with huge character reveals and plot changes. This always leaves the fans surprised and depending on which character meets his maker, the sentiment analysis that our data science team carries out shows a spike in one of the emotional states.

    This time, it was the big reveal about how Hodor got his name (Hold the door => Hodor) and how his whole life was a preparation for his one big moment where he sacrifices himself to get Bran to safety. Before this scene, Hodor was the source material for many Internet memes about stupid people, but his death seems to have triggered an avalanche of tweets in his honor and most of the show’s fans on Twitter are feeling dejected.

    Key findings from our sentiment analysis of Game of Thrones season 6, episode 5 -