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Here's Why Game of Thrones Season 5 Won't Include Bran Stark

Some Game of Thrones fans were more than a little confused when Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor on the HBO fantasy series, let it slip over the summer that both he and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) will be absent for all of Season 5, especially since their storyline was finally starting to gain traction on the show.

Now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we know exactly why Bran and Hodor (Hodor!) are taking a season-long vacation, and it's just as many fans of the source novels more

VIDEO: The Children

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The Children
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Length: 01:06:00
Aired: 6/15/2014

Season Four Finale. An unexpected arrival north of the Wall changes circumstances. Dany is forced to face some harsh realities. Bran learns more of his destiny. Tyrion sees the truth of his situation. watch

VIDEO: First of His Name

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First of His Name
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Aired: 5/4/2014

Cersei and Tywin plot the Crown's next move. Dany discusses future plans. Jon Snow embarks on a new mission. watch


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Game of Thrones: Hodor, Bran Stark Won't Be Back for Season 5

Two familiar faces will be absent when Game of Thrones returns for its fifth season.

Kristian Nairn and Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who play Hodor and Bran Stark respectively, are taking a year-long hiatus from the HBO drama, Nairn told Yahoo News in Australia.

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Game of Thrones Power Shift: Hodor Loses Control; Littlefinger Gets Laid

Our feelings for Sunday's Game of Thrones can be summed up in one word: Hodor! If you need more than that, check out the rest of the recap. read more

Game of Thrones Power Shift: Joffrey's Killer Revealed; A Baby Gets the Blues

[WARNING: The following contains spoilers from Game of Thrones' "Oathkeeper." If you haven't watched it yet, don't make us leave you out in the cold for the White Walkers!]

Game of Thrones finally unmasked the people who had a hand in Joffrey's death, but fans had to pay close attention to figure out exactly who ... read more

Game of Thrones' Kristian Nairn Answers Questions Hodor-Style

Game of Thrones' Hodor is a man of few words. To be precise, one word: Hodor. read more

Game of Thrones Star Kristian Nairn Comes Out as Gay

Game of Thrones star Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor on the HBO series, has come out as gay, according to

During a recent interview, Nairn was asked... read more

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