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TV-Cap: That GAME OF THRONES Origin Story Came from George R.R. Martin

It’s Tuesday, and we’re still talking about doors. I think we will be until the next Game of Thrones episode washes the tragedy from our minds with something even more devastating. We have more thoughts on what happened with the Children of the Forest and the Others in Game of Thrones in today’s TV-Cap, along with a trailer for tonight’s season two Flash finale, a first look at Riverdale (the Archie show), and more.

Warning: Spoilers follow for the events in Sunday’s Game of Thrones.

In the Cards. The unbelievably brutal ending of Sunday’s episode of Thrones is still on my mind. In the “Inside the Episode” video following “The Door,” series┬áco-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explained the origin of Hodor’s name was something straight from George R.R. Martin. The show may be off-book, but inspiration from Martin is still there. You can hear what they have to say at about learning the Hodor story starting at the five minute mark in the above video. [Nerdist]

What Does It Mean? What does the whole time travel/vision interaction stuff mean for Game of Thrones? The incident with Bran opens the door, doesn’t it? Is the ink really dry on the past like the Three-Eyed Raven says? Because I’m not convinced. Jessica Chobot breaks down some thoughts on the latest Nerdist News. [Nerdist]

Woopsie. Among the revelations in Sunday’s Thrones was this: the Children of the Forest made the White Walkers. Yep. That didn’t turn out so well in the end. Get a Westeros history lesson and learn what we know about the Children of the Forest here at Nerdist.

Breathe easy, you’re out of spoiler territory now.

Not Just a Race. Barry Allen’s crying face always squeezes my heart. I don’t like to see him in pain, but boy, The Flash puts Barry in tragic situations frequently. That’s not changing with the season two finale, “The Race of His Life.” The above extended trailer shows how intense it’s going to get. The episode airs tonight, May 24, at 8:00p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Prepare to run. [Nerdist]

Returning Soon-ish. Fear the Walking Dead just sailed into its midseason finale. Don’t worry though! AMC announced it will be back with new episodes on August 21. [Comic Book Resources]

Exploring the Unlistened. David Bowie has music we haven’t heard, and apparently BBC has gained access to the treasure. A fair amount of the “unheard” music can be found on YouTube and other methods, but it hasn’t been dropped via official channels. The People’s History of Pop will change that beginning in July. Learn more at Nerdist.

The Gang’s Here. Archie Comics tweeted the first look at the upcoming CW adaptation called Riverdale. Just look at Archie and the gang looking all fresh-faced and earnest. That’s not necessarily the tone the series is going for though. Read the official, long synopsis at Slashfilm. [Image: The CW]

Making Changes. Adapting anything means making changes and adjustments, and that applied to AMC’s Preacher–just not in ways you might think. In the above video, Dan Casey talks to the cast as well as Garth Ennis and the showrunner about bringing the comic to TV. [Nerdist]

True Love. Tormund has the biggest crush on Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, and we’re in full support of happy emotions on the series–as long as Brienne is into it at some point, obviously. To that end, Matt has come up with a love mixtape/playlist tailored to their romance. You can grab it right this way. [Image: HBO]

That Happened. I didn’t know it was possible for Gotham to get any more wild and crazy, but that’s what apparently occurred in the season two finale of the Fox series. Ready Sydney’s recap.

Based on what we know about Riverdale so far, are you in? Share your thoughts with me in the comments.

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