James Hibberd
May 25, 2016 AT 06:07 PM EDT

For the first time ever, the showrunners of HBO’s Game of Thrones are “apologizing” for an episode.

Emmy-winning writer-producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss sent a video statement into ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night to express their sincere regret over the impact of Sunday’s hour, “The Door,” which concluded with the shocking death of the lovable Hodor (Krisitan Nairn).

In the video below they explain that … well, perhaps it’s best to just hear it straight from them:

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