‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Finale Will Be the Show’s Longest Episode

By June 8, 2016

Warning: This post will contain spoilers for those of you not caught up on Game of Thrones.

With only three more episodes left of Game of Thrones season six, fans have watched in shock, horror, and joy this season as old characters have returned, some have died, and characters’ fates have been left hanging in the balance. Things are only going to get bigger from here though, that’s for sure, as we still have yet to see the season’s biggest battle (which is also the biggest battle in television history) and several storylines still need to reach their inevitable conclusions.

Following a leak several weeks ago as well, which possibly revealed the final two episode titles of the season, HBO has announced some exciting things for episodes 9 and 10 of season six.

First off, it turns out that leak was true after all, with episode 9 being titled “The Battle of the Bastards,” clearly referring to the inevitable battle between Jon and Sansa’s army and the Boltons, as the Starks attempt to retake Winterfell. Episode 10 however, in much more vague fashion, will be titled “The Winds of Winter,” the same as George R. R. Martin’s next novel in the series, and doesn’t particularly indicate what fans can look forward to in the episode.

However, HBO also announced today that “The Winds of Winter” will be the longest episode in the show’s history, clocking in at a whopping 69 minutes, making it a special event finale for what has been one of the show’s biggest and most eventful seasons to date.

Before then, fans can still look forward to this weekend’s episode, titled “No One,” which will be heavily focused on Arya’s storyline after last week’s (bloody) cliffhanger it left viewers with, will reunite Jamie and Brienne, bring back Tyrion and Varys, and more.

We’ve only got three weeks left to look forward to before another yearlong hiatus, but it’s looking more and more like they may be some of the most eventful and awe-inspiring weeks in the show’s history. After all, they may bring us the episode where Ramsay Bolton finally meets his end, and let’s face it, will there really be anything more satisfying to watch than that?

Game of Thrones airs every Sunday night on HBO.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • Ethan

    What about the Hound vs. the Zombie Mountain???

  • David Johnson

    Plus We have the Hound going all Charles Bronson on the #BrothersWithoutBanner!!!! 🙂