Game of Thrones Books its Longest Episode Ever


Game of Thrones is set to come to an explosive conclusion, and the season finale will be the longest episode yet.

The current season of Game of Thrones  has been big on reveals. Possibly more than any other past season, season six of Game of Thrones has been actually invested in answering important questions. In order to give a satisfying conclusion — to the season, at least — the tenth episode will be the longest episode yet.

According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO has confirmed that the season six finale will run a full 69 minutes. While that is technically the longest episode of Game of Thrones so far, it only makes it by about ten minutes It’s hardly super-sized (and barely extended) so it would be wise to keep expectations firmly in check. Still, a few extra minutes could go a long way in Game of Thrones.

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The extra runtime is likely for a good reason, though whether fans will end up agreeing is another matter. Not that anybody has ever complained about having more Game of Thrones.

For those sensitive to potential spoilers, consider this your official warning. It’s usually something of a minor event when an episode tile for Game of Thrones is revealed, and this one is a bit of a doozy. The final episode will be titled “The Winds of Winter.” To non book readers that may not mean all that much outside of possibly Stark or White Walker hints, but readers in the know will recognize it as the title of the forthcoming sixth novel.

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While not as big of a tease as, say, the title of the season two episode “Blackwater,” it does lead to speculation of something truly epic. Frankly, the title is a bit more exciting than the extra running time. This will be the last season of Game of Thrones to have the usual ten episode count, so there is perhaps more pressure on the finale than usual. If that were possible.