“Game of Thrones” season 6 is pulling no punches with its finale a full 69-minute episode. Last record holder was season 4’s The Children lasting 66 minutes which makes you wonder what kind of cliffhanger D.B. Weiss and David Benioff will pull off in 9 short minutes.
According to The Verge, the season’s final 2 episodes will both break the 60-minute mark and will both be climactic in their own respective way. After all that we’ve seen so far, it’s going to take two hell of an episode to give season 6 a decent send-off and it seems that will be the case based on the episodes’ titles.
According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO has confirmed the titles of the final two episodes with episode 9 titled ‘Battle of the Bastards‘, which pretty much tells “Game of Thrones” fans what will happen in it. This entire episode could span the entire battle between House Bolton and House Stark the same way the Battle of the Blackwater spanned season 2’s ‘The Blackwater’ episode.
The 69-minute long finale will be titled ‘Winds of Winter‘, the same as George R.R. Martin’s upcoming sixth novel. Whether this is just homage to the author or carrying a hidden message is still unclear. This could possibly be the beginning of the White Walker invasion of Westeros.
By the looks of things, it seems Daenerys Targaryen will NOT be invading Westeros this season (oh come on!) but we may get a preview of it in the final episode. With the White Walkers knocking on The Wall, the realm needs its protector and it’s certainly not Tommen Baratheon.
While some might complain that nothing significant will happen in just 9 short minutes do remember that Jon Snow was assassinated in 1 minute.
In order to save yourself the disappointment of missing something, make sure to watch the Game of Thrones season 6 finale in its entirety, all 69 minutes of it.