14 June 2016
HBO, producers of the much talked about epic series, Game of Thrones has confirmed the titles and running time of the final two episodes (9 and 10) of the series’ season 6.
The title of episode 9 especially could be construed as a spoiler as it gave away quite too much about what to expect from the episode. You know what they say in Westeros, usually aptly: “To be forewarned is to be forewarned.”
The title of episode 9 (the spoiler) is “Battle of the Bastards”. If you follow the series, you can presumably tell from the title that this is referring to the epic Jon Snow vs. Ramsay Bolton face-off that’s been teased all season.
The GOT show-runners have previously told us that season 6 includes the biggest battle in the show’s history and it’s fair to assume that this is it.
The running time of episode 9 is 60 minutes, and this is firmly on the long side. The episode airs June 19.
The title of the season finale, episode 10 is “The Winds of Winter” – a nod to George R.R. Martin’s forthcoming sixth novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire Saga (which was also given a verbal shout-out by Arya’s favourite theater troupe in Braavos earlier this season).
The finale is a whopping 69 minutes long – which makes it the longest GOT episode ever. The episode airs June 26.
Both episodes are directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed last year’s acclaimed “Hardhome.”
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