Buckle up, Game of Thrones fans, because the next few weeks are going to be quite the rollercoaster. In addition to the vague synopsis for next week’s episode 8, HBO has confirmed the titles for the last two episodes of season 6. Oh, and the season finale is going to be the longest Game of Thrones episode ever.
If you want to know absolutely nothing about these episodes, then stop reading right now. While there aren’t any overt spoilers, one of the titles can be interpreted as such. You’ve been warned.
Up first, HBO said episode 9 will be titled “The Battle of the Bastards,” which, of course, refers to Jon Snow and Ramsey Bolton (né Snow), something we’ve been waiting to see for a few episodes now. Jon has been rallying troops for his cause and we’re finally going to see the two armies battle for Winterfell.
The season finale, meanwhile, is being called “The Winds of Winter,” which refers to the upcoming George R.R. Martin book in the A Song of Fire and Ice series. What’s more, the episode is going to be 69 minutes long, the longest Game of Thrones episode ever. We’ve seen previous Game of Thrones episodes top the 60-minute mark, but the extra time seems to reinforce the fact that fans are in for a doozy.
Unfortunately, a synopsis was not provided for either episode, so we’re still in the dark about what’s going to happen. I mean, we can pretty much infer what we’ll see in episode 9 based on the title, but we’ll get a better idea of what’s to come when episode 8 drops this Sunday.