(Spoiler alert: Mild spoilers ahead if you’re not up to date on this season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”)
HBO has confirmed the names of the final two episodes of the sixth season of “Game of Thrones.” The season finale, which will air June 26, will be titled, “The Winds of Winter,” the same name as the upcoming sixth book in George R.R. Martin‘s “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga.
The episode will run 69 minutes, making it the longest episode in the history of the series.
The June 19 episode will run 60 minutes and is called “The Battle of the Bastards.” This is presumably referring to the showdown between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton and their respective armies for control of Winterfell and the North.
Both episodes are directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who directed last season’s critically acclaimed episode “Hardhome.”
HBO has not revealed summaries for the final two episodes. A purported leaked summary for the finale suggested that Brienne would meet “a friend turned foe.”
Some fans believed that this was a hint that Lady Stoneheart was going to enter the series as a finale twist, but the summary was revealed to be a fake. The finale for this Sunday’s episode, “No One, says that “Jaime weighs his options, Cersei answers a request. Tyrion’s plans bear fruit. Arya faces a new test.”
Fully in uncharted waters now that the series has surpassed the events of the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, it’s anyone’s guess what all that means, though of course fans are always tearing each episode apart down to the details to try to figure it out. Events are quickly coming to a head in season 6 with only three remaining episodes, so they won’t have long to wait to find out for sure.
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