We’re quickly drawing to a close another season of Game of Thrones, and with it being the sixth season, and considering recent discussions about the show only has maybe 13 episodes of story left in it, it’s all but guaranteed that the next few hours of the show are going to be highly consequential. Not much is known about the final two hours of season six to air on June 19 and 26 respectively, but we do know this, the show is going to be squeezing every minute of action it can out of them. On top of that, you’ll have to make sure your DVRs don’t cut off the last 10 minutes of the finale.
According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO has released some key info regarding the final two episodes of season six: who’s directing them, and how long they’re going to be. Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed last season’s pivotal “Hardhome” (the one with the While Walker attack on the Wildling camp), will direct both hours. The June 19 episode will be a solid 60 minutes long, but the June 26 finale will be 69 minutes long, which is not just preternaturally long for even an HBO show, but it will also be the longest episode of Game of Thrones yet produced.
Plot details have yet to be announced, but there are some things that can be inferred. Episode #6.9 is called “The Battle of the Bastards,” so it’s fairly safe to assume that this will be the epic face-off of the Snows, Jon and Ramsay. Likely, this will the “the biggest battle in the show’s history” as was teased by the producers earlier this year. The season finale called “The Winds of Winter,” a nod to the title of the forthcoming sixth A Song of Ice and Fire novel by George R.R. Martin, is still kind of a question mark plot-wise, but I think it’s safe to assume that there’s going to be a death or five.
Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO.