You might have to take a long afternoon nap or have a giant cup of coffee before watching the season-seven finale of “Game of Thrones” later this summer. According to Watchers on the Wall, the finale episode of the beloved HBO series’ latest season will be a record-breaking 81 minutes long.
Quite a few epsiodes in the shortened season will be longer than we’ve seen in the past, with all but one reportedly being well over 50 minutes long. The sixth and penultimate episode of the season will be 71 minutes long.
This isn’t the first time “Game of Thrones” has done long episodes, but an 81-minute one is the longest, next to the season-six finale, “The Winds of Winter,” which was 68 minutes long. And the creators packed a lot of death (and other things) into that one.
A lot can happen in 13 minutes on any TV show, especially “Game of Thrones.” We’re hoping for 13 minutes of Lady Mormont yelling at Littlefinger, but it will probably just be even more death. Season seven premieres with a 59-minute episode on July 16.