You might have to take a long nap or have a giant cup of coffee (or both) before watching the season-seven finale of “Game of Thrones” on Sunday. The finale episode of the beloved HBO series’ penultimate season, called “The Dragon and the Wolf”, will be a record-breaking 79 minutes and 43 seconds long.
The sixth episode of the season, “Beyond the Wall” was 71 minutes long.
This isn’t the first time “Game of Thrones” has done long episodes, but “The Dragon and the Wolf” will be the longest. The season-six finale, “The Winds of Winter,” was 68 minutes long and at that point it was the longest episode in the show’s history. The creators packed a lot of death (and other things) into that one, so who knows what’s in store this Sunday when all of our heroes meet Cersei in King’s Landing.
A lot can happen with an extra eight minutes and 43 seconds on any TV show, especially “Game of Thrones.” We’re hoping for 8 minutes and 43 seconds of the Stark children stabbing Littlefinger with his dagger, but it will probably just be Cersei arguing with people before killing them.
“The Dragon and the Wolf” airs on HBO Sunday night at 9pm Eastern.