Here Are Brand New Details About the 'Game of Thrones' Finale

For one, it'll be the longest episode the show has ever had.

Warning: This post may contain spoilers about episodes 9 and 10 of Game of Thrones. Read at your own risk.

So much has happened this season on Game of Thrones, they're making the finale super-sized. 

The episode, which airs June 26, will be a whopping 69 minutes, HBO.com confirmed to Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab). And the penultimate episode, airing June 19, will be 60 minutes—which is also on the long side for Thrones.

The names of the last two episodes were also revealed. The finale is called "The Winds of Winter," which doesn't say much (other than its the title of George R.R. Martin's forthcoming book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, on which GoT is based). The episode nine title is much more revealing: "The Battle of the Bastards." That's got to be referring to the Jon Snow/Ramsay Bolton showdown they've been building to all season, right? And, as we all know, Thrones is famous for its shocking and brutal penultimate episodes, like Season 1, when Ned Stark was beheaded, or Season 4's epic "Watchers on the Wall" episode when Snow and the Night's Watch defended Castle Black against the Wildlings. 

Is it June 19 yet?

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Kate Storey

Kate Storey is a contributing editor at Marie Claire and writer-at-large at Esquire magazine, where she covers culture and politics. Kate's writing has appeared in ELLE, Harper's BAZAAR, Town & Country, and Cosmopolitan, and her first book comes out in summer 2023.