Here's something for the Games Of Thrones fans!
The leaks are true: HBO.com has confirmed the titles and running time of the final two episodes of Game of Thrones season 6.
One of these titles could be construed as a spoiler, so if you want to know nothing about the last two episodes, stop reading now…
The title of episode 9 (and this is the spoiler-y one) is “The Battle of the Bastards” — presumably referring to the epic Jon Snow vs. Ramsay Bolton face-off that’s been teased all season. The Thrones show-runners have told that season 6 includes the biggest battle in the show’s history and it’s fair to assume this is it. The running time is 60 minutes, which is firmly on the long side. That episode airs June 19.
The title of the finale is “The Winds of Winter” — a
nod to George R.R. Martin’s forthcoming sixth novel in his A Song of
Ice and Fire Saga (which was also given a verbal shout-out by the
theater troupe in Braavos earlier this season). The finale is a whopping
69 minutes long — which makes it the longest Thrones episode ever. That airs June 26.;
Both episodes are directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed last year’s acclaimed “Hardhome.”
There are no descriptions yet for either episode, despite a bogus “leaked” finale description that some sites posted. If you see one floating around that seems to be hinting that it features any specific event or character, chances are it’s fake. Just so you know.
However, the next episode "No One", will air next Monday and teases more than a few confrontations between key characters.
The trailer shows Cersei Lannister and The Mountain going head to head
with High Sparrow's faith militant. Brienne of Tarth calling out Jamie
Lannister. Arya Stark possibly having another encounter with The Waif,
who stabbed her in this week's episode as she tries to escape Braavos.