Game of Thrones finale title and run-time revealed

Some key details about the Game of Thrones season seven finale were revealed by HBO.

According to a report by Collider, the network has also announced that this episode will be the longest in the show’s history, with a total run time of 79 minutes (beating last year’s finale, “The Winds of Winter,” by 11 minutes.)

Jon and Dany Game of ThronesThe episode will be called “The Dragon and the Wolf,” which may be referring to Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, two characters who have been growing closer during the season and whose meeting has been of great significance for the whole show. As hardcore fans already know, the house sigils of Stark and Targaryen bear the direwolf and a three-headed dragon respectively.

Collider notes that there must be some more to this title than meets the eye, especially since the finale will feature a meeting of both Targaryen and Snow with the reigning queen of the Seven Kingdoms, Cersei Lannister, accompanied by her twin brother, Jaime. And with Tyrion Lannister serving as Daenerys’ trusted advisor, all remaining Lannister siblings will be present for this momentous confrontation. One might wonder why no reference to the lion of the Lannisters is made in the title of the episode.

This will mark the seventh and last episode of the penultimate season of the show, the shortest season so far but also the most eventful.  Many have criticized the accelerated pacing of the season, with every episode having enough plot for an entire season, saying that both writing quality and character development have been sacrificed for the sake of speed and spectacle. Timelines have also stretched plausibility (even for a fantasy show). And the upcoming finale will surely be even more jampacked, as it will show a culmination of all the events of the entire show. Hopefully, the showrunners will still do justice to all the stories being told and the journeys characters have taken for years.

Don’t miss the Game of Thrones season finale this Sunday on HBO.