This Sunday, August 27, is the final episode of Game of Thrones season seven, and the final episode, period, until fall 2018 or maybe even 2019. That’s a pretty big deal. As you might have heard, Game of Thrones is very popular. But you wouldn’t know it from this ho-hum press release HBO sent out.
The final episode of GAMES OF THRONES’ current season is titled “The Dragon and the Wolf,” and debuts this SUNDAY, AUG. 27 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. The total running time is 79 minutes, 43 seconds.
Yawn. “Our dragon vs. ice zombies show is going away for at least a year, so here’s nothing about the premise of the episode, only dates and times.” There’s also an episode title, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” which could refer to Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, or Rhaegar Targaryen (the dragon) and Lyanna Stark (the wolf). As expected, the finale is also the longest episode of the series, besting the current record-holder, “Beyond the Wall,” by nearly 10 minutes. (It won’t be the King of the Episode Lengths for long, though: every episode in season eight will reportedly be 80-plus minutes.)
There’s a lot to get to, so Thrones is going to need every second.