Game of Thrones Season 7 to feature the show's longest finale yet!

For the past few weeks, we've been hearing whispers that the seventh season of HBO's fantasy blockbuster series GAME OF THRONES might feature some bizarre time signatures in regard to episode lengths, and now, those same murmurings are ringing loud and clear with new details.

According to what we've learned this evening, the seventh season finale will be the program's longest episode to date, clocking in at nearly an hour and a half! That sounds awesome, doesn't it? Here's the rub though, there's a catch. I'm sorry, I know, I got you all excited and now here I am about to take that elated feeling away from you. You can call me a bastard if you want, but you and I both know that sometimes bastards go on to be very important people, so I think I can handle it. The shit end of the stick in regard to the finale episode length is that, on the opposite side of the spectrum, a different episode that season will be the show's shortest ever. It's a yin and yang situation, my friends. 

Here's the score, recently, showrunner Dan Weiss told Entertainment Weekly that, “We have two episodes over 60 minutes this year." At first I thought, aww yeah, and then, showrunner David Benioff swooped in and said, “Another is going to be our shortest episode at 50 minutes.” Boo! Boo, David! Get this guy outta here! Alright, I'm being obnoxious. In actuality, ten minutes is really not that big of a deal.

So far, HBO has not confirmed any run times with the exception of the season premiere, which has been listed as 59 minutes long. Previously, season 7 was announced as only having a total of 7 episodes, and naturally fans started freaking out and speculating wildly. Some even went so far as to believe that each episode would be upward of 90 minutes long. This is false. No soup for you, as they say.

Nevertheless, GAME OF THRONES season 7 will roar back onto HBO beginning on July 16th. My advice is to enjoy the series for all that it has to offer for as long as the core show still has episodes to offer. After that, what transpires in the GAME OF THRONES-verse is anyone's guess. 

Extra Tidbit: I'd give anything for a pet dragon. I'd name him Falcor and we'd become the best of friends. The End.



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