What Does ‘Game of Thrones’ Extra-Long Finale Mean For The Show?

(Warning: The following contains no real SPOILERS for Game of Thrones Season Six, but does link to some, and include a trailer for next week’s episode. Proceed with whatever level of caution your friendly neighborhood Three-Eyed Raven suggests is wise…)

Still struggling to cope with the news that Game of Thrones Season Seven than what we’ve grown accustomed to? Well then, here’s some good news: the show’s Season Six finale is apparently going to be . Which is, y’know, great and all – but the big question?

What Does Game of Thrones‘ Extra-Long Finale Mean For The Show?

Well, on one level, perhaps not a lot at all. It’s entirely possible that the Game of Thrones show-runners – and the episode’s director, Miguel Sapochnik – simply decided that they needed a little extra time to tie together the show’s multiple plot lines in an audience-sating manner, and extended the episode length accordingly. After all, we’re talking an additional fifteen or so minutes here, not a feature length production.

That being said, however…

It’s Possible That The Extra-Long Finale Is Extra-Long For A Reason

Y’see, there’s a pretty good chance that there are going to be one hell of a lot of major story-lines still in need of resolution going in to the final episode of Season Six. With Episode Nine looking set to spend much of its running time on a large, climactic battle – as tends to be the case with Game of Thrones – its entirely possible that we’ll still be looking for some narrative closure for pretty much every other story-line. Which, with …

…may well have necessitated an unusually long episode.

In other words?

Game of Thrones’ Season Finale May Have Been Extended In Order To Feature More ‘Big Moments’ Than Ever Before

Could this be the season where the final episode truly blows our minds with reveal after reveal, and shock upon shock? Could we be set to see multiple twists, and several agonizing cliffhangers? Could the wait for Season Seven be even more cruel than those in past years?

Here’s hoping…

What do you reckon, though?

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