'Game of Thrones' season 6 to get extended finale

Recently, HBO released the schedule for the final three episodes of season six, revealing the June the 26th finale will be 69 minutes long. "Battle of the Bastards" is pretty literal, and it being the ninth episode (historically the one where shit really goes down), we can expect the Ramsay Bolton and Jon Snow showdown that's been teased all season. That title is obviously a reference to the still-unpublished sixth book in George R.R. Martin's novels on which Game of Thrones is based.

The channel has confirmed the titles and running time of the final two episodes. If not, don't worry - we missed it too but thanks to the super sleuths at the Game of Thrones subreddit, we managed to spot it.

In the last episode, we caught a glimpse of a letter, written by Sansa - but the message and the intended recipient were left unclear.

"While Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) weighs his options, Cersei (Lena Headey) answers a request". Daenerys has once again reminded us she's an all-mighty, rabble-rousing, wing-wrangling commander, Arya might just secure the badass ability to wear other people's FACES, Margaery is blatantly gearing up for the greatest scheme in Westeros' history, and all of a sudden Sansa has a personality.

Having such a long episode is sure to please fans, with many unhappy at the length of the episodes in series six so far.



  • Sheila Mcguire