Warning: Possible spoilers ahead so stop reading right now if you don’t want to ruin the experience for yourself.

Season 6 of the Emmy-winning fantasy drama TV series, “Game of Thrones” will soon come to an end, and HBO has confirmed the titles and running time of the final 2 episodes. But if you asked us, the titles sound quite telling.

Source: HBO
Source: HBO

As seen from the HBO.com screenshot above, episode 9 is titled, “The Battle of the Bastards” and fans are convinced that it could be referring to the Jon Snow versus Ramsay Bolton face-off that the showrunners have been teasing all season. In fact, it was said that season 6 will include the biggest battle in the show’s history. But it is not known if it will be like “Blackwater” in season 2 or “Hardhome” in season 5.


“The Battle of the Bastards” will run for 60 minutes so that’s plenty of time for an entire episode to follow one battle.

Source: Helen Sloan/HBO
Source: Helen Sloan/HBO

The “Game of Thrones” season 6 finale, on the other hand, is titled “The Winds of Winter” and also the title of George R.R. Martin’s forthcoming 6th novel in his “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. “The Winds of Winter” (the book) was originally scheduled to be completed before the end of 2015 but it’s not done yet.

“The Winds of Winter (the episode) is a mind-blowing 69-minute long episode, marking the longest “Game of Thrones” episode ever.

No descriptions have been released for either episode but what we do know is that both episodes are directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed last year’s acclaimed “Hardhome”.

Meanwhile, watch the episode preview for “No One” below:

S06E08 of “Game of Thrones”, “No One“, will air on 12th June while S06E09, “The Battle of Bastards”, will air on 19th June.

“Game of Thrones” has been renewed for a 7th season and will air in 2017 on HBO.


For more information, visit the “Game of Thrones” website or Facebook page.

Source: HBO.

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