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Game of Thrones Season 7 finale and runtime revealed

August 22nd, 2017 by Marc Comments

We’re down to one final episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 next week and it’s going to be a big one!

HBO have revealed that the episode will be called The Dragon And The Wolf – probably a reference to Daenerys and Jon Snow – and will run for a whopping 79 minutes and 43 seconds.

That’s the longest episode of the series yet, although next year’s episodes are rumoured to all be long affairs (here).

In related news, many people, ourselves included, noticed that the timeline of last night’s episode was an utter mess… don’t get us wrong, we loved the episode but how long did it take Gendry to return to the wall? Or the raven fly? Or Dani to arrive? But it seems we’re not the only ones talking about it.

Director of the episode, Alan Taylor – a longtime GoT director and director of Terminator: Genisys (so he knows all about ruining timeline budda-bum!) – acknowledges that they took some liberties with the show’s timeline:

“We were aware that timing was getting a little hazy. We’ve got Gendry running back, ravens flying a certain distance, dragons having to fly back a certain distance…In terms of the emotional experience, [Jon and company] sort of spent one dark night on the island in terms of storytelling moments. We tried to hedge it a little bit with the eternal twilight up there north of The Wall. I think there was some effort to fudge the timeline a little bit by not declaring exactly how long we were there. I think that worked for some people, for other people it didn’t. They seemed to be very concerned about how fast a raven can fly but there’s a thing called plausible impossibilities, which is what you try to achieve, rather than impossible plausibilities. So I think we were straining plausibility a little bit, but I hope the story’s momentum carries over some of that stuff.”

So there you have it… did the events bother you that much? Are you excited for the long finale? Let us know…

The Dragon and the Wolf airs this Sunday, August 27th.

Source: IGN

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….