Game of Thrones season four finale confirmed as longest episode to date

Originally posted online for MCM Buzz.

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Bad news for Game of Thrones fans: the Season Four finale airing next week is hurtling closer and closer towards our screens, faster than an irate woolly mammoth.

The good news? Confirmed by HBO, the episode titled ‘The Children‘ will be an immense 66 minutes long – maximising excitement per minute as the longest Game of Thrones to date. Following the monumental battle at Castle Black in this week’s one story episode ‘The Watchers on the Wall‘, this larger-than-average ending may just be enough to appease fans until Season Five airs in spring next year.

Directed by Alex Graves and written by series creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the Season Four finale is expected to pick up from where the gorefest of Episode 8’s ‘The Mountain and the Viper‘ left off. This will include the aftermath of the battle of Castle Black at the Wall for Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Mance Rayder (Ciarán Hinds), the fallout from the death sentence of Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) in King’s Landing and the next moves for Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) as Queen of Meereen.

On HBO, the episode synopsis of ‘The Children‘ teases:

Circumstances change after an unexpected arrival from north of the Wall; Dany must face harsh realities; Bran learns more about his destiny; Tyrion sees the truth about his situation.

Check out the promo preview of ‘The Children‘ below.

Sources:  Digital Spy / HBO

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