Although some episodes of Game of Thrones are going to be longer this season to help balance out how short the season is, tonight isn’t one of those nights. In fact, tonight’s episode, S07E04, is going to be extra short. But trust us, the episode is so amazing you may not even notice. Tonight’s episode will be only 50 minutes long, which is a full 13 minutes shorter in air time than last week’s episode. The finale is reported to be extra long, clocking in at 81 minutes.
According to the show’s TV listings, tonight’s episode will end at 10:00 p.m. Eastern.
Here are the run times for the rest of the episodes in the season:
- Episode 4: 50 minutes (why so short?)
- Episode 5: 59 minutes
- Episode 6: 71 minutes
- Episode 7: 81 minutes
The longest episode so far has been the Season 6 finale, Winds of Winter, which clocked in for 68 minutes. We’re going to beat that length even before we reach the finale, with the penultimate episode clocking in at 71 minutes. Then, this season’s finale is going to blow every record of the water, being 81 minutes long.
Why is tonight’s episode so short? Well, you’ll likely get a pretty good idea once you’ve watched it, so we don’t want to spoil you too much here. We’ll just say that this episode was likely pretty expensive to make.
Things are looking up for Season 8. Although the season will only have six episodes, there have been some rumors that those episodes might be feature-movie-length. This will make us feel at least a little less bitter about the season being so short.
While you’re waiting for the premiere to air tonight, check out some great ideas if you’re planning to throw a watch party tonight.
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