Well, if you read the title to this article, you know what you’ve clicked through to get, so why keep you in suspense any longer, eh?
HBO has doled out some info on the forthcoming Season 7 finale episode, which is titled “The Dragon and the Wolf.” The episode will clock in at a near-feature-film-like length of 79 minutes and 43 seconds, making it the longest episode in the show’s history.
A description of the episode, as given by EW, reads as such:
Representatives of the Lannister, Targaryen, and Stark houses unite for a pivotal cease-fire meeting at the Dragonpit — an ancient ruin in King’s Landing where the Targaryen rulers once kept their dragons — to discuss the threat of the Night King. Characters at the meeting include Cersei Lannister, Missandei, Jon Snow, Theon Greyjoy, Ser Davos, Tyrion Lannister, Brienne of Tarth, Jaime Lannister, and others (absent from footage of the meeting: Daenerys Targaryen).
One would certainly imagine that “The Dragon and the Wolf” will easily be the most-watched ‘Game of Thrones’ episode to date. Last week’s entrant, “Beyond the Wall,” became the second-most watched episode of the series’ run with over 14 million viewers (combined overnight & streaming), and season finales tend to fare very well in that department. After this episode, there’s no new ‘GoT’ for quite a bit: the Season 8 release date hasn’t been confirmed as of yet, but it’s anticipated to be either late 2018 or early 2019 before we are allowed to head back to Westeros.