Here’s what we know about the final 2 episodes of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 so far: The titles are ‘Battle of the Bastards’ and ‘The Winds of Winter,’ episode 9 will have one of the largest battles we have ever seen on the show, and apparently the finale is the longest episode of the show to date. That’s it. With the final two weeks of the show fast approaching, by this time we usually have episode descriptions to go with, which are released to the media in anticipation of big episodes, but not this time around. I hear even the on-screen cable programming guide will not have descriptions, just the episode title, writer and directing credits. Which, I suppose if you think about it, makes a lot of sense.
‘Game of Thrones,’ whether anyone wants to admit it or not, is coming to a close. There are only 2 episodes left this season and only 7 in season 7, which means we have less than 10 episodes to go, and a lot of story to wrap up. But more important than wrapping it up, there are a lot of secrets to be revealed, and the show wants to ensure that everyone gets to enjoy the payoff of 6 years of death, plotting, and set-up, which might be spoiled by releasing episode descriptions ahead of time, which are notorious for giving away what happens in each episode. I for one, am just fine living spoiler free for the show, as it has yet to disappoint after all this time, and it is nice being surprised and intrigued every week as I watch (especially this season since it has moved beyond the books).
What are your thoughts on the carefully kept secrets about the final episodes of Season 6? Do you think they are making too big a deal about it? Or do you think they deserve their secrecy? Share your opinions on the matter in the comments below!
Nick is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, who belongs to the privileged few who enjoyed the ending to ‘Lost.’ For more of Nick’s thoughts and articles, follow him on Twitter (@starfro67)