As we head into the eighth episode of Game of Thrones season six this Sunday, HBO has confirmed the rumours surrounding the titles for the final two episodes, as well as revealing that the season finale will be the show’s longest episode to date.
Episode 9 is now confirmed as ‘The Battle of the Bastards’, which presumably refers to the big showdown at Winterfell between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton, while the finale – which will run for 69 minutes – is titled ‘The Winds of Winter’ after George R.R. Martin’s as-yet-incomplete sixth novel.
Both episodes are being directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who directed season five’s ‘Hardhome’. As yet, there’s no official synopses for either episode.