There are just a few episodes remaining in Season 6 of “Game of Thrones,” and if the episode titles are any indication of what's to come, fans are in for a real treat. HBO Wednesday released the names of the last two episodes, as well as some details about the finale.
As Entertainment Weekly reported, Season 6, episode 9 will be called, “The Battle of the Bastards.” While the episode description is not yet available, the title provides some serious insight into what might occur. As dedicated fans of the series know, both Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) are the illegitimate sons of important men. Could this mean there’s going to be a confrontation at Winterfell? You’ll just have to tune in to find out.
The finale’s title is far less telling. Season 6, episode 10 — scheduled to air June 26 — is being called “The Winds of Winter.” The title is a nod to the sixth book in author George R.R. Martin’s series, “A Song of Ice and Fire.” “Game of Thrones” is based on the books though it is known to deviate slightly. While the title gives almost nothing away about the episode, HBO has revealed one very exciting detail: The Season 6 finale will be a whopping 69 minutes long, giving viewers nearly 10 more minutes of show time.
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HBO has not yet released the synopsis for either episode, but fans will likely learn the fates of two important characters during the installments. During Season 6, episode 7 it was revealed that although we’d been led to believe The Hound (Rory McCann) had been killed, he was very much alive and had taken up with a new crew. His traveling companions, led by Brother Ray (Ian McShane), were tragically mowed down shortly after their introduction, however.
Viewers also saw Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) involved in an ugly confrontation with what appeared to be an old woman. After the attack, which left a bloody Arya gasping for air as she paraded through the streets of Braavos, it was revealed the attacker was actually the nameless girl. Many theories have surfaced about this scene, suggesting that Arya herself was in disguise, but none has been confirmed.
Tune in to HBO Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT for Season 6, episode 8 of “Game of Thrones.” Check out a preview below: