As of Thursday, June 8, 2017, the longest episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones is season six’s finale “The Winds of Winter,” at 68 minutes. Fans surely enjoy the additional time spent in Westeros and beyond and will most certainly appreciate that record being broken twice in season seven.
The premiere will come in at 59 minutes (the longest season-opener since the pilot), but Watchers on the Wall have obtained the reported running times for all of the season seven episodes, including the MASSIVE finale. Check it out.
Episode 1: 59 minutes
Episode 2: 59 minutes
Episode 3: 63 minutes
Episode 4: 50 minutes
Episode 5: 59 minutes
Episode 6: 71 minutes
Episode 7: 81 minutes
The seven episodes total 7 hours and 20 minutes, or “significantly less than the average 9 hours and 15 minutes season… Historically, the average episode ranges very little from season to season (from a low of 54:25 in season two to a high of 56:08 in season one), so it’s fair to claim this season leaps ahead with its 63 minutes average.”
Basically, that’s a long-winded way of saying there are fewer episodes this year but more minutes per episode. Gotta find that silver lining, folks. So, yeah, we won’t mind if there’s an entire episode spent solely on Tormund’s attempts to seduce Brienne along with another episode revolving around Littlefinger getting his ass kicked. That’ll be enough for us die-hards.