Unfortunately, this season of Game of Thrones is shorter than all the previous seasons, which means it's already halfway over. Yes, GoT Season 7 is only seven episodes long, and though fans have been promised at least two episodes that are over an hour long, that still doesn't make this season feel any longer. Though viewers would probably like to pretend this season is never coming to an end, it'd be good to know when the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale is.
Unless there is a random holiday in August no one knows about, you can expect the finale to air on Sunday, August 27. Unsurprisingly, this will also be the longest episode of the season, clocking in at 81-82 minutes. So get ready to make yourself comfortable in front of the TV screen, because there won't be any commercial breaks and you definitely won't want to miss a thing. Jeremy Podeswa, who directed the season finale, told Newsweek that the episode has "a lot of ground to cover," and wasn't sure if the episode would be cut down to the regular one-hour. Thankfully, that wasn't the case.
"I think because it was so rich, interesting and compelling, they decided to leave it as written pretty much," he said about the extra long episode. "It's... all there, too."
Additionally, Podeswa noted that this episode will probably be the most talked about episode to date. Thus far, last season's finale, as well as "The Battle of the Bastards," have been the most talked about episodes. It'll be interesting to see how the Season 7 finale tops those two.
This season has clearly been building up to a big face-off between Cersei and Daenerys. Currently, Cersei is winning the war for the Iron Throne. Her ally, Euron, successfully captured two of Daenerys' allies, Ellaria and Yara. Then, Cersei smartly sent Jaime and his troops to Highgarden instead of Casterly Rock, as Tyrion expected. Jaime then took out the Tyrell's forces and killed Lady Olenna, Daenerys' last ally. (And took all their riches in the process.)
Moreover, though Grey Worm and the Unsullied were able to sack Casterly Rock, Euron and his ships are on the way there to take it right back.
In the preview for the next episode, it's clear Daenerys is done playing by the rules, but what exactly is she planning to do next? Thankfully, fans won't have to wait much longer to find out.