How Long is 'Game of Thrones' Tonight? Season 8 Episode 6 Run Time and Everything You Need to Know

The epic saga that is Game of Thrones comes to an end this Sunday. The show, while extended in time compared to a typical hour-long episode, will be roughly the same the length as other recent Season 8 episodes, clocking in at one hour and twenty minutes. Here's what we know ahead of the official release.

The series finale of Game of Thrones won't be the longest episode yet. Most episodes of Game of Thrones were between 40 and 60 minutes long, though the final season brought four episodes that were over 70 minutes each.

"The Long Night," which featured the battle of Winterfell in Season 8, was the longest Game of Thrones episode to air, and was also the second lowest-rated episode in the entire series. Since that episode aired, numerous fans online have complained about the hasty tying up of loose ends in Westeros.

The third episode of Season 8 also prompted complaints that it was difficult to see the action happening on the screen, or even know if key characters had died. Cinematographer Fabian Wagner defended the atmosphere and mood of the episode. "We tried to give the viewers and fans a cool episode to watch," he told TMZ in April. "I know it wasn't too dark because I shot it."

Subsequent episodes of Game of Thrones have also rubbed vocal fans the wrong way, prompting complaints of rushed romances and busted character arcs. While all fans have their own hopes for how the series will end, many seem frustrated with the direction the story is headed. Will 80 minutes be enough time to bring Game of Thrones to a successful end? After following the series for roughly a decade, some fear their biggest questions will remain unanswered.

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