HBO’s fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones began airing its eighth and final season on April 14, 2019 and concluded on May 19, 2019. The series was produced throughout its entirety by HBO.
The Great War against the Army of the Dead and the Last War for control of the Iron Throne both reach their climax in the Game of Thrones episodes of season 8, which represent the conclusion of the series’ two principal conflicts. This season features an impressively large cast.
How Many Episodes Are There in Got Season 8?
In contrast to the first six seasons, which each included ten episodes, as well as the seventh season, which included seven episodes, both the eighth season and the final season only include six episodes each.
The majority of the episodes in this season are brand new, and can’t be found anywhere else in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. At the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, Season 8 received 32 nominations, which is the most ever given to a single season of television in the history of the awards.
Got Season 8 Episodes –
Episode 1 – Winterfell
After Jon Snow made his oath of fealty to Daenerys Targaryen, the first scene of the episode shows Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow arriving at Winterfell with the Unsullied and Dothraki armies. Additionally, Jon is able to catch up with his Stark siblings Bran and Arya in this episode. Since the second episode of the first season, this has not occurred until now.
Episode 2 – A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
The focus of the entire episode, which takes place entirely in Winterfell, is the events that build up to the confrontation between the living and the dead. Despite one critic claiming that it does not fit the definition of the term “bottle episode,” it has been compared to one. Many reviewers praised the episode “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” as “one of the best episodes of the series” after it was broadcast.
Episode 3 – The Long Night
All of Winterfell’s events in The Long Night take place there. Here, the Army of the Dead and the gathered armies of the living engage in their final conflict. The lengthy winter in which the White Walkers initially encroached upon Westeros is referenced in the episode’s title.
Episode 4 – The Last of the Starks
The last Stark displays the effects of the conflict with the Army of the Dead. With Daenerys, Jon, and their surviving armies heading towards King’s Landing to confront Cersei and demand her surrender, this episode sets the setting for the decisive encounter. Reviews of the episode were conflicting.
Episode 5 – The Bells
The Bells depicts the final conflict over the Iron Throne. At King’s Landing, the forces of Daenerys Targaryen are starting to attack those of Cersei Lannister. The acting, directing, and visuals of the episode were all highly praised by critics.
Episode 6 – The Iron Throne
The Iron Throne serves as the series climax. The protagonists in The Iron Throne contend with the fallout from Daenerys Targaryen’s destruction of King’s Landing while also deciding who will eventually rule Westeros. Responses to the episode were inconsistent.
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How Long is Each Episode?
HBO just revealed the running lengths of each episode, which indicate that even though there may be fewer episodes overall, fans will still have plenty to get their teeth into.
The first four episodes last for 54, 58, 82, and 78 minutes, respectively, while the final two are each 80 minutes long. The episodes begin briefly and culminate with a succession of longer installments.
The thrilling season seven finale “The Dragon and the Wolf” surpassed the third episode’s length of 82 minutes as the longest in the history of the program.
With 72 minutes on average per episode, this gives the series a running time of 432 minutes, making it the longest overall in the show’s history.
In contrast, Game of Thrones used to run for an average of 55 minutes per episode before to switching from the 10-episode format.