The penultimate episode is no slouch either, running 71 minutes — around 16 minutes longer than your average “Game of Thrones” episode. The first five episodes mostly run a touch longer than average (55 minutes), at 59, 59, 63 and 50 and 59 minutes respectively.
The episode lengths may allay concerns longtime fans have had over the shorter season length — the seventh season is three episodes shorter than the previous six seasons. Next year’s season, scheduled to be the final chapter of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, will only have six episodes.
The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” debuts on July 16. Get keen.