Even better: the GoT finale is 80 minutes long!
It is obviously money: the small group of hackers sent an e-mail to the channel, saying they were ready and willing to abandon the episode "as soon as possible", if HBO paid them the sum of $ 6.5 million! Casterly Rock was surrounded by ships-presumably belonging to Euron (Pilou Asbaek).
Thyrion (Peter Dinklage) together with Varys (Conleth Hill) and Theon (Alfie Allen) were also on a ship approaching Casterly Rock. He is later seen falling to his knees on the shore. Surely the Game of Thrones writers wouldn't build up all this tension all season for nothing, right?
Power finale won't air against Game of Thrones season-ender
Could HBO be planning to have Daenerys arrive on Drogo in the Dragonpit?
Ultimately, Jon not mounting Drogon this week meant that the path is still open for him to ride Rhaegal later in the series. This stresses the importance of the battle against the White Walkers.
HBO isn't playing at war, it's fighting one. First spotted by Vanity Fair, music from the show's seventh season is expected to go on sale from September 29th, and it's once again composed by Thrones veteran Ramin Djawadi (Pacific Rim, Iron Man). This photo, via Refinery29, is from a Rolling Stone photoshoot with the Game of Thrones friends out of their Westerosi drag and in regular-ass clothes, looking like normal people sans elaborate wigs and furs and chain mail.
The preview shows the scene of a great battle which was perhaps expected by nearly everybody, and also shows a bewildered Sansa Stark contemplating her choices while the snow keeps falling around her.
Fleabag likely to return in 2019
The show deployed both flashbacks and breakdowns of the fourth wall, when Waller-Bridge addressed the camera with snarky quips. Amazon is bringing back half-hour series Fleabag for a second season.