These 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 episodes will be movies

Will Kit Harington's Jon Snow and Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen prevail in Game of Thrones

HBO has confirmed that the first two episodes of the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" will be slightly shorter than the rest.

Would it have made more sense to just have a regular 10-episode season consisting of 40- to 60-minute episodes, instead of a six-episode season with movies?

Resourceful fans have been sussing out the official episode lengths for months now.

We knew from a previous leak that the last few episodes would be way longer than usual, but to see HBO go all-out for the finale is heartening - after all, Game of Thrones season 8 needs to give us an enormous amount of closure after all these years.

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Here's when each episode will air and its estimated length. However, the third episode and onward leap into cinematic territory with the final episodes pushing nearly an hour and a half each. The live simulcast of the first episode will kick off at 2am on April 15, if we're being exact.

Episode 4 - May 5, 1 hr. Episode four, Sunday May 5, is back down to an hour and 18 minutes, but episode five on Sunday, May 12 is back up to an hour and 20 minutes.

Well, it turns out that isn't quite the case - but there will be a fair few longer episodes in Game Of Thrones' final run. However, it does prove that the majority of the final episodes will be as long or a little longer, than the show's previously record-holder: Season 7's finale, "The Dragon and the Wolf", which clocked in at 79 minutes and 43 seconds.

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