The Game of Thrones twitter account announced Tuesday that the season 7 final episode has an official title and run time.  The run time, previously rumored as 82 minutes will come in at 79 minutes and 43 seconds.  It will be the longest GoT episode ever aired when it premieres this Sunday.  The last episode of season 7 is called, “The Dragon and the Wolf”, and I have some thoughts on that title’s meaning.  

The immediate assumption is that the title refers to the newly formed alliance between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.  The dragon and the wolf have come together to fight their common enemy, death… and Cersei.  But there are other wolves and dragons to consider.  The title could be making reference to Jon Snow’s true parents, Rhaegar Targaryen (the dragon) and Lyanna Stark (the wolf).  

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My personal theory is that the title actually refers to the duality of Jon Snow himself.  He is both the dragon and the wolf.  We can assume that he will soon have to choose between his two houses.  He still isn’t aware that he is the true Targaryen heir.  What might be more important, is that Sansa, the North and Daenerys don’t know it either.  It’s not likely that the lords of the North will take kindly to Jon bending the knee.  And, when they find that he’s not only teamed with a dragon, but is one… they can’t possible stick with him can they?  Will Daenerys take kindly to giving up her throne to her previously unknown nephew?  Will they rule together while riding on their dragons?   All things are possible.  Regardless, fans can likely expect high drama for the final episode of the penultimate season.  

Maybe the whole final episode will just be one of those ‘unlikely friends’ animal videos of Ghost and Drogon frolicking in a field together!  I kid.  But will someone please make that fan film?  Thanks. 

Game of Thrones Season 7 final episode will air on HBO Sunday, August 27th. 

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