‘Game of Thrones’ finale extended, will follow season 2 marathon

Jon Snow would approve.

Game of Thrones” fans, get ready for plenty of excitement leading up to the season 2 finale on Sunday night.

In case you haven’t seen the announcement yet, HBO has allowed the show to extend past its standard running time (which on average is around 55 minutes) for its last installment of the year, and the show will instead run from 9 p.m. Eastern until about 10:05. This extra ten minutes will hopefully allow for some more story to be crammed in following the Battle of Blackwater, in addition to updates on Jon Snow, Daenerys, and some of the other characters who are still scattered across George R.R. Martin’s world.

If for whatever reason you were out barbecuing last week and missed the spectacular “Blackwater” episode, there is also some good news — beginning Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Eastern, HBO Zone is going to replay the first nine episodes of season 2 three times before the finale ends up airing on HBO proper. So long as you have a good cable package, you should be able to catch up on the series in full (or simply relive the people of King’s Landing throwing excrement at Joffrey).

Just in case you haven’t seen the promo for the finale just yet, you can do so below.

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