The Game of Thrones season 7 finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” teaser gives out something major from the title itself. Ignore the hackers and their leaks! Here’s how you can live stream the Game of Thrones finale like a true fan!
After HBO was hacked, accidental leaks from HBO Spain, major character reveals by IMDb, and threats of more leaks, Game of Thrones season 7 is set to wrap up its most eventful season yet. It gave us the most mind-blowing action we’ve anticipated throughout the series, so we can’t even imagine what the season finale will bring! You don’t want to miss a moment of it, so here’s how you can watch the Game of Thrones season 7 finale online!
How to Watch GoT Online
Hackers are threatening to release the season 7 finale online if HBO doesn’t meet with their demands. Well, HBO is not going to adhere to their threats —even in the face of declining ratings! Frankly, this season has set ratings high for the series, which speaks volumes of the loyal fans. Of course there are some who are pleading with HBO to just leak the episode (like HBO Spain accidentally did with episode 6) and be done with the agitating wait.
That’s highly unlikely and we have to wait until Sunday to watch it. The Game of Thrones season 7 finale will air on August 27 at 9 :00 p.m. EST. Those who can’t access HBO on TV can live stream it online from true sources. Just go to HBO Go or HBO Now to live stream the finale, and from there, you can even watch older GoT episodes!
You can also watch other HBO shows on the apps for a monthly subscription. For those who haven’t subscribed to these awesome apps, what are you waiting for? You can sign for a free trial just in time for the finale!
Other options include DirectTV or Sling for those who already have subscribed to them. The episode will be available on Hulu, iTunes, and Google Play after it airs.
Tensions Running High
A hacker group called Mr. Smith is threatening to leak the season 7 finale over the weekend in emails to news outlets. They have leaked confidential data from HBO as a warning, but there’s no way to verify them and many believe it’s a bluff. But who needs hackers for the anticipation to grow when HBO is doing a mighty fine job?
The episode will be titled “The Dragon and the Wolf” which is enough to send fans into a frenzy. It may be the shortest season yet, but the finale is a feature length, 79 minutes long. It breaks the record for the longest episode of the series previously held by the season 6 finale, which was 69 minutes long. Sunday is going to be almost 80 minutes of jaw-dropping drama!
We’re also anticipating more politics than action, unlike the last two episodes that contained the biggest dragon battles of the series. While speculation about what “The Dragon and the Wolf” could imply, HBO has released official stills from the episode.
As the episode 7 preview showed, most of the main characters have come together. Tyrion meets Cersei and Jaime on opposite sides of the fight while Jon Snow is finally face-to-face with the new Queen. As important as the meeting between the estranged Lannister siblings are, the pictures show a possible conflict between Jaime and Cersei.
Jaime is seen looking over Daenerys’ Unsullied and Dothraki armies from the Red Keep with Bronn, and things don’t look good for them. He’s sitting beside Cersei, looking loyal as ever. But things look frigid between them and we’re not talking about winter coming all the way to the South, prompting Cersei to wear warmer clothes.
Notably, Daenerys doesn’t appear in the preview or the pictures with Jon and Tyrion. It hints that the Mother of Dragons is still far from a truce with Cersei and would rather take an intimidating stance with the help of her armies. That, or Dany plans to make a flashy entrance with her dragons together with The Hound and the captured White Walker.
Theon was part of Jon and Tyrion’s party, but he looks like he’s going to go through some trials. Pilou Asbek, who plays Euron, hinted that he has a big role to play in this meeting. So perhaps, Theon finally tries to fight his uncle and save his sister only to be foiled again.
Another point to note is Sansa looking rather Grim Reaper-esque in Winterfell. It looks ominous enough with all that’s happening between her and Arya. The episode’s director, Alan Taylor, even hinted that one of the Stark sisters die. We could do with less Stark deaths, please!
We’d expect Bran to do something and stop his sisters from fighting and killing each other. But instead, he appears to be his new brooding self by the fireplace probably keeping tabs on the Night King.
Game of Thrones season 7 finale will air on Sunday at 9:00 p.m. EST on HBO.