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In each of Game of Thrones first three seasons, its penultimate episode, episode 9, has always been the “big” episode of the season. In Season 1 it was “Baelor”, in which Ned Stark lost his head. Season 2 featured the wildfire-tastic battle of “Blackwater”. Last season featured the unfortunate Red Wedding in “The Rains of Castamere”. However, for Season 4, the show is apparently bucking its own trend, saving the biggest episode for last.

Alex Graves, who directs the season 4 finale, tells the Huffington Post, “Wait till you see episode 10. The finale is really a finale. It’s not the episode after episode nine, it’s the big one.” We wonder what’s so big in the episode?

“It’s by far the largest episode that they’ve ever made,” Alex says. “The tectonics and the story are the largest that have ever happened, and that’s not counting the x-number of battle sequences, x-number of gigantic digital effects sequences, and x-number of how many characters are alive and standing and even on the continent when it’s over. It’s a big one.” Battle sequences? Gigantic digital effects? People dying/leaving the continent?! We’re not sure if we’ll be able to handle this episode!