Time to get off the web. A couple of hours in the past, footage from tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones has leaked on-line, originating with one minute of footage circulating on Twitter displaying an particularly essential scene. Since then, I imagine your complete episode has leaked, however I’m making an attempt to keep away from doing an excessive amount of digging into this as a way to keep away from spoilers myself. This write-up of the scenario won’t include spoilers of any variety.
Episode 4 of season eight would be the third out of 4 whole episodes that has seen leaks the day without work because the season started. First, it was a cable airing that by accident went reside early, two weeks in the past it was Amazon Prime that put the episode reside in Germany a couple of hours early. Mercifully, in some way, final week’s The Long Night super-battle episode didn’t leak early on any platform, however now we’re again to a different occasion, regardless of HBO going to painstaking lengths to keep away from leaks like not giving any press in any respect screeners (which is how episodes at all times used to leak beforehand).
The drawback with the present leak is that even when trolls usually are not jamming particular plot factors down your throat (and so they is perhaps making an attempt, watch out), I’ve seen numerous websites working with what I might name “vague” spoilers, which to me, this late within the recreation, is its personal form of spoiler, and due to these headlines, I already know greater than I wish to about tonight’s episode. What I imply is that even in the event you, for example, say “Game of Thrones leaks and it’s boring,” that tells you one thing about what does or doesn’t occur throughout it. The identical goes for “Game of Thrones leaks and it’s a total bloodbath” even in the event you’re not being given particular names or conditions. That’s the form of factor lots of websites are doing now with descriptions of what occurs tonight, and I hate it virtually as a lot as if it was a extra particular spoiler.
I might extremely, extremely advise, merely shutting off your telephone and staying off the web these subsequent few hours till 9 PM ET, as something from tweet replies to headline push alerts could possibly be sufficient to present away some precious info, and with just a few hours left to go, I’d hate to see something spoiled for you on the end line right here.
After tonight’s episode airs, I’m going to do a bit extra digging to attempt to determine the supply of this leak and what precisely occurred right here, however making an attempt to remain spoiler-free myself, I merely don’t wish to examine an excessive amount of as I’ve seen an excessive amount of already.
God, I hope we will keep away from this for the final two, however the odds usually are not in our favor, given what’s been taking place all season lengthy.
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