Oh HBO, talk about having a leaky bucket. Despite the powerhouse network trying to keep an ironclad seal on Game of Thrones Season 7, fans of the Ice and Fire epic have seen a whole ocean of spoilers spill ahead of time this year. From stolen scripts to exposed episodes, it seems like yet another installment of the sprawling saga has found it way online early — someone will surely feel the wrath of Ser Ilyn Payne's blade for this one.
This Is Snow Joke
According to sources, HBO Spain casually aired the penultimate episode of #GameofThrones Season 7 a mere five days before it was supposed to. The episode was reportedly online for a full hour before the network realized and took it down, but by then it was too late. Some clever internet whizz kids managed to steal Episode 6 and then share it far and wide across the Seven Kingdoms. Cue a wildling uprising and #HBOSpain to randomly start trending on Twitter in India.
The promo has already revealed that Jon Snow and his Snow Men will be heading beyond the Wall to capture a wight and prove the existence of the Night King to a belligerent Queen Cersei. However, if you would rather spend a night with the Mountain than wait a few more days, "Death Is the Enemy" has found its way online. Let's just say we are GAG-GING just like Joffrey at the Purple Wedding.
Appearing on the subreddit r/freefolk, fans soon started posting links and screenshots to prove the legitimacy of the claim. Safe to say, you should probably stay off Twitter between now and the weekend if you know what's good for you. While we won't post any spoilers here, social media is in uproar over the early reveal:
Given that the penultimate episode of each season is usually "the big one," we're expecting a pretty big snowstorm in "Death Is the Enemy." With death almost certainly coming for one of Jon Snow's Magnificent Seven, and even rumors of a possible ice dragon, this is not one chapter of the story you want to miss!
While we obviously don't condone Euron Greyjoy-style internet piracy, it looks like Varys's Little Birds have managed to spread links across the web like that glowing wildfire. In all honesty, who really needs hackers when you can just use HBO Spain to do the job for you? However, if you really don't want to know what goes on at Eastwatch by the Sea, it is probably best to shut down your social media for the rest of the week — for the internet is dark and full of spoilers.
Check out the trailer for "Death Is the Enemy" below: