When HBO was hacked a few days ago, we all knew what was probably about to happen: yet another Game of Thrones leak. Sadly, it has just happened. The news are certainly not positive here, but they are thankfully not as disastrous as in previous years.
The first four episodes of season five were once stolen and, of course, there was that thorough summary of season seven based on pre-shooting scripts. This time it was a single episode that leaked, the one airing this coming Sunday, The Spoils of War.
Needless to say, at Watchers on the Wall we will not provide any links to this stolen material, nor will we allow any talk of the episode in the comment section before it airs. If you have watched the leaked episode, however, and you can’t help yourself, you may discuss it to your heart’s content at the spoiler-filled Quarantine Zone in our forums. But we must insist: any discussion of the leaked episode in the comments section, whether it is spoiler tagged or not, will be deleted, and the poster may face a ban.
We thank all of you in advance for your cooperation in making sure leaks are relegated to their proper place in the forums and nowhere else, to keep the majority of the people in the comments section who won’t watch the leaked episode safe from spoilers.
Update: HBO has responded to the new leak with a mildly confusing and somewhat funny in a messed up way response.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the network claims that the episode leak has nothing to do with the major leaks reported recently and in fact comes from a network in India. EW reports:
an HBO insider says the leak is not part of the major hack of HBO which first broke Monday morning and contained a script from the same episode.
The episode leaked from Star India, one of HBO’s international network partners, which receives episodes in advance of air. (There’s apparently a watermark on the video which outs Star India as the source).