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Warning: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 4 Has Leaked Online With Major Spoilers – Forbes

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Time to get off the internet. A few hours ago, footage from tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones has leaked online, originating with one minute of footage circulating on Twitter showing an especially crucial scene. Since then, I believe the entire episode has leaked, but I am trying to avoid doing too much digging into this in order to avoid spoilers myself. This write-up of the situation will not contain spoilers of any kind.

Episode 4 of season 8 will be the third out of four total episodes that has seen leaks the day off since the season began. First, it was a cable airing that accidentally went live early, two weeks ago it was Amazon Prime that put the episode live in Germany a few hours early. Mercifully, somehow, last week’s The Long Night super-battle episode did not leak early on any platform, but now we’re back to another instance, despite HBO going to painstaking lengths to avoid leaks like not giving any press at all screeners (which is how episodes always used to leak previously).

The problem with the current leak is that even if trolls are not jamming specific plot points down your throat (and they might be trying, be careful), I have seen a number of sites running with what I would call “vague” spoilers, which to me, this late in the game, is its own kind of spoiler, and because of these headlines, I already know more than I want to about tonight’s episode. What I mean is that even if you, for instance, say “Game of Thrones leaks and it’s boring,” that tells you something about what does or doesn’t happen during it. The same goes for “Game of Thrones leaks and it’s a total bloodbath” even if you’re not being given specific names or situations. That’s the kind of thing a lot of sites are doing now with descriptions of what happens tonight, and I hate it almost as much as if it was a more specific spoiler.

I would highly, highly advise, simply shutting off your phone and staying off the internet these next few hours until 9 PM ET, as anything from tweet replies to headline push alerts could be enough to give away some valuable information, and with only a few hours left to go, I’d hate to see anything spoiled for you at the finish line here.

After tonight’s episode airs, I’m going to do a bit more digging to try to figure out the source of this leak and what exactly happened here, but trying to stay spoiler-free myself, I simply don’t want to investigate too much as I’ve seen too much already.

God, I hope we can avoid this for the last two, but the odds are not in our favor, given what’s been happening all season long.

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