Well, HBO can at least take some comfort from the very positive reaction to Sunday's leaked "Game of Thrones" Season 7, Episode 4, "The Spoils of War."
The network has been dealing with a hacking, and -- separately -- the leak of Episode 4 by Star India. The leak only happened a few days before this Sunday's August 6 episode (unlike the full season rundown that was posted many months ago). So fans didn't get a huge head start on the rest of us. But what they did see, they apparently loved, and teased like they work in HBO PR themselves:
#GameOfThrones Season 7 Leaked Episode 4 is my favorite episode this season. Charot!— Ethel Booba (@IamEthylGabison) August 4, 2017
one of best in the entire series.— kayehe (@huyochita) August 4, 2017
Dear Everyone, #GameofThrones S7 Episode 4 has been leaked.. spoilers alert: BEST THING YOU WILL EVER SEE IN YOUR LIFE. Thank you.— شَهْد (@shahdd306) August 4, 2017
It literally was!!!— Lola del Rio (@the1loladelrio) August 4, 2017
I cried the entire 1st half!
Episode 4 was 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #GameOfThrones— Samkit Kataria (@Sam11kat) August 4, 2017
Are they just trolling, or did they really watch and think it was one of the best yet? Probably the latter -- since it already sounds like it has potential to be iconic -- but we'll wait for this Sunday to watch with the majority of the fandom. "The Spoils of War" airs August 6 at 9 p.m. on HBO. In what may be an example of longer not always being better, this episode is said to be the shortest yet at only 50 minutes.
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