Be careful, "Game of Thrones" fans. Season 7, Episode 6 was leaked in advance, but watching it early may just leaving you an emotional wreck for four extra days.

HBO has been a complete sieve this year, and after the Star India leak of Episode 4, we now have two different HBO platforms in Europe accidentally airing Episode 6 days in advance. So now Episode 6 is wandering the Internet. Like Episode 4, Episode 6 is being lauded as one of the best episodes ever. However, unlike the pure awe that greeted "The Spoils of War," Episode 6 is leaving many fans in tears.

Here are some reactions:

It is ironic that HBO and the "Game of Thrones" showrunners are in this frustrating leak/hack predicament when Season 7 is truly their shining moment. Every episode is better than the last, and the ratings have reflected that.

We'll have to see how HBO handles these internal episode leaks in the year (or two?) before the final Season 8 premieres. Season 7 only has this Episode 6 and then the Episode 7 finale to go. Hopefully the finale isn't leaked in advance, too, but it certainly wouldn't hurt the ratings. It just might hurt people who stumble on spoilers online when they didn't want to know anything in advance.

Season 7, Episode 6 will air (again) on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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Game of Thrones
HBOTVMAApril 17, 2011
Based on 25 critics

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