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:
— Emily Smart (@EmSmartt) August 16, 2017
#GameOfThrones episode 6 had me crying!!!!! ????????????????????????????????????????
— Mylbon Avila (@MylbonAvila) August 16, 2017
JUST WATCHED THE GAME OF THRONES S7 EP 6 LEAK AND I AM NOT OKAY THIS IS THE BEST EPISODE BY FAR I HAVE TEARS AND I AM SHOOK #GameOfThrones
— Selv (@Selv_am) August 16, 2017
I watched the leaked episode of #GameOfThrones & it was all too much & now I have a headache from crying.
— Beth Johnston ???? (@bethrajohnston) August 16, 2017
I am not sorry i watched the leaked version of episode 6. I regret nothing. Best episode yet of season 7. #GameOfThrones
— CHANEL ???? (@CHXN3L) August 16, 2017
I think the audience is going to be angry by the end of episode 6 #GameOfThrones
— Flaurent Soki (@IamFlaurentSoki) August 16, 2017
I can't even explain my feels for Episode 6. BEST EPISODE YET!! #GameOfThrones
— frank (@FrangelTy) August 16, 2017
That episode is too much to handle!
ep. 6!!!???????? this breaks my heart #GameOfThrones
— Cherries (@cherry_codimdim) August 16, 2017
As if I wasn't feeling emotional enough ... I have just cried my eyes out at #GameofThrones episode 6 that's just been leaked ????
— Leigh-anne Prentice (@Leighanne_Ox) August 16, 2017
I've watched the leaked episode 6 of #GameOfThrones 3 times today. IT'S THAT GOOD. This episode is why it's the best show on earth.
— R o u s e l l e ® (@Rouselle) August 16, 2017
— Britni (@brit_tweets) August 16, 2017
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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