Now that's a twist we didn't see coming!
Sunday night's episode of Game Of Thrones included a mind-blowing revelation that shocked the entire fandom — well, MOST of them, anyway!
Some fans already had the chance to watch the latest episode of the HBO fantasy series — because it was leaked online a day early by none other than HBO itself!
According to reports, the episode was accidentally released early on the HBO Nordic platform "due to a technical issue" and was shortly after taken down.
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But just like when the Night King sensed Bran's presence, it was far too late for the premium cable network — and the army of
White Walkers fans ripped the episode and leaked it online.
A network spokesperson told Variety:
"Upon learning of the incident, we used the available means to limit further access to the episode."
(By "available means" they mean they poisoned downloaders' wine!)
At first, the copies were low quality, but TorrentFreak reports soon after a high definition version was widely circulated on the torrent and streaming sites.
Since GoT has been the most pirated show on television over the past few years, it's no surprise fans were so quick to capitalize on the network's error.
After all, isn't that's what they would do in Westeros?
[Image via HBO.]
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