I'm convinced the only thing more mystical and unpredictable than Game of Thrones is this dumpster fire we affectionally refer to as "the internet." That being said, something huge happened this week involving both the HBO show and the internet. Let's start here: Anyone who even casually watches Game of Thrones knows the agony that is waiting from Sunday to Sunday to find out what happens on the next episode; well, it seems like HBO Spain fixed that problem for us this week by releasing a Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 leak online.
That's right, a full episode, in all its Westeros glory, made its way online for everyone to enjoy almost a full week before its scheduled air date. Unfortunately, I don't have any specific details about next week's episode because I'm a loyal-ass fan and didn't want to spoil the show for myself or anyone else so I didn't watch the leak (read: I got to it too late and by the time I tried to watch it had been taken offline).
At first, I thought the rumors of a leak were false, but a quick scan of GoT fan site Watchers on the Wall and Twitter revealed the episode, in fact, existed online for a short period of time.
So now it looks like the rest of our week will be consumed by trying to avoid spoilers for what is said to be this season's biggest episode, which, let's face it, is impossible unless you plan to delete Twitter and then light your laptop on fire.
If you don't care about spoilers, though, Reddit user Kingrdgz posted a screenshot and a two-minute video from the episode on , a Game of Thrones discussion board. TBH those probably won't exist for much longer.
This isn't the first time an episode from this season has leaked; the same thing happened a few weeks ago with Episode 4, "The Spoils of War," and, if I had to guess, I'd say it might not be the last of the season because, you know, hackers be everywhere these days.
Thank you for reading this article, now go and light your laptop on fire.