Last updated on September 9th, 2021 at 01:50 pm
Season 8 Episode 2 of Game of Thrones has been leaked online ahead of schedule thanks to Amazon Prime
Game of thrones season 8 episode 2 : It happened an hour early last week, and it happened just over six hours early this week.
The entire second episode of Game of Thrones’ final season has been leaked online, courtesy to none other than Amazon Prime, not because of cunning pirates (though there is plenty of piracy going on currently).
The episode was greenlit to go live on Amazon Prime in Germany approximately an hour ago for some reason.
Many people were able to watch the entire episode before it was taken down (feel free to test to see if there is for you), and as a result, the episode has been uploaded to a million different torrent sites, and spoilers for what happens are already leaking online.
I’m not going to post any spoilers because A) I’m not a sociopath and B) I’m not interested in reading about them.
HBO has gone to great efforts to avoid plot point leaks, including dodging spy drones during filming, allowing the cast to read only portions of the script at a time, and foregoing the very common practise of providing screeners to the press ahead of time for quick reviews.
Even as a member of the press, I don’t mind that they cancelled it because it only took one person with a screener to go rogue and the show was pirated indefinitely before it aired. This used to happen on a regular basis.
However, there is a new issue in the post-screener age. HBO still needs to deal with cable in tens of thousands of regions, as well as its own global apps and streaming platforms like Hulu and Amazon Prime that include HBO programming.
It only takes one bad move to end up in a situation like today’s.
We’ve seen this happen a few times, with a different, seemingly random perpetrator each time.
When this happened earlier, I assume HBO was to responsible at least once or twice in certain markets.
HBO must be ripping their hair out over this, but given how popular the programme is and how many markets there are to oversee, it almost seems inevitable that something will go wrong.
At the very least, we aren’t dealing with outright theft like we witnessed in a breach a few years ago, but this isn’t ideal either.
All fans (at least true fans) can do is pretend that the leaks never happened.
Don’t watch leaked episodes, and if you do, don’t talk about them publicly (or privately, because your friends and family will murder you) until the episode airs.
The issue with the internet and social media is that anyone can show up with spoilers to troll, and it only takes one peek to ruin something. Simply put, don’t be that man.