House of the Dragon’s season finale is apparently following in Game of Thrones’ footsteps, leaking onto the internet a few days before it was meant to air. In a statement given to IGN and Variety, HBO says it’s “disappointed that this unlawful action has disrupted the viewing experience for loyal fans of the show” and is “aggressively monitoring and pulling these copies from the internet.”
For fans, this could mean that spoilers will be floating around social media — though a colleague who watches the show tells me that’s not necessarily a new thing, given that it’s hewn pretty close to its source material, George R. R. Martin’s Fire and Blood. Still, it’s easier to avoid a Game of Thrones wiki than someone tweeting about something that happens in the show, so stay wary if you want to go into the episode fresh.
Season one of House of the Dragon is set to wrap up on Sunday at 9PM ET. You can watch it on HBO or (legally) stream it on HBO Max — hopefully it won’t be unwatchably dark like some of the previous ones have been.
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