Around the world, thousands of Game Of Thrones fans are currently hitting the refresh button on their torrent site of choice, wondering why the latest episode hasn't appeared yet. If you're in the same boat, don't panic — HBO hasn't found a way to protect its cash cow from online piracy (yet). Instead, the show is just on a one-week hiatus. Phew.
The US is in the middle of celebrating Memorial Day weekend, which occasionally sees popular shows like Game Of Thrones rested so as not to lose ratings. (HBO failed to follow this trend during Season Two's 'Blackwater' episode. This saw a sharp drop in ratings, despite Blackwater being one of the biggest and best episodes of the entire series.)
Having learned its lesson, HBO is taking a weeklong break, with Game of Thrones returning to screens on 1 June. You could of course spend the free week thinking about your evil convict ways and perhaps subscribing to Foxtel. Or you could actually start reading the books (which are even better than the show). Your call.
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