The seventh season of Game Of Thrones kicks off in under an hour. If you hate spoilers, you will need to tread extra carefully this year – multiple plot bombshells for the entire season have already been leaked online. Here’s a (spoiler-free) explainer on where the leaks can be found and how to avoid them.
This isn’t the first time on-set leaks have threatened to spoil Game Of Thrones: back in 2015, a torrent containing the first four episodes hit the internet before they appeared on TV. For fans who like to go in cold, this can make spoiler avoidance extremely difficult – even if you steer clear of all news articles on the topic.
This time around, the leaks aren’t in the form of downloadable episodes, but script summaries from an alleged insider with links to the show. Originally appearing on Reddit back in July 2016, the leaks break down the major plot developments for season 7, often in granular detail.
If you want to avoid season 7 spoilers, the first step is to completely ignore stories like the one linked above. Clicking on “spoiler” headlines is obviously asking for trouble.
The other step is to scrub your social media feed of anything Game Of Thrones related. This guide explains how to pull it off.
Oh, and if you actually want to spoil the show, Gizmodo has a great recap of all the major leaks. You can read it here. (Spoilers. Obviously.)