Game of Thrones Episode 4 Leaks Online, Unrelated to HBO Data Breach

Just two days shy of its HBO broadcast, the fourth episode of Game of Thrones‘ seventh season has been stolen and leaked online, according to a report by The Verge.

The episode in question, “The Spoils of War,” first appeared on Reddit early Friday morning, where it was reportedly shared via a Google Drive link that has since been taken down. The leak originated from Indian distributor Star India, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, which has since confirmed the authenticity of the pirated copy.

The leak comes just days after HBO itself suffered a data breach, which included a detailed synopsis of the Episode 4 script. (Friday’s leak is entirely unrelated.) The premium cabler has not yet released an official summary of the episode — though photos from the hour can be viewed here.

Watch a trailer for the episode below.

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22 Comments
  1. seriously, everyone needs to relax…this leaking of tv shows will only bring misery to those involved; having to wait extract days for next episode

  2. leo says:

    Spoiler : Arya is such a badass.. Jaime and xxx at the end. Theon will be … with … Cliffhanger at the end. Will he/she die? That’s for episode 5. But, the leak video is horrible. Better wait for a couple of days….

  3. Ice King says:

    Not watching it until Sunday @ 9pm like everyone else. Now someone send me a raven.

  4. Natalie says:

    In what world do these leaks matter anymore? The only people who should be concerned are the people at HBO. Game of Thrones is the most popular show in the world, it has one season left, ultimately leak the whole season if they want, it still wont do anything. HBO should step up the security systems and make sure the people who have access to the episodes cannot be breached but ultimately it does not matter.

    • Yeah that was my initial thought too. I mean, it’s not just a TV show anymore. It’s a huge cultural phenomenon and leaks, spoilers, fan predictions etc are all part of that. It’s not going to cause that much damage and, if anything, it’s going to contribute more to the hype surrounding this season. For a lot of shows I think leaks do matter but in this case it’s not the end of the world. We’ve already been guaranteed another season and nobody in the cast or crew is going to lose their jobs or livelihood
      I guess you could argue that the leak perpetuates a greater culture of hacking and leaking but, again, this show is such a specific phenomenon that I can’t really see any other show attracting these kinds of incidents.

      • H.H. says:

        guess you forgot that 10 episodes of Orange Is The New Black were leaked several months back.

        • I’m not saying that leaks have never happened before, just that certain leaks have a different cultural value. In the case of OITNB, the leaks were very poor quality and not a lot of people watched them anyway. OITNB has a far less obsessive fan base than Game of Thrones. No other show has hundreds of people desperately hacking away for leaks right now. The OITNB leaks were very out of the blue and predominantly ignored. They had no place in the fanbase, whereas Game of Thrones leaks are intricately intertwined with show and it’s following.

          • Sammy you really seem to be letting your level of fanboy get in the way of seeing OITNB is just like GoT leak no matter which way you want to try and spin the narrative.

  5. Molly says:

    This is why we can’t have nice things, folks. ;) Ok, seriously, I’ll be here in my corner of the world just waiting patiently for Sunday. I figure I waited until July for the season to start, I can go a week without knowing what’s coming up next. I’ve also waited *THIS* long for Winds of Winter to get published. If I can do that…what’s a few days? ha!

  6. Ethan says:

    So I watched it. I’m not proud that I did and I couldn’t help myself. That being said I have no regrets whatsoever, that was the best episode in a long time.

  7. Ethan says:

    So I watched it. I’m not proud that I did and I couldn’t help myself. That being said I have no regrets whatsoever, that was the best episode in a long time and I was on the edge of my seat each minute.

    • Charity says:

      I tried not to watch it…i really did…but i was not strong enough. You’re right though that was a good episode my heart was pounding so hard at the end.
      Kudos to all involved!

  8. joecar2017 says:

    good

  9. Renee Stewart says:

    I kinda thought that John and Danerys might have a Roma tic involvement with each other, is that not a possibility in the story line? I have never read the books that’s why I asked.

  10. Rex the Wonder Dog says:

    Not sure why someone would want to read the script of a show instead of watching the show itself. To me it’s sort of like reading a spoiler. Why would I want to know Daenerys dies ahead of time?

  11. DarronH says:

    Saw the leak episode today…amazing edge of the seat stuff that left me conflicted tense and just a whole mess of ‘omfg’…did not disappoint. Note to the writers tho..STOP pitting my favourite characters against one another, I don’t know who to root for!!!

  12. Danny Dooberstein says:

    I just watched the leaked episode Spoils of War, and it is the edge of your seat fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy f……..g s…..t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do not stand on ceremony folks, with that self-righteous, “I don’t want to hurt HBO” crap” !

    Watch it! How many decades has HBO and all of the other networks, ripped you off? They use to play Superman Quest For Peace all day long, seven days per week when I had cable!

    Also, Back To The Future, 20 times per day!!!!! So, watch Game of Thrones episode 4 Spoils of War, you will be glad that you didn’t wait until Sunday! This one is a must see, right now!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Danny Dooberstein says:

    Do not listen to these fakes on here talking about the quality of the leaked episode isn’t good! The quality is great, just as it will be Sunday on HBO! I think that HBO is paying these nut to post that the quality is bad. The episode was very well written and so shocking and action packed, my wife thought I was having a heart attack I screamed so loud!

  14. Frostific says:

    Plot Twist. This all just part of the scenario, HBO is playing with you lot to make the show even hyped. They hack their own system.

  15. Suzen Ren says:

    The episode in question, “The Spoils of War,” first appeared on Reddit early Friday morning, where it was reportedly shared via a Google Drive link that has since been taken down. The leak originated from Indian distributor Star India, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, which has since confirmed the authenticity of the pirated copy.

    GOT season 3 episode 4 is one of the most effective show i have ever seen