*Warning: contains potential spoliers*
A Reddit user has claimed to have seen the leaked first episode of Game of Thrones season eight.
Officially due to air April 14, 2019 on HBO, and then on Sky Atlantic the following day in the UK, questions have been raised about the authenticity of the claims made by Reddit user u/Hang_the_dj2.
Posting the alleged plot of season eight episode one in a convincing thread, the Reddit user started by explaining how events will unfold at Winterfell.
“FK starts recapitulating the images that we have already seen in the trailer,” u/Hang_the_dj2 began. “Varys and Tyrion will arrive at Winterfell by wagon, while Tyrion jokes about Varys and his genitals. Besides and according to him, we will have to see Daenerys telling Sam that she has burned her father and her brother.
“The meeting of Jon and Bran: The king in the north will hug his brother and tell him how much he has grown. Subsequently, there will be presentations where Jon officially presents Sansa (images that we have already seen). Daenerys will try to ingratiate herself with Sansa, something like the beautiful north like you.”
After more about Winterfell, u/Hang_the_dj2 then revealed the potential goings on in King’s Landing:
“Meanwhile in KL, Quyburn informs Cersei that the dead dragon has crossed the wall and is going to attack the seven kingdoms (scene from the trailer). Plus, we’ll see a chat between Euron and Yara. He tells his niece that he is going to KL to fuck the queen. About the GC: it seems they arrive without the elephants what seems to enrage the queen, who will sleep with Euron for bringing her the Essos army.
Ending their synopsis, they described how the episode would end: “Tormund, Edd and Beric who are in CB, find a kind of weird message on the walls made by the king of the night, which will intrigue us all. After these events, the king of the night will attack CB and thus the episode will end.”
Reacting to the “leaked” episode on Twitter, one fan wrote: “Full first episode outline for GOT S8 has leaked online and I am LIVING.
“No badass warrior elephants for you Cersei (also in VERY gutted we’ll not get a full force GC army, they better give us those ice spiders now!)”
Another said: “I don’t like that GOT episodes are already being leaked. I’m going to be dodging spoilers for the next 2 months.”
“Episode one of season 8 of game of throne’s script got leaked. heck yeah 2x,” said @albyaty.
Fans can prove just how dedicated to the show they are by taking part in the #ForTheThrone campaign. The network has shared a series of 360-degree videos of the location of the first throne, which is seen in a forest. A countdown timer shows how long is left for fans to find it.
Once time runs out or someone claims it, another set of videos will be released showing where the second throne is located. You can visit the #ForTheThrone website here.