Spoiler-averse “Game of Thrones” fans, turn away now — this article is dark and full of terrors. It appears that the entire plot of the HBO drama’s upcoming seventh season may have been leaked on Reddit, particularly the r/freefolk subreddit. Unlike the more popular r/gameofthrones subreddit, which has more than 800,000 subscribers, this one has a lax policy regarding such matters; its only two rules are 1.) say anything you want and 2.) do not kneel.
Like the wildlings found north of the Wall, these freefolk are a rambunctious sort whose ramblings often seem hard to believe — until evidence bears them out. The original user who posted the supposed intel, “awayforthelads,” has since deleted his or her account, perhaps out of fear that HBO deals with its enemies as ruthlessly as the Lannisters.
At one point, a tweet from actress Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei on “Thrones,” appeared to lend credibility to the plot details: “It’s really disappointing there are people who are determined to ruin Season 7 for everyone…” But network insiders say Emmanuel was actually referring to the paparazzi, whose habit of photographing cast members on set has revealed spoilers in the past.
Those of you who care to know what may or may not be happening in season seven of “Thrones”— which, as faithful Watchers on the Wall, we shan’t reveal here — may do so here.