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Game of Thrones Hackers Arrested in India

Four Game of Thrones hackers got arrested in India yesterday for allegedly leaking Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 ‘The Spoils of War’ two days ahead of its scheduled release. The leaked episode was first seen on Reddit in the wee hours of August 4. It was subsequently posted on Torrent and other streaming websites.



Who are These Game of Thrones Hackers?

Game of Thrones Hackers

A Still From Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 Credits: HBO

Three of the accused hackers are current employees of Prime Focus Technology, while one is a former employee. Prime Focus is a Mumbai-based company that stores and processes the series for Indian streaming website Hotstar which is further owned by Star India. After receiving a complaint from Hotstar, Deputy Commissioner of Police Akbar Pathan told AFP news agency that, we investigated the case and have arrested four individuals for unauthorized publication of the fourth episode from season seven. The four have been charged with criminal breach of trust and computer related offenses and will be detained until 21 August“.



Please note that these hackers aren’t the ones who stole 1.5 TB of data from HBO. These other hackers have allegedly stolen episodes of Ballers, Room 104 and scripts of Game of Thrones episodes. On Monday they leaked some of the unaired material other than Game of Thrones. It has also been reported that HBO is negotiating with the hackers as they have threatened to release whatever they have if HBO doesn’t pay them a ransom.
Let’s see if the hackers who stole 1.5 TB of data get arrested ever and how HBO prevents further leaks from happening. HBO has been subject to leaks in the past. Game of Thrones has a big fan base and these spoilers have made hard core fans very upset.
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Cave Paintings At Dragonstone: Their Meaning?

In the episode today, we saw several cave paintings at Dragonstone. Jon Snow takes Daenerys inside of a cave at Dragonstone. Remember, Daenerys gave permission to Jon to mine dragonglass beneath Dragonstone.



Possible Meaning of Cave Paintings at Dragonstone?

The cave looked like one of the French caves where prehistoric men lived and painted on the walls.

Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Paintings by Children of the Forest at Dragonstone

However, in this case, it’s not prehistoric men in Westeros but the Children of the Forest who drew these paintings. According to D. B. Weiss and David Benioff, it’s supposed to be something that’s very evocative of the thousand of years that have passed since the caves were first explored and the paintings were first made. It is something that is also quite relevant to the current storyline because it’s about how the First Men and the Children of the Forest, two disparate peoples at war ultimately united to fight the common enemy.



Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Paintings of the First Men by Children of the Forest

There are a number of symbols on the wall. Some of them are supposed to remind us of patterns we’ve seen before. Especially, the first two geometric patterns on the show which was a weird array of body parts that the White Walkers made. First one seems like the greek symbol phi.

Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Geometric Pattern of Phi Made By White Walkers In The First Episode of Season 1

Cave Paintings in Dragonstone

Geometric Patterns of Phi and a Spiral By Children of The Forest

One of the things that one learns from these cave paintings is that White Walkers didn’t come up with those images. They derived them from their creators, the Children of the Forest.

Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Another Geometric Pattern of Spiral of Body Parts by White Walkers

Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

A Spiral Painting by Children of the Forest at Dragonstone

These patterns must have had some mystical significance for the Children of the Forest. One can’t say what they signify but spiral patterns are important in a lot of cultures in our world and it makes sense that writers would want it to be important in the Westerosi culture as well.



Cave Paintings at Dragonstone

Paintings of White Walkers Made by Children of the Forest

To know more about this episode visit here. To see whether we will see White Walkers in the next episode check out its preview.

Jon Snow Is Smitten By Daenerys: Game of Thrones

Jon Snow is smitten by Daenerys Targaryen. It became quite clear after watching Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 tonight.



Why Jon Snow Is Smitten By Daenerys?

Jon Snow is smitten by Daenerys

Daenerys Looks at Jon Snow Passionately

Jon Snow and Daenerys are clearly attracted to each other. And so much of it is not from the dialogue. Both of them are in a small space, standing near each other, and we can feel the heat between them. A raw emotion is there when they look at each other in the cave. Jon Snow shows the paintings of the First Men and Children of the Forest and Daenerys realizes that what Jon Snow is saying is true.

Jon Snow is smitten by Daenerys

Jon Snow and Daenerys Look at White Walkers Carvings



I think Daenerys relates to Jon Snow in terms of all the odds he has faced and she has had similar experiences. She is intrigued when Ser Davos says in the episode, ‘The Queen’s Justice’, “Jon Snow took a knife in his heart for his people“. Both Jon Snow and Daenerys have quite a bit in common. Both are fighting their own fights. One is political where Jon Snow has his own very specific purpose on Dragonstone, and that’s to get Dragonglass. Another, if possible, is to convince Dany to fight with him. And Dany has her very own specific purpose, which is to get Jon to bend the knee. There’s a conflict and it’s a conflict between two very powerful people.

Jon Snow is smitten by Daenerys

Jon Snow Holds Dany’s Hand In the Cave at Dragonstone

Later on, Jon Snow circumvents Ser Davos’s question about Jon being attracted to Daenerys. He says that there is no time for that. They have a bigger problem at hand which is the Army of the Dead that is advancing towards them by every minute.

Where Would The Story Line of Jon Snow and Daenerys Go?

Will Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen get involved romantically? Remember that both of them don’t know about the truth behind Jon’s parentage. Let’s see what happens in next episode of Game of Thrones. To watch the preview of the next episode visit here.



Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 had many top moments and this was one of them. Let me know what you think.

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 Top Moments

Some of the Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 Top Moments

 Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 had some big moments and they were breathtaking. 



Arya Stark Returns Home to Winterfell

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 Top Moments

Ayra Pays Homage to Her Father At Godswood

This is a moment that all fans have been waiting for. Arya Stark finally returns home and reunites with Sansa and Brandon. She pays homage to her dead father by visiting Godswood. Brandon Stark gives him ‘The Cut Throat’, the dagger which was used in an attempt to kill him in Season 1. He gets the dagger from Littlefinger who gifts it to him. This is perhaps one of Brandon’s visions where Arya Stark will kill Littlefinger with that dagger.

She also duels with Brienne of Tarth and it’s a fantastic scene. Sansa watches Arya and Brienne and seems troubled to know of her sister’s swordsmanship.

Brandon Stark Died In The Cave of Three Eyed Raven

Fans have been wondering why Brandon Stark is so cold all of a sudden. He came back to Winterfell and shows hardly any emotion when he meets with Sansa after so many years. Well, that gets explained when Meera Reed comes to say goodbye to Brandon. Meera is shocked to see that Brandon has no feelings about all that she has done for him. Brandon tells Meera that he remembers what it meant to be Brandon Stark but now he also remembers so many other things. At that time Meera realizes that this guy is no longer Brandon Stark. She says, “You died in that cave”. So that mystery is solved for the viewers.



The Spark Between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 Top Moments

Jon and Daenerys Looking At Carvings From Children of The Forest

We definitely saw some sparks flying between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. Jon Snow takes Daenerys in a cave beneath Dragonstone where both exchange some adorable glances. Jon Snow shows to Daenerys the carvings made by Children of the Forest and First Men. The White Walkers carvings convinced Daenerys that the enemy is real. Daenerys tells Jon that she will fight for the North only if Jon bends the knee. It was electrifying when she takes a step towards Jon and looks him in the eye. Jon steps back cautiously when she steps towards Jon.

Later on, Ser Davos asks Jon, “What do you think about her”? Jon replies, ” She has a nice heart”. Ser Davos says, “You are staring quite a bit at her heart”. Jon replies, “There is no time for that right now”. Jon clearly is smitten by Daenerys but he is being cautious. Daenerys has also placed some trust in Jon. She asks him what she should do about the Lannisters when she hears the news about Casterly Rock.

Daenerys Rides Her Dragon To Fight The Lannisters

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 Top Moments

Dany on a dragon in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 ‘The Spoils of War’

In the last 12 minutes of the episode, we see Daenerys on her dragon and the Dothraki charging towards the Lannisters on their way from Highgarden to Red Keep. Fans have been waiting to see Daenerys say ‘Dracarys’ and they got that moment today. It was amazing to watch that with all the graphics in HD. Dothraki and Drogon destroy Lannisters and Tarlys. Bronn and Jaime hold the fort until the very end of the episode. Bronn hits Drogon with Qyburn’s scorpion which Drogon burns seconds later. In the end scene, Daenerys is trying to get the arrow out of Drogon and Jaime sees that as an opportunity. He charges towards Daenerys with a spear but Drogon hits him with his fire. Someone (most likely Bronn) comes on his horse and pushes Jaime into the water.

It remains to be seen if Jaime would survive. Most likely he will be captured by Dothraki and Daenerys.

To watch the preview of episode 5 go here.

Game of Thrones Leaked: Jon Snow Likes Daenerys Targaryen

OMG!!! Game of Thrones leaked: Jon Snow Likes Daenerys Targaryen. He admits it. 



We all know by now that Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 got leaked this Friday. It was all over the internet and everyone is talking about it. Although, I would say it’s worth watching in HD so wait till Sunday 9 pm EST to watch it.

Jon Snow is definitely smitten by Daenerys Targaryen in the episode. Both go inside a cave where Jon shows Dany dragonglass. Not only that, Jon shows Daenerys carvings by Children of the Forest and First Men. White Walkers were also carved by them. Jon convinces Daenerys that Children of the Forest and First Men fought White Walkers together. Both of them shared a couple sexy moments. Daenerys walks towards him and Jon takes a step back. Daenerys tells him that she will fight for the North if Jon bends his knee. Jon says that his people won’t like that to which Daenerys asks him what is big, your pride or safety of your people.

Game of Thrones Leaked: Jon Snow likes Daenerys Targaryen

A fan pic of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen



Jon Admits to Ser Davos That He Likes Daenerys 

Later on, Jon admits to Ser Davos that he likes Daenerys and changes the subject. He says that there is no time for this as the Army of the Dead is marching towards the wall.

Daenerys also asks for Jon’s advice on what she should do when she learns about Lannister army taking the Highgarden.

Clearly, Daenerys has started trusting Jon Snow and Jon Snow likes Daenerys Targaryen. We should remember that Jon has Targaryen blood and Targaryens married with their siblings in the book. This is perfectly normal for Targaryens. So we should expect some romance between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen in the coming episodes.

Watch the preview of Game of Thrones Season 7 episode 4 before it airs tomorrow.

Game of Thrones Leak: Arya Stark Back In Winterfell

In the Game of Thrones leak posted by a YouTuber, we see that Arya Stark is back in Winterfell. It was a really heart touching scene when she looks at Winterfell before entering the castle. Her first stop is Godswood to pay a homage to her dead parents.



Game of Thrones Leak: What Happens When Arya Stark Returns to Winterfell?

Arya is then reunited with her sister Sansa Stark and her brother Brandon Stark. Brandon is no longer Brandon anymore as he is the three eyed raven now. He tells Arya about his visions and also gives Arya the knife that Littlefinger has given to him. Perhaps he is already gearing Arya up to kill Littlefinger in the coming episodes. Brandon knows that Littlefinger had a hand in killing his father.

 

Game of Thrones Leak

Arya Stark Back at Winterfell

Arya also duels with Brienne of Tarth in this episode. Twirling Needle, her sword, around gracefully, Arya more than holds her own with Brienne, who has perhaps found her protegee. Sansa doesn’t look very happy to know about Arya’s swordsmanship.

The full episode will air on HBO on Sunday at 9 pm EST.

For more info on the leaked episode check this out. The leak was officially acknowledged by HBO today.

 

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 Leaked Online

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 leaked online today. The episode airs on Sunday at 9 pm EST.

 A watermark on the episode leaked online suggests the screener was intended for internal use.



Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 Leaked

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 Leaked

How Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 Leaked Online?

The leak originated from HBO’s distribution partner Star India, and the company’s logo appears watermarked throughout the leaked episode. A Star India spokesperson confirmed the leak in a statement, “This confirms the compromise of episode 4 of Game of Thrones Season 7, earlier this afternoon,” says a Star India spokesperson. “We take this breach very seriously and have immediately initiated forensic investigations at our and the technology partner’s end to swiftly determine the cause. This is a grave issue and we are taking appropriate legal remedial action.”

The episode entitled “The Spoils of War,” appeared on the subreddit r/freefolk, a popular Game of Thrones discussion board that is not moderated. HBO was subject to a security breach earlier this week, allowing hackers to reportedly obtain 1.5 terabytes of stolen data from the company’s US servers. Sources familiar with HBO’s security said that this was not related to this episode leak. The Indian news network NDTV also reported the leak.

Check more about Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 here.

What To Expect From Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 ‘The Spoils of War’

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 is going to show Daenerys Targaryen in action on her dragons. We will see more of Arya, Sansa, Jon Snow, Cersei, Theon.



Now, let’s breakdown what story the pictures released by HBO tells us. HBO released the official pictures of ‘The Spoils of War’ BUT the picture that says it all is in the episode 4 preview.

Daenerys Targaryen Riding Her Dragon in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Daenerys is seen on top of her dragon, Drogon. We are definitely going to see some action from Daenerys in the coming episode. In the preview, Daenerys seems to be fed up with all the clever plans. She seems to have received news about the Battle of Casterly Rock and now wants to take matters into her own hands.

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Dany on a dragon in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 ‘The Spoils of War’

Theon Greyjoy Arrives At Dragonstone in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Theon Greyjoy Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Theon Greyjoy Arrives At Dragonstone

We will see Theon arriving at Dragonstone but he won’t receive a warm welcome by the party at Dragonstone which includes Jon Snow. Jon Snow will be pissed at Theon and Daenerys is going to be upset too after how Theon betrayed Yara at the naval battle with Euron Greyjoy.

Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Theon Greyjoy At The Beach In Dragonstone

The Action Happening In Winterfell In Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Arya in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Arya Looking at Winterfell



Arya is headed back to Winterfell and most likely we will witness another Stark reunion this week.

Brienne and Podrick in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Brienne and Podrick in Winterfell

 

This is a shot of Brienne and Podrick at Winterfell. They are keeping each other good company.

Sansa Stark In Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Sansa Stark Near the Weirwood Tree in Winterfell

Sansa Stark is standing next to the weirwood tree in Winterfell. Perhaps she is having more deep conversations with Brandon Stark.

Littlefinger in Winterfell in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Littlefinger in Winterfell

Littlefinger is thinking or plotting something again in the coming episode.

The Action at Dragonstone in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Jon Snow, Dany and Missandei in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Jon Snow Looking At Daenerys and Missandei

Daenerys and Missandei talking in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Daenerys and Missandei talking

Daenerys and Missandei are talking about Grey Worm most likely. Missandei is blushing at Grey Worm’s mention perhaps.

Dany and crew in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Daenerys Waiting For Theon to Arrive With Tyrion, Varys, Jon, Der Davos and Missandei

Daenerys is looking at Theon while he is bringing his ship to the dock. The rest of the party is not happy to see Theon.

The Lannisters in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Cersei and Tycho in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Cersei showing her map of Westeros to Tycho of Iron Bank

Cersei charms Tycho of Iron Bank with the new map of Westeros that she has gotten painted. We will see if she manages to get money from Iron Bank or not in the next episode.

Jaime and Ser Bronne in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4

Jaime and Ser Bronne in Highgarden

Jaime and Ser Bronne look quite thunderstruck in this picture. What can it possibly be? Daenerys’s Dragon? We will see that on Sunday, August 6 at 9 pm EST.

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