‘Game of Thrones’ season 3: One lucky break

We’ve written here a number of times that while we enjoy offering up scoops, speculation, and the occasional plot detail about upcoming shows, we like to stay away from the major plot spoilers for one major reason — we don’t want to ruin all the fun. When it comes to “Game of Thrones,” we’re all rather lucky at the moment that someone has not just ruined the fun for all of us.

In what is a nice story about a journalist doing the right thing after coming across some valuable information, a local writer named Ruth Loney had, according to BBC News in Northern Ireland, stumbled across a 12-page production guide for the hit HBO series third season — which is currently shooting a number of scenes in the region. The document contained all sorts of maps, scene information, and even phone numbers that could have been huge news online, but she is deciding instead to hand it back to people associated with the show:

“This would be of use to people who are absolutely following this series and would be dying to know what is happening in the future,” she said. This would be used on set by producers. In fact everyone on set would have one of these.

“I have it intact to be returned to the producing team … Had this been found and taken by somebody who knew about computers and putting it up on the internet really quickly, it could have gone anywhere.”

Of course, there still is one way for all diehard “Game of Thrones” fans to find out what is coming up next — go read the George R.R. Martin books. The major question for fans of A Song of Fire and Ice is just seeing how many changes are going to be made by showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff in the adaptation over to the small screen.

So hats off to Ruth Loney, and we have to ask the following question — would you have been so kind to make the same move? To check out some more scoop on the show’s casting, be sure and read the story over at this link.

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