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Author's Note: How Spoilers Work

As somebody who routinely starts a novel by reading the final pages, I've never understood all the angst about spoilers. And when it comes to TV, well, I can't go back to those bad old days of sweating for a year before finding out what happens next season. I'd rather wait until the whole show is done and watch all the seasons back to back. Of course, sleep and work and family tend to interfere with nonstop viewing, but luckily one can turn to helpful snitches on the Internet to get the necessary dirt.

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