Fresh off the anachronistic appearance of a modern-day coffee cup in Episode 4, the final season of HBO’s hit fantasy drama’s latest editing mistake: Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) appears to have miraculously grown back his severed hand in a promo image from Episode 5, “The Bells.”
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Fans will recall that the legendary swordsman had to relearn the art of combat after his right hand was chopped off in Season 3.
What looks like a shot from Jaime’s final scene — in which he embraces Cersei (Lena Headey) as the Red Keep goes up in flames — seems to contradict episode history.
However, an HBO rep told The Post that Jaime’s right hand did not appear on air but the photo making the rounds on social media was possibly distributed by the digital team.
Still, eagle-eyed fans took to Twitter to do what they do best — pound out keyboard cries of outrage aimed at show-runners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff.
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfT57476878) May 13, 2019
Y’all they forgot Jaime got his hand chopped off. This is so sad and so funny at the same time. THEY HAD ALMOST TWO YEARS TO GET THIS RIGHT and apparently they needed more time!!! #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/4b1UwVycUW
— Liset in the Sky with Diamonds (@bye_lizzym) May 13, 2019
The duo also took the heat last week after the Starbucks-like paper cup was accidentally left in a scene.
“The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea,” HBO sarcastically conceded the morning after.
The network later confirmed that the cup had been digitally edited out of the scene.
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This story originally appeared in the NY Post and is republished here with permission