Warning: this article contains light spoilers for the fifth episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ season eight, “The Bells.”
As the now-infamous “Starbucks-gate” saga demonstrated, Game of Thrones fans are eagle-eyed and unusually vigilant in spotting inconsistencies in the show.
Shortly after Sunday night’s episode “The Bells” aired, an image started circulating that showed Jaime Lannister’s missing hand — very much intact — as he embraced Cersei in the burning Red Keep. Of course, fans will know that Jaime lost his right hand back in season 3 and has since worn a gold prosthetic.
TMZ originally reported that the original hand was present in the actual episode, and many fans on Twitter assumed the image was a still from the show. However, as Buzzfeed points out, the mistake was actually in the promo images for “The Bells,” and the image in question was mistakenly uploaded.
Either way, some fans were not happy with the mix-up, see the reactions below.
For those who are defending D&D after this episode, explain to me why Jaime's hand grew back…
THIS SEASON IS THE WORST EVER, IN EVERY WAY! NOW FUCK OFF @GameOfThrones @HBO pic.twitter.com/LnunDhIOfc
— Carla (@draconisignis) May 13, 2019
#Jaime still has his right hand in #GOTS8E5 😂 WTF???#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/z9eXD0wKwM
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfT57476878) May 13, 2019
LMAO GUYS DID JAIME LANNISTER GREW HIS HAND BACK LAST NIGHT? #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/BHfK3OFGwy
— Daenerys Targaryen (@DaenerysTweet) May 13, 2019
A random coffee cup was left around the set of episode four.
Episode five: Jaime’s hand grows back.
Back to back!#GameofThrones #GOTS8E5 pic.twitter.com/RGHA3MMQ8u
— Name cannot be blank (@GeniusBoobs) May 13, 2019
Nobody is talking about how Jamie Lannister’s hand grew back tho pic.twitter.com/tTPDp8Layh
— Royce Ratilla (@roycesanity) May 14, 2019
Jamie Lannister magically has his right hand, in last night's episode of #GameOfThrones… I imagine he needs that hand, to hold his Starbucks. pic.twitter.com/PWcRIPGBqS
— Michael Telford (Chibs) 🇮🇪 (@ChibsRSR) May 13, 2019
Jaime Lannister was so out of character he even grew his right hand back pic.twitter.com/jWoxD6J58x
— Holdmyvodka | Fuck GoT🍹 (@kayrascoffee) May 13, 2019