Fans May Have Caught Another ‘Game of Thrones’ Editing Error–But Not in the Episode

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Jaime and Cersei Lannister shared a poetic reunion on this week’s “Game of Thrones”—but the day after the final season’s fifth episode aired, fans spotted something not quite as magical.

A picture of the duo hugging shortly before they were squished by rubble seems to show Jaime using his right hand to embrace his sister. In other words, the very hand he gruesomely lost in Season 3.

The reborn hand didn’t appear in the episode—unlike the now infamous Starbucks cup that had its moment of glory in the great hall of Winterfell in last week’s episode.

The error appeared in a behind-the-scenes image, and some Twitter users gave the show credit for at least keeping the apparent mistake out of the show.

Other fans were not as forgiving.

Some found the gaffe amusing.

And others offered plausible explanations.

All eyes now turn to next week’s series finale and the editing slip-ups we might catch before we say our final goodbyes.

Infamous Coffee Cup Vanished

A random coffee cup’s cameo in “Game of Thrones” was short-lived.

After hawk-eyed viewers spotted an out-of-place coffee cup in the episode of “Game of Thrones” on May 5, the show’s creators quietly digitally removed the anachronism.

The characters in the show drink wine and giant’s milk, but apparently not coffee. The scene is now caffeine-less on HBO Go, which streams the show.

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A coffee cup on a table in the great hall of Winterfell in the fictional, very coffee-less realm of Westeros. (HBO via CNN)

Here’s a close up.

Before:

Starbucks cup in Game of Throne
(HBO via CNN)

After:

(HBO via CNN)

HBO acknowledged the error in a Monday tweet, revealing that fierce dragon queen Daenerys is more of a tea than coffee gal.

“The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake,” the show’s producers wrote. “#Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”

Executive producer Bernie Caulfield apologized for the slip-up in a Monday interview with WNYC.

“I can’t believe it. Our prop people and decorators are so, you know, so on it 1,000%,” Caulfield said. She added that, “if that’s the worst thing they’re finding, then we’re in good shape.”

She joked that “Westeros was the first place to actually have Starbucks—that’s a little known fact.”

Fans probably won’t let this accidental coffee cup go for a while.

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