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No, HBO Didn't Forget To Edit Jaime Lannister's Hand On "Game Of Thrones"

It looks like it was a still image that was accidentally released, so everybody calm down.

Posted on May 13, 2019, at 4:17 p.m. ET

This post very obviously contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5.

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A picture of Jaime Lannister embracing his sister with his TWO HANDS surfaced online Monday.

HBO / Helen Sloan (probably)

At first glance, the image looks like a still from Episode 5, "The Bells," showing Jaime and Cersei Lannister reuniting in the burning Red Keep.

(In case you've forgotten, this is significant because Jaime lost his right hand in Season 3 and wears a fake hand of gold.)

HBO / Via youtube.com

Fans were a little pissed.

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

It looked like another stupid mistake JUST ONE WEEK after CoffeeCupGate.

A random coffee cup was left around the set of episode four. Episode five: Jaime’s hand grows back. Back to back! #GameofThrones #GOTS8E5

HOWEVER, the image that's being shared doesn't appear in the actual episode.

HBO

From the moment Jaime and Cersei see each other, there's not even one glimpse of his "normal" right hand.

HBO

Jaime's hand is 100% gold in every shot from the scene that's clearly pictured in the image.

HBO

Heck, that hand is so gold that you can see it gleaming as the Red Keep collapses around Jaime and Cersei.

HBO

So where did the unedited image come from?

HBO

Every week HBO releases photographs immediately after Game of Thrones airs.

HBO

And while the picture of Jaime and Cersei isn't on HBO's website now, a cached version of the page shows that it WAS up earlier today.

And, as show photographer Helen Sloan told BuzzFeed News, most of these photos are taken on set, before CGI.

HBO / Helen Sloan

TL;DR: NO, Jaime Lannister's hand didn't mysteriously grow back in this episode. This picture isn't from the show.

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