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We all know time travel is not a particularly foreign concept in HBO’s Game of Thrones, but this latest Littlefinger news feels a lot more like a blunder and a lot less like a twist.
In season six, episode four — two episodes ago — a GoT superfan caught Littlefinger wearing a 21st-century timepiece that probably wasn’t supposed to be on his hand.
Take a look:
— Gregg Jaden (@GreggJaden) May 30, 2016
— Elizabeth Smith (@lizzyns) May 26, 2016
We all know Lord Baelish worked his way up from nothing, with only a brothel in his pocket and an unquenchable sexual thirst for the Stark ladies. Operating as a puppeteer for the North in the shadows, he is one of the few characters who has legitimately risen from a nobody to the top tier of society — a tough road to take in Westeros. If it wasn’t for that ridiculously stupid accent, he would almost be a likable character.
I love the fact that he forgot to take his watch off. It adds another element of suspense to the show. Has Littlefinger been to the future? Does he know what modern civilization is like? Is he particularly interested in our Rolex watches? George R.R. Martin is probably fumbling over his words trying to explain this one.
For a show that is so extremely meticulous in its details, this seems like a pretty colossal fuck up. Luckily for them, nobody really noticed during the show — and it’s taken two weeks for it to hit the news cycle.
Keep an eye on Littlefinger’s wrists for the rest of the season. We still can’t be 100 percent sure this was a mistake..
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