Whether you loved or hated how Game of Thrones‘ finished its story there’s no denying it’s ending wasn’t exactly popular. After creating a worldwide phenomenon, co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss didn’t deliver the kind of conclusion many had hoped for. Considering the backlash, do they have any regrets about their journey through Westeros? Actually they do. Only, Benioff and Weiss’ Game of Thrones regret has nothing to do with how they ended their time in the Seven Kingdoms. This “mistake” is not the last one you’d ever guess, though. It’s something you’d never even think of. They wish they’d briefly brought back a minor season one character as the owner of a small tavern.

Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones played by Peter Dinklage

In a story that will surely make some Game of Thrones fans want to drink, The Hollywood Reporter shared a leftover tidbit from its recent big interview with Benioff and Weiss. While discussing their time in the Realm, Benioff and Weiss mentioned something they’d wish they’d done during their time on Game of Thrones. It had nothing to do with Bran becoming King under absurd circumstances or dragons traveling at warp speed. Nor did they mention Dany “kind of” forgetting about the Iron Fleet. It had to do with Mord, the Eyrie’s crude Sky Cell jailer, whom Tyrion paid off with a sack of gold.

Yes. Mord the Jailer. Here’s a photo of him for those who don’t remember Mord because he only appeared in two Game of Throne episodes.



“It was a mistake not bringing Mord the Jailer back into it,” Weiss said. “We always talked about doing it.” Out of thousands of characters and countless story decisions, what exactly could the two showrunners regret about freaking Mord? Not showing what he did with his Lannister gold? Specifically, Benioff and Weiss regret not showing Mord as a tavern owner on Game of Thrones.

“We could have had that actor in the background acting exactly the way he did as a jailer,” said Weiss. “Except now as a small business owner. It was just such an obvious, no-brainer, day-after idea.” We’re not sure we agree with no-brainer, since the idea of Mord handling payroll and putting in ale orders seems far-fetched. But regardless, Benioff said it was “too late” when they realized they could have done that during either a Brienne or Hound scene.


….Dang? I guess your disappointment or apathy about this depends on how you feel about Mord. The Jailer. From Game of Thrones.

Do you have any thoughts on Mord? If you do, please send them to us via raven because we’d love to know why. We’re also willing to hear all the many regrets you have from Benioff and Weiss’s time on Game of Thrones. Just so long as you’re willing to listen to ours.*

*None of them include Mord.