After Sunday’s episode, fans are inching ever closer to the final episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. There have been some exceptional moments in the first four episodes of this season, but some fans were surprised when they noticed what looked to a Starbucks coffee cup in one of the pivotal scenes last night.
Many fans were left flabbergasted as to how this could have happened. For the past two years, the final season of Game of Thrones has been in production with each episode costing a reported $15 million, CNN reported. It’s hard to surmise how this gaffe could happen.
The scene with the cup occurred after the massive battle from episode three. The few soldiers left from each house celebrated their monumental victory in the Great Halls of Winterfell.
Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow and the rest of the Starks are sitting at the head table. The shot in question is rather quick, but the camera pans to Daenerys, and it looks like someone forgot to leave their coffee cup back in the break room.
Even though the shot was only mere seconds long, that didn’t stop eagle-eyed viewers from taking to social media to express their feelings on the matter.
One fan made light of the mishap by explaining he would feel bad for whoever had to write Dany’s name and accolades on her coffee cup. “I feel bad for the barista who has to write her name on the cup…. hand must be cramping.”
Another user wrote: “I missed the story arc where Dany discovers pumpkin spice lattes.” Some users who were so engulfed in the scene didn’t even notice the cup, prompting many to go back and watch the episode again in the hopes of determining whether the cup shot that has now gone viral was photoshopped.
“It isn’t,” the fan wrote. “I just rewatched the scene on hbo now is that a candle or something wtf.” Some users were genuinely angered by the fact this was in the show and slipped past the post-production team.
“You’re telling me they had TWO YEARS to put together a decent show and they couldn’t even spot the God**mn Starbucks cup in Winterfell?!!??!?”
Well, at least Starbucks received some free product placement in one the most-watched shows ever.