Looks Like Somebody Left a Starbucks Cup in a Game of Thrones Scene

Hey, maybe Daenerys needed some caffeine in addition to all the celebratory wine

By Chris Harnick May 06, 2019 8:33 PMTags
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Move over, Downton Abbey water bottle, there's a new gaffe gripping the internet: the Game of Thrones Starbucks cup.

In the fourth episode of Game of Thrones season eight, "The Last of the Starks," the gathered forces at Winterfell celebrate their victory over the Night King, as they have every right to. During the drunken celebration, Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) sang the praises of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and his ability to unite forces, ride dragons and come back to life after being murdered by his own men. You know, normal stuff.

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But during the cheering, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) didn't appear to happy. Could it be because she saw the erroneous coffee cup? Or is it the fact that in her eyes, Jon Snow has more claim to the Iron Throne than her? You decide.

See it enhanced below.


In response to inquiries about the gaffe, HBO said in a statement: "The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea."

Starbucks responded to the hubbub on Twitter.

Variety reports Hauke Richter, the art director on season eight of Game of Thrones, said the coffee cup on the table isn't a big deal and the reaction to it has gotten "so blown out of proportion."

Game of Thrones airs Sundays, 9 p.m. on HBO.