Tormund may have been especially adamant about how he really did see Jon Snow riding a dragon, but the “Game of Thrones” character will have to check his memory about whether or not he actually saw a Starbucks cup on a table nearby during Sunday’s episode of the show.
The latte seen across the Seven Kingdoms and beyond, accidentally left on set in front of actress Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), has been edited out of HBO’s fantasy series following the internet’s version of an uproar on Monday.
We checked the streaming episode of the show on HBO Now Tuesday morning and the cup was indeed gone. A rep for the network confirmed to Variety that the cup was deleted and future airings of the episode, “The Last of the Starks,” would be of the updated version.
HBO tweeted its version of a statement on Monday, acknowledging the gaffe, and saying that the latte was a mistake and Dany actually ordered an herbal tea.
News from Winterfell.
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) May 6, 2019
But Hauke Richter, an art director on “Game of Thrones,” told Variety that the reaction to the accidental cup was “so blown out of proportion [because] it has not happened with ‘Thrones’ so far.”
Starbucks couldn’t let the moment pass without promoting its own brand, including a nod to its tropical-inspired drink with dragonfruit.
TBH we're surprised she didn't order a Dragon Drink.
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) May 6, 2019
There are two episodes left in the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones.”