Even the Mother of Dragons needs her coffee fix, apparently.
In a gaffe for the ages, HBO’s popular and nearly complete fantasy series “Game of Thrones” was being roasted following the discovery Sunday night that someone left what appears to be a Starbucks coffee cup in a scene that aired during episode four.
While celebrating the defeat of the Army of the Dead, those who managed to keep on living decided to keep on drinking during a feast and party at Winterfell. But while Tyrion and Jaime and The Hound and Brienne and Jon Snow and Tormund and others celebrated with wine, Daenerys appeared content to throw back a lattè.
The Seattle-based coffee giant couldn’t have wished for more premium product placement.
— Clarkisha Kent: Benioff and Weiss Hate Account (@IWriteAllDay_) May 6, 2019
The offending cup shows up on the table in front of Dany, in the background of a shot in which Tormund is letting Jon Snow just how impressed he is with his fighting spirit. For her part, the would-be-queen of the Seven Kingdoms could use another shot or two in her Starbucks, because she begins to look a little glum.
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CNN pointed out on Monday, in pointing to CNBC, that each episode of “GoT,” in its eighth and final season, costs $15 million to produce. It doesn’t make much sense that in a show where CGI dragons swoop through the sky and breathe fire onto imaginary battles below, a coffee cup can’t be erased from plain sight.
The show was forced to respond, via Twitter, with a well-played GIF of Dany raising another cup.
News from Winterfell.
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) May 6, 2019
But while there might not be trolls in Westeros, they certainly live on Twitter and they leapt at the chance to be heard:
— John Beck (@johnbeck_) May 6, 2019
Last week: it was too dark! I couldn't see anything!
This week: I saw a Starbucks cup! I saw a Starbucks cup!
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) May 6, 2019
i believe the Starbucks cup is there because the steins and horns were full of lattes, not wine pic.twitter.com/eQzyjcFO0C
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) May 6, 2019
Felt like a failure today but then I saw that dozens of production and post-production crew failed to see that a Starbucks cup was left in a Game Of Thrones shot from their third to last episode ever & now I feel better.
— Mykie (@GlamandGore) May 6, 2019
— Frank Caliendo (@FrankCaliendo) May 6, 2019
Dany on her way to king’s landing w her iced coffee in her starbucks cup pic.twitter.com/jO4z4lVm5a
— Benjo Juco (@baenjojuco) May 6, 2019
Seeing a Starbucks cup in game of thrones really frustrates me. In the books Westeros only has Peet’s coffee, while Starbucks can only be found in eastern parts of Essos and-
— Shayne Topp (@supershayne) May 6, 2019