Game of Thrones is back for its eighth and final series, and while it has recently hit the headlines for Arya Stark’s (Maisie Williams) sex scene and the celebrity cameos, after last night’s episode it has turned into a huge talking point for another reason.
During the festive dinner for Jon Snow and Arya, all the major figures were gathered around the table for a feast of champions – and some Stabucks coffee it appears. Yes, a Starbucks paper cup was on the table right beside Daenerys Targaryen, and it did NOT go overlooked.
Fans of the HBO series took to social media to draw attention to the blunder – just in case you missed it, but the moment has also flashed a huge range of new theories.
1. Blink and you’ll miss it
Fans took to social media to indicate the prop blunder – just in case you missed it.
— Precious O'Dahunsi (@Premauj) May 7, 2019
Is that a Starbucks cup😳🤔🤔🤔 #GameofThrones
Lmfaoooo😂😂😂 piss contest by D+D
— Tumi (@tumza_45) May 7, 2019
2. The order
Starbucks were thrilled to get a little cameo in the medieval fantasy series, but rather than blowing their own trumpet they took to Twitter to talk about Daenerys’ beverage of choice.
TBH we're surprised she didn't order a Dragon Drink.
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) May 6, 2019
3. The real champion
Over the eight series Westeros has seen a whole host of wars occur, more recently The Battle of Winterfell.
But fans think the eventual ‘winner’ during the series is THAT coffee cup.
There was only one real winner in S8E4 Game Of Thrones… And that winner was Starbucks #GoT
— Ravi D (@ravidev) May 7, 2019
— Howard W. Campbell (@HowardCampbel) May 7, 2019
4. Does it make a difference?
Fans of the HBO series spotted the coffee cup but did not let them divert from the drama.
I love the games of thrones who cares about a coffee cup 😝😝😝 haters
— Arthia Allen (@AllenArthia) May 7, 2019
I want you all to be completely honest with me…
No one noticed that damn coffee cup until people started posting articles about it. #GameOfThrones
— AlexP (@TheRealPolen) May 7, 2019
5. Proof we are only human
Say no more.
If HBO can leave a coffee cup in Game of Thrones, then you can go right ahead and send that email without an attachment.
— Jai (@NoobModeON) May 7, 2019
6. But something was missing
Yes, you guessed it. Where was the name?
That Winterfell starbucks cashier ain't ready to write Dany's name on her coffee cup #GameofThrones 😛 📷 @TheGeneralSYD #MEME #VIRAL #LoveTwitter #TwitterFun #Leadership #BIZBoost 🚀 pic.twitter.com/hWFmysniTw
— BIZBoost™ 🚀 (@BIZBoost) May 7, 2019
Coffee cup left in a @GameOfThrones scene. ‘Flat white? What’s your name?’ ‘Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.’ ‘Oh!’
— Mick Jordan (@mick_mixint) May 7, 2019
7. Was it a set up?
Now, this throws a spanner in the works.
This whole #GameofThrones #StarbucksCup controversy…pretty obvious that it was staged. Filming was done 8 months ago, hundreds of people spend hundreds of hours digitizing and editing every scene- no way they miss a coffee cup. Well done @Starbucks or whomever- clearly a plot.
— Rod Francis (@InRodWeTrustMTL) May 7, 2019
8. Was it a plan to slowly break hearts?
We are half way through the final EVER series, so was the Starbucks coffee cup a trick to wean us out of our Sunday routine?
I like to think that the makers of #GameOfThrones left the coffee cup in there as a little reminder that we're all going to have to go back to our real lives quite soon.
— Dicky Moore (@dickymoo) May 7, 2019
9. Publicity stunt?
But GoT is the most talked about show.
— Chuckles, Deer (@chuckdeer1) May 7, 2019
10. The memes are rolling in
Although Game of Thrones executive producer, Bernie Caulfield, has apologised for the blip, they made light of the disaster.
Speaking to WNYC radio, he said: ‘We’re sorry. Westeros was the first place to actually, you know, have Starbucks.’
Now the memes are rolling in…
News from Winterfell.
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) May 6, 2019