Fans tuning in to watch the aftermath of the Battle of Winterfell in Game of Thrones’ fifth episode of Season 8, “The Last of the Starks,” were left dumbfounded after they spotted what appeared to be a Starbucks cup sitting among goblets of wine and horns of ale.
The peculiar sighting came as the survivors gathered in the castle to celebrate their victory before once again heading to war against Cersei for the Iron Throne.
The odd placement of the cup, likely a mishap that slipped through in editing, left many wondering if Winterfell is bit more modern than fans were initially led to believe, perhaps even boasting a Starbucks within the walls of the castle.
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HBO later confirmed that the placement of the cup – from the production’s craft services and not from Starbucks like many fans speculated – was a indeed a blunder.
“The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea,” HBO sarcastically conceded Monday.
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my favorite show in the entire world forgot a STARBUCKS COFFEE CUP ON THE TABLE WHILE FILMING pic.twitter.com/60z3pOCfg9
— zane (@zane) May 6, 2019