Game of Thrones, one of the most scrutinized show on television right now, messed up big time last night during a celebratory feast in Winterfell, when what appeared to be a Starbucks cup was featured among a variety of metal wine goblets.
Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains, and Drinker of Pumpkin Spice pic.twitter.com/BOPdolRhXz
— Ira Madison III (@ira) May 6, 2019
While it’s unclear as to who was enjoying the Starbucks beverage, the cup was placed in front of Jon Snow’s seat as Daenerys Stormborn stared into the scene from behind it. Viewers are wondering whether the cup truly was an accident, which would mean that none of the actors, producers, and editors noticed, or if it was a purposeful mistake to get fans talking about the hit show even more.
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 6, 2019
The producers of Game of Thrones have shocked their audience again and again by inserting little nods to modernity, including when they concluded season 3’s “Walk of Punishment” episode with an out-of-context rock song, so it’s quite possible that this could have been included on purpose as part of a marketing stunt.
Lead photo courtesy of Jenna Guillame.