Around the 17:40 mark of Season 8, Episode 4, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is sitting at a table with what appears to be a paper coffee cup. Someone was apparently sipping bean tea while setting up the shot and forgot to dispose of their java cup!
While the internet is convinced it's a Starbucks cup, we're not entirely certain. Then again, since Game of Thrones is an elevated fantasy show, maybe it's safe to assume that there's a hip roastery nearby, and they just haven't mentioned it until now. Hell, maybe the last two episodes will see Jon Snow applying for jobs from his laptop in a cafe.
UPDATE (5/6, 3 p.m. EDT): Some reps from GoT are now addressing the coffee cup controversy, confirming the crew most definitely left a cup in the shot. While speaking to Variety, art director Hauke Richter said the whole thing was being "blown out of proportion [because] it has not happened with Thrones so far." Ritcher also admitted it was indeed a coffee cup left in that shot, telling TMZ, "We are usually so diligent that this does not happen. The shoot was very hard and demanding and it is likely that after a very tiring episode three shoot, this was simply overlooked by an exhausted crew."
Either way, check out the internet's reaction to the Game of Thrones coffee cup below.
I thought this might be a joke to make us all rewatch that scene, but nope, it's real. I took a picture too. It's at 17:49 and it's a pretty unmistakable coffee cup. https://t.co/uc8I0zoXiL— Hollie Baggins-Kenobi (@holliebutler) May 6, 2019
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
That's a pumpkin spice latte pic.twitter.com/fPThGIWJPW— Walt (@UberKryptonian) May 6, 2019
when you want to be ruler of the seven kingdoms but all anyone wants to talk about is the Starbucks cup you left on the table pic.twitter.com/MOOwXm08nw— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) May 6, 2019