Words by Maisie Bovingdon
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 become a huge talking point for another reason.
During the celebratory dinner for Jon Snow and Arya, all the key figures were gathered around the table for a banquet of champions – and some Stabucks coffee it seems.
Yes, you read that right, a Starbucks paper cup was on the table right next to Daenerys Targaryen, and it did NOT go unnoticed.
Fans of the HBO series took to social media to draw attention to the mistake – just in case you missed it, but the moment has also sparked a vast array of new theories.
1. Blink and you’ll miss it
Fans took to social media to point out the prop error – just in case you missed it.
2. The order
Starbucks were over the moon to get a little cameo in the medieval fantasy series, but instead of blowing their own trumpet they took to Twitter to discuss Daenerys’ beverage of choice.
2. The real champion
Over the eight series Westeros has seen a whole host of wars take place, more recently The Battle of Winterfell.
But fans think the ultimate ‘winner’ throughout the series is THAT coffee cup.
4. Does it make a difference?
Fans of the HBO series spotted the coffee cup but did not let them distract from the drama.
5. Proof we are only human
Say no more.
6. But something was missing
Yes, you guessed it. Where was the name?
7. Was it a set up?
Now, this throws a spanner in the works.
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 ploy to wean us out of our Sunday routine?
9. Publicity stunt?
But GoT is the most talked about show.
10. The memes are rolling in
Although Game of Thrones executive producer, Bernie Caulfield, has apologised for the blip, they made light of the mishap.
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…
This won’t put us off tuning in again this weekend!