Fans Spot Water Bottles In Pivotal 'Game Of Thrones' Scene
Season eight of 'Game of Thrones' will be remembered for many things. There were the historic viewing numbers, the incredible production values and the almost unheard of cultural takeover that HBO's series has had over the last few weeks.
It will also absolutely be remembered for the coffee cup that appeared following the Battle of Winterfell.
Sitting just by Daenerys Targaryen, the disposable coffee cup was first believed to be a Starbucks cup -- but the cast and crew were quick to clarify Westeros doesn't have a Starbucks, the cup belonged to the on-set catering department.
And while the series finale gave us a LOT to talk about, there was also one tiny mistake sitting in the background of one scene.
When Tyrion is brought before the lords and ladies, sitting among the noble folk... were plastic water bottles.
Unfortunately for the show, the flub arrived at one of the most pivotal moments in the finale with Tyrion being brought forward to nominate Bran as the Lord of the Six Kingdoms (as Sansa took up number seven in the North).
When fans spotted the coffee cup (which became a massive, MASSIVE conversation point after episode four) the show's art director, Hauke Richter, told Variety it's common for objects to be left on sets all the time.
"Things can get forgotten... [the coffee cup was] so blown out of proportion [because] it has not happened with 'Thrones' so far," he said in an email.
Meanwhile, a lot of the cast was quick to throw shade at Emilia Clarke whose character Daenerys was seen sitting closest to what we can only assume was a Dragon's Milk Chai Latte. In a chat with The New Yorker Clarke said a reason the cup may have gone unnoticed was due to some interesting cameos.
"Did you notice some quite familiar-looking extras in that particular scene?" Clarke asked. "When Kit is having his kind of 'Cheers,' and he’s downing all the booze, there are two people who look slightly like a Metallica tribute band, and they are our showrunners and writers, David Benioff and Mr Dan Weiss. "
Clarke said the showrunners' bad moustaches may have distracted the cast and crew from the glaringly obvious cup sitting in the background of the shot.
Unfortunately, the multiple bottles of water in the finale can't be written off so easily, this one we'll have to chalk up to the sheer shock at who ended up on the Iron Throne (so to speak).
Featured image: HBO.