WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the series finale of Game of Thrones, "The Iron Throne," which premiered Sunday on HBO.
The Starbucks cup the surfaced in the great hall of Winterfell in the fourth episode of this season, "The Last of the Starks," was pointed to by some disappointed Game of Thrones fans as emblematic of the hit drama's slipshod final run. Never mind that similar goofs cropped up in earlier, far more acclaimed seasons. What, then, must they think of the water bottle that makes a cameo in a pivotal scene in Sunday's series finale?
The moment comes more than 46 minutes into "The Iron Throne" (46:19 to be exact), as Grey Worm leads Tyrion Lannister, imprisoned as a traitor by Daenerys Targaryen shortly before her death, into the Dragonpit of King's Landing. There he's met by the lords and ladies of what remains of the great houses of Westeros -- among them, the Stark children, Brienne of Tarth, Davos Seaworth, Yara Greyjoy and Samwell Tarly. If you look closely at Sam's left foot, you'll spy a plastic water bottle.
However, that may not be the only one, as an eagle-eyed viewers appears to have spotted another one by the foot of Ser Davos. It's difficult to blame actors John Bradley and Liam Cunningham for wanting to keep some refreshing water nearby. The Dragonpit scenes are shot in the Roman ruins of Italica in Seville, Spain, where summer temperatures can reach into the mid-90s. Those costumes can't help matters.
But one fan noted that the coffee cup and water bottles are hardly the worst oversights in the production of Game of Thrones.
Everyone's bitching about the GOT crew leaving a Starbucks cup and a water bottle on set during filming. Do y'all not remember that time they left Ed Sheeran on set?— 🖤Thicc-Fil-A🖤 (@JennMint) May 20, 2019
Still, it's nice to see that the fiery massacre by Dany and Drogon in last week's episode, "The Bells," didn't completely devastate the economy of King's Landing. Clearly, the bodegas are still doing brisk sales of bottled water, with the profits undoubtedly going to the new Lord of Highgarden, Bronn.
If nothing else, HBO may have given fans another reason to re-watch Game of Thrones. No, not for all the times the series seeded Dany's inevitable turn as "the Mad Queen," but instead to spot the coffee cups and water bottles in each episode.
I bet they hid coffee cups and water bottles in every episode. We just have to find them 👀— Ophelia (@HospitalCoffee_) May 20, 2019
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.