Game of Thrones fans were shocked by the developments in last night’s episode, but amidst the deaths and betrayals and heartbreak, one scene in particular has fans talking today. HBO has now responded. Beware, as spoilers from last night’s episode are coming up. You’ve been warned.
During the celebration feast at Winterfell, all of the surviving characters had their moments to reflect, both in somber tones and in jovial celebration. The good guys had won the Battle of Winterfell, and while the cost was great — as evidenced by the massive thousand-person funeral that opened the show — with the Night King dead and the White Walkers vanquished, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) could relax for a night.
And what better way for the queen to relax during a celebration feast than with a cup of coffee from Starbucks.
Game of Thrones fans went crazy today as that image was shared across the internet. It’s not the first time a flub has happened on this show, and it might even be the last. But one thing is for sure, fans are letting HBO and the show itself have it for the simple mistake.
In response to the flub, HBO has issued an official statement through their press center in regards to the anachronistic coffee cup.
HBO statement on last night’s episode of Game of Thrones
|In response to inquiries from those who saw a craft services coffee cup in Sunday night’s episode of GAME OF THRONES, HBO states, “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”|
So, there you have it. It was never supposed to be a coffee, but an herbal tea. HBO owning up to the mistake proves once and for all that they listen to their fans.
Game of Thrones Season 8 airs Sunday nights on HBO. There are two episodes remaining in the series. Stick with us for continuing coverage as the landmark show comes to an end.