HBO has quietly updated the most recent episode of Game of Thrones to digitally remove a coffee cup that accidentally made its way into a scene, setting the internet on fire with a seemingly endless stream of memes in the process.
Despite HBO issuing an apology admitting the cup “was a mistake,” fans took to Reddit again, this time to point the blame towards Sophie Turner.
An eagle-eyed fan noted that Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in the fantasy series, was seen in a photo on social media holding the same brand of coffee cup that appeared in Sunday night’s episode.
“[That feeling when] you purposely leave your coffee in front of Dany knowing she’ll get all the blame,” a user posted in reference to the tension between Sansa and Daenerys.
HBO acknowledged the error in a Monday tweet. They revealed that fierce dragon queen Daenerys is more of a tea than coffee gal.
“The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake,” the show’s producers wrote. “#Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”
News from Winterfell.
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) May 6, 2019
Executive producer Bernie Caulfield apologized for the slip-up in a Monday interview with WNYC.
“I can’t believe it. Our prop people and decorators are so, you know, so on it 1,000%,” Caulfield said. She added that, “if that’s the worst thing they’re finding, then we’re in good shape.”
She joked that “Westeros was the first place to actually have Starbucks — that’s a little known fact.”
There are now just two episodes left in the “Game of Thrones” finale. But fans probably won’t let this accidental coffee cup go for awhile.
The only winner in all of this, Starbucks (duh!), took the opportunity to plug their new product. Because why not?
TBH we're surprised she didn't order a Dragon Drink.
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) May 6, 2019
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