After Sunday’s fourth episode in the final season of the HBO blockbuster “Game of Thrones,” it seems all anyone wants to talk about is how a modern coffee cup accidentally became part of a scene in the show.
The Starbucks cup has become an Internet sensation. Deadline’s Dominic Patten sent out one of the many tweets capturing the magical moment, which you can see below.
“Surely to be digitally erased from the David Nutter-directed episode later, the Starbucks-looking cup wasn’t just fleetingly visible for the likely tens of million watching,” Patten writes in his Deadline piece on the incident. “In the middle of triumphant and telling victory feast scene … the cup in front of Daenerys hung around, so to speak, for what felt like ages.”
The humor of the flub wasn’t lost on HBO, which issued a statement today saying: “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”
Here’s Patten’s tweet …