Sharp-eyed viewers that watched Game of Thrones Sunday night’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” spotted a coffee cup on a table in the great hall of Winterfell in the fictional, very coffee-less realm of Westeros. The offending item was spotted on a table in a scene where metal goblets and hollowed-out animal horns were the utensils of choice during a celebratory feast at Winterfell castle.
Each episode reportedly costs $15 million to make, so the fact that a Starbucks cup passed so many eyes and so many levels of experts and edits is very hilarious. That coffee cup is Arya Stark levels of sneaky. Twitter is convinced it’s a Starbucks cup, but it really could be from anywhere. Without the low lighting, everyone would be able to tell the ramparts of Winterfell looked like the aftermath of an 8 a.m. college lecture.
But there was also frustration on the part of many fans, who drew a link between the blunder and complaints that other standards had slipped as the show neared its end. “Game of Thrones – the final season. Where we need to make it all work, so we just get lazy with the writing,” complained one viewer on Twitter.
Such complaints are likely to get short shrift from Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow and shared screen time with the coffee cup.
The actor launched a vociferous attack last month on all critics of Game of Thrones, saying they knew nothing.
The outrage over the coffee cup echoes reaction to a viral photo from 2017, apparently showing a pick-up truck in the snow-laden distance of one Game of Thrones scene. It was subsequently discovered the image had come from a behind the scenes featurette.
The real question is someone going to get sacked over this ?