The Infamous “Game Of Thrones” Coffee Cup Wasn’t From Starbucks

Social media users watching “Game of Thrones” were quick to point out an item was out of place in one scene.  A Starbucks cup from out of the realm appeared to be sitting on the table.  “Game of Thrones” fans think they’ve solved the mystery behind the coffee cup that was accidentally left behind during Sunday night’s episode.  The cup, which was first spotted by a Reddit user, appears during a scene from Season 8, Episode 4, while Jon Snow and Tormund Giantsbane celebrate the victory over the Night King.  The camera pans to Daenerys Targaryen, who is sipping wine when an object from out of the realm appears sitting on the table: a disposable coffee cup that was left while the scene was being prepped.  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.  A 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.  “Starbucks cup mystery solved. Sansa is petty, the north remembers,” one person posted on Reddit alongside the photo.  “[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. The coffee cup that somehow made its way into the latest episode of “Game of Thrones” wasn’t from Starbucks, as many fans initially speculated, according to HBO.  The disposable cup, which showed up in the final cut of a scene in the fourth episode of the eighth and final season of the show, was from a different “establishment,” the cable network told The NY Post yesterday.  Specifically, the cup originally came from a local coffee shop in the town of Banbridge in Northern Ireland, near where the scene was filmed, Hauke Richter, the show’s art director for the past five seasons, told TMZ.  Assuming it was one of the cups from Starbucks, viewers quipped on social media that Starbucks baristas would have trouble writing Daenerys’ lengthy title on the cup.

Photo Credits: The New York Post



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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan