It’s a faux-medieval fantasy world of magic, dragons and heroic warriors … and possibly at least one coffee shop.
Fans of Game of Thrones have been reacting with bemusement and anger after a coffee cup from present-day Earth made an erroneous appearance in one of the latest episodes of the TV juggernaut, which has returned for itsfinalseason.
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.
The show’s legion of fans were quick to react, with a general consensus soon forming that the cup, which appeared in episode four of the show’s eighth and final season, was from the Seattle-based coffee firmStarbucks.
However, HBOtold Buzzfeedit was not from Starbucks.
“The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake,”HBOsaid in a statement. “Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”
But the memes were already out of the bag, with suggestions that Emilia Clarke’s character of Daenerys Targaryen, who was sitting at the table where the cup was placed, needed her fix of caffeine just as much as any queen struggling to exert her claim to the throne.