Daenerys Targaryen will take what is hers with fire and blood — and coffee, apparently.
Game of Thrones fans this week spotted a pretty significant goof in the latest episode, "The Last of the Starks." During an early scene at Winterfell, in which Tormund heaps praise onto Jon Snow, what appears to be a Starbucks coffee cup is fully visible in frame in front of Daenerys.
Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains, and Drinker of Pumpkin Spice pic.twitter.com/BOPdolRhXz
It sure looks like a drink from Starbucks, at least; the cup being somewhat far away from the camera, combined with the show's trademark darkness, makes it a bit difficult to tell for sure.
Regardless, fans quickly delighted in this bizarre mistake, which was presumably the result of a cast or crew member staying caffeinated between scenes and somehow forgetting to clear the set before the cameras rolled again. How this was never noticed or fixed during editing is a mystery.
This is assuming it's actually a mistake at all, though, and Game of Thrones didn't just officially make Starbucks canon in undoubtedly the weirdest bit of product placement in television history. Look out for Cersei Lannister chowing down on a Whopper or Jon Snow drinking a Dunkin Donuts Coolatta in the coming weeks. Brendan Morrow