Season eight of Game of Thrones took nearly two years to make with fans waiting anxiously for the final instalment. The last season is the shortest with just six episodes, however, each instalment is thought to have cost an estimated £11.4 million ($15 million), according to reports from Variety. But this didn’t stop the show from suffering a blunder after a coffee cup was seen during one scene in episode four titled The Last of the Starks.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Game of Thrones season 8
The coffee cup, which many think is from Starbucks, turned up early on in the instalment during the feast scene.
The feast scene was a joyous occasion featuring lots of characters celebrating victory against the Night King (played by Vladimir Furdik) and the White Walkers.
During the feast, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was cheered on by Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) and encouraged to drink.
Meanwhile, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) sat glumly at a table by herself as the men hailed Jon as the hero of the battle.
Many eagle-eyed fans noticed a very anachronistic-looking piece of crockery in front of her on the table which turned out to be the coffee cup.
HBO has since responded to the blunder, posting on social Twitter a GIF of Daenerys raising a glass and the cheeky caption: “News from Winterfell. The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. #Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”
The US network also released a statement following the outcry from fans about the blunders saying the same thing.
Also, Game of Thrones’ art director Hauke Richter told Variety: “Things can get forgotten on set.”
Richter went on to say things get “so blown out of proportion [because] it has not happened with ‘Thrones’ so far.”
There’s been no confirmation whether the cup was indeed from coffee chain Starbucks but this hasn’t stopped fans from creating endless memes on social media.
Many others have started to find other mistakes in the series with some citing the continuity error in Gendry’s (Joe Dempsie) name.
Gendry told Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) he had now been promoted to Lord of Storm’s End and was no longer “Gendry Rivers”.
Fans pointed out that Gentry’s last name should be “waters” to denote he was illegitimate offspring born in the Crownlands of the Seven Kings.
Gendry was born in Fleabottom in King’s Landing, a baseborn son of Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) and an unknown woman from the city.
Depending on where a bastard is born in Westeros will dictate their surname, so Flowers in The Reach,
Hill in the Westerlands, Pyke on the Iron Islands, Rivers in The Riverlands, Sand in Dorne, Snow in the North, Stone in The Vale of Arryn, Storm in the Stormlands and Waters in the Crownlands.
King’s Landing is based in the Crownlands, so Gendry’s last name should have been “Waters” rather than “Rivers”.
Meanwhile, other gaffes in Game of Thrones season eight have included Daenerys’ intricate hairstyles changing mid-way through a scene and questions about how she couldn’t spot the Iron Fleet when Rhaegal was killed.
Following on from the coffee cup error, fans are going to be on the look out for anymore continuity errors in the last two episodes.
Game of Thrones season 8 airs on HBO in the US on Sundays 9pm ET and on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK on Mondays at 2am & 9pm BST
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