Game of Thrones fans were up in arms over the ‘Battle at Winterfell’ because they couldn’t see a thing – well in this weeks episode “The Last of the Starks,” the fourth episode (and third-to-last) of the eighth and final season, it appears they saw too much. During a party scene in the better lit episode, fans noticed a prop that didn’t appear to fit in with quasi-medieval realm – a lone Starbucks cup.

Despite the hard work and attention to detail the production designers and their crew put into each episode, it seems someone didn’t have their coffee that day and left the unapproved prop laying in front of Emilia Clarke.

Game of Thrones fans can’t stop talking about the coffee cup left on-screen during episode 4 of season 8

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The whole fiasco started when a fan posted this pic

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Soon the memes were everywhere:

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Some fans blamed Sansa

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Other fans even found further proof they were all drinking coffee behind the scenes

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HBO now clarified that this was in fact, a mistake: “We’re sorry!” Bernie Caulfield, an executive producer tells WNYC radio

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Game of Thrones art director Hauke Richter joined the conversation and expressed that he believed the snafu was hardly a big deal. “Things can get forgotten on set,’ he told Variety on Monday. “[The coffee cup has been] so blown out of proportion [because] it has not happened with Thrones so far.”

However, executive producer Bernadette Caulfield took a more apologetic tone and said she was shocked. “I can’t believe it,” she told WYNC. “Our on-set prop people and decorators are so on it one thousand percent. I just honestly can’t, I’m like, is that really? Because nowadays you can’t believe what you see because people can put things into a photo that really doesn’t exist. But I guess maybe it was there, I’m not sure. But, yeah. We’re sorry!”

Starbucks also gave their response:

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HBO also clarified that it wasn’t a Starbucks coffee cup that was accidentally left on Daenerys table


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